Even for the most frequent of travellers, there is nothing quite like arriving at a remote destination after a really long and taxing trip, just so that you can snap that one picture and be able to look back on it with fond memories of the time you were effectively “inside a postcard!” The allure of remote travel is synonymous with the ultimate in luxury premium travel, which would then subsequently imply that an exotic getaway to a remote destination doesn’t come cheap at all.
As expensive as it may be however, which of course is all relative, the costs associated with remote travel can and should be minimised. You just have to know what channels to use and you also have to acquaint yourself with how the remote destination getaway “sub-industry” within the greater travel industry works.
Straight-forward travel discounts search
Searching for travel discounts online should be your bread and butter, but you need to be smart about how you search for your travel discounts online, particularly if you’re planning to visit what are otherwise expensive remote destinations. If for example you search for discount codes with Opodo, you need to make a habit of visiting the platform at least twice a day and searching to see what’s available. It’s not simply a matter of searching to see what’s immediately available, but also searching to build up a kind of profile of your interests, on the back of which efforts the platform’s algorithm will rather astutely match your travel interests with some of the best travel offers available.
Flights to remote areas depart once in a while, for example, following certain routes, so it will work out cheaper for you if you plan your remote holiday destination getaway in line with those specific flights. This is the antithesis of the generally high cost of travelling to remote locations, because you can actually visit any remote location anytime you want really, however it’ll prove to be more expensive if you’d have to make special travel arrangements, as is the case when visiting a destination such as the British Virgin Islands when there is no commercially available flight servicing that route at the time. You’d likely have to fly private, which would then defeat the purpose of trying to visit a remote location at a reduced cost.
Change departure points
Now this is one simple trick people often overlook by way of minimising the costs associated with remote travel, that being changing departure points. Sure, when searching for travel discounts through platforms such as Opodo, naturally you’ll start your search by looking for the cheapest, direct route to your remote destination, but you’ll seldom find that direct routes are available. The really good thing about these types of online discounts platforms however is that they save you a lot of time – time which you would have otherwise had to spend querying different airlines as to the pricing of the flights they have available to and from the remote destination you’re planning on visiting.
So when searching on Opodo you’re sure to get the best route mapped out for you, including where you can expect a stopover and for how long you’re going to be in transition as well as some clues as to some suggestions of where you should perhaps be departing from. If you want to fly to the Seychelles for example, how on earth are you going to know that the best thing to do is perhaps first fly to Abu Dhabi on a specific day like Wednesday, so as to catch a flight to South Africa which stops over in the Seychelles?
That type of information is readily available if you search discount platforms since the system aggregates all the information from all the airlines it is in partnership with and then maps out the best and cheapest route for you.