Travel Trend Watch: Europe for Less

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The U.S. dollar is very strong right now, which makes it a very good time to travel to Europe. With the help of Airfarewatchdog.com President George Hobica, the Tingo team has put together some of our best money-saving tips for traveling to Europe.

Airfare Tips

  • Choose your dates wisely. Airfares to Europe are still high, despite the plunge in oil prices. We've seen some better travel deals for dates before mid-June and after mid-August. However, it's good to know that there is no best time of day or week to find a flight deal.
  • Sign up for airfare alerts. You can be the first to know of great airfare deals by signing up for Airfarewatchdog.com airfare alerts by email and by following airlines and other travel sites on Twitter.

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Money-Saving Tricks for 2015 Travel

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It's still early in 2015, so there is plenty of time left to plan for your big vacation of the year. We've put together a few of our best money-saving tricks to help guide you toward finding the perfect price for your dream vacation.

1. Choose a hotel wisely. All travelers are different—adventurous travelers want to snowboard down slippery, snow-covered slopes just for the thrill of it, while beach bums would rather have their toes in the sand with an umbrella drink in hand. Choosing the right hotel is important. When making your decision, consider things like budget, interests, location, and convenience to local transportation to make sure that you're selecting a place that fits your needs.

2. Choose budget-friendly activities. Travel doesn't have to be expensive. Major cities around the world offer cheap or free must-see activities that are fun, interesting, and easy on the wallet! We're thinking of things like museums with free-admission days, historical sites, places with amazing scenic views, and outdoor activities like snorkeling or hiking.


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Saving on Flights Just Got a Little Bit Easier

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Our sister site Airfarewatchdog, the site that helps you track down airfare deals and provides money-saving tips, just released its first iOS app, which makes it easier to save on commercial flights. The app helps you look for getaways from your local airport—it even includes deals not advertised by airlines! You can save on your favorite routes and set push notifications so that you'll be alerted whenever a good fare from your favorite city becomes available. You can even stay informed with tons of useful air-travel information from the experts at Airfarewatchblog. The app is available in the iTunes store, so download it today and start saving!


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9 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

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The expensive summer travel season is almost here! Whether you're going on an international voyage or a weekend road trip, it's important to keep your trip stress-free and your budget intact. We have some tips to help you save money on your vacation.

  1. Sign up for airfare alerts. Sites like Airfarewatchdog will notify you of dirt-cheap fares so you don't have to go looking for them yourself. Airfarewatchdog employs a team of experts that scour the web for the best fares, and they're notorious for uncovering "hidden" sales that aren't advertised. Unlike most fare-alert services, the site includes fares from Southwest and Allegiant.
  2. Choose a smaller airport. You can often find a better airfare deal if you fly out of a regional airport instead of a major international one.
  3. Pack a carry-on bag instead. Baggage fees have gotten outrageous. Instead of paying the fee to check a bag, pack lightly and cram everything into a carry-on bag. You'll save money and you'll save time at the airport.

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