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Malaysia Must-Eat Food

Malaysia Must-Eat Food

Nasi Lemak Banana leaf rice Hokkien Mee Satay Penang Assam Laksa Char Kuey Teow Roti Canai

Hiking Tips

Hiking Tips

  Getting on the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. – Ed Viesturs, professional mountaineer and recipient of the Lowell Thomas Award & American Alpine Club Sowles Awards My husband and I have been doing a lot of hiking lately and, as seasoned traveler […]

Use Twitter to Find Great Travel Deals & Cheap Flights

twitterSometimes finding cheap airfare and cheap flights can be a challenging task – often, by the time you see advertisements for cheap flights, the cheap tickets are all already snapped up. Nothing beats the frustration of finding a great deal on airfare, only to find that the cheap flights have already been taken advantage of by faster travelers. That’s where Twitter comes in – taking a few simple steps on Twitter will help to ensure that you get the best cheap flights available – including special deals on cheap flights only available on Twitter. Check out this simple guide to using Twitter to find great travel deals and cheap flights.

Step 1: Follow the airlines on Twitter

Almost every major airline is on Twitter by now, and finding them is much easier than you think. We at Trip-Tipster have started a Twitter airline list with every available airline we could find, and you can either browse through the Twitter airline list to find the airlines you’re looking for or simply follow the list itself to make sure you’re getting updates from every single airline on Twitter. Many airlines offer special Twitter-only deals and discounts on flights – and even if the discounts are internet-wide, you’ll still be getting them first thanks to Twitter’s real-time updates.

Step 2: Watch for cheap flights on Twitter with Twitter search

Most Twitter clients like Seesmic Desktop, Tweetdeck and Twitterrific offer the ability to run a constant search in Twitter for a keyword or phrase, like a Google search that constantly updates itself. You can monitor keyword phrases to find the best cheap flights on Twitter (here’s a hint: start with ‘airline discount’) – you’ll often find the best cheap flights on Twitter by searching around a bit. Best of all, when you see those results hit your Twitter search feed, you can be confident that you’re among the first to see them.

Step 3: Follow travel bloggers and travelers on Twitter

Keep a close watch on travel bloggers – they often maintain active Twitter accounts and will update their Twitter status with information about their latest blog posts – which are often about cheap flights. While you’re not actually finding cheap flights on Twitter with this method, you’re finding links to the travel blogs you’ll need to know about to make sure you’re getting the best deals on airplane tickets.

These are just a few ways you can use Twitter to find great travel deals and cheap flights – I’m sure if you wrack your brain a bit, you’ll think of a few others. If you come up with any great ones, be sure to let us know! You can always drop me a tweet or follow me on Twitter.

NEW ‘Weekend Surprise’ by Malaysia Airlines

Recently, Malaysia Airlines launched a new feature, ‘Weekend Surprise’ under their Get-the-Deal program. This program features exclusive Saturday and Sunday deals. You will have to log into Get-the-Deal to book.

Travel Tips: How to book cheap air tickets in Asia?

One of the most important things to do when making travel plans is to buy an air ticket as this will be the significant portion of your budget. Booking cheap air tickets requires some effort but the end result is rewarding as it can save […]

Trip Planning is as Simple as ABC and 123

Travel-Article-1-SmallTravel is one of my top personal interests. I travel to different places to learn about the history, culture, as well as local values; I try out new foods, make new friends and sometimes even pick up new foreign languages!

I always do my trip planning or vacation planning myself and enjoy it very much. Trip planning or vacation planning is one of the best ways to get the most out of your holiday. It allows you to determine when to go, where to go and what to see. Many people feel that trip planning is cumbersome and takes too much time. However, planning a trip or planning a vacation is not as difficult as you might think; in fact, trip planning is as simple as ABC:

  1. Ask family and friends about their travel experiences
  2. Buy a travel book i.e. Lonely Planet, Frommer’s
  3. Connect to the Internet and search for all sorts of information including country information, travel costs i.e. flight and train prices, travelers’ reviews etc

Now that you are thinking about a holiday, ask yourself 3 simple questions:

  1. How many people am I  traveling with? Does it include the elders, children or adults?
  2. How many days do I have? Does it include weekdays and/or weekends?
  3. How much am I willing to spend for this trip? Is it during peak or off-peak season?

The more information you gather, the better it is. So don’t wait and start your trip planning now!