Airfare

There are quite a few websites that do the dirty work of searching through airline providers to help you the perfect flight at the cheapest price. Skyscanner is almost always the cheapest due to its multi-city searches, price trend tracker, and secret “everywhere” feature, which helps you choose the right destination for your budget by simply selecting “everywhere” in the “to” box.

Accommodation

I have been using Agoda for as long as I’ve been traveling, and I have found it to offer consistently better deals than Booking, which also belongs to the same mother company, Priceline. The reason they can offer their customers good deals on rooms and packages is that they purchase rooms from their partner hotels at a discount, and then sell them to customers at a higher markup.The one drawback when booking with Agoda is that you often need to pay upfront, whereas with Booking you don’t need a credit card, which is very convenient for many travelers. With that being said, there are still quite a few options on Agoda where you can choose to pay the hotel directly.

Transportation

Tours, activities and tickets

Rather than searching on the internet for various activities and having to browse countless websites from different companies, with Get Your Guide you will have access to all the tours and activities in one single site. Get Your Guide is an online agency that acts as the middleman between you and the travel companies and it allows you to book activities, tours and experiences across the world.

Much like Get Your Guide, Klook offers deals on activities and tickets, but it has a special focus on Asian countries. If you are looking to travel around Asia you will find some fantastic deals and more than enough reviews. Two benefits of Klook that are worth mentioning are their promise to refund the difference if you find an activity cheaper and their ‘Klook Credits’, which you accrue everytime you pay for an activity and you can use when booking subsequent activities.

Insurance and compensation

Did you know you are entitled to compensation for delayed or cancelled flights? AirHelp will help you understand if you are eligible and will handle the claim process on your behalf for a 35% fee.

As the self-proclaimed largest travel company for students and young people, STA Travel offers transportation, hotels, insurance, planning information and more for those youngsters who want to see the world.