Budgeting for Travel After The Pandemic


We’re living in tough times right now. As the world grapples with the current health crisis, wondering whether some things have changed forever, we can’t deny that there is a huge group of us who can’t wait for things to get back to ‘normal,’ whatever normal will look like after the pandemic recedes.

There seem to be a million and one things to think about at the moment – mostly to do with hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment – and planning your next holiday or getaway might only be on the edges of your mind. However, studies have thrown though that it’s important to have something to look forward to, to keep your mind focused on positives.

So why not plan your next holiday? You don’t have to plan dates right now, but getting a good idea of how much things might cost is a great way to ensure you can plan and budget accordingly, as well as save up to let that budget go a bit further!

Before You Go

What sort of things will you need to make sure of before you go? If you’re going to be flying, you’ll need to budget for flights and make sure you get the best deal. You should also budget for airport parking Atlanta, using a service like Parkon, which will allow you to book your parking ahead of time. You’ll also need to think about possible car hire, travel insurance, and if you have pets, what you’ll be doing with them while you’re off on your travels.


Budget While On Your Trip

This one can be a bit trickier to budget for, as you may not know the exact costs of things before you arrive, but, with a little research, you should be able to get a good rough estimate for the everyday essentials, thereby allowing you to organize a budget for you and everyone who is traveling with you.


Planning a travel budget can ease the burden and worry, meaning you get to enjoy your trip when it comes. There are lots of online tools that will help you plan, and lots of services to take advantage of. To get you started, here are some of the things you’ll need to think about once you’ve landed:


  • Hotels – Although we’d suggest booking a hotel in advance, sometimes it’s cheaper to get a last-minute deal, or to book your breakfast when you arrive. 
  • Local Transport – You may have hired a car at the airport, so this one might not apply to your travels, but if not, it’s worth trying to find out how much local travel can cost. This will vary a lot depending on the country and the city you’re in. For example, a Zone 1-6 travelcard for London, UK, is nearly $16, yet a one-way trip on Kyiv’s metro is less than a dollar.
  • Food – If you’re going all-inclusive, you won’t need to worry too much about food, but it might be worth getting some snacks in to keep in your bag or hotel room anyway. If you’re not traveling all-inclusive, find out how much the average meal is and budget accordingly, overestimating each meal just in case.

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