From plane tickets and hotel rooms to guided tours and local restaurants, traveling is expensive. Most people base their travel budget on airfare, hotel rate and activities, but what about that magazine from the airport? Or Wifi at the hotel so we can find the confirmation number of the guided tour? These are what we call “hidden costs” and believe us, they add up.
Although it might not seem like it, you could be spending an extra $550 on your trip. From that $4 bottle of water to $150 total for hotel parking, we found the average hidden costs associated for a five-day vacation for one person. Here we’ve laid out where your money could be going without you realizing it, as well as some of our tips for saving money on vacation.