Emelia Hollingsworth

Emelia Hollingsworth

Marketing Assistant

Sun, sea & student travel Pt 1: How to holiday with a student budget 😜

7 July 2022
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Looking for that cheap summer holiday with your uni mates or that getaway for you and your bae? Introducing our new series; sun, sea & student travel 🌞 We want to give you our favourite student travel hacks and how to holiday on a budget this summer. Let’s get into it, these may seem obvious but will save you serious £££.

✈️ Check Sky Scanner or sign up to Jack’s Flight Club

SkyScanner does the hard work for you, they make travelling as simple as possible. They help you find the best and cheapest options across flights, hotels and car hire. SkyScanner doesn’t use cookies to limit the prices they show. No matter how many times you search for the flight, it will be the best price shown. No raises of prices here!

SkyScanner website: https://www.skyscanner.net

Jack’s Flight Club is something which all students should sign up to. They scan the web for you and send you the cheapest flights, discounts and hidden offers right to your inbox. Just an example for you; they recently found £225 return flights to New York…yes you’re right, that is probably cheaper than a weekend out in London.

Jack’s Flight Club: https://jacksflightclub.com/eu

✈️ When booking a flight, check it out in a different browser

Cookies make it more expensive; each time you look in the same browser the price will go up. Remember to clear your cookies and search history (even better, use a different computer) before booking! Sites like EasyJet and British Airways know when flights are being watched so they raise the prices, and we all know students want to travel as cheaply as possible.

✈️ Buy your flight on a Tuesday

Research has shown that a lot of airline companies launch discounts on Monday nights, so according to Skyscanner and their data, you can save 15-25% on flight booking on a Tuesday. Booking flights on the weekends is definitely more expensive!

Also, another quick tip which may seem obvious is don’t fly Friday – Monday. You’re a student, so take advantage of your time off and fly mid-week. Flying on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays is going to be cheaper, it’s a given.

Send this link to whoever you’re wanting to go on holiday with, and book it! You’re a student, after all, so utilise it where you can.

✅ Create a Booking.com account

For those of you who are unaware, booking.com is probably the best place to go to look for hotels/villas/apartments when you’re jet-setting all around the world. They’ve got everything and anything all in one central hub.

You can sign up for their loyalty programme FOR FREE. There are discounted stays at over 390,000 places to stay of which you get up to a 20% discount. And the more you use the loyalty programme, the more discounts you get. The loyalty programme doesn’t only include discounts, it includes free breakfast and priority support.

And we all know as a student ✨ Discount ✨ Is ✨ Everything ✨

Sign up to their Genius programme here: https://www.booking.com/genius.en-gb.html

✅ Stay in Hostels

Don’t knock ’em till you’ve tried’ em, hostels really aren’t the be-all and end-all. At the end of the day, how much time are you actually going to spend in your room when you’re in a foreign country?

Trust me with this one…the further you go the cheaper hostels get and the nicer they become.

HostelWorld is the best place to look for hostels, and to connect you with other travellers. If you fancy a solo trip, HostelWorld will connect you with people staying in those hostels. And for those travelling as a couple or just want your own space, they offer private rooms in most hostels too. You’ll notice a significantly cheaper difference compared to hotels so give it a go!

Imagine being able to stay in Barcelona for €20 a night? Or stay in Mexico for $16 a night?

If you’re going on your gap yah this will save you. Make sure to download the app: https://www.hostelworld.com

If you’re looking for ways to earn money for your holiday we have plenty of campaigns available on our dashboard: https://app.bullaco.com 🚀


Bulla Co x