Worried about vegetarian food while travelling to another country?

One of the things which our clients ask quite often when they are travelling is “Will I get vegetarian food”? Food is an important element of any travel planning. Some people are pure vegetarian and some even have preference for a particular type of vegetarian food. Food becomes even more important when travelling with kids.Continue reading “Worried about vegetarian food while travelling to another country?”

What if something goes wrong when you are on a holiday?

One of my friends had been to New Zealand for his honeymoon. He rented a self drive car for 10 days. On the 5th day, his car banged into another car. Police came and he was worried and not sure what to do. He called us and we immediately spoke to the car rental companyContinue reading “What if something goes wrong when you are on a holiday?”

Should you do a multi city holiday or have a longer stay in a single city?

We all want more. And hence we try to accommodate multiple cities in a single holiday. The perception is that you will get bored in a single city if you spend more time in one place. Well the answer to the above depends upon the purpose of the trip, time in hand, budget etc. FollowingContinue reading “Should you do a multi city holiday or have a longer stay in a single city?”

Find the cheapest holiday option using multiple airport flight search (DIY travel)

Couple of years back, I was planning a trip to Bandipur National park in Karnataka. I was flying from Mumbai. As per internet search, the closest airport to Bandipur is Mysore (about 73km from Bandipur. Approx 1.5 hrs drive from airport). So I searched for a flight for 2 people from Mumbai to Mysore. IContinue reading “Find the cheapest holiday option using multiple airport flight search (DIY travel)”

Different modes of transport between 2 cities (DIY travel)

When I went to Helsinki, I thought of doing a day trip to Tallinn, Estonia. I researched on the internet on the different ways to get there. Since Helsinki and Tallinn are close to each other separated by sea, flight and ferry were the only 2 options for a same day return. The next obviousContinue reading “Different modes of transport between 2 cities (DIY travel)”

How to plan and book your holiday on your own (DIY travel)

Many of us work on excel sheets when planning a holiday to a big destination like Europe, USA, Australia etc. With smaller destinations like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia etc, we may look online or contact a travel agent. What is the advantage of planning your own holiday? Travel agents may sell you a popular fixed package.Continue reading “How to plan and book your holiday on your own (DIY travel)”

Hidden secrets of booking holiday packages

We received a query from a client for Taj Maldives for 3 nights. She was getting a rate of USD 8000 for 3 nights excluding transfers on Booking.com. Transfers if booked separately would cost another USD 150 per person for a return trip by seaplane. The same hotel with us was available for USD 5000Continue reading “Hidden secrets of booking holiday packages”

Hidden secrets for chauffeur driven car booking

We all may have some experience with car booking either by calling a travel agent or local car operator or booking online. In this post, I would like to share details of how chauffeur driven cars are priced so that you can take the best option for your needs. Traditionally, chauffeur driven cars were quoted asContinue reading “Hidden secrets for chauffeur driven car booking”

Hidden secrets of flight booking

A lot of us are familiar with online travel booking or booking through travel agents. However, in this article I would like to explain some hidden secrets of air travel booking which can help you plan your holiday as well as save some money First let us start with flight booking. Booking one way flightContinue reading “Hidden secrets of flight booking”