The Travel Industry has grown exponentially over the years, and today it is the largest employer of people worldwide. This is not at all surprising since people are now seeing what the world has to offer more readily due to the proliferation of technology. The expansion of airlift-you can get a flight to virtually anywhere, as also helped in the growth of the Industry. So, if you want to explore this amazing world of travel, but you want to start with some cost-effective yet intriguing and thrilling destinations, here are the top 5 places to visit on a budget in 2018.
You might be a little surprised that Thailand made this list due to how popular the destination is. However, the Chiang Mai region in Northern Thailand is perfect for budget travellers. You can rent a comfortable hotel with a swimming pool and a nice room for as low as $30 per night, and if you just want a backpacker dorm, there are options available for as little as $5 per night.
Destination Mexico is an excellent choice for the budget traveler due to factors such as proximity to the United States, a wide variety of vacation options for budget travelers and the declining value of the Mexican Peso. Mexico has some of the most stunning beaches in the world, historical attractions such as Mayan ruins, exciting cultural and culinary treats and affordable places to stay. To get the best value, we recommend visiting cities such as Mexico City, Merida, Tulum, Zihuatanejo or Puerto Escondido. You can get accommodation from as low as 20 dollars per night in some of these cities and importantly, you will avoid the large crowds and have a truly authentic travel experience.
If you enjoy the outdoor lifestyle such as mountain climbing, jungle safaris, kayaking, and diving, the naturally beautiful country called Nepal will surely appeal to you! Nepal is home to the Himalayas Mountain range which has some of the highest Peaks in the world! In addition to the natural beauty of Nepal, the country has several Temples where you can visit for meditation and relaxation. Accommodation in Nepal is extremely affordable, starting from as low as $10 per night for a room in cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Cuba is a unique and exciting destination with a vibrant culture, stunning beaches, vintage cars, Cuban cigars and an extensive network of family-run accommodations (Casas Particulares) that gives you a truly local experience. A trip to Cuba will be like going back in time, and you feel the nostalgia in the air! Due to the political situation on the Island, prices for everything imaginable are extremely affordable. If you have $500, this can cover all your expenses, including accommodation, dining, and entertainment for an entire week! Now is the time to visit Cuba before the political situation changes and the Island becomes over-run with tourists!
The country of Ukraine is regarded as the cheapest travel destination in Europe. The country has a rich cultural heritage with attractions such as Pripyat (the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster) and world heritage sites such as the Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese, The Ensemble of the Historic Centre in L’viv and the Monastic Buildings of Kiev. The beautiful beaches along the Black Sea Coastline and forested and mountainous interiors of the country give visitors a wide variety of things to do while visiting this amazing destination. Prices for accommodations are among the lowest in Europe – you can get comfortable accommodation for less than a $100 for an entire week!