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Skyscanner is my first go-to tool for travel planning. It’s absolutely fantastic – especially EVERYWHERE feature if you have the dates but no destination. Once I’ve picked the destination, I always book my flights directly through the airline’s official website though, just in case something goes wrong – as I don’t want to deal with 3rd party vendors.
I’d class myself as a budget traveler – therefore, I usually opt for the cheapest flight which usually is with a low-cost airline.
Having said that, recently I’ve joined BA AMEX credit card which collects me Avios points for every £1 – which I can then exchange for subsidized or free BA flight tickets.
If you use my referral link, you can get 6,000 points Avios if you spend £1,000 in their first three months of Cardmembership.
As with all the credit cards, make sure you read T&C and fully understand them – when you spend money on the credit card, make sure you return it within the agreed interest free period in order to avoid bank fees.
Booking.com is my go-to accommodation option. It allows you to sort your searches according to room type, meal options and more. My favourite feature is the free cancellation option – yes it is what you think it is. If you’re unsure of where you want to stay, or of your budget for example – you can book a few places and decide closer to date.
You can get 10% of your trip back, if you book and stay using my referral link here
I would highly recommend it for group travel. I’ve used it a couple of times, and never had any bad experiences really.
If you use my link to sign up for the first time, you get off £25 off your first home booking and you get £9 to use toward and experience worth £36 or more.