Travel is amazing, you get to experience new parts of the world and see new people and different cultures, right? What if you can’t afford to pay for such an experience in one go? Well, it doesn’t have to be distant dream. With finances tight for everyone, the new “lay–buy” trend is allowing everyday people the opportunity to arrange their dream destinations 24 months in advance.
The brainchild of a South African start-up, this novel concept means you can pay for your holiday in interest-free installments up to 24 months before you travel.
Why is 'lay-buy' the best option?
“Purchasing pricey items or experiences on a whim could lead to dire financial implications, so it’s unwise to fork out a large sum in the absence of proper planning and budgeting,” warns Vera Nagtegaal, the Executive Head of Hippo.co.za
Nagtegaal says the lay-buy travel offering available on the platform enables consumers to adequately plan and budget for their vacation by locking-in early-bird deals in advance, without having to pay the amount off in one go.
So whether you want to do Thailand, Bali, Zanzibar or even local destinations like Zimbali or Cape Town, look for specials and lay-buy opportunities.
Top tips for travelers
· Plan ahead
· When choosing a destination consider, airport taxes, passport rules, vaccinations, laws and the exchange rate.
· Group travel is cheaper
· Compare package prices
· Save timeously, preferably in a different account