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Best Sites to Book Flights

Tips for getting cheap flights

It is possible to get cheap flights, regardless of your preferred flight path

  • Book two to three weeks in advance

    According to a Skyscanner, the best time to book a domestic flight is at least three weeks in advance and two weeks in advance for an international flight. Prices start increasing after the two-week mark and skyrocket the week before the departure date, so you'll be sure to snag a cheap flight by booking well in advance.

  • Earn travel rewards from credit cards

    Earning frequent flyer miles through travel rewards credit cards can earn you free flights. Almost all major airlines have frequent flyer cards, it is advisable to register for one whenever you book your flight if you already don’t have it. Some of the cards also sometimes gets you discounts and access to airports VIP lounges.  

  • Take your trip in off-peak season

    According to a Skyscanner, the best time to book a domestic flight is at least three weeks in advance and two weeks in advance for an international flight. Prices start increasing after the two-week mark and skyrocket the week before the departure date, so you'll be sure to snag a cheap flight by booking well in advance.

  • Occasionally clear your browser history 

    When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies. Clearing them fixes certain problems and you can get better deal as the cookies that the website stores on your system is deleted. This allows you to start afresh

Money Tools

The world and technology have moved on from the days of bureau de change and travel checks – and moved more toward internet tools that can convert money quicker, safer and more efficiently.

  • Revolut

    Is a revolutionary financial app for all things money. From your everyday spending, to planning for your future with savings and investments. You can pay for products and services in any country and their local currency without being charged or paying for transaction charges. You also gain reward points as you spend that you can use in millions of shops around the world.

  • XE Currency Converter

    XE Currency Converter is a handy tool for checking the latest currency exchange rate when traveling and for changing money if you want to. It is easy and simple to use and usually 98% accurate.

Accommodation

The Benefits of Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance sometimes feels like an unnecessary waste and your pre-travel to do list most of the time nothing really happens, but what if something does happen, giving the time we are in right now with Covid-19, it is absolutely necessary to have a travel insurance. They are usually easy to find and cheap and can be tailored to suit your travel needs. 

To ensure you understand the true benefits of a travel insurance policy, we have outlined some of the main reasons why you need one.

  • What if you need to cancel your trip?
  • Injury or medical emergency during a trip
  • Adverse weather and natural disasters
  • Lost, stolen or delayed baggage
  • Delayed or cancel flight, miss connecting flight

It is important that you contact local insurance companies in your country of residence for a quote but if you want us to help you with the best and most suitable insurance for you or the family or group of travelers, please contact us for further personalized and one on one information sessions both on the phone or zoom meetings.

Insurance Providers in Europe

Students from non-EU countries are not covered for any free medical attention off-campus and must therefore have their own private insurance. Please note that heavy levies are charged for all hospitalization and it is advised to make provision for adequate medical insurance. Non-EU students are required to show proof of comprehensive medical insurance when registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Proof of health insurance is also required when applying for a student visa.

Students are strongly advised to arrange insurance for private medical care as this ensures the choice of hospital, doctor and hospital accommodation in the event of illness.

Please note that you can only arrange health insurance with an Irish Health Insurance Provider when you are living in Ireland. 


Details of Health Click Insurance Providers are below. Click the links to learn more:

Irish Life Health | VHI Healthcare || GloHealth Insurance || Student Insure

Car Rentals

Renting a car when you travel lets you travel at your own leisure and get to the spots you want to visit quickly and hassle-free.

The freedom this brings, allows you make the most of your travels without all the added stress of  having to find your way around.

It is also very handy renting a car if you are traveling as a group or as a family, and much cheaper than taking a taxi or uber. You can book directly from car rental websites or do a quick comparison to see the best deal out there. We have put together some of our favourite car booking metasearch engine out there. Hope it helps!

  • Travel Supermarket

    This is one of the best car rentals comparison websites out there now, it gives you the best deals on car rental. It is extremely simple to use, just type in your destination and travel times into our search bar at the top of the page and we’ll do the rest. Once you’ve reviewed the range of car rental deals on your screen, you can narrow down your search results using our useful filters. They work with some of the biggest names in the business, such as Avis, Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and National.

  • Momondo

    This is another good metasearch engine. It compares prices of a lot of car rental companies. You will never actually book your trip on Momondo, instead, you can use the site to search for the best prices, then you’ll get transferred to that rental agency or online travel agency to book. Momondo offers Surprise Agency bookings — these “opaque bookings” offer better prices, but you won’t know the rental agency until after you complete your transaction. Plus, Momondo never charges any booking fees.

  • Rental Cars

    This is one of the biggest car metasearch engines and is available in over 60,000 locations worldwide, they offer free cancelation and have customer service advisors in more than 40 languages and of course offers very good deals.

  • Priceline

    This car comparison site gained fame from the “Priceline Negotiator” and the “Name Your Own Price” tool. These tools brought opaque bookings to the forefront, but both have since been eliminated. You can, however, still get good deals on opaque bookings (one in which certain details are hidden until after the transaction is complete). If you don’t have a car rental agency preference, check out one of Priceline’s Express Deals. With these rentals, you won’t know the exact agency until after your booking is complete, and the reservations are non-refundable.

