You may be juggling work, family, friends and life in general, when will you ever have the time to get to all of the above!? If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably feel like you need a mini holiday from your Holiday Planning after you’ve completed your Holiday To-Do list, and especially after you’ve done your Holiday Budgets.
I for one, hate counting pennies, and prefer to just have an idea of how much my entire trip would cost including airfare, accommodations (preferably with breakfast) and some activities in total instead of breaking it up according to cost per day. I am also the type of traveller who doesn’t want to spend too much time planning and researching; it is just better if it could all be taken care of by a trusted third-party.
This means you can book your flight tickets and accommodations for your total nights’ stay at a cheaper rate than when you book separately. You can save up to $100 dollars per booking! Choose from Expedia, Kayak, or in South East Asia, you can try Air Asia Go and Traveloka. My personal favourite is Booking.com, and I have been using them without any issues for many years.
These sites have really awesome filter selections to help you narrow down your search. For example, when you choose your hotel, hostel or villa, you can select from Lowest to Highest Price, Distance from Downtown, Amenities, Guest Ratings and my personal favourite – Package Discounts. This particular tab has some really good rates at some really great hotels. All prices shown are with flight tickets included!
Want to make your trip even easier and hassle-free? Use Klook to arrange a local Sim Card. No need to waste time and energy running around after you land trying to find a local SIM card or portable WIFI! In this day and age, everything is available online and in one easy place. Klook is a traveller’s dream because, with this awesome site, you can now guarantee you’ll get your local SIM Card, portable WIFI and train/bus pass even before you land. Klook also offers tickets and tips to recommended places to eat, attractions and activities at a discounted price.
Baggage Allowance - If you’re headed to East Asia and travelling on Lion Air, Batik Air or Wings Air and need to buy extra baggage, go to www.buybaggage.com and let them do all the hard work for you. They are an American based company with an amazing track record and customer reviews and they’ll do everything for you including buying you the baggage allowance that you need in the country’s local currency. You’ll be charged a small service fee which will be worth every penny as opposed to you trying to purchase your allowance in cash over the counter at the airline’s head office in a foreign country where the staff may or may not speak English. Also, click here to read about the nightmare that happens when you try to buy baggage allowance at the airport for these particular airlines.
Hope these tips will help you save tons of time and energy as you plan your next holiday!
Let Booking.Com take the stress out of choosing your hotel! We recommend and always use Booking.com whether we are away for one night, a weekend, a week or longer! Visit our Hotel Booking Page, input your destination/dates then search as normal.