Looking for a last-second gift for the traveller in your life? Why not give them experiences this year instead of more stuff that they’re never going to use?
You can do that by purchasing gift cards from one of the many travel-related websites that offer them. Ask any traveller and they will tell you that they would be more than happy to get something that would help them dream and plan their next trip of a lifetime. Here are some examples:
Booking.com: This American online booking giant sells gift cards that you can use to book stays in millions of accommodations around the world, ranging from 6-star luxury hotels to home stays. The only catch is that their gift cards are only sold through retail outlets and not online. All the details are explained on Booking.com.
CheapOair: You won’t have to rush out to the store to buy a CheapOair gift card. The online travel agency makes them available for purchase directly on CheapOair.com. You can personalize your gift card for any occasion and amount from $100 to $1,000. You can also get a promo code for up to $20 off with every gift card purchase. Best of all, they never expire. On CheapOair, you can book not just flights, but hotels, cars and even vacation packages.
GetYourGuide: This booking platform helps travellers find incredible travel experiences, including skip-the-line tickets to the world’s most iconic attractions, walking tours by top local experts, immersive food and beverage tours, cooking and craft classes, bucket list experiences and niche offerings you won’t find anywhere else. They sell gift cards online at GetYourGuide.com. You can choose any amount and personalize your gift card with a photo and a message. You can also send it by email, mail, or print it at home. The gift card can be redeemed for any of the tours, activities and attraction tickets offered by GetYourGuide in over 170 countries.
That’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Many airlines and cruise companies offer their own gift cards, so if your traveller is a frequent customer of any of them or if they service a destination that you know that person wants to visit, then consider buying a card from one of them.