Travel Savings Secrets

Welcome to our exclusive travel deals page for friends and subscribers only

How to save on your family travel using the Globetrotters inside scoop

This page gives you the inside scoop on how we save on our adventures both at home in the UAE and travelling abroad with a family.

Most of the companies and websites we have listed on this page we have a business relationship with, so we will make some sort of affiliate commission if you eventually purchase something through these links. These come at no extra cost to you, but help us keep this website running as a free resource for families.

We will periodically update the links on this page based on which resources we think will be the best value to you so do bookmark this page in your browser so you can come back to it whenever you’re looking to book your next adventure.


Booking Hotels

We recommend you use Hotels Combined to begin your hotel price search.  A powerful price comparison search engine that uses the combined powers of multiple travel search tools such as Bookings.com, Hotels.com, Expedia and many more.

All you need to do is “Show Prices” for a chosen hotel and their search engine will go to work to find you the best current deal for your selected dates. “View Deal” to see which of the booking agents has the best price.  Simple as that.  You will also see options of other hotels available in your vicinity too.

 

Globetrotters Tip 1: Always look at the fine print! Even though one booking site might have a slightly cheaper quoted price, they may be excluding things like booking fees and taxes, credit card fees, breakfast, airport transfers, free wifi that others include as standard.  I would always click “View Deal” on the top 3-4 options that are offered up at this point to check the inclusions.

When you have found the best deal, open a new PRIVATE or INCOGNITO page with your preferred booking provider.  Why? Bookings websites use cookies to trace your actions. If they can see you’re honing in on a deal you will be surprised how the price can change when you go back to book.  Going incognito with your booking gives you a fresh start – sometimes the price will actually increase this way though, so check and compare with your original browser open too.

Globetrotters Tip 2:  Don’t forget to search the hotel’s own website. Although Hotels Combined sometimes checks this option for you, not always.  Booking direct you might find exclusive offers and packages not found on bookings websites like free arrival drinks, dining and spa vouchers.

Our Other Favourite Search Engines

I know a lot of you probably already have favourite search tools and booking sites you are already using – some of our favourites we use to do more detailed research include Bookings.Com – really effective search capacity and I love their map view too.  Sometimes we actually start our search with bookings then pop back to HotelsCombined.com just to be sure we’ve locked in the best price.



Booking.com

 


Save on meals, activities & hotels with The Entertainer

Now covering not only the UAE but many parts of the Middle East, South Africa, Hong Kong, Greece, Malta, even London, this app is an amazing cost saver when you’re travelling and frequently dining out!

We thoroughly recommend all visitors and residents alike in the UAE to get this app downloaded on their phone. Each ‘product’on the app needs to be purchased separately, so carefully consider where you will get the most value, be it dining out, spas or kids activities.  All offers work on a 2-for-1 basis and are valid almost every single day bar a few public holidays.

Our link here gives you 10% OFF ALL ENTERTAINER PRODUCTS internationally, type GLOBETROTTERS10 at checkout to avail this special offer and start saving!!

Globetrotters 10% Discount Entertainer Products

We cover more on UAE activities you can do with you kids here – many of which are covered by the Entertainer app.


Save on Flying

CLICK HERE FOR TOP TIPS TO SAVE MONEY FLYING

Searching for some cheap flights?  Do your research here!!  We recommend trying both Skyscanner & Momondo as they each search flights slightly differently.


We also work directly with the “Big 3″in the Middle East, if you are booking flights with any of these airlines, we’d, of course, appreciate if you could book through our affiliate links – they are already preloaded with any current special offers on your routes.






Save on Car Rentals

Did you know Skyscanner not only checks cheapest flight deals, you can check cheapest car rental deals too!  Give it a try here:

We also love Holiday Autos as a powerful worldwide search tool that checks over 1,500 car rental companies.

 


How can you stay in touch with latest travel deals?

The best place to see the latest news is to sign up to our Facebook page.  We also feature travel deals in our newsletter. Not yet signed up?  Just an easy click HERE and you can grab our Ultimate Family Travel Checklist while you’re at it, too.

Free Family Travel Checklist for all subscribers to Our Globetrotters


Books, courses and other online resources

Probably one of the most synonymous names with world adventure is Lonely Planet.  Now available in ebook format as well as softback books for you traditionalists and hardback collectors editions, we are proud to act as affiliates for their amazing product range that have supported as through years of worldwide travel.


We are also affiliates for these great brands whose products we have reviewed and are proud to throw our name behind:

Little Passports –  global learning kits

We adore these monthly home kits for introducing your Globetrotters to adventures around the globe. Whether they’re already avid world explorers with you or looking to learn more from home – check out our full review of this home subscription service here.

Leap & Hop – Activity Books for kids on grown up trips

Designed for your slightly older Globetrotters on adventurous journies with their parents. These books are full of colourful activities and information on your destination – read our full review here.
Leap & Hop Activity Books for Kids on Grown Up Trips | Our Globetrotters

Club Lilypad – photography courses for beginners

Looking to capture those perfect holiday memories (even with your iPhone!)? For moments you’ll treasure forever, consider investing in your photography skills this year with award-winning photographer and founder of Club Lilypad Lisa Ivandich.  Here Lisa shares with us her 10 steps to start photographing your kids like a pro.

Club Lilypad free beginner photography course


Fellow Travel Bloggers

Those who are interested in more about blogging as a line of business, or setting up their own website might like to know about some of other affiliate deals.

We learnt about some of the basics of blogging from the team at Travel Blog Success, who also have several more advanced courses for moving into freelance writing, videography and working with brands.  They have regular sales of up to 50% off their courses which we’ll publish here and on our Facebook page.
The Complete Facebook Marketing CoursePartnerships courseVideography for Travel Bloggers

We use and recommend BlueHost for all our internet hosting. We used the creative services of Annie from Ani Wright Design to develop our site from SimpleMag, a WordPress Theme available from Theme Forest. Interactive World Map plugin on our homepage is available from Code Canyon.

We use Tailwind for Pinterest Scheduling – You can save $15 off an annual subscription HERE.


 

Any more travel deals you’d like to see?  We are always on the look our for new brands to work with us and increase the number of partner deals we can offer to friends and readers.  You can refer any potential brands to our WORK WITH US page, or email [email protected] with any leads you might like to offer

Bookmark this page in your browser so you can come back to it whenever you’re ready to start booking your next adventure, no matter how big or small!!