Bus ticket booking was a bigger problem in India. And bus is one of the main affordable options to travel one place to another. The first choice of people in India which belongs to common people they preferred bus to travel one city to another city with affordable rates. But it was not very easy to book bus tickets in quick way or in less time. A numbers of people frequently use bus services in India to traveling in different cities and states in India. Traveling by bus services is more popular for the use of tourism, tours by travel services provider in India. But in the present situation as the technologies emerged, we have a comfortable way of booking bus tickets online.Now, it is so simple and easy to book bus tickets online in just a few minutes of time period. It’s a great advantage in the internet field that bus ticket booking were involved and using to book tickets through online services. It’s a great useful for busy travelers who don’t have enough time to book/buy tickets to go through at ticket counters.Booking tickets through ticket counters takes so much precious time which you do not desires to give it. There is no need to go through at ticket counters or met personally with travel agents or agencies. Just go through online and book your tickets as per your choice and needs without any hassle.There are many online sites which provide Online bus ticket booking services to consumers with a simple steps following. Travel agents and travel companies are together now launching their websites and providing travelers to book their tickets at ease. There are various types of bus services available as per your choice, needs and budget on Bus ticket booking. Look out the facilities when you book bus tickets online these are; A.C luxury, express, deluxe, super, Non A.C luxury, private, intercity, and Volvo A.C buses are available. Book your tickets for Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Agra, Goa, Nagpur, Kolkata, Bangalore & many other cities and towns in India. Book your bus tickets online now with a grin on your face.
Just because you want to travel on a budget there is no reason why you should not have a fantastic holiday. Budget travel can still take you to exotic destinations if that is where you wish to go.Budget travel is more about information and planning than it is about just ‘cheap travel’. Budget travel is means getting the best value holiday for the lowest dollar. That does not necessarily mean a cheap nasty holiday.You can only make these decisions if you thoroughly research your destinations. As we all know it is a great big, big world out there and to catch the tourist, operators have to be inventive in their promotions and at certain times will lower costs or add in extras to get the customers. These promotions by the operators can make a big difference to your pocket.Your research will help you find these facts and figures and when you have the answers you are searching for, then you can go ahead and book.By researching everything in the area you are planning to go to, you can establish if there are any special events on at the time you are arriving, which of course will elevate the cost of accommodation and blow out any idea of budget travel. Such changes can
make a lot of difference and can cost you a lot of money.Be careful when booking ahead and read the fine print on anything that you are paying. It is often in the fine print that there are extra charges. Examples that come to mind are extra costs for parking the car, extra costs for room cleaning, and other similar services that may have always been taken for granted in the past or on previous trips.In certain places like Aspen for example, you are going there for the snow and the fun, so you could probably have just as much fun living in cheaper accommodation, whereas if you were going to a place like Ibiza you may wish to be able to have a room with a view and cut back on other costs.It all depends on what sort of holiday you are looking for, and where you want to spend your time and money.Of course, with any travel overseas always check before you book what documents, visas, duties, taxes, entry fees, etc you may need to visit certain countries. These costs and visascan make a big difference, and may even stop you wanting to go where you want to go.When you are doing your research always check to see that the information you are gathering is current. This is most important because if it is a couple of years old, anything could have changed in the meantime.Budget travel can be just as much fun for you as for someone with an open check book. In fact, you will probably meet more locals and have a greater experience by mixing with them. Locals make a trip. Geographical beauty is one thing, but leaning about the locals is another. With budget travel you can experience both.
Having a wonderful holiday does not require spending an exorbitant amount of money on holiday rental property. In fact, it is possible to find inexpensive lodging accommodation that will be ideal for even a limited budget. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your holiday even if funds are tight.Think HostelThe hostel can be an excellent source of inexpensive accommodation, especially if you are planning a backpacking holiday. Hostels are normally plain but comfortable spaces for sleeping, washing and resting until you are ready to pursue the next leg of your journey. Some hostels also include communal dining opportunities for just about everyone, even persons who choose to pursue a special type of diet. Hostels are often operated by non-profit organizations, including faith-based groups.Holiday Accommodation ExchangesHoliday exchange networks function with a very simple procedure. Members of the network can invite persons to use their homes for a holiday for a modest fee. At the same time, it is also possible to strike a bargain that is even less expensive. People may choose to exchange the use of their homes for a holiday. The advantages to this arrangement is that there is little or no expense associated with securing a place to live during the holiday, and the owners can provide plenty of information on local amusements, including out of the way places to dine.Holiday Rentals & Vacation HomesHoliday homes and holiday apartments rented by owners or real estate agents are often very cost effective because you don’t end up paying for all the extras such as daily servicing, room service and other facilities that you wont use. Holiday rental properties are great for budget travelers because you can self cater and save on eating out. Most holiday homes also have laundry facilities so you can wash your own clothes and bedding without paying extra.Consider Off The Beaten PathOften, selecting a holiday property that is a reasonable distance from the usual range of properties is available at a discount. For example, if you are interested in a holiday by the shore, look into lodging that is within a reasonable distance from the beaches, rather than beachside. The savings can be substantial, and will allow you extra funds for activities while on holiday.Go Off SeasonEven upscale locations will offer discounts during the off season. If it is possible to schedule your holiday for a time of the year when business is slow, there is an excellent chance of obtaining superior accommodation at a budget price. One way to find these bargains is to contact the rental property directly. While advertised specials may be acceptable, working one on one with the local agent may yield additional discounts.
