Self-service travel is one of the most convenient, efficient and affordable ways to create travel itineraries that meet your unique needs.
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- Do your own travel research
Searching airlines online is an easy and convenient way to find affordable flights that suit your unique travel needs. You can choose to fly directly to your destination or include multiple stopovers if you have the time to spare, which often makes for cheaper fares and a richer travel experience. Easy-to-use booking platforms allow you to browse, search for and book flights that suit your budget and time constraints.
- Book flights and hotel stays at the same time
For those in search of an all-inclusive travel package, self-service travel platforms allow you to book flights and accommodation at the same time, helping you to coordinate flights with overnight stays and daytime visits to a variety of destinations.
- Plan your travel itinerary while you’re at it
Lessen the stress of spontaneous travel by looking up all the major tours, events and concerts that are scheduled to take place during your stay, and book your tickets ahead of time. This not only allows you to plan your trip and ensure you experience all the major attractions, but it also prevents the disappointment of sold-out events or the added expense of paying more for tickets at the venue. You can also look on your selected site for a list of some of the main attractions located in around a variety of destinations on their route network.
- Choose travel add-ons for a comfortable trip
The key to a pleasant and memorable travel experience is to get the basics right – make your flight as comfortable as possible by adding optional travel extras. This gives you control over what you pay for, allowing you to create the ideal flight experience according to your budget and unique needs. Be sure to reserve extra legroom seats (if an option) early to avoid missing out, as these seats tend to go fast!
- Easily manage your own bookings from anywhere in the world
Instead of depending on a travel agent or third-party operator to keep you updated on important information relating to your bookings, as a self-service traveller you can easily check their own flight information, add optional flight extras and check in through an easy-to-use 24-hour platform. You can also choose to receive useful reminders about your flight via mobile phone text message (SMS) and email, to ensure you’re always informed of all the important details.
About Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong-based airline offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of 140 wide-body aircraft. Their online booking platform www.cathaypacific.com is specifically geared toward making the booking process as flexible and efficient as possible, and features a comprehensive database of flights, accommodation, tours and events to add to your own customised itinerary.
Source and image: Cathay Pacific