How to perfectly select your trips?
With the world becoming a global market, travel is becoming more and more the number one activity that people do regularly. Equipped with fast Internet penetration in travel destinations around the world, people make travel arrangements online.
Sites like priceline.com, travelocity.com and cheaptickets.com are suddenly attracting the attention of smart travelers looking to plan their trip for convenience.
In addition to the three previous travel sites, there are many specialized sites in different niche markets.
Just like the old saying “do not put all your eggs in one basket”, you do not need to select a travel site for all your travel needs. You should find the best website that meets your goal. After all, competition is always good for customers.
What question should be asked before entering the site of a trip? Here are some criteria you should keep in mind when selecting travel sites:
If you go back a bit and ask what your current travel situation is, you need to know what the real purpose is at that time.
For example, if during the holidays you unexpectedly receive news that one of your loved ones has passed away and needs to be there as soon as possible, how do you make your trip?
Are you still going to look at priceline.com and offer the lowest rate? Or are you going to search the ticket on lastminute.com immediately? Priceline.com specializes in the lowest rate in the submission situation, so it will take a while to get the best deal. However, if you go to lastminute.com, you can get the lowest rate at the last minute.
In other circumstances, dealing with priceline.com may be more convenient than lastminute.com.
Forget to buy directly from the airline. They cost more to pay for your purchase: customer service, advertising, maintenance and any overhead incurred to make your purchase. This results in a higher price of tickets for customers.
On the other hand, travel websites that act as ticket brokers bought tickets at wholesale prices. Compete with other travel sites to attract you to their sites. More competition results in a better pocket for customers.
The next tip is about the country you are visiting. Each country has specialized or national travel websites for foreigners.
For example, if you are traveling to Britain or Paris, the National Travel Association offers an unlimited pass to visit a myriad of attractions at a reasonable price. If you do not know this offer and buy tickets on a number of independent websites, you are guaranteed to spend more money, time and trouble.
At other times, if you are traveling to unfamiliar developing countries where the infrastructure does not suit you, it is better to use a reliable, long-standing national organization.
Buying online is essentially the same as buying offline. The difference is security and convenience. Now that you know the convenience, I will explain security.
Online travel sites should be safe and reliable. I’m not talking only about fraud. From the management of the promotion, from the sales process to the customer service, the company must be able to demonstrate its strength to do business online.
Usually, I look for the sign of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), I study how long they have been in business, what guarantee, terms and conditions the company has before landing on a travel site.
Another indication is to look for customer testimonials. Although they can be orchestrated, reading testimonials is a great way to understand the company’s products and services.
For budget-conscious customers, saving money on the flight is definitely a victory. The best advice is to plan your trip in advance. Take advantage of price comparison websites or recurring promotions from each travel site.
However, if you have a time constraint or a budget, know which site you are going to base on will be beneficial. Again, depending on your situation, I recommend you start with priceline.com and offer the lowest price. In parallel, I would go to niche sites like lastminute.com to compare ticket prices.
However, for business travelers, they are willing to pay a higher rate for the price of their ticket. Professional clients usually travel during the days of the week and do last-minute business. The