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Resources and tools: travel planning, ongoing promotions, blogging

I am often asked what resources I use to prepare my trips, pay for them and blog.

Using the right sites is necessary because it saves a lot of money, time and efficiency.

 

So you will find on this page a list of sites that you can use to prepare your next trip easily and at the best price, as well as the tools I use for blogging.

These are companies, sites and tools that I use regularly and recommend every time I am asked questions.

 

 

Article summary.

 

Resources to prepare your trip.

All the resources I use to prepare my trips and that I recommend to you.

 

My favorite airline: Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways is the airline I use every time I go to Asia.

Their service is extraordinary, their prices generally the best positioned on the market, I have regularly been upgraded, I have several times benefited from free tickets thanks to my Qmiles, I have had for many years access to business lounges in airports thanks to my Qpoints…

For my 3-month trip to India in early 2018, I wanted to test Oman Air because Qatar Airways is less well positioned on prices for India and especially for a trip of more than a month. I really regretted my choice: old and noisy airport on the way, very dirty toilets, less good meal platters, less choice of entertainment, lower service.

 

Check prices and availability for your next trip to Asia, Oceania, Near or Middle East by clicking here.

 

Compare flight prices, find flights at the last minute, leave on an impulse with Skyscanner.

Skyscanner is for me the best search engine for flights.

The features offered allow advanced searches to find the best flights and choose your next destination.

 

Make a price comparison or search for your next destination on Skyscanner’s website by clicking here.

 

Hotel reservations in Asia – or elsewhere – with Agoda.

I do not always book my hotels and guesthouses in advance when I travel.

It depends on the time I arrive in each of my stopovers and the offer on Agoda (if there is a place that really stands out from the crowd, I book in advance to make sure I will stay there).

Over time, I discovered that Agoda was the best place to book hotels and guesthouses in Asia.

In addition, I earn points on my Qatar Airways loyalty program when I book on their website!

Be careful with the offers of some comparators or sites, which may seem cheaper, but do not include the site reservation fees. In the end, you pay more!

 

Check prices and availability for your next stay on the Agoda website.

 

My other favorite site for hotel reservations: Booking.

I used Booking for a very long time, until two very bad experiences in Nice: Brigitte Guesthouse which is absolutely not a guest house and insulted me when I complained, the Armenonville hotel which asked me an exorbitant tax for my little westie, accused several customers including myself of wanting to leave without paying and blackmailed me asking for a good review (no tax for Jahan if I hide their execrable behaviour).

I come back little by little to the site, which is still very practical and well positioned on the price-quality side.

 

Check hotel prices and availability for your next trip on Booking here.

 

Check the opinions of the users of the hotel you want to book on Trip advisor.

The information you can get online is interesting, so I have always checked the opinions of previous guests of the hotels I want to book on the Trip Advisor website.

 

Check here for customer reviews for your next hotel reservation.

 

Book your table at the restaurant with LaFourchette.

I discovered the site and application of TheForks in the summer of 2018.

Thanks to TheFork, you can not only book your restaurant table directly on the site or app, but also save on your bill as the company often launches promotions.

 

Book your next meal at the restaurant on TheFork website here.

 

Book tickets and tours with Get Your Guide.

Get Your Guide allows you to book your tickets for attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Disneyland and tours from a few hours to several days such as the discovery of Basque tapas, pintxos, in San Sebastian and the guided tour of the Vatican.

 

Book your tickets or tour on the Get Your Guide website here.

 

Tickets and tours in Asia with Klook.

I also recommend Klook’s more extensive and inexpensive offer for tickets and tours in Asia.

 

Book your tickets or your tour on the Klook website here.

 

Booking bus, train, ferry and flight tickets in Asia with 12go.asia.

12go.asia allows you to book all your transport in Asian countries.

 

Book your public transport on 12go.asia’s website here.

 

 

Resources to make the unused space profitable.

Airbnb and Booking offers to list a room, apartment, house on their site in order to list your property for vacation rental. This can be a good way to promote your rental and get customer feedback for use on your website.

 

Airbnb.

Use this link to list your rental on Airbnb.

 

Booking.

Thanks to this link, your first five reservations will not be submitted to the Booking commission:

 

Use this link to register your rental on Booking.

 

 

Resources to save with Amazon.

Amazon offers various services to save on your purchases.

 

Amazon Prime.

Test Amazon Prime for 30 days to enjoy many benefits:

– fast and free delivery.

– priority access 30 minutes before the official start of eligible flash sales.

– streaming access to films and series, including the Prime Original series.

– up to 40 hours of music per month without advertising.

– free access to more than a thousand books, magazines, comic strips, kindle publications.

– a secure and accessible 24-hour storage of an unlimited number of photos.

 

Click here to start your free trial now.

 

Try Amazon Audible and get two free audiobooks.

Receive two free audiobooks of your choice with this link :

 

Click here to get your two free audiobooks.

 

 

Resources for bloggers.

Keysearch.

Keysearch is the keyword search tool that most professional bloggers use.

It allows us to search for the best keywords to use to be visible on search engines and even on YouTube.

It also offers many features such as tracking the position of your main keywords, competition analysis or the content creation wizard.

Get a 30% discount on your Keysearch subscription with the KSDISC discount code.

 

Subscribe to Keysearch here.

 

 

Disclaimer.

This article contains some affiliate links that allow you to reserve your travels and buy things at the best price. If you use it, I earn a small commission at no extra price for you. Products and services promoted or advised by an affiliate link have been tested and approved by Ethno Travels. Thanks in advance!

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

 

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