Saturday, 31 March 2012

Benefits of Air Travel

Have you always dream of seeing the world, experiencing different cultures, and meeting new people? Perhaps its time for you to do some traveling. If you haven't done a lot of traveling before, you might benefit from some of the following tips, including how to arrange cheap travel, how to decide where to travel to, where to find travel trailers, and whether or not you need travel insurance for your trip.

Commercial airlines have made it possible for people to travel almost anywhere in the world for fairly affordable prices. Of course air travel isn't cheap, but a six hour flight is certainly faster and more convenient than a thirty day boat ride. Air travel has also broken many barriers and allowed families to live in different countries and still keep in touch. In fact, air travel between countries is so cheap in some parts of the world that it's often the cheapest way to travel. 

For instance, one of the cheapest modes of transportation in Europe at the moment is air travel.No frills airlines offer some very cheap flights if you book them well in advance. Often, you only have to pay the airport fees. Another benefit of air travel is that it's one of the safest modes of travel. It often seems as if there are more fatalities from plane crashes because plane crashes are so highly publicized, when in fact, you're far more likely to die in a car accident than a plane crash. If you're planning a trip, remember that booking air travel tickets well in advance can save you a lot of money. Air travel is also cheaper if you are flexible about your destination.

For example, if you just want a return trip to Europe from Canada, you can often find two-way travel tickets under two hundred dollars. You can also save money on little things, like bringing your own travel headphones instead of buying a set from the airline. If you're taking a longer air travel trip, you can expect at least one meal and a movie or two during your flight. However, air travel's not all sunshine and unicorns - if you've ever been on an airplane before you know how scary the toilets are. I always imagine that I'll be sucked out of the plane when I flush the toilet.

Cheap travel is usually easier if you plan ahead. You can buy travel guides specifically for cheap travel that offer tips on how to save money on everything from flights to bus fares to accommodations, and meals. If you want you can also join a travel club where the prices are cheaper than you would usually find. One club called Travel Ventures International or TVI claims to take pride in its ability to offer the discount travel and weekend packages.

Desiree Richardson is an entrepreneur with a primary travel business. To learn more about travel clubs, visit Rich and Rich Entrepreneurs

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