Traveling to Europe can be very expensive if you do not plan properly. The cost of flights and hotels in Europe is also on the higher side.

I am sure all of us would love to pay the lowest fares for both flights and hotels and when you contact an agent he or she may not always provide you with the lowest tariff. This may be for a number of reasons – the main ones being the agent may not be competent enough to get you the lowest tariffs. Similarly, there can be instances where the agent may not be wishing to provide you the details as this may entitle him or her to a not-so-impressive commission.

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The same thing applies to booking via the internet. You may not get the cheapest fares online when it comes to flights and hotels. Coming to the quality of hotels, everything looks great on the internet as a hotel owner always creates a good impression about his or her business. However, the pictures on the internet can differ a lot to the real picture. Therefore, you need to check out reviews and then decide.

     •    Europe is known to have the best hotels with the steepest tariffs. As stated earlier, the pictures on the internet can be misleading. Therefore, it will always be advisable you do a thorough research before selecting the hotel. The best way to go ahead is to check out reviews from customers. You can trust such channels as customers will always write the truth. Besides, it is also safe to trust a fellow customer.

We have already seen one part of flights and hotels in Europe. Let us now look at the second part i.e. flights.

     •    The best way to find the best and cheapest deals would be to book the tickets in advance. It is advisable you book the best value tickets early and these tickets should be fully refundable at a later stage. There are times when airlines do not allow customers to cancel tickets. Whenever you book early, you should ensure the money you spent on the ticket should be fully refundable at a later stage.

     •    Once the ticket is booked, you can always check for cheaper and better deals from time to time. If you do not have a direct flight to a particular destination, you can also consider booking one leg at a time. Speaking about stopovers, it is recommended you allow at least 3-4 hours between flights at changeover points as this will also allow you more options in a situation where you were able to find a cheaper flight at a later stage.

To conclude, I am sure none of us would like to spend heavily while traveling in Europe. The best way to go about this is to book a fully refundable ticket early. You then need to check for lower fares from time to time and in case you do find one, you can cancel the previous ticket for a full refund and book the new one at a lower rate. In this manner, you will save a lot.

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We hope our tips on saving costs on flights and hotels when traveling to Europe help you. Have we missed out any aspect? Please leave your comments and tell us.
Tiffany Brock
About the Author:

Tiffany Brock is an active business lady with more than 10 years in the sales and marketing fields. A mother of two, she is currently managing her own network of marketing agents. She is often dedicating her time to write for different websites and blogs about her work and hobbies. She speaks fluently 5 languages, so it’s no surprise that she writes even for a danish travel site (such as Startour’s “book fly og hotel samlet Startour” campaign).

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