Need a get-away yet your wallet says no? Need to explore your favorite destination, yet you sit at work attempting to procure enough cash to have the capacity? Imagine a scenario in which I let you know that it’s conceivable to have a not too bad excursion on a constrained spending plan. I am presenting you a rundown of tips to have a good time travelling without causing a dent in your pocket!Plan Well Before Time
Yes! Preparing for the trip is one of the most fundamental things in budget traveling. You have to be a god researcher here: Search for the accessible hotels in the city you want to visit, look into all the possible recreational activities here, the distinctive eateries and so forth. This research will not only help you choose some suitable arrangements but you will also get a chance to explore some astounding new restaurants, shopping places and leisure activities.Consider Travelling In Groups
Some people are more inclined towards solo voyaging or with a relatively small number of people, usually companions or relatives. In spite of the fact that this may appear to be more agreeable a choice to many individuals, it’s not the best thing to do when you are on a financial plan. Going with a bigger number of individuals will help you share fuel cost/inn rents and sustenance bills.Prefer Road Trips Over Air Travel
Not only are road trips cheaper, they are also more fun. Road trips will empower you to make stopovers at various vacation destinations/recreational spots, an extravagance which the air travel can never offer. Next time you visit Islamabad, bear in mind to make a stopover at Kalar Kahar, Punjab, Pakistan or the Khewra Salt Ranges, Punjab, Pakistan!Travel Off Season
Everybody needs to visit Murree, Punjab, Pakistan during the summer season, or when the mountain tops get covered in snow. This accumulation of sightseers raises the demand for the limited number of accommodation and eateries in the region, thus charging a high price. Attempt to plan your vacation strategically by going in the off season.If planned carefully, keeping in mind the points highlighted, one can easily travel on a budget. So have a good time arranging an economical get-away and have the experience of your life time! Figure out how to arrange your trip, as per your financial plan rather than completely abandoning the thought.It is possible!
Some of the most memorable activities your family can do together is to go on a family vacation. For most families finding the money to enjoy a yearly vacation can be difficult to achieve, one of the ways you and your family can enjoy a vacation together is to look into budget travel options.There are two major strategies that can help families enjoy a yearly vacation together, one is to find budget travel deals that are significantly less than retail travel prices, the other strategy is to set up a travel budget in order to plan and save money through out the year for a vacation.Regarding budget travel, it is easier than ever to find great deals for family travel. In the last decade, the internet has helped many families plan, compare prices, and ultimately save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on their travel expenses. If you are looking for a quality vacation at a low cost, you can usually find many attractive offers online.Setting up a travel budget is another strategy. Budgeting is an easy and effective way to plan, organize and control your finances in order to save for the things that are most important to you and your family. For instance, you can set up a travel budget focusing on a yearly family vacation. Depending on your specific family needs, you can decide to put away as little as $20 each week or as much as several hundred dollars each month in order to save enough money at the end of the year to go on a quality family vacation.Creating a travel budget should be the cornerstone of any family vacation. A budget helps you focus on the things that you would like to do most and in many cases gives you the discipline to save more money that you would normally be able to.
