10 best money-saving tips for travelling
If you want to travel, you need to have a lot of money. True or false? False! Sure, travelling requires a certain budget, but if you travel in a smart way by making smart choices, having different priorities and using simple strategies to save money, you can still enjoy the experience of discovering new places without spending a fortune. Check out our 10 tips on how to hit the road without hitting financial rock bottom.
Autumn flights under €90
Fewer crowds, shorter lines, idyllic weather and lower prices for everything, from accommodations to plane tickets! Yes, there are plenty of reasons why autumn is often referred to as the sweet spot of travel for many destinations. However, if you want to take advantage of autumn’s opportunities, you better think ahead and make your travel arrangements ASAP! If this puts too much pressure on you, well, don't panic: we've got you covered. Here are some suggestions for your autumn escape under €90 from airports connected by GoOpti.
Flight delays are increasing. What to do?
The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation - Eurocontrol recently released a forecast stating that in the next 20 years delayed flights of up to two hours will increase by seven times. The number of flights will increase by 53 percent, while the most important European airports can increase their capacity by up to 16 percent. This means that by 2040, about half a million passengers will be late for up to two hours every day due to a flight delay. Delays (and also strikes!) can cause many inconveniences, therefore read the following 3 tips how to protect yourself against the negative consequences of flight delays.
6 tips how to find ridiculously cheap flights [ERROR FARES]
Extremely low fares of airline tickets are often the result of errors that airlines fail to detect in a timely manner. The good news is that such errors happen quite often and that you can also take advantage of them! Discover 6 tips on how to find ridiculously cheap flights.
GoOpti placed among the ‘big ones’- FlixBus, Uber, Gett and BlaBlaCar
GoOpti will be participating at the NOAH conference together with Uber, BlaBlaCar, Flixbus, Gett and other big names from the digital industry. The NOAH conference is an eminent event dedicated to bringing together Europe’s top leaders and future-shaping executives and investors active across segments driven by digital revolution.
Reach the Croatian coast with GoOpti by travelling to Pula and Rijeka
GoOpti has opened new routes connecting airports in Venice, Trieste, Treviso, Zagreb and Ljubljana with the Croatian cities of Pula and Rijeka. This way, your choice of airports from which you can easily reach Croatia will significantly increase. Here is why Pula and Rijeka are the best cities to start your holidays in Croatia.
Top solo travel destinations
Although holidays can be a great way to spend extended periods of time with friends or family, it can also be the perfect time to fly solo, and often, exploring is best done alone, to ensure you get to see and do everything a place has to offer – not to mention it’s cheaper and the logistics are far easier to manage. Here are some of the best places in the world to check out by yourself.
5 reasons why GoOpti is better than the bus
Travelling by bus has come back into fashion recently in terms of a cheaper and 'greener' type of travel. Several bus companies also connect city centers with international airports and attract passengers who like to travel carefree, leaving their car at home and spending as little as possible for their transfer to the airport. However, if those passengers knew the following 5 reasons why GoOpti is better than the bus, they would most likely change their mind …
New airline routes in 2018
Do you know that the world will soon become even more accessible? In fact, with the start of the summer timetable (March 25), many airlines will open new routes. To make the planning of your holidays easier, we carried out a small research and collected the most relevant information about new flight connections in 2018 available from airports within the GoOpti network.
"You must have a lot of courage to see and accept things as they are." Slovenian doctors in Liberia
Do you remember the brave doctors who were the first to organize a Slovenian surgical humanitarian expedition to Gambia? We are proud that we were once again able to take care of their transportation to / from the airport on their second expedition. This time they were assigned to Liberia, which urgently needs help, as only 150 doctors take care of 4 million inhabitants. When we found out what they managed to accomplish, we were amazed… Outstanding!! This is all we can say.
How to save money on flight tickets in 2018?
Anyone who has at least some experience in buying airline tickets knows that timing is everything. Because ticket prices are constantly changing, it is good to know when to make a purchase in order to get the best price. Here are some of the most useful airfare money-saving tips for 2018.
