Travel Resources

I have been using services from the following companies in the past 8 years to keep my budget under control.

FLIGHTS

googleGoogle Flight
One of the best flight search engines out there, Google Flights lets you enter your departure airport and see flights all over the world in a map so you can see where the cheapest destination in. They also suggest different dates for cheaper flights.
momondo Momondo
This website search across airlines, travel sites and low cost carriers, find the best flight tickets, and direct you for free to the companies that sell them. With one click you can see which ticket is the cheapest, quickest or best deal. All you have to do is choose and you are ready to travel the world.
skyscannerSkyscanner
This great website searches a lot of different airlines, including many of the budget carriers that larger sites miss. I always start with Skyscanner before compare it with other websites.
kayakKAYAK
This website search other travel sites for you and show their offer in a clear, intuitive display – so you can easily compare and filter the results. Once you find what you want, we let you choose where to book whereas most other travel sites do not. KAYAK is available in over 40 international sites and 20 languages.
tiketcomTiket.com
This website is one of the best in Indonesia, not only for flight tickets, but also for hotels, train tickets, concerts, and even car hires. We’ve been using services from Tiket.com in the past few years.

ACCOMMODATIONS

airbnbAirBnB
AirBnB connects you with homeowners who rent out their homes / apartments to you. You’ll get all the comforts of home, the chance to stay in a local, non-touristy part of where you are going, and pay a fraction of the cost of a hotel room. (If you’re new to Airbnb, get Rp295,000 off your first stay!)
bookingcomBooking.com
Booking.com provides great resource and booking site for cheap hotels and other accommodation. I like their easy to use interface too, wide selection, and no money down policy. They are especially good for listing in developing countries.
agodaAgoda.com
Agoda.com is an amazing website for accommodation in Asia. This should be your primary accommodation website for guesthouses and hotels in Asia. They have the most robust inventory and offer the best rates.
couchsurfingCouchSurfing
CouchSurfing allows you to stay on people’s couches or spare rooms for free. It’s a great way to save money while meeting locals who can tell you much more about a city than you will find out in a hostel/hotel. It’s your chance to get new friends and live with locals.

TRANSPORTATION

rome2rioRome2Rio
This website allows you to see how to get from point A to point B the best and cheapest way possible. Just enter your departure and arrival destinations and it will give you all the bus, train, plane, or boat routes that can get you there as well as how much they cost. One of the best transportation website out there!
megabuscomMegabus.com
Megabus.com is the market-leading budget inter-city coach operator in the UK, Europe and North America as low as $1/£1/€1.  They also operate megatrain.com a low-cost rail service in the UK Linking around 60 locations in the UK on the South West Trains and East Midlands Trains networks.
trainlineTrainline
This website help you save on rail tickets by highlighting the cheapest prices for your next UK national rail booking. You can benefit from great savings when buying your train tickets in advance. They also operate trainline.eu where you can buy your train tickets to European destinations from SNCF, Deutsche Bahn, Eurostar, Thalys and more.
uberUber
Uber is connecting riders to drivers through an app, and make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence in more than 60 cities around the world. (If you’re new to Uber, get a FREE ride worth up to Rp 25,000 each of your first 2 ride in Indonesia with invite code UBERMILIUE, and up to £10 in the UK with invite code LOPAKUE for your first ride)

MISCELLANOUS

giffgaffgiffgaff
If you are a traveler or live in the UK, get giffgaff. giffgaff gives you contract-free plans (starting at £5 per month) with free call and text messaging to other giffgaff users, plus price per minute calling from the UK to abroad start from 20p a minute. I’ve been using giffgaff from the first day I arrived in the UK. (Get £5 bonus credit by ordering it online)
virginedVirgin Experience Days
At Virgin Experience Days you can find lots of inspirational gifts that suit everyone, from the thrill of Ferrari driving to the chill of pamper days. We have loads of experiences with many different themes offering fantastic choice and great value. Prices range from an affordable £6 Football stadium tour, to an ultra indulgent £20,750 week on Richard Branson’s private island.
rymanRyman
With over 200 stores nationwide and over 120 years of retailing experience you can rely on Ryman for all your home, office and convenience needs. Students can benefit from 10% Student Discount – and it couldn’t be easier.
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