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What is the difference between a hotel, a hostel, and a B&B?

11 May 2024 by Daniel

Navigating the realm of accommodations can be a bit like deciphering a language with its own set of terms. Understanding the nuances between the various types of establishments can save you from unexpected surprises, particularly when it comes to factors like pricing and comfort.

The objective of this post is that, when you are looking for a place to stay, doubts such as: what difference exists between a hotel and a hostel? If I have a tight budget, is it better to stay in a hostel or a B&B?


A hotel is an establishment designed to comfortably accommodate travelers and usually meals, entertainment, and various personal services for the public

There are several categories to classify the type of hotel according to the degree of comfort and services it offers to its guests: luxury or basic. Perhaps the best-known system is the star system. There is also the classification method by diamonds and by letters.

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Champions League 2024: Reaching the Final in London

7 May 2024 by Daniel

As the Champions League reaches its climactic stages, football fans around the globe are gearing up for the ultimate showdown at Wembley Stadium in London on the 1st of June—the venue for the 2024 final. The semifinal matches saw Bayern Munich and Real Madrid tying 2-2, while Borussia Dortmund secured a 1-0 victory over PSG. With these thrilling outcomes, supporters are eagerly plotting their journeys to the English capital. However, with excitement soaring, so too are the prices for travel and accommodations.

Real Madrid: From the Spanish Capital to London’s Wembley

With Madrid being well-connected by air, fans can explore various flight options from Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport to London airports. prices for direct flights are around €500. However, by using combinations with layovers, options can be found for about €250

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What are the benefits of creating a Trabber account?

1 May 2024 by Daniel

Registering with Trabber enhances your travel search experience. While you can use Trabber without registering, doing so gives you access to additional features and functionalities that can make planning and booking your trips more efficient and convenient. Here’s why it’s a good idea to register with Trabber:

1. Shared trip organization with your friends. Trabber offers the ability to organize your trips not only for yourself but also for others. With this feature, you can invite friends, family and colleagues to collaborate on planning and booking a group trip. You can easily share flights, hotels, and activity options with them, facilitating joint decision-making and ensuring everyone is on the same page.

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Exploring Dublin: Free gems and beyond

25 April 2024 by Daniel

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, a country located on the popularly known as the Emerald Isle, which it shares with Northern Ireland.

The Irish capital is ideal for weekend getaways. However, if you have a few extra days, you can explore the city in depth and even take some very interesting excursions. For example, to the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway, or to Belfast.

Ready to immerse yourself in one of Europe’s liveliest cities? While Dublin might have a reputation for being a pricey capital, fret not, for it also boasts an abundance of captivating free experiences waiting to be uncovered. Intrigued? Below, we’ve compiled a list of numerous free activities to fully enjoy Dublin.

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Seize the savings: A guide to Trabber Flight Alerts

22 April 2024 by Daniel

Today, having tools that simplify certain tasks is essential for saving time and money. A standout Trabber feature is its price alert system via email and browser notifications, which can make the difference between missing out on an incredible deal and securing your desired trip at the best possible price or not.

Let’s explore how to create these alerts and make the most of them to save on your upcoming travels.

What are Trabber flight alerts?

Flight Alerts, a complimentary feature on Trabber, empowers you to stay effortlessly informed. Receive updates via email or browser notifications, whether you’re at your desktop or on the move with your mobile device. Be alerted whenever the flight price for your preferred date or route hits your target. Stay ahead of the curve with the latest airline offers, ensuring you book your ticket precisely when the opportunity arises.

How to create a Trabber Flight Alert?

It’s very simple! You can create an alert from either the Flight Search results page or the Offers Search results page.

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Introducing Trabber’s Smart Fares

9 April 2024 by Daniel

Recently, we launched Trabber’s Smart Fares for train journeys in the Spanish market. This innovative feature has captured the interest of numerous travelers looking to save money. However, this feature to find the best fares has long been implemented in our flight search engine and it is available across all countries for flights.