The match of the century has begun: Ryanair vs. Booking.com
In the ring we see two giants, who once dealt with different segments but are now fishing in the same pond. With booking.com expanding its service portfolio by adding the option to book flights, Ryanair is now hitting back with a new incentive that gives customers who book accommodation with Ryanair Rooms 10% back in credit to spend on flights.
Stories of GoOpti passengers: Erik, war reporter [VIDEO]
The GoOpti passenger Erik Valenčič is a journalist, war reporter and one of the best connoisseurs of the Middle East. As a reporter, he has already risked his life in Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Afghanistan … Discover what did he learn from living in extreme situations.
Ryanair hand luggage policy changes: the 2nd (bigger) bag must be put in hold
This week Ryanair started with their new hand luggage policy, allowing passengers with two pieces of hand luggage to take only the small one on board. The 2nd (bigger) bag must be put in hold (free of charge).
GoOpti passenger Nejc Žnidarčič = Batman and James Bond in a kayak
Nejc Žnidarčič is a GoOpti passenger fueled by adrenaline. A professional wildwater kayaker with 19 medals from world championships is the most successful Slovenian kayaker ever. He is so good also because, as he says, he has a bit of Batman in himself. And a bit of James Bond. Discover the journey of a top sportsman.
What to do if Ryanair cancels your flight?
If you happen to be among those who had their Ryanair flight cancelled, it is good to know your rights and what you can do to solve the situation as easily and peacefully as possible, especially if you also booked a GoOpti transfer.
GoOpti Driver Stories: Meet the Sancin Family
In the Sancin family everyone drives for GoOpti; dad Giuseppe, mum, both daughters Alice and Elisa and their partners. They have always been very close. Before they were dealing with horses, but when dad discovered GoOpti... ''Dad decides to do something and then we all follow him'', said Alice, while dad added: "It was a success to discover GoOpti, which is a perfect organization." Are you curious to learn their secret?
Solo female travel is on the rise. Meet V.!
Many people travel around the world alone. 'Solo' journeys are becoming an increasingly popular choice especially for women. Booking.com claims that in 2014, 72% of US women took a solo journey*. Meet V., a blogger and GoOpti (solo) traveler from Singapore. Learn why she chooses to travel alone, discover the positive (but also the negative) adventures that you can experience on such travels, and what advises she gives to all the women who are thinking to embark on a solo journey.
Car vs. GoOpti / Pros & Cons
Driving to the airport with your car sometimes looks like the most comfortable choice. It gives you the freedom to choose the time of departure freely and to travel at your own pace and in the privacy of your own vehicle. However, there are always two sides of the medal. Travelling to the airport with your car also means that you (can) meet unexpected traffic congestions that can make your journey to the airport a pretty hectic experience. We listed some of the most common situations that may occur on the journey to the airport and compared the ride with your car to the ride with GoOpti. Take a look!
80% discount for GoOpti services? Valeria knows how.
Valeria can be described as a woman with a bold attitude. She likes to boast about her expert skills of reducing the price of her GoOpti rides for nearly 80% with the Bring a friend referral program. Recently, we had the opportunity to meet Valeria in person and, of course, we wanted to know what tricks she uses. When she explained what she was doing, we were left gob smacked. It’s so easy. The Bring a friend referral program works very simply. All you need to do is to send your friends a €5 discount code for their first GoOpti transfer. When a friend purchases his/her transfer and applies the discount, you automatically receive €5 on your GoOpti account.
Arne Hodalič, award winning photographer, on the expedition to Botswana and Namibia: "It was one of the better adventures in my career."
Arne Hodalič is by far the most successful Slovenian photographer and certainly one of the most experienced GoOpti travelers. GoOpti has recently brought him and his team to the Munich Airport, from where they continued their journey to Namibia and Botswana. In this short interview, he explains, why he is traveling to the most remote places of the world, what happens when elephants attack, and what surprises await you in places where (you think) there is no living soul ... :)
A special visit from Ravenna
In the scope of the SME2 project, the Slovene GoOpti branch received a special visit by representatives of the Institute on Transport and Logistics and students of transport and logistics from Ravenna, Italy. A group of 20 enthusiastic guests decided to get to know GoOpti as an example of a successful business practice in innovative passenger transport.
