Some of us have a misconception that hotels are expensive if they are decent and you are certainly correct. However, there are ways in which you can stay in a comfortable, fair looking hotel without going over your budget.
Firstly, buying travel and accommodation in a package will save you a fortune instead of buying flights and hotels separately.
Sites that may help such as:
If you are a traveler like me, it is best if you stick to one of the sites mentioned above because when you register your email and sign up for membership (totally free), you will receive exclusive offers (some conditions apply). You may find that you prefer one site over the others, but you don’t have to put up with the high price that they offer you, be sure to surf around to check for lower price as most of these websites offer a $50 return if you find a lower price within 24 hours. Hence, this is another way of saving your hard earned cash!
Secondly, with all the cheap airfares available now such as Scoot and AirAsia, for example right now you could possibly go to Tokyo for $450. If just looking for flights, there are Webjet, Skyscanner and STA Travel available, but be aware there may be service fees applicable.
You may ask then, where do I stay if I purchase travel and accommodation separately?
There is Airbnb available if you are going in a group or as many of you may have heard, in Japan and other countries, there are capsules if travelling alone or pairs which could be as cheap as $30/night depending on the time you are travelling.
Michelle Mok is a second-year Law student at La Trobe University. She loves to travel and has been to Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and many more during the holidays. She enjoys cooking, playing most ball sports and swimming. She can also speak three languages, English, Mandarin and Cantonese.