Flight and Stay are the most important aspects of any travel plans and the ones that vary from time to time.
Today, we share few helpful insights that can help you travel the world without burning a hole in your pocket.
HOW TO FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS
Airline fares fluctuate every minute and to be able to get a good deal generally one has to compare fare details of multiple airlines at the same time which becomes a tedious task. At best one can track fares from five airlines/agent at the same time and still not get the best deal.
All thanks to the zillion of new startups, apps, websites, finding cheap flights and hotels are super easy.
Don’t let your dreams get shattered by the price hike of airlines. Avoid being the person on the flight who paid the most for an airline ticket by making use of few cool few websites listed below.
- Google Flight
- AirFare Watchdog
- LastMinute Flight
- Cheapoair (U.S., Canada, U.K.)
- Kiwi ( Read more: How to Always Get The Best Holidays Deals with Kiwi )
Handy Tips & Tricks
Make sure to search on Incognito window and delete cookies before booking.
Plan with no fixed plans: It’s always good to be flexible with the dates and time of travel to avail price benefits.
If you are on a budget, the best time to go to any International vacation is during off-season and booking should be at least three weeks prior to the travel date.
Take an alternative Route: Sometimes direct flights can be a costly option, for an example a direct flight to Santorini is costlier than a flight to Athens. Once in Athens, one can take a ferry to Santorini. This proves to be a much cheaper option. So try exploring alternate routes, this can save a significant amount of money.
Be Flexible with Destination: Make use of the Everywhere/ Anywhere feature and satisfy your wanderlust. We love the Skyscanner – Everywhere and Kayak – Anywhere feature to keep an eye on the cheapest deals.
Keep an eye on SALES. Air Asia, Spice Jet & Indigo keep coming up with so many exciting sales offering dirt cheap flights from India to International destinations.
Check out the list of Low Cost Airlines – HERE
HOW TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION
Stay definitely varies from person to person. Some might be happy staying at a backpacker hostel, some might prefer homestay or some might want to splurge lavishly.
We’ve listed below few cool sites that can land you a perfect deal or your preferred stay option.
If you prefer bed and breakfast type accommodation or to rent for a longer duration, below sites, come quite handy.
- AirBnB ( Get ₹1,200 off on your first trip on Airbnb using our link HERE )
- Vacation Rentals by Owners in the US
Other interesting types of accommodations to interact with locals or for a longer duration are –
Handy Tips & Tricks
Read reviews on Tripadvisor or Google before booking.
Make sure to check the location well ahead to plan your travel accordingly.
Booking for more nights or for a longer stay is always beneficial than short stays.
If your booking on Airbnb or similar bed and breakfast sites, make sure you read all the rules, reviews and contact the host with all your queries in advance. Sometimes they do charge cleaning fee as well so make sure you read the guidelines well.
Book on Sunday to Tue/ Wed or during offseason, if you are looking for cheaper rates at one of your favorite hotels.
Make use of Hotel’s all-inclusive offers. Writing to the Hotel’s reservation team and asking for a great deal is another option you could give a try.
Hope you make the most of all the tips and tricks we have shared and do let us know if we have missed something in the below comment box.
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