Adventures of GoOpti passengers: 'Work hard, play harder'
She misses every other flight. She can fall asleep anywhere. She travels alone but she is never lonely. For her, life is all about passion and pleasure. Her adventurous spirit gives her confidence that helps her to easily cope with a wide variety of travel challenges. Discover the adventures of GoOpti passenger Petya!
GoOpti Driver Stories: Meet the cool guys, Medo and Andrej
Medo and Andrej – GoOpti drivers with many years of experience. Two untamed souls who have chosen life on the road. Each of them with his own repertoire of gobsmacking stories. Here they are to share them with you.
Cool ideas for May Day holidays
Do you remember winter, when we eagerly waited for warm and sunny days? Now they are finally here, let’s take advantage of them! We have selected for you some attractive offers for the May Day holidays, which are friendly to your wallet and promise an interesting experience. If spring awakes your travel itch, scratch it quickly :) Book a plane ticket and a GoOpti transfer to the airport and start the spring with a new exciting travel experience.
Hello! I’m Petra and I’m your GoOpti driver. Yes, I’m a woman.
What image do you get in your mind when you think of a driver? A tall, dark, handsome man, with a deep, calm voice? It is true that professional drivers are mostly men, however it is far from the truth that women cannot do the job as well as their male colleagues. Meet Petra - the GoOpti driver!
Sunsets on the East Thai islands
Mic and Katja, GoOpti guest bloggers, left Bangkok and went to Samui island, where they practiced yoga, cycled and hunt for ice-creamed colored sunsets. Read their new adventures.
Couples travelling. A nightmare or a memorable experience? Ask Helena and Aleš!
Couples travelling. For some, a nightmare they want to forget as soon as possible, for others an experience that always puts a smile on their faces. How you will remember your travel experience largely depends on who you are traveling with and how in sync your expectations, desires and habits are... Helena and Aleš say they almost never fight during travel. Perhaps only when they are tired or hungry :) Check out their story and their interesting travel experiences.
From chaos to Bangkok. Mic and Katja have started their journey
Mic and Katja, the GoOpti guest bloggers, have started their 6-months journey across Asia. In their first blog post they talk about their hectic start and the pleasures and pains of living in Bangkok. Would you like to know where are the loudest parties in the city? Follow their adventures!
Top 5 most useful travel apps
Who are your best travel buddies? Travel apps, of course! They inform you of the cheapest flights to your dream destination, the easiest way to get from A to B, the best places to eat, the coolest things to do, and they even help you connect with locals.
Check out the new GoOpti App
Let’s face it. Travel apps have become an essential part of travelling. They make moving around easier, more organized and far more convenient as it used to be. With the help of travel apps on your smartphone, travelling can be truly comfortable. Everything from maps and reviews to electronic copies of all your transport tickets, even a 24-hour travel assistance, is available at the palm of your hand.
Go where your gut feeling tells you to go. The world is in the palm of your hand.
January is a time of new beginnings and New Year's resolutions. Are you already planning your dream journey? Check these useful hints and tips about where to travel, how to prepare and what to expect while traveling by world travelers and travel bloggers Mic and Katja, authors of the popular blog We Just Travel.
Helping 57 Gambians
The Slovenian surgical team has recently returned from their expedition in Gambia where they performed 63 surgical procedures in just five days. GoOpti took care of their transfer to and from the airport.
Save time and money on December holidays
Christmas time means more travelers on the road. Even though your holidays might be booked, you still have an important dilemma to solve. How to reach the airport without any hassle?
Start planning your December getaway!
The autumn colours have made these colder days ever so lovely but slowly the winter is closing in. Temperatures will start to fall and before we'll know it, we'll be celebrating the New Year. No matter if 2016 has been good for you so far, the good news is, we have more than a month to make the most out of it. And what could be better than a relaxing trip in good company?
To all GoOpti passengers: some changes are expected this weekend!
We are moving the clock to winter time, Slovenian youth is going on vacations and due to the Ljubljana marathon, some streets in Ljubljana will be closed. Traffic conditions will be affected.
