Easter is approaching and we are already thinking about getaways. Some will have been farsighted and will have started planning their trip ahead of time, to try to get a good price. Others will have postponed that task and may now be doing an intensive search for flights, accommodations and economic activities. Whatever the case, technology can help you find a good deal.
last minute bargains
There are websites such as Logitravel.com, WeekendDesk.es or Lastminute.com, among others, where you can find last-minute deals. It is about all those unsold seats or accommodations, that airlines and hotels put up for sale during the last days at extraordinary prices. Of course, it is possible that in these cases we have to travel separately from our companions, take a flight that is not as direct as one would like or stay in a single room instead of a double.
Plan ahead and be flexible
As is logical, in times of high season and holidays the prices are higher. Therefore, one of the first decisions to be made is whether or not you want to travel on those dates.
If the answer is yes, it will be necessary to book at least half a year in advance and plan the trip when no one else is doing it because, in this way, a significantly lower price will be achieved.
Along the same lines, and if possible, it is advisable not to look for weekend stays, since this is when most people have time to travel and, consequently, this is when brands raise their prices the most.
In the same way, it is convenient to be flexible with the reservation dates: the central days of the week, such as Tuesday or Wednesday, tend to have lower prices than weekends, which is when people tend to travel more.
Hide the desire to travel
Has it ever happened to you that you have been looking at flights for a specific destination and its price has been going up minute by minute? In the tourism sector, brands usually follow a dynamic pricing strategy, which implies that they automatically set prices based on various factors such as seasonality, the price of competitors and the existing demand in the market at any given time.
Bearing this in mind, a trick that can help you get better prices is to try to disguise the desire to buy Since web pages can detect if a search has been done repeatedly -and thus make prices more expensive-, it is advisable to delete the cookies and the browser’s search history and search in incognito mode to try to disguise itself.
Use comparators and discount coupons
Right now pages such as Atrapalo.com, Kayak.es, Destinia.com, Trivago.es, Booking.com, Rumbo.es, Expedia.es, Logitravel.com, Rastreator.com or Skyscanner.es are within reach of a few clicks , among others, that allow you to find cheap trips by comparing options in a matter of seconds. If notifications are activated, you can know when a hotel or a flight has dropped in price.
There are also other pages, such as Chollometro.com, Hotels.com or RadarCupon.es, among others, that offer discount coupons to save a few euros on reservations.
Complete vacation packages are cheaper
agencies on-line and travel seekers often get special prices for flight packages, accommodation or other tourist activities. For this reason, it is advisable to try to locate complete vacation packages with a fixed price because, sometimes, the discounts are not so great if extras are added later.
Take advantage of free cancellation
If the platform through which you want to book allows free cancellation, booking several hotels at the same time allows you to opt for the cheapest option. Of course, this option takes us back to the starting box: plan ahead, as it is advisable to do so at least four months in advance. In the last month is when tourist prices tend to rise the most.