Our Recommendations: Saving Tools for Travellers
In this page you would learn regarding different commercial links which we from Finnoy travel consider them to be of good quality and readily more affordable services than others. We recommend these services to all travellers. Whether you are a novice traveller or with much travelling experiences, these services are helpful for you!
We have included here travel-related services such as booking (for flights and hotels). Also, services which you might need during you travel period itself in case a problem arise.
We are only recommending services which we ourselves has tested and proven to meet two criteria: Good quality and affordability. We are 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!
Helpful Tools for Travellers
Whenever we make bookings, one of our favourite comparison tool is Skyscanner*. Using both the Skycanner website or application is very easy to use. 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 its hotels can be cancelled free of charge, the price level of hotels is averagely low 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 that.
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 are too expensive or you may prefer staying just in a normal home in cosy atmosphere. Then Airbnb is for you.
On Airbnb web site you will find private homes from local people. Staying in Airbnb home is living like a local and it is often also really cheap. There are a lot of homes to choose from: cheap basic rooms 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 may get a comfortable chair to calm down, free 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 do prefer lounges to crowded and overpriced cafes at the airport when having a layover.
SIM Card for Inexpensive Roaming
Roaming inside the European Union is almost free. But roaming elsewhere in the world may cost a lot.
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.