Planning a trip entails loads of decisions to make and things to do – choosing transportation and accommodation, planning activities and excursions, checking out restaurants or preparing appropriate equipment. And it’s just the beginning of the list.Unfortunately, once you add up all the costs of your dream trip, budget you need may surpass your possibilities. Therefore, you need not only to plan a nice trip, but you should do it in a smart way.Read on to familiarize yourself with the best ways to make your dream holiday more affordable, but still in style, using appropriate and helpful sites like https://directhotels.com or https://www.hotelgo24.com/, saving up on food eating more locally and staying away from overpriced tourist-driven restaurants.Tip #1 Choose affordable, but high-quality accommodationAccommodation, along with travel costs, usually eats the biggest chunk of holiday budget. Luckily, there are effective methods of saving up on hotels and getting hot hotel deals using appropriate booking sites or tapping into cities discount codes, like for example London hotel discount codes.Searching sites, like directhotels.com, provide you not only with a user-friendly and carefree process of booking your dream hotel, but also present all the data you need about each place allowing you to make a well-thought and reasonable decision.Directhotels.com not only delivers to you information about availability of hotels, but also about perks(for example free parking or WiFi, 24-hour reception desk), insights and comments from previous customers or discount codes (like for example London hotel discount codes you can find on https://www.directhotels.com/en/London).Tip #2 Save up on transportationAlong with accommodation, transportation is another major factor connected with high costs. Therefore, you should rather opt for low-end airlines and rely on public transportation in your destined area instead of renting a car (what entails costs of gas or insurance).A great tip, when it comes to transportation, is also to hire bikes or scooters. They both can be a great method of exploring a region or its neighbourhood and save time for making long-lasting memories instead of being jammed in a traffic.Tip #3 Eat like localsTourist-driven restaurants and coffee places situated just next to tourist attractions are an easy and time-saving option. Unfortunately, also significantly overpriced. Therefore, you should scratch them off your bucket list and instead try to eat the same what locals do.The only disadvantage that comes with eating in local restaurants is the fact that these places are usually situated off the beaten tourist track and you need to dive a little bit deeper into Google maps to notice them. Nevertheless, once you are in a such restaurant, you get truly authentic experience and you can save up a lot.As you can see, travelling on budget doesn’t come down to depriving yourself of fun and long-lasting memories, but actually can be a source of more authentic and even more enduring experiences.Using sites like https://www.hotelgo24.com/, opting for a bike or a scooter rather than a car or eating locally are all very straightforward and easy to implement methods that may truly allow you to travel in style on a budget.
SWISS Airlines adds frequencies from Domodedovo Airport to Zurich
Starting from November 23, SWISS Airlines has launched a third weekly flight on the route Zurich-Moscow (Domodedovo). SWISS Airlines performs the flight on Mondays, landing at 17:45 and departing at 18:35*.Passengers can also opt for the following flights:On Saturdays. It will land at Domodedovo at 17:45, departing to Zurich at 18:35*.On Fridays. It will land…
Starting from November 23, SWISS Airlines has launched a third weekly flight on the route Zurich-Moscow (Domodedovo). SWISS Airlines performs the flight on Mondays, landing at 17:45 and departing at 18:35*.Passengers can also opt for the following flights:On Saturdays. It will land at Domodedovo at 17:45, departing to Zurich at 18:35*.On Fridays. It will land at Domodedovo at 12:15, departing to Zurich at 13:45*.Russia and Switzerland resumed flights on August 15.*All times are local (Moscow Time – UTC+04)
For its fourth edition FITUR Festivals & Events expands to all type of cultural and sports events
One of the new features of the upcoming edition of FITUR 2021 International Tourism Fair that will focus on the recovery of the tourism industry, is the expansion of the FITUR Festivals section, which now and under the new name FITUR Festivals & Events will strengthen its content and professional appeal, by adding relevant sements that have an…
One of the new features of the upcoming edition of FITUR 2021 International Tourism Fair that will focus on the recovery of the tourism industry, is the expansion of the FITUR Festivals section, which now and under the new name FITUR Festivals & Events will strengthen its content and professional appeal, by adding relevant sements that have an increasingly higher business potential. Thus, in addition to the live music festivals, FITUR Festivals & Events expands to host a wider range of proposals, such as cultural festivals -dance, theatre, opera, exhibitions, museums, etc.- as well as sports events and competitions, such as Formula 1, golf, regattas, soccer, Olympics, etc.The purpose of FITUR Festivals & Events is to provide a platform where all of the agents of this type of tourism can connect: destinations, transportation, hospitality and accommodation, tour operators and wholesalers, show and event organisers, ticketing companies, etc., within the framework of FITUR, the major international tourism industry fair organised by IFEMA that will be held, exceptionally in 2021, from the 19 to 23 May. FITUR Festivals & Events, with the collaboration of Asociacion de Promotores Musicales (APM) and Squarefer, will have an exhibition area, a B2B program with international and national purchasers, a setting for round tables and presentations of sector reports by exhibitors.
