Travel Dupes & Affordable Luxury: How It Actually Works and What Spots to Look For

January 20, 2024

When it comes to planning a holiday, many travellers prefer going to some of the most popular tourist destinations around the world to see the pyramids, explore the jungle, surf the ocean, or climb the highest mountains. However, for other holidaymakers, it has become the new trend to find lesser-known spots that are more affordable and not as overcrowded. Despite the rising costs, people are still prioritising travel over other expenses and will therefore look for more ways to save on travel while still getting the same or even better experience out of their trips. Here are my travel expert insights on great hidden-gem destinations that offer an authentic and exclusive vacation experience and can be considered great dupes for some of the most popular tourist places.

First of all, the key to having a premium travel experience for less is choosing the right time and spot for your holiday. Therefore, I suggest exploring off-the-radar places where you can splurge instead of saving. Another piece of advice for those looking to cut their holiday expenses without sacrificing style and comfort is to travel during the off-season. Airfares for flight routes during the holiday months can be up to 50% more expensive than flights booked roughly six months out during off-peak times.

To read what Alonso Marly, a travel expert at Skylux Travel (part of Trevolution Group), says, click here