How to save money when travelling: Finance guru Queenie Tan, 26, shares the apps she uses

Finance guru, 26, on a round-the-world trip shares how she saves money using ONE simple trick

  • Finance guru Queenie Tan has shared how to save money on your next holiday 
  • The 26-year-old is on a round-the-world trip with her fiancé, Pablo 
  • To save money Queenie opts to use the free app Klook 
  • Users can browse the best deals for activities, day trips, events and transport  

A popular finance guru has shared the way she saves money when travelling – by using shopping deal app Klook, and it’s completely free to use. 

Queenie Tan and her fiancé Pablo, 30, from Sydney, have embarked on a global holiday starting in Singapore.

In a video, the 26-year-old said she swears by the app to shop deals when looking to buy tourist experiences and activities.

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Sydney finance expert Queenie Tan, 26, (left) and her fiancé Pablo, 30, (right) have embarked on a global holiday starting in Singapore

In a video, Queenie swears by the app Klook to shop the best deals when looking to buy tourist experiences and activities

The app makes it easier to browse, plan and book a range of activities when travelling

In a video, Queenie swears by the app Klook to shop the best deals when looking to buy tourist experiences and activities

In the video, Queenie said: ‘I’m on a round the world trip and this is how I save money on activities.’ 

‘I use an app called Klook – you can buy cheaper tours, ticket sand sim cards on this app!’ 

Queenie also mentioned you can have the opportunity to receive cash back on certain offers simply by using the app. 

It makes it easier to browse, plan and book a range of activities when travelling in Australia or overseas, and users can save money on tourist attractions, events, hotels and transportation. 

Klook is the perfect app to use when planning both weekend getaways or larger international holidays

Queenie also mentioned you can have the opportunity to receive cash back on certain offers simply by using the app

Klook is the perfect app to use when planning both weekend getaways or larger international holidays. Queenie also mentioned you can have the opportunity to receive cash back on certain offers simply by using the app

Queenie and Pablo started their global trip in Singapore and will be heading to London next followed by Paris, New York, Vancouver and Las Vegas before returning to Sydney. 

It only cost the pair $1,000 each for all flights, as they were able to use Qantas points gained by using a credit card for everyday purchases. 

If they had paid for the flights outfight, Queenie said it would’ve cost more than $10,000.

On Instagram the helpful video has since been viewed more than 25,000 times and many thanked Queenie for sharing the recommendation. 

‘I’ve never heard of it!’ one person wrote, another added: ‘Handy to know, thanks for the tip.’

How to save money when travelling:

  • Bring food to the airport
  • Bring a water bottle and snacks
  • Pack light so you don’t need to pay for checked luggage
  • Use a card with no foreign transaction fees
  • Book at least six weeks in advance
  • Sign up for travel newsletters and sales alerts
  • Be flexible with your travel dates
  • Check hotel prices on multiple websites
  • Use cashback services on flights and accommodation

Source: Smart Women Society  

Last year another clever traveller has revealed how to hide extra luggage on a plane using a genius ‘pillow’ trick.

Marie Fe shared a video on Instagram and stuffed a pillowcase with excess clothes she couldn’t fit in her suitcase.

Marie and her Australian boyfriend Jake Snow are known for sharing images of their travel adventures online and have a grown a strong Instagram following of more than 1.1 million people.

The ‘game changing’ hack was dubbed as the ‘best trick ever’ by other social media users online.

Marie Fe shared a video on Instagram and stuffed a pillowcase with excess clothes she couldn't fit in her suitcase

The 'game changing' hack was dubbed as the 'best trick ever' by other social media users online

Marie Fe shared a video on Instagram and stuffed a pillowcase with excess clothes she couldn’t fit in her suitcase

In the short clip, Marie can be seen filling the empty pillowcase with clothes, then walks through the airport and onto the plane.

Although the pillowcase was filled with clothes, it looked comfortable enough for Marie to rest her head on during the flight. 

The clever hack can be used to save luggage space and would help avoid filling your suitcase over the maximum carrying limit.

How to convert travel money fast:

Many travellers are opting to use the app Wise to convert travel money into different currencies 

Users could save up to 85% when you spend internationally, take out up to 350 AUD in cash a month for free and use Google or Apple Pay straight away

The website claims the Wise card can be used ‘almost everywhere debit cards are accepted’  

Source: Wise 

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