Tips for using Expedia.com

Tips for using Expedia.com

Expedia.com is a popular online travel agency where you can book flights, accommodation and car rental. Their online site makes it easy to plan and book a business trip or a holiday.

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How does Expedia work and what tips can I offer for first time users?

Many travellers use Expedia to book hotels and flights. From experience I have learnt that you can save a lot of money if you book a flight and your hotel accommodation at the same time. You can find really good deals if you have the time to browse and compare prices.

  • If you find a good deal and want to book, read the fine print. Some of these deals are nonrefundable and non-changeable. If your plans are flexible then you don`t have anything to worry about.
  • Before booking pay a visit to your local travel agency and compare prices. Sometimes prices are cheaper at other travel agencies.
  • The nice thing about Expedia is that they will help you if you run into problems. My friend Monica visited me a couple of years ago and one of her flights was cancelled due to the volcano ashes from Chile. We contacted Expedia and within a couple of days her money was refunded. No problems.
  • When booking a hotel check the prices of the hotel and compare to Expedia. It will give you an idea of how much money you will be saving – or not.
  • Customer support 24 hours per day.
  • Expedia has a Best-Price-Guaranteed. What this means is that you always get the lowest price when you book with Expedia. If you find the price cheaper anywhere else they will give you a $50 coupon.

Expedia also makes planning a trip easy. Here are some tips for planning your next holiday or business trip:

  • Fare Alert is a handy tool to download. You will receive an email alert with information about the prices of flights that you are interested in.
  • Open an account and add the Travel Arranger.
  • If you are a business travel and have repeat bookings to the same hotel then add Express Booking. This will make your life a lot easier.

I have personally used Expedia on a couple of occasions. My best advice: Never forget to compare prices and try and get the best deal.

I have been fortunate to have done quite a bit of travelling over the last 10 years. By heart I am an adventurer and I love exploring new places, cultures and food. Travelling can become stressful and expensive. Over the years I have learnt to travel as cost effective as possible, simply by travelling more clever. Nelmitravel.com is a Adventure and Budget Travel site where I review Airlines, Accommodation, Transport, Restaurants and give helpful travel information.

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