What is #travchat?
Follow the hashtag #travchat on Twitter to meet with like-minded people. It is a place where…
The topic for Wednesday, February 12, 2020 was Travel Tips. You can follow any of the topics by going to Twitter and following the hashtag #travchat. However, I have summarised some of the tips for planning your trip and getting the best deals in this post.
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Which apps or websites?
The website www.thetouristtrail.org was mentioned. I have since visited the site. It looks like a great site to plan and organise trips around the UK. I have already decided to ‘test drive’ it to plan my Dorset trip later this year.
Getting the best deal
Most travellers want the best deal possible. The Internet is awash with blog posts and social media posts claiming to give the best tips. The tweets below give a flavour of how the conversation went on #travchat.
A2 We suppose it goes without saying, but the best way is to book in as far advance as possible and shop around as much as possible. That being said, you can get some great last-minute deals, so the early bird doesn't always get the best price#Travchat— TanSuo Cultural Travel (@TanSuoTravel) February 12, 2020
A2: Play around with dates, look for flights to hubs rather than your destination as local flights tend be way cheaper when bought separately. London-Bogota and Bogota-Cartagena for example is waaaaay cheaper than London-Cartagena. Longer stopovers = time to explore? #travchat— Travel Lexx (@travelexx) February 12, 2020
In a follow up to the above tweet yours truly made a suggestion.
Also, once you have found what you are looking for book through an affiliate link on your favourite blogger’s website. You won’t pay any extra but they get a small (very small) fee when you book. It helps support them. I always do it that way if I can. #travchat https://t.co/wscktSlG2v— Gordon Lethbridge (@lethers) February 12, 2020
You would be more than welcome to join in the Twitter chat at 10:30am UK time, every Wednesday. We cover a wide range of topics from destinations to travel issues.
There was a lot of discussion on finding the best local food when travelling and ensuring it was safe to eat. Those tips however, will have to wait for a further post… coming up soon.