Holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Whether you are a frequent traveler, or travel once a year, there are some tricks and tips you can learn to save on plane tickets and car rentals. Since travel websites use their own algorithms to get the most profit, an educated user has the right to know how to use the system to their own advantage.
In addition, the prices of flights and rentals fluctuate periodically, and you never know when you can get the best deal.
However, one thing is for sure: online booking portals use IP address and location data of a user while determining the price of flight tickets and car rentals. For example, airplane tickets are cheaper when purchased in the country of origin, i.e. when buying local tickets in Latin America, you will save money if you appear to be in Latin America, not in the U.S. Sometimes it appears there is no apparent reason why tickets bought from one country cost less than booked from another country.
The trick then is to make it appear that you¹re accessing the booking website from another country, the one where you can buy the same tickets at a lower price. The solution is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
VPNs are services that provide you with an alternate gateway to access a website. When you use a VPN, your online booking requests are handled by a server located in some other country. This makes it appear that you¹re making the request from another location. You may be physically present within the comforts of your home, but make it seem that you¹re accessing the website from a far off place. As a result, once you make a vacation website believe that you are situated in a place where the cost of tickets is lower, you automatically get a better deal. It is very easy to switch from one country to another by using a VPN, and it takes seconds.
At the same time, by using a VPN you will avoid being tracked by the booking website, as your IP location will be hidden. As a result, the website will not be able to play with your ticket price by making it more expensive if you visit the website twice or three times.
NordVPN (www.nordvpn.com) is one of the most user-friendly VPNs on the market. Their new Mac app is being rated as the easiest-to-use VPN app.
Basically, when you create a NordVPN account, all you have to do is turn the ³ON² button, and the system selects the fastest server to connect to. If you need to connect to a specific country (as in the case of searching for cheaper tickets), you will see the list of all available countries to connect to. NordVPN currently has over 100 servers in 25 countries.
One NordVPN account can be used on up to six devices. In case users have questions, customer support is available 24/7.
Holiday travel does not have to be as expensive as it used to be it¹s better to save some money for the presents.