The most important part of travelling is finding the best flights and the places to stay. I have used many websites over a period of time to book my tickets and accommodation. Some have provided excellent service and deals while some have been very unprofessional.
I have listed some websites which I use frequently and which offer the best deals on flights and hotels. You can also try them for booking your trip.
I find skyscanner to be the best for my travel needs. It searches lots of airlines and pulls out the cheapest deals.
Momondo is a very good flight search engine and gets the best deals for you.
A great search engine showing all routes and connections with fares.
If you are travelling within India, this is a great travel booking website. Of course, you can do international bookings too.
An accommodation website which is very easy to use, it sometimes offers great deals on hotel booking. Currently, it has more than 28 million accommodation listings, including over 6.2 million listings alone of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. This is my go to site for hotel accommodation.
The best option for unique experiences, especially home stay experiences. Whether you want to rent out an entire house or just need a couch to spend the night in, Airbnb is the best option.
Agoda is a good site for hotel bookings, especially in Asia. Agoda has over 2.5 million properties listed on its website and allows users to book airfares on its site without having to leave the platform.
Meet like minded people, travel the world. Get to stay in the best of hostels when you are on a budget.
First Choice is a great website which has bucketloads of deals to suit every kind of budget, with everything from family breaks to adults-only options and once-in-a-lifetime getaways.
This is one thing which is absolutely essential when you travel, specially international travel. Never leave home without buying a travel insurance policy which covers lost luggage, documents, theft, hospitalisation, natural disasters etc. World Nomads come recommended by Lonely Planet and offer very good deals and different types of coverage.
Also, read this very informative and insightful piece about the travel insurance industry and how to make an educated decision regarding insurance when booking your future travels, on the website of money.com.