Why Choose a Homestay & How to Save on Air Travel

The Advantages of Staying in a Homestay

More space: The three biggest benefits of homestays are more living space, privacy and amenities compared with hotel rooms.

Choice of location: You are also spoilt for choice when it comes to location.

Better amenities: The amenities may include fully equipped kitchen, TV and DVD players, or even free Wi-Fi, board games and books.

Cheaper: Homestays can be 30-50% cheaper than a hotel room. The savings quotient goes up if you avail of the kitchen facility to cook your own meals instead of eating out.

Hence, a good non-hotel option is a homestay. Here, you live with a local family as a private guest, eat at their table and draw on their experience and insights while planning your daily itineraries.

How to save Money on Air Travel

The best thing about travel portals is that they throw up a host of fares and tariffs at a click of a button. The unfortunate part is that a most of the low cost carriers (LCCs) fall off their radar.

LCC airfares work out to be cheaper by 20-60% than full-service ones. For instance, the same Kolkata-Hong Kong Dragon Air direct flight is between 700-1,000 cheaper on the airlines official website compared to online travel agents like MakeMyTrip and Expedia.

A similar savings story plays out with airlines like Scoot, Wizz Air, Cambodia Angkor Air and Jetstar, Moreover, these LCCs sometimes offer direct flights whereas their full-service better known competitors may only offer stopover flights on the same route.

So, expend some time and effort on Googling LCCs servicing your destination and then check out the relevant airlines’ website or call me for your help.  

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