Millions of citizens look forward to their summer vacation. The waning corona pandemic makes travel possible again. The experts at DKB Bank explain how consumers avoid the worst money traps on vacation.

Of course you should have a good time on vacation. And don’t turn over every penny twice. But throwing money out the window doesn’t have to be. The following tips will help:

There is great savings potential when choosing your future travel destination. Take a city break, for example: While trips to New York, London or Paris are really expensive, there are tempting destinations that are much cheaper to book. Lisbon or Istanbul for example.

It’s even cheaper if you don’t set any fixed requirements for your holiday. The expert tip is: “If you don’t commit yourself to a specific destination and are open to alternatives, you can travel more cheaply.” When booking, you only specify a rough region – the organizer then makes the fine selection, depending on price and capacity. This is particularly easy on the travel budget.

But you can also get money out of the actual travel booking.

If you drive to the airport by car, you can save some money by parking further away from the terminal. Sometimes there are also third-party providers who combine cheap parking with a shuttle service. Plan extra time for this!

Holidaymakers who do not fly and instead travel in their own car can also save money:

Many transport associations offer special combination tickets and city passes. They bring discounts on sights, museums and city tours. Those who travel a lot during their city vacation or plan numerous museums can save here.

In some cities, visiting museums and galleries is free on certain days. Be sure to inform in advance!