What are Trabber’s Smart Fares?

Trabber’s Smart Fares is an strategy that allows users to combine one-way flights from different airlines, specially low cost, to obtain more economical fares. Instead of being limited to traditional round-trip flight options, this function leverages the best deals available on your one-way outbound and return flights separately to create personalized combinations that better suit your needs, whether by time or budget.

How do Trabber Smart Fares work?

Trabber’s Smart Fares relies on a system that analyzes, at least once day, all routes offered by our providers. Trabber’s search engine then can discover combinations beyond GDS, potentially reducing total costs and providing alternative schedules. The algorithm factors in flight availability, departure and arrival times, connections, and, naturally, price, to present a range of new options.

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Trabber App: Your essential travel companion

1 April 2024 by Daniel

Embarking on a journey? Let Trabber become your perfect ally in uncovering deals on flights, accommodations, and rental cars. But you may wonder, why opt for the app instead of sticking to the website? Here’s why integrating the Trabber app into your travel arsenal could trasform your adventures:

  • Mobile-friendly design: Trabber’s app is designed specifically for smartphones. Searching, filtering, and booking are all a breeze on the user-friendly interface. No more squinting at a tiny website on your phone screen.
  • Push notifications for deals: Never miss out on a hot deal again! Enable push notifications on the Trabber app and get alerted when there’s a price drop on your dream vacation or a flash sale on flights.
  • Support for main OS. No matter what smartphone you use, Trabber’s got you covered. The app is available for download on both Android and iOS devices, so you can enjoy finding the best travel deals on the go regardless of your operating system.
  • Loved by our users. Trabber’s app consistently receives high ratings from users who love its ease of use, convenient features, and ability to find amazing travel deals. Download it and see why so many people choose Trabber to plan their getaways!

Give the Trabber app a try today! Download it now on Google Play or the Apple Store, and start finding incredible savings on your next trips. We value your input, so don’t forget to share your feedback with us. Your insights help us continually enhance your travel adventures. Happy exploring!

9 tips to score an upgrade to Business Class

25 March 2024 by Daniel

Receiving an upgrade to business class ranks among the top perks for frequent flyers. Business class offers wider seats, improved legroom, complimentary drinks, premium food selections, and additional luxurious amenities such as lie-flat seats during international flights. If you plan your trip in advance and understand how airline booking systems work, your chances of getting a free upgrade to Business Class increase significantly – meaning the airline changes your Economy ticket to Business without any additional expense on your part.

Although different rules and criteria exist within each company, we offer you 9 of the most useful tips:

1. Join loyalty programs

Firstly, if you wish to have the option to travel in Business class instead of Economy (without paying for it), it’s essential to be a member of the airline’s frequent flyer program that you’re flying with. Therefore, if you’re flying with a company for which you don’t have the ‘points card,’ it’s necessary to enroll in the program. The process is usually very straightforward; all airlines allow you to do it for free and instantly on their website.

2. Take care of your program level

The higher your frequent flyer level, the greater the possibilities. In situations of overbooking, as often happens in the summer, airlines start upgrading passengers from Economy to Business class starting with the highest-level loyalty program members.

3. Enter your frequent flyer number on the ticket a few days before flying

It’s crucial not to wait until reaching the airport to specify your membership in the frequent flyer program. Instead, do it at the time of purchase, ideally at least 24 hours before the flight.

4. Check-In from home

If there’s overbooking, there’s a chance for an upgrade. How to be one of the lucky ones? In addition to following the previous tips, it’s important to do the check-in from home about 24 hours in advance, which is when airlines normally allow it.

Flight personnel often know in advance which flights will be full, and that’s why they start moving passengers from one class to another before takeoff. But if the traveler hasn’t checked in, they won’t have opportunities to be upgraded, as the airline can’t be certain they will fly.