Package Holidays

Planning for your dream vacation can be very stressful. No matter how long you plan to be away it is sometimes difficult to plan the trip and maximise your time to cover as many activities and see new things as possible, especially if you are a busy bee. It is therefore sometimes important to trust your holiday planning to experts that will provide you with packaged holiday that will cover from flights to hotels to all activities in between. 

We at MyDreamEscapade have rated travel packaged companies and here are our top companies that will provide you not only the best deals but also the most fun and peace of mind.

  • First Choice

    First Choice is a UK based packaged holiday website. They are all about excellent value for money with amazing deals both for family, group, and adult only holidays. First Choice family is part of the TUI group, one of the largest and best holiday booking websites. They have holiday packages that are just one click package that takes care of all your holiday needs.

  • Trip Advisor

    In their own words, Tripadvisor is Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel guidance platform*, helps hundreds of millions of people each month become better travellers, from planning to booking to taking a trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay.

  • Jet2holidays

    Jet2holdays is a UK based packaged travel company that offers cheap and great value packaged holidays to sun destinations across Europe from 10 UK airports. They provide a wide range, from 2 to 5 star accommodations with holiday ranging from family fun packed holiday to sun soaked luxury getaways both for couples, individuals or group travels. This includes return flights, 22kg baggage allocation, airport and hotel transfers and hotel accommodation.

  • On the Beach

    As the name suggest, this holiday platform exclusively book amazing and affordable beach holidays. They pride themselves as the largest and best UK beach travel retailers and rightly so. They provide you with great beach destinations at amazing prices. On the Beach act as an agent, providing a web search interface between you and various third party suppliers of travel products (e.g. flight, hotel or transfer). You can, however, still get good deals on opaque bookings (one in which certain details are hidden until after the transaction is complete). If you don’t have a car rental agency preference, check out one of Priceline’s Express Deals. With these rentals, you won’t know the exact agency until after your booking is complete, and the reservations are non-refundable.

  • Travel Supermarket

    At TravelSupermarket, it a travel aggregation website that searches thousands of individual package holidays from more than 20 companies and gives you the best value for your money. The easy handy filters allow you to narrow down your options quickly and easily and then find the best price available. Booking is simple too. Once you’ve found your ideal break, we’ll take you directly to the holiday company’s site. So, whether you’re after an all-inclusive escape, a relaxing beach holiday or a last-minute city break, we’re your one-stop shop for holiday deals

Resources for Students

Bangladesh 
Global Study Partners 
Email:Abangladesh@globalstudypartners.com

Forever Greatfull (PTY) Ltd 
Email:gofamodimobadirwang@gmail.com 

Estudios Profesionales en Ingles
Website:https://estudiosprofesionaleseningles.com/

IDP –Egypt Cairo, Sheikh Zayed
Email:ahmed.ibrahim@idp.com,    mostafa.eissa@idp.com

Intelligent Partners
Cairo
Email:samar.moussa@newton-prep.com

Astolinks
International Accra, 
Email: Kumasi edu.consultant2@astolinks.net

Excel-Plus Education  Accra
Email:joseph@excelplusonline.com 

Abroad Education Consultancy
Delhi, Kanpur, Hyderabad
www.aecoverseas.com

AWE Consultant Ghaziabad
www.planmystudy.com 

Career XL
New Delhi
www.careerxls.in

Education Link House
Delhi, Hyderabad
www.educationlinkhouse.com

Edwise International
Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Surat 
www.edwiseinternational.com

Fateh Education
Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune
www.fateheducation.com

Geebe Education Mumbai, Indore, Pune
htpps://geebeeworld.com 

Global Education Cochin
https://globaledu.in

Global Opportunities
Delhi, Amritsar, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai,
www.global-opportunities.net

Global Study Partners
Nationwide
www.globalstudypartners.com

IDP India
Nationwide in 34 Cities
https://www.idp.com/india/

International Placewell Consultants
Delhi,
www.educationoverseas.com

Krishna Consultants
Nagpur
www.studies-overseas.com

Lamrin Overseas
Karnal
http://lamrinoverseas.com

NewstridesDelhi, Bangalore, Pune
www.newstrides.com

Orient Spectra Hyderabad
www.orientspectra.com  

Santa Monica Cochin, Trivandrum
www.santamonicaedu.in

Skyline Immigration
Chandigarh
www.skylineimmigration.com

Study Overseas Global
Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Pune
http://studyoverseasglobal.com 

SI UK Delhi
www.studyin-uk.in

The Chopras
Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Jaipur
www.thechopras.com

VDIEC Bhopal
www.vdiec.com

VGC International
Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh
www.vgcinternational.com 

V&U Intellect Hyderabad
www.intellectconsultants.com

Bangladesh 
Global Study Partners 
Email: Abangladesh@globalstudypartners.com

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