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Travel Advice | The Best Time to Book Holiday Travel

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

It’s finally October! Aren’t you excited for fall weather and pumpkin spice lattes? We know. We miss summer too.

Now that October is upon us, it’s time to plan your holiday travels. Thanksgiving is just over a month away, so you still have time to choose the perfect destination, find flights and book hotel accommodations, if you haven’t yet. We want you to have the best trip ever, so we’ve put together our travel secrets for holiday travel.

Choose a destination.

Where do you want to go? Interested in escaping the cold? Venturing out of the country? According to Bing Travel, flights to Europe and Asia are up 9-15% in price so break out your wallet along with your Passport. What about a road trip? Thousands of people flock to New York City for Thanksgiving for the annual Macy’s Day Parade. Give that a try! Or is it too traditional? How about a trip far, far away, to Hawaii? If you’re like us and live in a place with typically cold weather like Chicago (brrr!), traveling somewhere with a beaming sun and breathtaking beach may be perfect trip for you.

Now that you know where you want to go, let’s see if we can make it happen Captain.

Deals, Deals, Deals, Deals!

There are so many of them, why not put them to use? Check Groupon and Jetsetter for top hotel deals across the world. Explore these options first but just make sure to check blackout dates and the minimum number of nights required for each deal.

Find a Flight.

One of the most popular questions in travel: How do you find the cheapest flight? Now this can be a little tricky. You want to find the best deal, but searching for flights can be an overwhelming and daunting task.

- Best days to travel: Although we haven’t cracked the exact formula, thanks to Priceline, we now know the best and worst dates to travel during the holidays:

Best: November 19, 22, 24, 29, 30 December 1

Fair: November 24, Thanksgiving Day

Worst: November 18, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28

Did you know that Black Friday is one of the best travel days of the year? Maybe instead of waking up at the break of dawn to catch the best deals at the mall, you should grab an airline seat instead. Besides, there will be plenty of online deals on Monday.

- Best days to book travel: Buying tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday can save you some serious pennies! Airlines typically offer their lowest airfares on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, since most people book their flights over the weekend or when they’re back to work on Monday.

- Best tool to track flight prices: If you’re looking to book a flight or already have, check out Yapta is a great site for tracking the price of flights over time. You can sign up for price change alerts on the flights you want.  And, if you’ve already booked a flight, Yapta can alert you if the price drops far enough that you would be eligible for a refund from that airline.

- Best tool to share your plans: Once you know where you’re going and when, add your trip on gtrot or forward the flight or hotel itinerary to [email protected]. Make plans with friends that will be home the same time as you or just see who lives in the city you’re visiting.  Who knows, they may make extra room at the dinner table for you.

Happy Holiday Travels!


How to choose the right hotel [Infographic]

Friday, July 29th, 2011

There are thousands of places online where you can book a place to stay. From AirBnB to Jetsetter, from to the choices are endless. All of the options are taking their toll on travelers requiring up to 25 minutes to book a room.

We think there has to be a smarter way to find great hotels and are excited to see that 24% of people are asking their friends for advice. We’re working on something to make this a whole lot easier.. So sign up, stay tuned and share about your favorite hotels after reading this infographic:


What are the booking patterns of guests in hotels [INFOGRAPHIC] via Tnooz.

Trip: Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventure

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

I want to go to there: Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventure. Sale starts July 9th on for trips in October.

Want to know where I’ll be next? Friend me on Facebook: Brittany Gtrot

Win a Trip to Lollapalooza

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Hey fellow gtrotters - So what’s better than traveling? Traveling for free in VIP style of course!

Jetsetter and Flavorpill are giving away a VIP Trip to this year’s Lollapalooza in Chicago. Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire and Phoenix are just a few of the great bans performing this year. So what are you waiting for? Enter here.

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