Know The Tips and Tricks For Finding The Best Travel Deals and Promotion
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Are you planning for your vacation now? Have you ever feel the pinch of getting the tickets or package much expensive?
Here are some tips to be shared and you will be ready to fly off!
1. Be A Real Singaporean and be Kiasu to Buy Early
Especially during peak travel periods, making reservations late can cost you a lot of money. The golden rule is to book from three to six months in advance for the best deals.
2. Shop Around For the Best Deals
No matter how good it sounds, you should never book the first fare you see. Be patient and do some homework. Scout around the top travel websites to compare prices and to save your time in doing that, we have a list of them below (For expert travelers, please kindly share with us more if you have better source)
Agoda (www.agoda.com) is one of the fastest-growing online hotel platforms worldwide, listing hundreds of thousands of hotels and providing services in 38 different languages. The company was established in 2005 by two veterans of the online travel business and in 2007 was acquired by Priceline Group, the largest seller of rooms online. Priceline Group is publicly traded on NASDAQ (Nasdaq: PCLN) and is a part of the S&P 500.
Agoda.com employs more than 1,300 travel professionals, representing more than 20 countries. There are major operations in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Budapest, with an additional presence in major cities across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Dedicated market managers maintain close relationships with Agoda.com hotel partners around the globe, creating special promotions and marketing programs to help Agoda.com offer some of the best deals on the Internet. This competitive edge is backed up by a best-price guarantee.
ZUJI (zuji.com.sg) is one of Asia Pacific’s leading online travel agencies, a position the company has held for more than 10 years.
ZUJI empowers customers to travel in their own unique way by providing easy-to-use technology and choice. Customers can choose from:
– 200,000 weekly flights on 400 airlines
– 100,000 hotels
– An endless number of holidays
– Activities, car hire and travel insurance
ZUJI teams are located throughout Asia Pacific with a network of online travel sites in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Expedia, Inc. is the world’s leading online travel company and operates localized websites for travellers in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, China (through a controlling investment in eLong) and Singapore!
3. Look Out For Travels Deals in Deals Sites
Keep an eye on the travel promotions on the deals websites and sometimes they can offer a much better prices but here are some downsides
a. You have no flexibility over choice of hotels and airline
b. The travel dates you want might not be available
c. The deals is mostly based on promotional price between the merchant and the airlines so the dates are fixed and if you want to travel on your own dates, you might need to top up.
d. Just a note, most of the promotions does not include airport tax (This is why at a glance, the promotion seems very cheap and attractive)
Here are some of the sites that you might be interested.
All Deals Asia
4.Sign Up for Alerts
Be a subscriber to all travels deals and flight related website so that you will always have the first hand information via email or newsletter. With social media as a trend now, you can even follow their facebook page for surprise deals too.
5. Don’t neglect going Direct
Don’t assume that you’ll always find the best deals at site like Hotels.com. You can get some of the best hotel deals right now right from the hotel’s website, so remember to check it out.
6. Travel outside peak season (if you can)
If possible, avoid peak travel times, such as Christmas, Chinese New Year and school holidays, which are very expensive times to fly.
You may also find cheaper fares during midweek than at weekends.
7. Skip the Major Airlines, Fly Budget
Another good option is to consider low-cost budget carriers, like Tiger Airway, Air Asia or Jetstar. While budget carriers sometimes charge extra for things like food and baggage,you’re not really missing out on anything. (But of course you can opt out too)
Please kindly also share your expertise too on how to fly with the minimum budget.
Stay tuned for more travels deals under this section.