A cheater’s guide to the best budget holiday
Prices are different on every booking
website you visit, not too sure where to visit and everyone wants to visit some
obscure location that the other does not (is it not ironic that planning for a
relaxing holiday is actually exhausting)!
We have been through all of that and know
how difficult it is to plan and execute the perfect vacation; especially when on a
tight budget. So here is our cheater’s guide to help make that vacation plan
come to life, without losing a full head of hair or breaking the piggy bank!
that air ticket booked!
Most important rule of thumb for getting
the best price for an air ticket, is to book it as far in advance as possible! If you are not as far sighted, it is alright because we got you covered.
Skyscanner. It helps you compare all
major and airlines, sieving out all possible air ticket options. You could
filter the search by airline, total journey time or the number of layovers. Skyscanner
also offers a service that alerts you of price changes via email; with regard
to the current search performed. Best part of it all, you can just forward the
email to your family or friends instead of texting them individually to notify
them of the price change.
Accommodation Shouldn’t Be Costing You a Leg
Once you have locked in your air tickets,
it is time to sniff out the hotels with
It works just like Skyscanner as it compares prices among leading hotel booking
websites like Agoda, Booking.com and Expedia to give you the best bang for your
buck! We have tried Trivago and it really works! So you can be rest assured
that you get the best price for that hotel.
For those who prefer to experience their
holiday like a local or are on a budget, try out
Airbnb. From renting out an entire
apartment or house to just renting a room for a couple of nights, Airbnb has
got your covered. Stay with locals and experience life as you would if you
were one! Prices are much cheaper as compared to hotels and with some
located in prime districts, why not?
Shall We Do?
Well, we all know of
Trip Advisor and no it not overrated.
It works on reviews and ratings given by travellers just like yourself and
ranks it accordingly, so rest assured that if it is ranked in the top 10 it
really is one of the best. Perfect for those who are sceptical about bloggers
or reviews by magazines, check Trip Advisor out you will not be disappointed.
The other pretty awesome activity planner
for a holiday is known as
it recommends you places to go visit as well as plans your trip based on your
interests for you. Even though it needs to be online to function, you are able
to store the planned itinerary on your Smartphone for use offline. (However, I
am unable to find the downloaded itinerary! Genius level maximum!)
By Geralyne Kaye Ong / April 7, 2015 4:55PM GMT+8
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