77% of UK residents said they’re willing to consider the environment in their future holiday plans
Nearly half (49%) of UK residents said that the impact of COVID-19 has raised awareness about the impact holidays and travel have on the environment, recent research by iCarhireinsurance.com has revealed. With dolphins returning to waterways of Venice and cities seeing pollution-free skies, 77% of Brits look to consider the environment in their future holiday plans.The…
Nearly half (49%) of UK residents said that the impact of COVID-19 has raised awareness about the impact holidays and travel have on the environment, recent research by iCarhireinsurance.com has revealed. With dolphins returning to waterways of Venice and cities seeing pollution-free skies, 77% of Brits look to consider the environment in their future holiday plans.The survey questioned 2,000 UK residents on their holiday habits and opinions about conscientious travel. It revealed that COVID and the impact of nationwide lockdowns has had a big influence on people’s attitudes towards the environment, and the effect the tourism industry has on it. When questioned what has inspired them to consider the environment more when travelling for a holiday, the most common responses were COVID-related. 18% said they plan to be more eco-friendly after seeing wildlife recover in popular tourist destinations during lockdown, and 15% say the reduction in travel pollution during COVID has inspired them to be more environmentally friendly. A further 14% said that COVID has made them more appreciative of the environment. Other influences, such as influential figures (9%), the media (8%), charities (7%), environmental protests (7%), social media (4%) and politicians (2%), were much less common. This new outlook brought about by COVID has led to many people in the UK saying they will be more eco-friendly when travelling in the future. One-quarter (25%) said they’re willing to holiday domestically, and a further 25% say they’ll even go on holiday less to reduce their environmental impact. A full breakdown is included below: (% who said they would be willing to do the following to lessen the environmental impact of their holiday) Be mindful of their energy use – 26% Holiday domestically – 25% Holiday less frequently – 25% Travel by public transport – 21% Use alternative transport to flying – 21% Not travel to destinations as far – 20% Pack lighter to reduce fuel usage – 19% Book eco-friendly accommodation – 17% Based on the responses, the UK as a collective would be willing to pay £3.36 billion to offset the carbon emissions of their holidays.While raising awareness of environmental issues is a positive to be taken from the pandemic, it’s also brought a number of challenges with it. 36% said COVID has made being environmentally friendly less of a priority to them and 15% said limited destinations have made it more difficult to be environmentally conscious when booking a holiday. With travel restrictions in place since March, 17% said their need for a holiday is simply more important to them than being environmentally friendly. Ben Lynam, Head of Communications at theTravelFoundation commented on the research: “We are seeing a significant shift towards environmental consciousness as the pandemic accelerates a trend that was already gathering pace. Concern about the future, a slowing of pace and the need to find less crowded places have translated into demand for outdoor experiences and trips that have low impact, or ideally a positive impact on the environment. Smart businesses and destinations that intentionally respond to this shift will recover quicker and stronger.”