Travel without borders: how to go on vacation without a travel agency
Traveling yourself without the help of a travel agency for the first time is scary. Habitual come to the operator and pick up the tour. But believe me, if you plan everything correctly for the first time, then you will definitely not need a travel agency.
How to plan a vacation without travel agencies?
We remember that we have a great and powerful Internet. Online you will find, if not all, then 90% of the information. In addition to the Internet, we remember friends who rested without travel agencies.
We begin to collect information. Choose a country in which we want to go on a trip without travel agencies. We read reviews on the forums: when is it better to go, what is interesting to see, where it is comfortable to live and eat not at cosmic prices. We define the city.
In the resort town a lot of accommodation options. With a search through the base of the operator will be available 10-15 hotels. And the beauty of traveling without travel agencies is that you have a lot more accommodation options. Where to see them?
Services to help book accommodation without a travel agency
Here you can find almost everything: from a hotel in Monaco to a guest house in Tuscany. The service has several secrets with which you can facilitate the search and get bonuses. Read more about them in the article “Five life hacks when using Booking.com”.
Another accommodation booking service is Airbnb.com. More expensive than the previous one, but here you can dig out solutions for gourmets. A log cabin on the bank of a mountain river, a room in a medieval hotel, a cave room and many other options at a travel agency are unlikely to be offered to you. But to book yourself is easy!
If you want to stay for free for a couple of days and chat with the locals, then you need at Couchsurfing.org. This is the largest website for booking accommodation with couchsurfers. Who are they? People who open their home to travelers talk about culture and traditions. The most friendly of them treat local food and show attractions. No travel agency organizes such a trip for you!
To your attention and Hotels.com is the site of the well-known Expedia. You can book an accommodation using the first service, and the second. But the Expedition does not function in Russian / Ukrainian.
Compare prices for the same hotel will help Trivago – service compares the prices of more than 200 sites for booking accommodation online. But not only he. RoomGuru also perfectly copes with the task of finding the best offer in price and quality.
This is one of the most popular travel sites, with thousands of real people reviews. Based on the feedback rating is formed. With this site to travel without the help and advice of travel agencies is not scary.
When the accommodation is booked, the question is how to get to it. In travel agents sit the same people as you, who also book tickets for buses, airplanes and trains. Moreover, travel agencies often book tickets for charter flights, which are famous for delays and other inconveniences.
But if you decide to go on holiday without travel agencies, then you can choose tickets in advance, thereby saving money.
With the help of it you can get by car both to Prague and Oslo. The essence of the service is that the traveler becomes a travel companion for the driver. You compensate for the owner of the car moving, and he delivers you and luggage along the route.
Reliability of service. Each driver has a rating and reviews from users. You can also see his car, while using the service and other characteristics.
In addition to the car, you can travel by bus. To buy a ticket it is not necessary to run to the bus station or train station. You can book tickets while sitting at home.
And finally, for those who are going to travel without travel agencies and get to the place by plane – ticket booking services. Among the many links on the Internet, pay attention to proven and major search engines.
Cheap tickets will help find the British Skyscanner, which is available in Russian and is easy to use. It’s nice that with the help of the same site you can book accommodation and rent a car. The same three-in-one package can be obtained from the Momondo website.
Also for air tickets. Low-cost airlines are low-cost airlines whose ticket prices are lower than regular carriers.