Straight to the point: Travel can be costly. You might have been wondering where to book the cheapest flights & best accommodation deals online. Trust me, travel can be impressively low-cost if you know where to look. There are unimaginable travel deals for 2018 being offered at this very moment. I collected some tips in this article to help you out with finding the best travel deals and cheapest flights online for your travels in 2018.
So, where can I find those cheap flight deals?
Whenever you search for flights online, always make sure that your first step is to take a look at Google Flights. It’s a convenient and cheap tool that shows you the best flight fares. Google also renewed the Google Flights web application recently, improving it in many different ways.
What will Google Flights do for me?
It will allow you to search for any close-by airports and it will allow you to pick a date of departure and eventual return. Google flights will select the best prices for you from a long list of airline company tickets on your chosen dates. Other than that will it suggest cheaper fares on flexible dates, meaning that you will see an extended calendar with suggestive deals a in highlighted color. A flexible return or departure on one of the days after or before your selection can end up to be a lot cheaper.
As a second step in your search progress for a cheap flight in 2018 it’s always a good idea to take a look at these websites:
- The flight deal (US): This famously known Twitter feed offers a lot new deals every few minutes during the day
- Secret Flying: Another great website and Twitter feed with a good offer of amazing flight deals.
Keep this in mind when you see an amazing deal: don’t sit out for too long waiting. Hop on it before you miss the chance. In 2016, I managed to get a return plane ticket to Sri Lanka for €450. A few weeks later, the price jumped up to €800+ and it stayed like that. Just yesterday I managed to book a return plane ticket to New Delhi in 2018 for €370.
Where to find those cheap accommodation deals?
Good and affordable accommodation deals for 2018 are to be found widespread online. You only need to know where to look. A good start is to subscribe to booking.com: A major booking hub with trustable offers and often many good accommodation deals. For cheap accommodation, booking.com is a great resource. By getting their secret deals emails you will be kept updated on the best offers.
An insiders travel hack
Take a look at the rate of your chosen hotel, hostel or guesthouse on booking.com or any other website, then contact the accommodation’s reception and check if they offer a lower rate. It’s also much cheaper to book your accommodation off season in 2018.
Where else online should I look for good travel deals?
Other good options are Priceline and Agoda. Both these websites score 8.9/10 on Trustpilot with a fair amount of reviews. You can get some really good deals on these websites. Other than that, you can always save a lot of money by staying in a hostel or by booking a cheap accommodation on Airbnb. Most of the time, you’ll only need a place to take shower and to have a good sleep. A cheaper stay will do just fine for those needs. Plus, you’ll have more social interaction with other travelers and locals when you stay for a few nights in a backpacker hostel.
For travel deals, take a look at Holiday Pirates, they offer wonderful travel deals in 2018 for anywhere in the world. Best practice here is to subscribe to their newsletter and keep a daily eye out on your inbox so you don’t miss any of the best deals.