If your vision of a budget vacation is sandwiches and cheap hotels then it’s high time you take a look at the cruise industry. From the glaciers of Alaska to the rainforests of Central America vacationing on a cruise ship can be a wonderful experience and it can easily be included in the realm of budget travel.For most low budget travelers, including honeymooning couples, a cruise vacation offers the opportunity to travel in the luxury of an ocean liner and save money on that budget vacation too.A cruise ship could be your best mode of travel since it includes in the price of the fare, a place to sleep, all the food you can possibly eat, room service at any time of the day or night and nonstop entertainment that should satisfy nearly any person’s interests.It would be impossible to find a hotel room that could offer you all those benefits at a price that would compare to the price of the fare on the cruise ship. Just about the only thing that is not included in the fare for most cruises are the cost of beverages and the cost of your shore excursions.For those who like to work out, there is no need to worry about putting on weight while on a cruise. Most cruise ships offer their own gym where guests can work out and burn off some of those extra calories. Your travel agent can tell you whether there will be a charge for the use of the gym or if it will be included in the cost of the fare for your budget travel package on board a cruise liner.Most cruises offer their guests entertainment in the form of movie shows, casinos, night clubs, discos and even spas. These are all geared to keeping the guest occupied and happy while traveling between ports of call. For those who are interested, there will be lectures on the history of the area as well as classes in such things as ballroom dancing, origami, and bridge and to your pleasant surprise you will find that such forms of entertainment are all included in your budget travel package.For the more adventurous, some of the cruise ships offer shore excursions which include activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and horse back riding.Along with these excursions guest can be taken on sightseeing expeditions into nearby areas of interest. It is always possible to save a little more cash by booking these excursions on your own instead of through the ships facilities which may be a little higher.Keeping in mind all these points it would be a good idea to consider vacationing on a cruise ship. Your budget cruise vacation could have you traveling on a luxury liner to exotic ports of call at an affordable price that would include nearly everything.
Today sketchandtravel.com and bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Shelley Jiang, editor of LET’S GO CHINA, 6th Edition, one of 57 guidebooks published by the bestselling budget series from LET’S GO PUBLICATIONS.Norm Goldman, editor of Bookpleasures.com and Sketchandtravel.com, conducted the following interview. Norm is also a regular contributor to lovetripper.com.Good Day Shelley and thank you for accepting our invitation to be interviewed.NORM: Please tell our readers something about yourself and your expertise pertaining to China.SHELLEY: Born in China, I spent the first six years of my life in Beijing, the city that I will always think of as my first home. Though I moved to America and attended school there, I remain deeply connected with China through books, news, movies, family, and spending summers there every two or three years. During these summer trips, I often travel around the country and have visited many of the places in Let’s Go: China.NORM: Would you consider China a good choice for a romantic getaway or wedding and honeymoon destination? Why?SHELLEY: China is vast enough to offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a fast-paced weekend in Shanghai, a trip into China’s gorgeous outdoors, or an immersion in centuries of tradition and history. But don’t come expecting Paris or the Caribbean–China isn’t your average romantic getaway, but a destination for the free-spirited and adventurous. No resorts or pampering here–part of the excitement and romance of a vacation in China is experiencing a new culture and taking in the grit as well as the beauty.For those willing to ditch the conventional and leave the beaten path, breathtaking natural sights and unique cultural experiences await. Otherworldly landscapes familiar from many a martial arts film (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero) can serve as the backdrop for your personal love story as well. Ancient palaces, pagodas, and temples invites travelers to step back into a past that stretches more than 5000 years. Cities like Beijing and Shanghai proudly showcase their past alongside their future, with skyscrapers rising one after another and an urban culture to rival those of any American or European city.NORM: What is the best time to visit China from the point of view of weather, costs, crowds, and the availability of flights from the USA, Canada and Europe and Australia, etc?SHELLEY: China’s peak travel times are around Chinese New Year (some time in Jan.-Feb., depending on lunar calendar), May 1st, July-August, and the first week of October. The best time to visit would be from late-April through June, when the weather is warm, students are still in school, and many establishments are still on low season pricing. The fall is also a pleasant time to travel without the crowds (but avoid the Oct. 1st holiday week) and see beautiful foliage, especially in the north.Airfares to China are most expensive between June and September. Even flying on May 31 instead of Jun. 1st will get you a cheaper flight. Flying September-May will get you much cheaper flights. Plan ahead–the cheapest tickets for summer flights to China sell out by early March.NORM: Could you give our readers an idea of the costs involved if travel originates from the USA, Canada and Europe and Australia?SHELLEY: China is a budget traveler’s dream come true–with the exception of the airfare, which can cost anywhere from US$600-1500. It’s cheaper to fly from September-May. The best places to find low-fares are Chinese-run travel agencies in Chinatown–check the local Chinese newspaper or ask around to find their listings.
