We work with a number of established affiliate partners in the travel space, and I would like to not only introduce them here, but explain why I feel they may be valuable to you, as the reader and traveler.
I go back a long way with Agoda, from when I lived and worked in Russia and travelled periodically around Asia and beyond. Sveta and I use them still today, in fact.
Agoda started as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore in 2005 (when I first started using them), and since then has grown to offer a global network of 2 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Agoda provides travelers with easy access to a wide choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes, and villas to suit all budgets and travel occasions.
Headquartered in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and employs more than 4,000 staff in more than 30 countries. Agoda.com and the Agoda mobile app are available in 38 languages.
In researching travel arrangements, I often find that they have some of the best deals out there, and so I am proud to recommend Agoda.com as a one of our primary travel resources.
Wherever your travels take you, this outfit is there to show you the unique and unmissable things to do in your destination. With GetYourGuide on your side (and in your pocket), creating memorable moments has never been easier. Today, millions have used GetYourGuide to turn their travel dreams into reality. And they are just getting started.
This partner might be one of my favorite resources on the site, as it allows for an almost infinite personalization options of any trip that you might have planned, and in many cases it positions you the traveler, to save money (and time waiting in line) for tours and excursions you were probably planning to do anyway. Lastly GetYourGuide is a resource that will really pique your interest in a given destination, and it might even inspire you to add in that one extra day, just allow ample time to do everything you really want to experience while you are there.
Memories aren’t made while standing in line. Don’t waste a moment. Book ahead and skip the lines at the world’s biggest attractions.
Get personalized recommendations before and during your trip to experience all your destination has to offer.
TourRadar is one of our key partners, as they provide so much more than just land tours. Make sure you check out their River Cruises section, as well as Safari Tours, Rail Tours, Biking and Trekking and a wide range of other adventure tour styles, as well as cultural themed tours. You can spend hours here (I know I do) – so don’t say we didn’t warn you!
TourRadar is ‘the Adventure Booking Platform’, offering the world’s largest selection of multi-day organized adventures worldwide. Their intuitive online platform seamlessly connects travelers with 2,500+ multi-day operators, offering 50,000+ adventures in more than 160 countries globally
With offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, TourRadar’s global travel experts are available online 24/7 to support the entire booking and travel experience.
TourRadar promotes environmentally sustainable travel by enabling all travelers to view and offset the carbon impact of their adventures, and the company works tirelessly with local operators to help protect and strengthen the communities that benefit from adventure tourism.
And be sure you check in periodically to see what amazing tour packages deals that TourRadar is featuring!
The leading authority and market leader for consumer cruise information; no other single resource covers the world of cruising as thoroughly as Cruise Critic. Since its inception in 1995, Cruise Critic has earned the status of being the most influential cruise site and an innovator of consumer cruise news. The site was acquired by TripAdvisor in 2007, and is part of the largest travel community in the world.
With the aim of helping people to find the right cruise, Cruise Critic features more than 650,000 cruise reviews as well as advice and information from the team of cruise experts on everything from choosing a ship to planning your time in port.
The site also offers itinerary and pricing information, deals and money-saving tips.
Cruise Critic features reviews of 700 cruise ships, including ocean, river, luxury and expedition vessels, with information from our team of experts, as well as reviews from people who’ve recently cruised on these ships. The content covers all aspects of a cruise, from cabins and dining options, to onboard ambiance. Cruise Critic also provides an overview of the 120+ cruise lines featured on the site, and almost 500 ports worldwide, to help travelers find the right cruise and itinerary, and plan their trips with confidence.
During my time working as a travel agent, I can honestly say that I enjoyed working with this crowd, and I am quite pleased to be associated with them. G Adventures is a small business that just took off, but somehow maintained that small business feel. They started off in Canada in 1990, founded by a guy named Bruce Poon Tip who, as a traveler, quickly realized that there was luxury travel, or traditional tourism, as we know it, and there was backpacking, with not much in between. So he set out to create his own niche in the budget travel space that offers great experiences at value price points. Today G Adventures employs 2,200 people in 28 offices worldwide.
The G in G Adventures, they will tell you, stands for Good. This outfit really considers itself a social venture as much as it is a travel operation, in that they seek opportunities to create positive impacts on local communities around the world. These local communities might be indigenous peoples, women, youth — anyone who has traditionally been marginalized or undervalued, and they do seem to take this social responsibility seriously. But they do it in a fun way, and I never got the impression that they ram it down the clients throat or promote this social consciousness at the expense of the travel offering. My clients had good things to say about them when they returned home, and for me, that’s really all I needed to know.
And they do offer some cool options, particularly for single travelers and for those that want to get a little bit off the beaten path and have some truly unique experiences. I look forward to highlighting at some some of these travel opportunities here on this site.
CheapOair is a leading provider of airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars and vacation packages through its extensive partnerships with top travel brands and a wide breadth of inventory.
