What you should do if you going for holiday
Since i always plan my own trip and i would like to share to those who are new into planning their first holiday. Some guide and tips you can plan and save with just a little more effort.
First you got to confirm which country you are traveling to and the period you intend to travel.
Next, you got to search for Cheapest Air Tickets.
Follow by booking of your accommodation.
Buy a Travel insurance for your trip just to be safe!
Get yourself data plan for your trip
Check out cashchanger.co on currency rate before going to raffles place to change your currency
How to find Cheapest Air Tickets
You will need to do some homework. First start with scanning cheap air tickets. Go to Skyscanner, Agoda.com, Zuji.com and Expedia.com.
Check out the price, flight timing and details. After finding the cheapest price, don’t pay immediately. Use shopback to go to get to Expedia/Agoda (likely they have the lower price). If you haven sign up for shop back, sign up now! You will receive $5 from my referral!
After you sign up shopback, head over to shopback and click onto expedia or agoda whichever you found the cheapest tickets and let shopback direct you to the website for you to purchase your air tickets. You will be able to save up to 9 % of your air tickets booking.
If you see direct discount from Singapore Airline, Scoot, Emirates or any others airlines etc you can also still use shopback to earn at least 1% rebate even jetstar has 0.5% I mean all these are additional savings you can. These rebate can be cash out to your bank account. So just need a little more effort to link through shopback.
Remember to sign up for alliance card to earn miles for your flight. If you wonder which airline tied to which card, please the following list for your reference.
- AIR CANADA
- AIR CHINA
- AIR INDIA
- AIR NEW ZEALAND
- ASIANA AIRLINES
- BRUSSELS AIRLINE
- COPA AIRLINE
- CROATIA AIRLINES
- EVA AIR
- LOTPOLISH AIR
- SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES
- SHENZHEN AIRLINE
- SINGAPORE AIRLINES
- SOUTH AFRICAN
- TAP PORTUGAL
- TURKISH AIRLINE
- AMERICAN AIRLINES
- BRITISH AIRWAYS
- CATHAY PACIFIC
- JAPAN AIRLINES
- QATAR AIRWAYS
- MALAYSIA AIRLINE
- SRILANKAN AIRLINES
- ROYAL JORDANIAN
- S7 AIRLINES
How to search for accommodation?
First you need to know which area you will like to stay and if you wish to stay in hotel or Airbnb. There is pros and cons, staying Airbnb you will be able to see the home of the local but you need to keep the place clean at all times. Towels will not be changed daily. But you will have the access of kitchen and you can cook at home to save cost from eating out. Laundry services may be available at certain Airbnb.
So just go to shopback and check out booking.com, sign up via my link enable a 10% rebate while signing up via my link for Airbnb will get you $54SGD to offset on your first booking. Simply use a new email to sign up to get the discount/travel credit to save on your booking!
Not forgetting if you are booking your accommodation via booking.com shopback will earn you rebates too of up to 6%! In booking.com click on to the show map you will get to see the whole range of hotel prices at their respective location. This will help you to spot accommodation that suits your budget and premises you wish to stay.
Travel Insurance and Travel Data Sim Card
Last but not least, don’t forget of buying travel insurance before you travel. Head to https://www.gobear.com/sg key in the travel dates and country you will be able to scan for the cheapest one and do check on the coverage. If you choose FWD, you can go to shopback to buy directly too.
For travel sim card you may read up here for getting the starhub prepaid card. Alternatively, you can check out changi recommend if you wish to get the local sim card before you fly at changi airport.