Favourite Travel Sites
In this page, you will learn regarding different commercial links which Finnoy Travel considers to be of good quality and readily more affordable services than others. These services are worth the money to all travellers. Whether you are a novice traveller or with much travelling experiences, these services are helpful for you!
We have included travel-related services such as booking (for flights and hotels). Also, services which you might need during your travel period itself in case a problem arise.
We are only suggesting services which we have tested ourselves and proven to meet two criteria: Good quality and affordability. We may be entitled to small commissions resulting from purchase or use of the following services by our site visitors. Get ready and the helpful saving tips are now at your hands!
Whenever we make flight bookings, one of our favourite comparison tools is Skyscanner*. Using either the Skycanner website or application to book the cheapest flights is very handy. Skyscanner allows you compare flight prices easily with their user-friendly interface.
You may do comparison by the form below.
For hotel bookings, we are not strange to Hotelscombined. This price comparison tool is a good choice if you are not collecting points to a specific hotel chain. Oftentimes, Hotelscombined finds cheaper rates than other hotel price comparison tools. This is the reason why Hotelscombined is obviously one among favourite hotel booking tools.
Please check hotelscombined.com* for more information.
If you prefer using only one hotel booking service, and you don't want to change your booking site every time, we recommend you booking.com. Booking.com has a few advantages: Most of the bookable hotels can be cancelled free of charge; The price level of hotels is averagely low; Booking.com has very good customer service in case you encounter problems with your hotel bookings and, the service is protected by European consumer protection laws. Using the system is also simple and it offers many different languages.
Bidroom is a hotel booking service, which has an annual membership fee. In return, Bidroom promises to offer hotels up to 25 percent cheaper compared to bigger hotel booking sites. Cheaper price is possible because Bidroom does not take any commission from the hotel or from the booker.
The annual membership fee is 59 euros. However, Bidroom has often an offer to get the first month free of charge, so you can register, make hotel bookings and cancel your membership after it.
Bidroom suits best for people who travel a lot. You can quickly save the annual fee back by booking cheaper hotels. We have also written a separate review of Bidroom.
Sometimes, hotels at certain destinations are too expensive. Instead of paying a pricey hotel accomodation, you may prefer staying just in a normal home in cosy atmosphere. Then Airbnb is a good option for you.
On Airbnb web site, you will find private homes from local people. Staying in Airbnb home gives a feel-at-home atmosphere for more affordable rates in most destinations. There are a lot of homes to choose ranging from simple, standard homes to high class private houses.
Check Airbnb for more information.
Airport lounges are places to unwind before long or short flights.
Lounge Pass* sells discounted entry vouchers to many top quality lounges all over the world. With less than 30 euros (or dollars), you will have a comfortable chair to relax, a complimentary buffet and unlimited drinks. Lounges are peaceful places to spend your stop-overs.
LoungeBuddy* is another good starting point for finding inexpensive lounge vouchers. It has very competitive price level.
Obviously for comfort reasons, we prefer airport lounges rather to crowded and overpriced cafes at the airport when having a layover.
SIM Card for Global Roaming
Roaming inside the European Union is almost free with a European sim card. But roaming elsewhere in the world may cost a lot. This applies to everyone while travelling abroad.
To prevent surprises, buying a prepaid SIM card before the journey is highly recommended. Roaming prices are cheaper and you are avoiding expensive bill.
UniSIMCard Global* is a good choice for international travellers. You can order a SIM card from their website and it will be delivered to your home before the journey. There are many different pricing plans so checking the website is recommended. For people travelling to Israel UniSIMCard-Israel is the best choice.
It is also possible to add virtual number to UniSIMCard to make international calling cheaper. The SIM card may for example have UK and US numbers so your friends and family can call you without international charges. Check the website* for more information.
Renting a car gives you more opportunities for exploring places while on holidays. Rental car prices vary a lot and comparing them is recommendable. It is even more important to check that the insurance level of your car is sufficient. The agreements normally contain an excess that you must pay in the case of an accident. Even a small new scratch in the car can cost you hundreds of euros.
We recommend you to buy an additional coverage to your car. By doing so, you reduce your excess to 0 euros. This is especially important if you are an inexperienced driver or if the traffic culture of your destination is undeveloped. Quite often, Small damages to your rental car are often committed by other drivers, say a small scratch while parking carelessly.
You can compare prices of well-known rental companies on Discover Car Hire*. On their web pages, you can also buy an additional protection to the car and then in the case of an accident, your excess will be paid back to you. The additional coverage is significantly cheaper on Discover Car Hire than buying it directly from renting companies' offices.
It is not wise to travel without a travel insurance. The insurance isn't expensive but it can save you from extreme costs and unneeded stress. You may start checking prices on World Nomads.
Earlier we were recommending to use AirHelp in the case of your flight is delayed or cancelled. You may get up to 600 euros compensation but getting the compensation is not an easy task. Unfortunately, we had bad experiences with AirHelp and we can't recommend using them anymore.
Luckily, we have found another good alternative: My Flight Delayed.
Their service is really simple to use but available unfortunately only for UK residents. You just fill the details and My Flight Delayed will apply compensation on behalf of you. If they success, the service fee is 30%+VAT of the total compensation. The company is a law firm and they have an excellent succeed rate in the court. Maybe that is why they have so many customers in England.