Online travel booking tips and tricks put to the test
The summer travel and vacation season is upon us, but the reality is that the perfect getaway can get expensive.
There are plenty of travel tips, tricks, or tips that people use to get the best and cheapest travel deals online, but a survey by the online travel search engine Skyscanner.ca suggests that not all of them work.
According to Marissa Hills, head of market growth at Skyscanner, one of the hacks found by the investigation is working.
âWe’re finding that booking a Tuesday or Wednesday will help you get the cheapest price,â Hills said. âAlso, reservation around 4 amâ
According to site data, booking a fare on Saturday or Sunday can result in price increases of an average of $ 20 per ticket.
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Skyscanner has also addressed a number of myths surrounding booking travel online.
One of the best was spontaneity.
The free meta travel search site, which is available in 49 countries, has found that last-minute flights don’t always translate into cheap flights and that overnight or same-day bookings can lead to price increases. plane tickets of several hundred dollars.
“We find that booking three to six months in advance is really the best time to get that cheap flight.”
Other myths, according to the survey, include; using third-party sites results in higher prices and finding the best deal takes some legwork. Skyscanner said all of these factors could play a role when you book your trip, but how much depends on where and when you’re going.
Global News asked Calgarians what tips they were using to book vacations online.
âI’ve heard that it’s good to watch Tuesdays and Thursdays and always clear your search history because the prices go up if you don’t,â said Lisa Alphonsus.
Sasha Ivanov agreed that it is essential to wait for the right time, adding that he prefers to search using local sites.
“I use YYC Offers and they just have a curated list of great flights available to Calgarians.
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The survey also examined the travel habits and opinions of Albertans.
Of those surveyed, 76 percent thought they were very or somewhat savvy when researching or booking a trip.
But when asked about their past vacation, only 43 percent said they thought they could have gotten a better deal, or were unsure if they got a good deal.
As for where Albertans were likely to travel this year, of the 62 percent who are planning a trip, 70 percent said they would likely stay in Canada.
The survey was commissioned by Skyscanner and conducted by research firm Maru / Blue. She surveyed 1,510 Canadian leisure travelers from October 11 to 15, 2018 about their habits and preferences, including booking and planning trips. It was carried out using an online questionnaire. All respondents were members of the online Maru Voice panel.
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