5 Secret Perks of Budget Travel

5 secret perks of budget travel

  • Budget travel can open doors to experiences you have never imagined  
  • The less you spend on travel expenses, the more places you can experience
  • Find out what you really enjoy and what you want from life 

Low-cost airlines, crowded backpacker hostels or little known hotels, and a limited budget aren’t exactly ideals in the glamorised world of travel. 

But there’s a strong case to argue in favour of travelling on the cheap – particularly if you’re all about the experience of exploring the great unknown.

This becomes a more very real prospect with special deals from low-cost airlines such as Jetstar, Scoot, Cebu Pacific, Tiger and AirAsia X offering on return or one-way flights from major Australian cities to exciting destinations across Asia. 

Here are five reasons to consider budget travel today:

1. See new places more often

Air travel, unlike most ocean crossings or train rides, makes moving from one country to another possible. With low-cost airlines, you enjoy great prices for both national and international destinations, with customer service that’s often comparable to or even exceed those of some 4-star airlines.

2. Walking rules!

You get to shed the excess kilos and stay fit while you discover new cities and  and navigate cities on your own terms. There is nothing to lose with DIY walking tours that cost nothing.

3. Make new friends

Budget travel offers a level of diversity most people don't even know to be possible. There’s a great chance you’ll come across new travel buddies from different cultures and ethnicities as you stay at a hostel or negotiate the price of local cuisine with street food vendors.

4. You get to know yourself better

Budget travel entails setting your priorities, educating yourself, and making certain compromises. It’s all about adapting to the situation. You can choose to buy souvenirs and treats instead of going for that glass of sparkling wine, and those seemingly insignificant decisions can actually tell you a great deal about who you are and what you want in life. 

5. Make room for spontaneous fun

Life’s best adventures happen at the most random times, just like when you decide to ditch the expensive organised tours and explore new places on your own. Travelling frugally makes you more creative, fun, and more open to new experiences. 

Feed your need to travel, with a deal that can take you to 40 cities around the world with no-nonsense low fares in Scoot’s GTG Sale, which takes over from their Take-off Tuesdays with the same great prices. 

Fly from Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, or Perth to exciting cities in Asia and even beyond for as low as $129. The sale period lasts from June 19 to June 28, with travel dates available from Jul 15 to Sept 20 and Oct 8 to Nov 30.

Wondering what a Scoot flight looks like? You can check out our review here.

If you’re booking using a credit card, don’t forget to use one that earns on your travel purchase! 

Don’t have a rewards card yet? Head to this page to pick one.