Saturday, November 21, 2015

Last Minute International Travel Tips (part 2 of 2)

- When you are able to log on to the Internet, do two big things: look for information on your destination, such as the places where you want to go, how to get around, exchange rates from your currency to your destination's currency, and other important things; and second, book a hotel. The first task will allow you to anticipate any events and know where to go beforehand so that you don't walk around blindly in your destination. The second may actually get you several discounts so make sure that you get a good hotel deal!

- If all else fails for your quest for good discounts on accommodations, then you may have to simply wing it. When you arrive at your destination, hunt for a cheap but decent and clean pension house or hostel. Get some rest, and when you start moving around the next day, stop by at several hotels and ask for information on bookings and cheap rates. This way, you can still get around and get the hotel that you want!

-  Ask for recommendations from your friends. They may be able to offer you tips from their own international travel adventures. In fact, when your friends start talking about their adventures, you should start listening and asking questions! Don't ever discount the value of good research, not to mention good friends.

- Always have a good reliable travel agent on hand who can handle last minute accommodations and arrangements. The problem with a lot of travel agencies is that they offer no discounts for last minute travel, but if you are able to find a good agent, then you should keep that agent.

- Keep on doing research. On your off times, surf the Internet for interesting places to visit, so that when the time comes for you to travel, you know just where to go.

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