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Limiting Travel Expenses

The savings made from avoiding unnecessary and unwanted costs benefits those in not only need of relief but also the humanitarians themselves. To ensure that you enjoy these advantages, we’re offering you additional ways of saving on travel expenses thanks to our experienced travel consultants.

Keep a close eye on your travel expenses

In our previous blog post, we mentioned the importance of maximizing the usage of your available funds. We also discussed the ways which can help you reach your ultimate cost control goals. First and foremost, you will benefit from flexible ticket conditions and humanitarian fares. We offer you exclusive services with high levels of flexibility when booking a flight. Cancellations, which are often free of charge. Also, we swiftly make the necessary changes to your itinerary. All of these unique features are available because of our close collaboration with over 40 airlines over the past decades.

We are glad to continue serving you with travel saving tips. That’s why we consulted our dedicated and experienced staff, again, to provide you with even more tips so you can save costs on your travel expenses.  Having the maximum amount of funds available for your cause is what matters most. It enables you to help those in need to a greater extent and the best of your ability.

Additional tips limiting travel expenses

Buy local products at your destination

Conduct pre-travel research to gain insight on the products which you can buy at your humanitarian destination. Don’t bring too much from home. By purchasing products at your destination, you support the local economy which has been deteriorated due to wars or natural calamity. These products, especially when crafted by the local population, are often cheaper than when you buy them at home; a classic win-win situation.

Pre-arrange ground travel

Only use approved ground transportation after you’ve landed. Contact your Raptim Travel consultant for advice regarding this subject. In addition to comfort, convenience and timesaving, pre-arranged ground travel is, more often than not, substantially cheaper.

Alert your bank of travel plans

Always consider informing your bank before your travel. Banks and credit card companies often have fraud monitoring systems that may interpret unusual card activity as potential fraud. Also, sign up for card alerts to stay informed about events on your Debit, ATM or Prepaid Cards. Most banks offer timely informative alerts on your mobile phone or through email thereby letting you know when something goes wrong. These real-time notifications are often free of charge.

Use a local pre-paid phone

Ensure that you cancel your mobile subscription at home should you go on a humanitarian mission for a substantial amount of time. Use a Prepaid solution at your destination. This saves you a monthly fee which you won’t use anyway.

Profit from group policies

Look into cost-saving group policies when arranging group travel. Almost every service company offers group discounts, whether it’s for insurance, car rental or other means of transport. At Raptim we provide tailored solutions for humanitarian groups of all possible sizes. Contact your Raptim travel consultant should you desire more information about the potential savings that could result. 

We Help You to Travel 

We believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is needed most. As a global humanitarian travel organization, we devote ourselves to serving those who serve the world. You can reach our experienced staff anytime. Please use our quick address locator to contact your nearest Raptim office should you have any questions. You can also follow our blog for more stories and travel information.

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