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Sample Budget Building Plans


Summer In-Country: 

If in-country travel costs $2000 per adult, and there are 2 adults and 2 kids (under age 12) the total in-country cost would be $7200 ($2000 x 2 $4000 +   $1600 per child x 2 = $3200).

After a $2000 deposit ($500 per traveler) ($7200-$2000=$5200 trip balance) one can pay $433.33 for 12 months or $288 for 18 monthsto pay prior to departure and can be paid via a  TSP  or other preferences of your choice.

Winter/Early Spring/Late Fall In- Country

If in-country travel costs $1650 per adult, and there are 2 adults and 2 kids (under 12) the total in-country cost would be $6290 ($1650 x 2 $3650 +   $1320 per child x 2 = $2640).

After a $2000 deposit ($500 per traveler) ($6290-$2000=$4290 trip balance) one can pay $357.50 for 12 months or $238 for 18 monthsto pay prior to departure can be paid via a  TSP 

Airfare

Airfare can be purchased through Lotus, which allows us to rebook your flight in case some unexpected scenario comes up and the airline cancels or completely reschedules a flight (e.g. extremely bad weather). To budget an average cost for flights, one can estimate $1500- $2500 per ticket during peak summer time; or approximately $900-$1900 during off peak times,( sometimes even less if you live in a gateway city). Or some families save up miles for the flights via business trips, gifting of miles from extended family, or promotional credit card offers, etc.

Winter/Early Spring/Late Fall 

If air travel costs $1000 per adult and child assuming  2 adults& 2 kids, a total air estimate would be $4000 save up for that with  additional payment of $333/month for 12 months (or $222 for 18 months)  to the TSP  or other preferences of your choice.

Summer : 
If air travel costs $1850 per adult and child a total air estimate would be $7280 save up for that with  additional payment of $606/month for 12 months (or $404 for 18 months)  to the TSP  or other preferences of your choice.

Lotus Travel will work with you to establish the best plan for your family.  We can assist you in exploring ways to keep the budget manageable and fit your family’s needs.  Contact us at iris@lotustours.net or you m ay wish to sign up for an upcoming webinar to learn more about travel preparations and budgeting considerations.  See the latest schedule at: www.lotustours.net
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