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What are the benefits of creating a Trabber account?

1 May 2024

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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Seize the savings: A guide to Trabber Flight Alerts

22 April 2024

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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Trabber App: Your essential travel companion

1 April 2024

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!

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

16 March 2024

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, Trip.com, 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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Tips for finding cheap flights in 2024

26 February 2024

Are you looking to save some serious cash on your next flight? Well, buckle up because we have some insider tips to help you find the best deals in the sky. From booking ahead to staying flexible with your travel plans, we have compiled a comprehensive list of strategies to help you navigate the world of airfare pricing like a pro. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or gearing up for your first adventure, these fourteen pointers will arm you with the knowledge and savvy to find affordable flights without sacrificing on quality. So, if you are ready to take your travel game to the next level and make those savings soar, dive into our guide and share with friends!

  1. Plan ahead: Take advantage of lower prices by booking your flights well in advance. Waiting until the last minute often leads to higher fares. Airlines tend to increase prices as the flight date nears, so securing your tickets early can help you avoid these price hikes.
  2. Utilize alerts: Stay informed about potential deals and discounts by setting up alerts for flight prices. While prices generally tend to rise over time, airlines occasionally offer promotions or lower prices on certain routes. By receiving alerts, you can be notified when prices drop, allowing you to snag a deal when it’s available. You can easily create an alert on Trabber to receive an automatic notification.
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  3. Flexibility is key: Remain flexible with your travel plans, including dates, times, and even destinations if possible. Adjusting your travel dates by a day or two can sometimes result in significant savings. Trabber will notify you if it detects offers on upcoming dates (or at nearby airports) to those of your search.
  4. Secondary airport consideration: Be mindful when comparing flights to secondary airports versus primary ones. While flights to secondary airports may initially appear cheaper, factor in any additional costs such as transportation to your final destination. Sometimes, the convenience of flying into a primary airport may outweigh the potential savings of flying into a secondary one.
  5. Baggage fees awareness: Before booking your flight, carefully review the baggage fees for each airline. Some airlines charge additional fees for checked baggage, which can significantly impact the total cost of your trip. By understanding these fees upfront, you can budget accordingly and avoid any surprises at the airport.
  6. Upfront baggage fee payment: Save money by paying baggage fees upfront during the booking process. Many airlines offer the option to add baggage to your booking at a discounted rate compared to paying for it at the airport. Taking advantage of this option can help you avoid higher fees at the airport counter.
  7. Travel light: Consider traveling with only carry-on luggage to avoid additional fees for checked bags. Many airlines offer complimentary carry-on allowances, allowing you to pack efficiently and save on baggage fees. By minimizing your luggage, you can streamline your travel experience and potentially save money in the process.
  8. Payment card surcharge awareness: Be aware of any surcharges associated with your chosen method of payment when booking flights. Some airlines and booking platforms may impose additional fees for certain payment methods, such as credit cards. By registering in Trabber and setting up your cards, prices on the results pages will include the total cost.
  9. Comparison shopping: Take the time to compare prices between airline websites and online travel agencies. While booking directly with the airline is often preferred, it’s worth exploring other options to ensure you’re getting the best deal. By comparing prices across multiple platforms, you can find the most competitive fares for your desired itinerary.
  10. Consider round-trip vs. one-way: Evaluate whether round-trip tickets or one-way fares offer the best value for your trip. In some cases, booking a round-trip ticket may be more cost-effective, especially if airlines offer discounts for booking both legs of the journey together. However, for more flexible travel plans, one-way fares may be preferable.
  11. Split Ticketing Strategy: Explore the possibility of booking outbound and return flights separately to potentially save money. Sometimes, booking each leg of the journey individually can result in lower overall fares, especially if there are promotions or discounts available for one segment of the trip, as it happens on low cost airlines.
  12. Skip unnecessary add-ons: Avoid unnecessary add-ons such as travel insurance during the booking process if they’re not essential for your trip.
  13. Online check-in reminder: Don’t forget to check in online for Ryanair and other low cost airlines to avoid additional fees at the airport. Forgetting to check in before arriving at the airport can result in hefty fees, so be sure to complete this step ahead of time to save money.
  14. Saturday night stay consideration: When planning longer trips, consider including a Saturday night stay at your destination to potentially access lower fares. Airlines often offer discounted fares for itineraries that include a Saturday night stay, so adjusting your travel dates accordingly can lead to significant savings.

We hope that this information is useful for planning your next trips.

The 25 most friendly dog destinations in the World

12 July 2018

Our four-legged best friend is another member of the family and, as such, we like to share our holidays with him. Until not very long ago, it was a rather challenging task to find a hotel which accepts pets. But, luckily, tourist establishments have become aware of this necessity and, the pet traveller has a wider range of possibilities to travel with his best friend.

Curiosity to know which are the best countries to visit with your pet? Take a look to our new ranking of dog destinations.

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Meet Trabber’s team

2 September 2015

It’s time to tell you more about us, the human beings on the other side of the searcher. The ones who wake up in the middle of the night thinking about that unsolved bug. The ones who get butterflies in their stomachs after a positive comment on Twitter.

In this post you will discover who the Trabber members are, and what functions do we perform. You will see that we are few, perhaps fewer than you imagined, but we are sufficiently committed, because thanks to our persistence and to your support, we can proudly state that we just turned out 10 years old!

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New countries with multiple destinations search

12 May 2015

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Even though searches with multiple destinations are not as common as round trips, they represent the best option in many cases, especially in travels with various destinations.

In Trabber we just added the option to 14 new countries: Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, United States, France, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal and South Africa.

Countries that join those that already had the function: Spain, Ireland, Italy and the UK.

If you are planning your vacation this year and want to travel several destinations, you can take the opportunity to make a multiple destinations search.

Getting close to 100 providers

19 September 2014

With the latest update of Trabber search engine, we are getting close to the round number of 100 providers on all our vertical search engines.

We add the following airlines websites to the Flight search engine this time:

  • Olympic Airlines. This airline was the flag carrier of Greece until 2009. The company operates services to 37 domestic destinations and to 32 destinations world-wide.
  • Evelop Airlines. This airline belongs to Barcelò Group and it is based at Palma de Mallorca airport. This year the company has transformed itself from a charter airline to a regular airline. For now it offers flights from Madrid-Barajas airport to destinations in the Caribbean.
  • Croatia Airlines. It is the national airline of Croatia. It operates from its base at the airport in Zagreb.

We also add two new providers to the Car Rental search engine on this update: GoldCar and Enterprise Rent A Car. We believe that after adding these two news providers, you will notice an improvement on many of your searches. Definitely we encourage you to try this new version!

Finally, we add to the Hotel search engine a new provider, Budgetplaces, an online consolidator specialized in budget hotels, hostels and B&B, with over 10,000 accomodations in 100 countries worldwide.

Trabber Planner supports 150 travel sites

24 July 2014

We continue the development of Trabber Planner, a tool that can help you organizing your trips and reservations.

This new version of Trabber Planner is capable to interpret confirmation emails from almost 150 travel sites, including all the most popular travel sites on the Internet.

Trabber Planner is really easy to use:

  1. Create the page for your trip and add your travel friends to discuss options.
  2. Save flights, hotels and rental cars that interest you, by clicking on the “save” link on Trabber search engine results.
  3. Once you book, forward the confirmation emails from online travel agencies, airlines websites, etc. to .All the data will be processed and made available for you and your travel friends.

    Note that you can use Trabber Planner even if you use other tools to search. You can also forward confirmation emails for other tourism products and they will also be attached to your trip in Trabber.

Here is the full list of travel websites that we support:

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