Forget becoming a hermit now that summer’s over. Northern summers are just around the corner, and with some simple tips and tricks you can live it up in luxury on a backpacker’s budget. Hotels.com’s share their top five tips on how to travel like an a-lister:

1. Dress the part

Travelling like a celebrity encompasses dressing like one too! Although it’s tempting to throw on your fat pants and slob about on the plane, try to dress with a star’s wardrobe in mind. A black maxi dress, some simple sandals and bright accessories for the trip could make you more likely to get upgraded and whizzed to the front of the queue like your favourite Hollywood celeb.

2. Don’t hold out on splurging…just be smart

Whatever your budget, allow some indulgence on your trip. With thousands of hotel deals available, it‘s often affordable to upgrade to a suite of a five-star hotel to experience hotel luxury to the fullest. Whatever the indulgence, own it! You may not be able to splurge on an Armani ball gown like Angelina Jolie, but you can afford to spend a day, or even a half an hour, getting pampered at the day spa, or sip on a glass of Moët courtesy of room service.

3. Remember loyalty clubs

Make the most of airline and hotel loyalty programs to help you live your champagne dreams on a lemonade budget. It’s not just celebrities that can get free hotel rooms and flight upgrades. Hotels.com offers one free night for every ten nights booked through its Welcome Rewards program, rewarding you for your glamour holidays!

4. Join the celebrity ‘selfies’ club

Don’t forget to document your experience and upload to Twitter or Facebook to join the celebrity craze. Beyonce and Rhianna seem to have a never-ending supply of holiday ‘selfie’ snaps to upload. If you’re travelling like them you may as well tweet like them. ‘Selfies’ range from the body on the beach ‘selfie’, to the mirror pout or even the outfit shot. If nothing else, your friends back home will be jealous of your luxurious holiday lifestyle!

5. Be in the know

What better way to travel like a celebrity than to head to their favourite holiday spots? Check out these top five celebrity haunts to see where the holiday hot spots are this season.

What your top travel destinations for 2013?