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How Early Should You Buy Plane Tickets For the Holidays?

July 31, 2018 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

family going to a vacation tripThe holiday season of 2018 may still be several months away, but the perennial wisdom of booking flights early remains relevant, especially for those who want to save money.

But how early should we book a flight to get the best deal? A report revealed that 11 weeks before Christmas and New Year’s Eve are the best times, which fall on Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, respectively.

Booking Tips

If you’re looking for cheap flights from South Bend, Indiana, for example, being flexible on your chosen dates for the holiday season will be a factor for saving money. For instance, you could probably save more by moving your departure two days before Christmas, instead of booking a flight for Dec. 24. The chances of selecting a better seat are also higher if you are not set on a specific day and time.

Those who are only looking for a late-summer trip should book their flight on Aug. 23, when prices tend to fall due to many places reaching the off-peak time ahead of the fall season. In case you’re planning a winter vacation, it’s best to book a flight at least 62 days before the trip.

Travel Hacks

Choosing the right day for a flight will stretch your budget even further. Tuesdays and Sundays are the best days to see discounted fares, and you’re likely to have more options for seating and schedules. Airlines usually offer the cheapest rates for departures on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

If you’re familiar with VPN, you can use it to change your geolocation and find cheaper flights. You can also set email alerts to keep you on the lookout for promotional offers.

The general advantage of booking a flight at least two months before the holidays involves less stress and more time for preparations. People tend to spend more money on rushed bookings, especially if there are limited choices for travel dates and schedules.

Four Unique Attractions in Bath

July 23, 2018 at 6:01 am Comments are Disabled

Travel SavingsNestled in Avon Valley, Bath has a lot to offer with its treasure trove of Georgian buildings, snazzy spas, lovely countryside, and long history to boot. Here are unique places to visit while you’re in the city.

The Roman Baths

The epicentre and the reason Bath is known as a World Heritage Spa City, the Roman Baths is a grand complex constructed in 70 AD. Today, it has become an interactive museum where you can take a trip down memory lane and see for yourself how Romans socialise and take a bath in this complex during ancient times.

You get to explore ancient pavements and chambers as well as the Temple of Sulis Minerva while listening to an audio guide as you check out the different sections of the site. Located right in the heart of the city, you can easily get to this attraction if you’re staying at a hotel in Bath City Centre.

Bath Skyline Walk

Just a short walk away from the city centre, you get to see the spectacular beauty of Bath’s countryside. Take a leisurely stroll at the city’s skyline hill and traverse through meadows, woodlands and valleys. Here, the fragrant smell of flowers, constant chatters of birds, soft breezes, babbling spring and scenic view of the cityscape below are yours to enjoy.

Bath Abbey

Founded in 1499 in a site that’s been used as a Christian place of worship since 675 AD, the Bath Abbey, also known as the Cathedral of the Bishop of Bath, has a fascinating story. The cathedral was constructed following a dream of Bishop Oliver King, where he saw angels going up and down a ladder to get to and from heaven. He took it to mean that the ancient place of worship should be restored, and thus, this Gothic church stands to this day.

Georgian Architecture

The city of Bath is like a big museum featuring buildings of distinctly Georgian architecture. Some renowned structures worth visiting are The Royal Crescent, the Building of Bath Collection, The Royal Circus, and Assembly Rooms, home of the Fashion Museum.

Since the Roman times, Bath has been a place of relaxation and a popular travel destination. While the Roman times have come and gone, you can still do as the Romans do and enjoy everything that this city has to offer.

Wanna Live Elsewhere? Here are 4 Key Steps to Your Immigration Plan

February 5, 2016 at 1:00 am Comments are Disabled

Migration Process to New ZealandYou may have your roots in your hometown with your family, but there will be instances when you look around you and feel foreign in your own land. You may realise that the grass is indeed greener on the other side (hello, Adele) or that you can better grow where you’re independent and focused on work. Regardless of reason, if you’ve been planning to move permanently to another country but can’t seem to get around to it, here are four steps you should take to get started.

Know the Requirements

Different countries like New Zealand offer varying visas and living and work arrangements for its immigrants. You can check an embassy’s website and check the requirements to prepare yourself. There will be international language requirements. Some embassies also follow a point system; you can check their website and see if you’re eligible for immigration.

Prepare Your Papers

Once you’ve checked the requirements, it’s time to prepare your documents. You may need to get tonnes of documents to be included in an embassy’s pool of candidates. Usual papers are certificates of employment, birth, and even marriage if you’re including your spouse in your application. It may take weeks to get your papers from government agencies, though, so factor that in your timeline. You may also need to write an essay expressing your interest to migrate.

Look for Employment Opportunities

You need a job to live in a foreign country permanently, of course. You can do this once you’ve arrived there but it’s better to look for potential jobs while you’re still in your home country. There are certain job categories available: skilled migrant, immediate, and long-term. It’s often easier to move if you’re in the medical or engineering fields. It depends on the country, too.

Consult Immigration Experts

When you’re still unsure of your eligibility, papers, and potential job, perhaps it’s time to consult immigration experts such as Business Immigration NZ. They know the bowels of immigration requirements and can effectively advise you about your plan. They’re licenced by the embassy or consul and are authorised to provide advice for immigrants like you.

These four steps may take a month to a year or more, depending on your efforts and how much or how soon you want to move. Make sure you have the time, money, and patience and you’ll get there when it’s time.