Independent Travel Made Easy
*This is a guest post*
Remember when it was necessary to go through a travel agent to secure the beast deals on flights, hotels and tour packages? Well those days are long gone, with the internet now allowing all travellers, either for business or leisure, to be their own travel agents from the comfort of their home or office.
These days, most airlines have weekly and monthly deals on flights, and if you are flexible about your dates, you can snap up a bargain flight on a low-cost carrier for a fraction of what it once cost. Weekend breaks have never been easier or cheaper to arrange at the last-minute; taking carry-on luggage only saves you even more (though you might have to hold back on the shopping at your destination!).
Even cruises can be a steal, provided you’re flexible on dates and happy with an interior cabin. But with so many entertainment options available on most ships these days, such as pools bars, theatres and restaurants, you probably won’t be spending much time in your room.
Travel booking sites such as Expedia make independent travel even easier. You can book flights, hotels, packages and even car hire, all from one convenient website, saving time and money. Peruse their extensive variety of travel partners, airlines and hotels and custom design your own perfect travel package.
The internet has not only made the world smaller, but also easier and cheaper to travel within. Plus, we now have greater flexibility on where to stay and who to fly with. From all-inclusive packages to flight and hotel only deals, it’s never been easier to ‘be your own travel agent’ and jet off to an exciting locale. With so many on-line review sites, see what other people have to say about your chosen destination or accommodation, and make your decision with confidence.
It’s always better to know something about where you’re going and where you’re going to stay. Search online for city-guides, travel blogs and even free apps to download to your smart-phone. Maps, restaurant guides, or basic local language guides can be extremely helpful if you’re visiting a place for the first time and don’t speak the lingo.
With a little preparation and planning, you can really get the most out of your travel experience, or for the more adventurous, just book a spontaneous trip at the last-minute and prepare to be surprised!
Either style of travel you choose, you can be sure that the world-wide web is at your service to ensure you get from A to B and have somewhere to rest your head at the end of the day, to suit any budget.
So what are you waiting for? Get online and get travelling!