Savvy travelers know that the best way to travel is to find the best deals. From flights to hotel accommodations and everything in between, it’s important to find the best travel deals when planning your next vacation. Today we want to share 4 tips to finding the best travel deals to ensure you can continue on traveling regardless of income fluctuations.

Watch Social Media

There are so many deals and promos that happen over social media accounts. Find airlines and hotel chains on Twitter and Facebook. Learn to interact and stalk their feeds if you are an avid traveler. You will be surprised how many deals one can find simply by watching the social media updates of various companies. There are constantly deals and promos being sent out via social media because it helps these companies gain more followers and more business. Keep your eyes out and follow those companies that you use most often for both flying and accommodations.

Know When to Buy

Waiting until last minute to purchase an airline ticket may actually save you hundreds. These flights don’t want to send out a non-full cabin of people so at the last minute they will drop those prices on a particular flight to simply fill the airplane closer to capacity. If you are not in any rush to travel and can take this chance, it’s a great way to save hundreds on the cost of your flight for your next travel excursion. This also holds true to hotels, they will often drop prices to ensure they have many rooms full to make the most money on a weekend or high travel holiday season.

Use the Bounce Back Trick

Many websites allow you to input your information along with the travel dates and locations but stop the process right before paying. Once you have inserted your data, such as an email address, these sites have already collected your contact details. While all websites aren’t equipped to do this, the ones that are will eventually start sending you emails reminding you to finish your checkout process or better yet, provide some deals to entice you to come back and use their site for your travel plans. This is a super tricky way to get better deals for your next vacation.

Use Travel Deal Websites

Sign up for and use travel deal websites, Expedia, SkyScanner, Kayak, Groupon Getaways and AirFareWatchdog come to mind. These are all sites that are geared to provide you with some amazing deals and last minute trip savings. Sure you may have to fly last minute or drop everything to run and take advantage of some of these deals, but that’s a great thing if you have the freedom. Otherwise, you can still be on their email list to ensure you get travel deals sent to your inbox which will help you save money the next time you travel for vacation or business.

As we have discussed in the past, you can also use various smartphone apps to find the best travel deals and plan your next business trip or family vacation. It’s up to you to learn how to use the resources we have at our fingertips in a way that saves you a boat load of cash. Good luck planning your next trip, may this article help you to save tons and have a blast on your next trip!