How to save money on travel gifts in 2018
If you travel more than 50 days a year, you could be spending more than $2,000 per year on gifts.
Travel agents and gift shoppers in Canada have long been aware of the gift shop dilemma.
“When I started traveling, I was not paying much attention to travel gifts because I was buying them with my own money,” said Susan.
“But it’s now a lot easier for me to do that now.
There are a lot of things that I can do to save a little bit of money on those gift packages.”
A study by Travel Guide International found that Canadians spend an average of $6,000 on gift shopping in 2018, including the average of more than three trips a month.
That’s up from $4,000 in 2018 and $3,600 in 2016.
Travel guides and travel retailers say there’s a big demand for gifts for people who aren’t always in the travel business.
But Susan said that while people might enjoy traveling a lot, she doesn’t think it’s necessary to travel more often to find the perfect gift.
“I don’t think people should travel more,” she said.
“It’s just one of those things that’s just easier to do when you’re in a good mood.”
Susan said she also doesn’t buy much on her own.
“My budget is pretty tight,” she explained.
“If I were to buy a bunch of things and travel to the store and have to wait a few days for them, that would suck.”
And while she’s never considered a travel agency, Susan has heard from many travel buyers who do recommend them.
“They’re always really helpful and helpful and really helpful when I have a problem,” she added.
“You don’t have to spend all your money on a trip to get a great gift, but you do need to find a great travel agent to help you out.”
Susan’s advice is for anyone who is planning a trip or who’s just interested in saving money on gift travel.
If you’re buying a travel gift, it’s best to have a travel agent help you find one that fits your budget and that you’re comfortable with.
“Some travel agencies don’t even have the right skills,” said Sarah.
“There are certain people who need to have that skill, but some people just don’t want to work with them.”
For Susan, she said, if she’s looking for a travel product to get her to travel a lot less, she should be looking for one that’s not a travel guide or travel retailer.
“Don’t just be shopping for travel gifts,” she advised.
“Find a travel company that’s really good at what you need.”