Some companies offer upgrades during online check-in for reduced prices (between 75 and 150 euros, depending on the flight duration), which can also be a good option.

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Unveiling truths: Why last-minute flight deals are a myth

20 March 2024 by Daniel

The origin of the myth lies in that distant cousin who managed to snag a flight for 1&. In that friend’s brother-in-law who showed up at the airport with suitcases and no idea of the destination, yet managed to secure a flight for that very morning at half price.

To add to the confusion, numerous websites claim to offer “last-minute flights,” unrepeatable deals that you must snatch up instantly before they disappear… We usually aren’t lucky, but we trust that if we stay vigilant, someday we will find that last-minute deal of the century. Because the universe is balanced, and karma makes everything fair, so that day will come sooner or later… or won’t it?”

The truth is, according to the way airlines set the prices of their flights, the last tickets for a flight not only aren’t cheaper but are more expensive.

This phenomenon, although contrary to popular belief, has been entrenched in airlines’ commercial strategies for decades, and to understand how it works, we must turn to the concept of Yield Management.

What is Yield Management?

Essentially, yield management involves varying ticket prices over time based on sales forecasts, with the aim of maximizing profit margins.

One of the most common practices is to adjust ticket prices in real-time according to demand. Given that each flight has a limited number of seats and airlines can freely set prices, it’s logical to think that they will strive to maximize profit by gauging the limit passengers are willing to pay at any given moment.

For example, if a flight is selling well, companies will tend to raise prices because, for some reason, there is great interest in that flight. This would explain, for instance, why tickets are more expensive during holiday periods (when more people want to travel) and, conversely, cheaper during the rest of the year.

But what happens when the departure date is near?

When the departure date of the flight is imminent, it doesn’t make sense to think their goal is to get rid of the last tickets, but rather to maximize profit from users who left the booking until the last moment and who are usually willing (or have no choice) to pay whatever is asked.

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Unraveling the differences between airlines, travel agencies, and metasearch engines

16 March 2024 by Daniel

If you usually buy flight tickets online, perhaps you have come across the situation where the same ticket could be purchased on several different websites.

It’s possible that all these websites may seem similar to you, but even though the differences are not always immediately apparent, the fact that you conduct your search on an airline’s website, through a travel agency, or using a search engine can influence aspects such as availability, after-sales service, or price.

Therefore, it’s worthwhile that next time, before booking your ticket, you take a moment to pause and consider where you are and what you can expect.

Buying from an airline website such, British Airways, American Airlines, Ryanair or EasyJet

Airlines, besides offering passenger transportation services, also directly manage the reservation process, making flight tickets available for purchase.

Since agencies are not intermediaries, airlines often sell tickets at cheaper rates. In a study we conducted on a random sample of 20,000 searches, we found that 76% of the time, the airline offered the best price. However, this is not a fixed rule, and the percentage varies considerably when analyzing prices separately for low-cost airlines and traditional airlines.

Generally, airlines will offer better prices on straightforward tickets without complex connections, whereas agencies, through GDS, are able to provide better options.

Buying from a travel agency such as Kiwi,, Budgetair and many others

Travel agencies act as intermediaries, meaning they acquire tickets from airlines and then sell them to the end traveler.

As intermediaries, their prices tend to be higher than if the ticket is purchased directly from the airline website, but this is not always the case. Airlines offer volume discounts to travel agencies that also affect the prices offered to the traveler.

So, if buying from a travel agency is almost always more expensive, why would the end user want to pay the difference?

The main feature of agencies is that they provide added value to the purchase, although the value provided may be more or less interesting depending on the specific agency.

For example, a good agency will offer interesting promotions or vacation packages in combination with various airlines they work with, along with services such as hotel and car rental reservations. One of the cases where it is more interesting to book through an agency is for long-haul trips with layovers, as by considering routes from various airlines, travelers will have more options to choose from, including different prices.

Using a meta-search engine

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