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Backpackers told to budget

26 January 2009 09:17

Backpackers told to budget

Backpackers who are planning to be away for a substantial length of time, have been told by the travel book company Lonely Planet to arrange themselves a daily budget to stick to, to prevent them from spending more than what they can afford.

Tom Hall, travel editor at the company, has advised travellers who wish to keep their costs down to come up with a careful budgeting plan, as spending £5 extra a day can cost a backpacker away for three months, an extra £450 on the overall cost of their expeditions.

Also instant banking should be a "god-send" for backpackers as it allows them to keep track of exactly how much they have available in their account.

Backpackers may also find it beneficial to take out backpacking travel insurance to cover them for their trip.

Although this may seem an unnecessary expense to some, it could end up saving a backpacker a lot of money if any of their property is lost or stolen.

Research from InsureandGo found the average backpacker to take with them £1,097 worth of valuables on a trip.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18640930-ADNFCR