Since 2005, CheapOair has been in the business of helping budget-savvy travelers explore the globe at a discount. Their parent company provides innovative, intuitive technologies that steers users toward the deals.
As a travel agent I frequently referred clients to this site (when it made more sense for them to book their own flights).
I have found that they also have great resort + flight packages under their bundle deals. Users can recreate many of the so-called specials offered by the big resort vacation package operators (though it is important to make sure you are comparing apples to apples).
BikesBooking.com is an online booking service for motorcycles, scooters, quads, and bicycles all over the world. BikesBooking compares the prices of 950 rental companies from over 40 countries. 50,000 vehicles are available for booking in more than 2,000 locations around the world.
BikesBooking provides an alternative to car rentals, which in turn opens up a whole new aspect of the journey and can completely transform the way you experience your destination.
OK, let’s see a show of hands; who loves emerging from baggage claim in a foreign land and immediately getting engulfed by a swarm of taxi drivers, and then entering into prolonged negotiations (or just simply overpaying, due to lack of local knowledge)? I’m going just say that was never my favorite part of any of the trips I’ve ever taken. It would have been pretty good if I had been able to quickly and conveniently just book that car in advance.
So this is basically what you do with GetTransfer.com – just online and book that transfer. Download the app so that you have it all at the ready, no need to print out anything and fumble around for that voucher.
GetTransfer.com is a booking service for transfers and car rentals with a personal driver at the best prices.
Booking a transfer on GetTransfer.com is more advantageous than taking a taxi or contacting other transport companies, particularly when traveling a distance of over 30 km.
And you aren’t even limited to cars – you can book a helicopter or airplane transfer if you need one!
OMIO is a platform on which users can search for and book travel tickets. Trains, buses, and flights in Europe are compared in one search.
Trains only go where they build the tracks (obviously) and so that high speed train connection between the cities you are traveling between might not exist – or it might involve a lengthy stop. And so it sometimes happens that destination you might need on a certain date might be better served by a clean comfortable motor coach. Or it might be you need (or want) a ferry to get there.
And in some cases, it might be better to just hop on a short flight. OMIO puts those options right at your fingertips.
Rail Europe is a leading distributor of European rail products, providing access to an extensive array of rail products from over 50 European train companies. Rail Europe helps travelers find their own path by guiding and offering tools and inspiration for traveling by train in Europe.
So if you don’t want to spend the mental energy trying to book a Euro-rail pass – of it you just don’t need one – just save the headache and book the tickets in advance for the dates and trains you want.
Trainline claims to be Europe’s leading train and coach app. They work with over 210 rail and coach companies to help their customers travel to thousands of destinations across 45 countries.
Their aim is to bring together all rail, coach, and other travel services into one simple experience so customers can get the best prices and smart, real-time travel information on the go.
Their platform hosts more than 80 million visits per month and sells more than 210 tickets every minute.
Trainline helps customers make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every single day. So if give them a look when making travel plans in Europe.
12go Asia is a multi-model travel agency that handles tickets for trains, buses, ferries, charters in Southeast Asia and around the world. Tickets are sold for more than 5,000 destinations in 100+ countries worldwide.
12Go has already helped more than 3,500,000 travelers from around the world get from point A to point B trouble-free and with a high-quality service guarantee. Over the years, the service has received more than 166,000 customer reviews.
Incorporated in Singapore in 2012 with its main operational offices in Bangkok, 12Go serves multinational customers with high-quality, safe, secure and efficient transportation services. The company became a powerful system for B2B and B2C online ticketing with its most advanced technology and based on state of the art programming.
I really like that this operator offers train tickets and ferries beyond Asia, in many places that are otherwise harder to find (at least on a reputable site). Here I am referring to places like Peru, Turkey, Armenia, Jordan, Egypt, and a number of other amazing destinations.
Discover Cars is an Award winning car rental comparison website (World Travel Awards, Financial Times 1000, Inc. 5000). Customers can find, compare and rent a car globally. And by globally, we mean over 10,000 locations worldwide.
They offer multi-lingual support 24/7, as well as free cancellations and no hidden fees (unlike most car rental sites). Discover Cars includes all mandatory fees, taxes, and extras in the quoted price so there won’t be any surprises when you arrive at the rental desk.
They go out of their way to handle their business the right way, in a time when the travel industry has been upended by shortages and unexpected surprises at any turn, and this is clearly reflected in their reviews and online ratings. Give them a look.
With more than 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions, Trip.com has built an extensive hotel network to give the customers a fantastic choice of accommodations.
Their far-reaching flight network has over 2 million individual flight routes that connect more than 5,000 cities around the globe.
Trip.com offers train ticket bookings as well.
And on top of this, you get 24/7 English customer service, as well. Not too many options out there that offer this.
Trip.com provides one-stop travel booking services in 20 languages through the website and mobile app. Trip.com is a part of the Ctrip Group, a NASDAQ-listed company since 2003 (NASDAQ: CTRP) with over 30,000 employees and over 300 million members, making it one of the world’s leading online travel agencies.
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