Airline Ticket Secrets: How to Get the Most Value
Searching for the cheapest airfare may be the most popular way of deciding on a flight, but secret extras baked right into the ticket may bring extra value to your booking, no matter how much you paid.
Follow these three lessons – on deciphering the airline codes, scheduling a stopover, and saving that boarding pass – to ensure that you’re maximizing the value of a travel booking for more than just the flight alone. It will help you become a savvy traveler. CNN
Travel to Spain This Summer for $348 Round-trip
There’s a massive European airfare war being waged right now, forcing major airlines like American, Delta, United, Swiss Air, KLM, and Air France to drop their prices. We’ve seen cheap peak summer tickets to Sweden, a flurry of affordable flights to cities across Germany and France, and unbeatable prices on trips to Amsterdam.
Travelers can also purchase round-trip flights to Barcelona, Madrid, and Málaga in the mid-$300s. Currently, the best deal is available to Madrid is from Fort Lauderdale, with tickets starting at $348 round-trip in May. Travel + Leisure
TripAdvisor’s 2018 Experiential Travel Trends
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest online provider of bookable experiences, tours, and activities. Its new report showcases some of the top 2018 tourism trends for people who value special experiences when they travel.
TripAdvisor bookings data revealed that while iconic sites remain wildly popular, many travelers are expanding their horizons and bringing about growth in new, non-traditional and experiential categories. As a result, cultural categories such as food tours, cooking classes, and historical and heritage experiences are seeing bookings skyrocket. TripAdvisor
Where the World’s Richest Stay When They Travel
Airbnb has changed the way many people travel, including billionaires. Just ask Anthony Lassman, cofounder of luxury travel and lifestyle-management company Nota Bene Global.
“Ten to $20 million is the starting wealth [of our clients],” Lassman told Business Insider. “Some of them I know are worth between $1.5 to $8 billion,” he said. For billionaires, the relative cost of a trip to Bali is like buying a candy bar. But that doesn’t mean they’re flippant about how they spend their money. Lassman says his clients “will pay it if they believe it’s something very, very, extraordinary.” The Independent
10 Best Paris Budget Hotels Under €100
Beautiful Paris – there’s so much to see, do eat, shop, admire and ogle…so why bother splurging on an expensive bed for the night when you’re hardly going to be there? But before you go roughing it, remember that Paris demands a certain level of style – it’s the home of fashion, romance and fine cuisine, after all.
Enter, then, a host of fantastic hotels and hostels – and even a campsite – where it’s possible to find a chic abode for less than €100 a night. The Independent