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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Top Holiday Destinations

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With the winter holiday season approaching, it's time to start preparing for the colder months—and hopefully for your winter vacation! Some travelers like to spend the winter months enjoying the snowflakes and winter fun, while others prefer to soak up as much sun as possible, even if that means leaving home to do so. We've selected a few of our favorite winter destinations with both types of travelers in mind.

Denver, Colorado

There's no doubt about it: Colorado is ski country. As soon as snow hits the ground, skiers and snowboarders rejoice and hit the slopes. But if you're not a skier or snowboarder, don't fret—there are plenty of other activities in Denver, which makes it the perfect winter destination for all. The city is scattered with skating rinks, some of which are free to use! Throughout November and December, the city hosts several beautiful lighting displays that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. If you'd rather warm up indoors, a couple of museums (including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Art Museum) offer admission-free days. Check out Denver hotels on Tingo here.


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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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Celebrate July 4th with 35% Off on Tingo!

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Wow, these July 4th sales deserve fireworks! Tingo is now offering hotels up to 35% off in top spots like Las Vegas, Orlando, and NYC, so book your holiday getaway today! Don't forget: If you book a room that's eligible for a Price Drop refund and the price drops, Tingo will automatically refund you the difference!


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This Just In! 60% Off Hotels for Memorial Day Weekend!

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Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to get away and kick off the start to summer. Tingo is now offering deals for up to 60% off hotel rooms in popular locations including Orlando, Las Vegas, and Ocean City, so book right away! Don't forget: If you book a Money Back room and the price drops, Tingo will automatically refund you the difference!


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It's Our Birthday and We'll Brag If We Want to!

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We recently celebrated our very first birthday. We blew out some candles, ate some cake, and then reflected on what an awesome year we've had. Did you know, for example, that we've saved travelers $371,376 on their hotel stays? With that kind of money, you could go to the movies every single day for 127 years! Want to know more? Check out our new infographic after the jump.


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The Most Popular Hotels on Tingo (Int'l Edition)

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We recently wrote about the most popular domestic hotels on Tingo. This got us thinking—what are their international counterparts? Here are the five hotels across the pond that have been booked the most on the site (and just like last time, we've included the biggest Money Back amount for each to date, too):


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The Most Popular Hotels on Tingo (U.S. Edition)

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Have you ever wondered what the most popular hotels are on Tingo? (If your answer is no, we won't hold it against you.) The Tingo team loves fun facts, so we decided to go looking for some. Drum roll, please! Below are the five hotels in the country that have been booked the most on the site. We've also included the biggest Money Back amount for each to date—you know, for fun!

Biggest Money Back Amount—$584.20

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