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Three tips to help you get the best deal

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The world is your oyster, right? Yes, but sometimes the price of airfare might make you wince a little and might even put you off exploring the world. This needn’t be the case though. Follow our top tips for getting the best value airfare possible – then go and explore!

Clear your computer of cookies

Your computer is a clever thing. Ever wondered why you view a website and then that company’s ad pops up on every other site you visit? It’s all down to cookies, and airlines use these to rush you into buying your plane tickets. If you’ve been looking at certain tickets for travel, the airline website will detect this via your cookies and start to increase the prices to rush you into buying tickets. Be smart and clear your cookies regularly so you can browse fantasy trips at your leisure until you’re ready to click and purchase.

Book your trip earlier in the week

Lots of research into flights and hotels has been done around the ideal time to book your trip, and whether you get a better deal for doing it at a certain time. It may all sound like a lot of nonsense, but actually there is truth to it. Booking things from Monday to Wednesday seems to be consistently cheaper than doing so later in the week. Late night on a Friday seems to be the most expensive time to book, so avoid that if you can!

Go local

Although it’s good to do your research and plan in advance, especially for things such as your first night accommodation, you will be able to get a much better deal on lots of options by booking locally. Booking sites often charge a hefty commission. This means you won’t be getting the best deal and could even stop some smaller service providers from advertising on them.

For the best deal, as far as possible try and book excursions when you arrive at your destination. This also means you can chat to other tourists to see what their experiences were. You don’t want to be tied into visiting an attraction or staying at a hotel only to arrive and hear lots of negative reviews! As far as possible, try and ask locals and trust them to take you to the best places.

For more advice on having a hassle free holiday, take a look at the infographic below from icount filled with actionable advice for your next trip!

Three tips to help you get the best deal

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Blanche has written 758 articles. +Aaron Bradford is the leader, mentor and chief geek of HappyTimeblog. He put together the crack team of writers known by codename “The Firm“. He's a permanent traveller and a lifestyle hacker. Wanna know more? Check out my Bucket List or my About page... I'm here to show you how to live a Life Less Ordinary

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