- Duty Free Shops: Not paying taxes can be a boon, but travellers often ignore the elevated prices of common buys like chocolates and jewellery; sometimes making them a lot more expensive than regular shops. So steer clear of these shops unless you are fond of enhancing your alcohol and cigarette collection.
- Early is Cheap: Don’t be lulled by the assumption that the earlier you book your flight, the better deals you get. The Airlines Reporting Corporation came to a conclusion last year that tickets are cheapest 6 weeks before the actual flight. Around this time, airlines try to max out their reservations to avoid any un-booked seats. Of course, you risk unavailability by the time you reach that 6 week mark! Read more at http://business.time.com/2012/01/24/study-the-best-time-to-buy-cheap-airline-tickets-is-6-weeks-before-a-flight/
- Say no to Travel Agencies: We know online bookings can be ‘out in the open’, but travel agents have multiple contacts and deals with hotels and airlines likewise…which, believe it or now, can benefit you. Don’t miss out on a sweet package before weighing your options!