The budget-conscious can often spend anywhere from US$2-10 per night for lodgings in a hostel or basic room, depending on destination. Food can cost as little as US$4 per person per day for meals from street vendors and small family-run restaurants.Of course, splurges and treats are everywhere. A comfortable hotel room will cost around US$25-50 per night, and lavish suites range from US$60-150 per night. For US$8-25, a couple can dine at fancier restaurants serving distinctive, gourmet cuisines.The cheapest and most convenient way to get around China is via rail. Short journeys can cost around US$5-12 for a one-way ticket, while longer journeys will cost up to US$50. Expect to pay more than US$100, however, for a private sleeper compartment for two people.The number of domestic flights in China is on the rise. One-way fares range US$90-200; round-trip fares are always double the one-way fare.NORM: If you had to choose 3-5 unequalled venues in China for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or wedding destination, what would they be and why?SHELLEY:
Jiuzhaigou: Nestled deep in the mountains of northern Sichuan, the “Valley of the Nine Tibetan Villages” is known for its pristine lakes and waterfalls that sparkle a spectrum of shades under the sunshine. You may remember the impossibly blue lakes from the fight sequence filmed here in Hero. Nature lovers can hike beneath the shadow of snowy peaks, experience local Tibetan culture, and in nearby Songpan, embark upon horse treks into the wild. Convenient tourist services are nearby, offering everything from budget lodgings to five-star hotels.Hangzhou: Those in love with classical China can head to this graceful city of the south and historic dynastic capital. Willows, gardens, pavilions, and delicately arched bridges dot the shores of the West Lake, the setting for ancient China’s most famous love stories. Sip fragrant Dragon Well tea while dining at one of China’s oldest restaurants that once served emperors. The misty waters and city pleasures are enough to captivate anyone; if not nearby Shanghai promises a plunge back into modernity.Yunnan: This province on the border with Vietnam and Myanmar is the ideal destination for the adventurous, with its 22 colorful ethnic minority cultures and diverse natural scenery. Its capital, Kunming, “City of Eternal Spring,” enchants travelers with flowers on every street, but the true attractions lie in the countryside. Pack your gear for a trek south into tropical rainforests and rice paddies, dotted by Dai villages and gleaming Buddhist stupas. Northern Yunnan is better known as “Shangri-La,” where red-robed monks walk the streets of mountain villages and snowy peaks beckon in the distance.Xinjiang: Xinjiang takes romance and writes it large upon vast expanses of deserts and horizons. Experience the exoticism of a nomadic lifestyle with camel rides across the dunes and nights under the stars upon China’s last frontier. Or trek up to the legendary Tianshan Mountains overlooking the “Heavenly Pool.” Friendly Uighur musicians will be happy to play at Uighur-style wedding celebrations, filled with tasty food, fresh grapes and melons, and plenty of singing and dancing.Hong Kong: Hong Kong offers a vacation as sophisticated and exciting as it is expensive. From luxury malls to teeming street markets, Hong Kong easily combines class and chaos. Dinner cruises on Victoria Harbour, stylish hotels and restaurants, and endless clubs, bars, and entertainment options ensure that you’ll never run out of things to do. Macau lures travelers away with its many casinos and Portuguese-influenced cuisine and architecture, but you’ll find yourself back in Hong Kong before long.NORM: What should people know about celebrating a wedding in China from the point of view of requirements, experience of the various hotels, etc.SHELLEY: Large fancy hotels are readily available, with the best and widest selection obviously being in Beijing and Shanghai. Restaurants make another good venue, and Let’s Go: China lists many of the best restaurants in Beijing. Book months in advance for celebrations in June and August, popular wedding months in China.China also excels in gorgeously done wedding photo shoots, often involving lavish sets and costumes, professional make-up artists, and more. Popular options include traditional Chinese wedding garb, emperor and empress outfits, and turn of the century cheongsam robes. A full set often includes an entire album’s worth of photos, the cost of which averages US125-300.NORM: How far in advance should a couple prepare themselves for their honeymoon, romantic getaway or wedding in China?SHELLEY: For the cheapest airfares, it’s best to start planning at least four or five months in advance. Unless you are familiar with the country, it’s best not to leave a trip to China to the last minute.NORM: What resources are available on the Internet pertaining to weddings and honeymoon vacations in China?SHELLEY: CTRIP offers a great destination guide, often with photographs. Their flight search is helpful for planning, but only those with Chinese credit cards can make reservations.CHINA TOUR COM provides a wealth of practical information, from visas to currency to vaccines. They also collect news stories related to travel in China, provide information on organized tours, and offer brief guides on Chinese culture.TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE is another good resource for destination guides.TRAVEL INFORMATION GUIDE is a forum for those traveling to China.Thanks Shelley