“Travel Cheap” or “Cheap Travel” are the words that have quite become the most searched terms under Travel Niche on the Internet. You may nearly have read thousands of Travel Blogs explaining this term. In the end, you follow the same travel plans everyone else is picking up. So, what precisely does the cheap Trave Plans mean in facts and figure? Meaningful Travel explains this term in a more elaborative manner that will quite surprise you.
What is the difference between a Travel cheap Itinerary and a cheap Product?
The travel industry rates and prices are always mainly based upon services. Unlike products where they have a certain manufacturing cost, Travel industry calculate their prices based on different particulars. In a cheap product, you may expect a low-quality material that is easily measurable, but how can you define a measurable low-quality service? If a pick-up car comes late due to a heavy traffic Jam, you can’t call it a low-quality service. So Travel cheap plan specifically under the concept of Rural Tourism doesn’t mean that it will have a low-quality service. In fact, it means minimizing few luxurious service options that are inclusive of the travel cost.
Some of the main particulars of a Travel Itinerary under Rural tourism Packages are :
This option again has its own sub-category. The mainstream Tourism Industry has recognized classification of the standard of Accommodations. For example Standard, deluxe, super deluxe and suite. However, when it comes to Rural Tourism you cannot name someone’s home with such categorization. So, there is a little difference in defining cheap Travel Plans under the concept of Rural tourism than that of the mainstream Tourism Industry. In this context, it’s just like when people say in the villages,” He has the biggest and the most beautiful house in the village”. So, here you understand that a cheap travel plan means that you won’t be staying in one of the most beautiful houses in the village.
Food and Drinks:
Regarding this option, most of the travelers build wrong opinions. Well, because it’s so obvious in comparison to the trends and rules people follow in restaurants, hotels, and bars. A cuisine of a five-star hotel will always cost you far more than the same cuisine of the local restaurant. Even if the items are same, it all depends upon the reach of the class and status. The high class find it inconvenient to reach out to a local Resturant and in the same way, the price tag makes it difficult for the lower class. Rural tourism has different notions in this matter. You can never think about the class when you eat a cultural dish of a Lepcha tribe of Hills and the cultural dish of Rabha Tribes of the Plains. Most of the times the travelers think that the food bills of homestays of rural destinations should be far cheaper than the food bills of the restaurants and the hotels of cities and towns.
Here is an example scenario for such Travelers, ” Can you cook the same dish at your home under the same price that you pay at the restaurants of towns and cities? Well, in addition to the cost of the bill please consider these costs also:
- The fuel or the taxi fare you paid to while fetching for the ingredients from the market.
- The time you spent while cooking and buying those ingredients.
So, now just think of how much you paid to reach the destination from the nearest market area. In the remote areas, coming to a market means spending a whole day. So, obviously, the things will be much costlier in these areas because of the transportation cost.
This is the most crucial part of any travel itinerary. In the city life, you can easily avail a taxi, auto-rickshaw or any other means of Transport. The rural destinations have a very limited number of transportation carriers. There are few easily countable means of transport that leaves or returns only in limited scheduled hours. So mostly the travelers go for hired vehicles that hike the cost exorbitantly. These exorbitant costs of hired vehicles calculate the biggest portion of any itinerary.
So, after you’ve known all the above costs, then comes to the commision and service charges. Now you may be thinking that how can you travel cheap after the inclusion of all such inevitable costs and still call it the best travel plan?
In this context, Meaningful Travel explains How you can do this with our innovative Travel cheap plans made by none other but the true local hosts of the rural destinations?
Meaningful Travel Cheap Plans:
Firstly, Travel cheap does not mean stained mattresses, horrible walls with crevices and dents, abusing hosts, and tasteless stale food items. Everything comes with the same quality. The only thing that makes your travel plan cheap is making some changes in the categories. So, our meaningful Travel local hosts help you to design your travel plan in such a way where you can truly save a lot of costs.
Why not make a local your Travel Partner?
Do you think that the locals always hire the car to and from their Place? The too travel a lot to the railway stations, market and many other areas, it’s just that they know the local route, the timetable of the local transport and above they are either neighbors or friends. So, when you contact our local hosts you can cut the hassle of exorbitant taxi hiring costs and travel like a local. Once you talk to the hosts, he or she can help you get or even inform the local transport, share basis taxis about your arrival. This way you can not only travel like the locals but also meet the other passengers who will be from the same village. Remember, in a village, you don’t ask the address of the place, but you ask the name of your host. If you want to be surer, then just a little addition to a local guide cost can save you a lot of money. The local guide can meet you at the railway station or the airport and you can travel together.
In this way, you can travel cheap and in addition enjoy the new experience of a true traveler exploring the lives of the local tribes.
The other ways you can waive off some of the travel cost is the extra commissions, taxes you pay at booking portals. Here as you are directly talking to a local host, you will pay directly to the local Portal that saves you any third party or fourth party fees.
Search for your preferred location, contact our local host, prepare a travel plan and travel cheap like a local and create a memorable travel experience altogether.