Air passenger rights around the world
For occasional and frequent travellers alike, knowing your rights as an air passenger is very important. To help you navigate through all the different rules and regulations, we have made a compilation, which covers the most visited countries and regions.
GoOpti is expanding in Italy!
Engines are on and our drivers are in pole position: GoOpti is going south to Emilia Romagna region and is expanding its transfers network for reaching cities in Emilia Romagna and airports in Northern Italy. Check out the new cities you can reach!
GoOpti is one of the European Champions
GoOpti is leading a consortium that was successful in prestigious H2020 SME-2 call for grants
The high season in Asia and Africa
To find affordable airline tickets and the best accommodation available, you should start planning your trip at least two months in advance. To help you know what weather to expect months in advance, here's a list of high seasons in some of the most popular Asian and African destinations. Remember, high season doesn't just mean crowds and high prices, but also mild weather that won't spoil your vacation.
Tips on how to get extra affordable GoOpti transfer
GoOpti strives to make every passenger's beginning or ending of the travel comfortable and mostly as affordable as possible. But we're sure you stumbled upon higher prices as well. To make sure you get as affordable price as possible, check the following advice on how to lower the price of your GoOpti transfer.
Top 10 cheapest in the world and 10 best budget airlines in Europe
Here are the lists of top 10 cheapest airlines in the world and the best budget airlines in Europe. Hopefully, these lists will help you search for flights more efficiently and reach your destinations comfortably.
Let's go to Thailand!
flydubai airline company will fly to Bangkok, Thailand three times per week starting the end of November. The return GoOpti transfer from Ljubljana or Maribor to Zagreb Airport is already included in the plane ticket.
7 tips on how to search for flights
Despite a growing number of airlines, price comparison websites and airfare search engines, many people still find searching for best airfares a stressful and tiresome task. Here are 7 tips to speed up the search, help you avoid mistakes and save you money when booking your next flight.
To all #GoOpti passengers: heavy traffic delays are expected this weekend!
Due to heavy traffic delays that are expected in Italy, we are planning some transfer time changes. All the passengers that are travelling in Italy, please pay attention to this notice. We will do all we can to make sure all passengers get to their desired locations in time.
GoOpti is celebrating: Thank you for the first 5 years!
Five candles on the GoOpti birthday cake have been blown. We have learned a lot and experienced even more in these five years. Our biggest thank you, of course, goes out to you, our trusted passengers and partners. You are the best!
5 less known budget airlines
GoOpti connects airports serviced by numerous airline companies. We made a list of 5 budget airlines, that may not be very well known, but connect some very interesting destinations.
Top tips for business travels in the summer
With summer season in full swing and tourists abound everywhere, business trips can feel even more of a nuisance. We've gathered 7 tips to make business travel easier also in summer.
We greeted our 500.000th passenger
Yesterday we greeted our half-a-millionth passenger! We welcomed him at Ljubljana Airport where we offered him a small gift.
Go on holiday with your GoOptiStyle!
Dress in pink and post the photo of your look on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GoOptiStyle. GoOpti will reward you with 20 €.
April Fools' prank: GoOpti takes you to America!
Attention: This post was published as an April Fools' prank and is (for now at least) not true!
Absolutely No Worries package
Want to start and finish your vacation or business trip completely carefree? With GoOpti's new service you can.
GoOpti offers free transfers for diverted flights from Brussels
In the light of recent events in Brussels, GoOpti offers free change of booking dates and infos to all passengers with booked transfers, whose flights have been diverted / rescheduled. For more information call +386 40 200 702.
Share ♡, bring a friend and earn for your next GoOpti ride!
From now on your rides to the airports are even cheaper: send your friend 5€ for the first GoOpti ride and you get 5€ for each new GoOpti traveler! And every next first GoOpti traveler brings you 5€. Endless opportunities to travel fast, reliably and even cheaper to the airport!
Avoid parking fees and save money on your December getaway
If you have traveled from an airport before, you know how important it is to get there on time. One of the main concerns that worries everybody is the type of transport that will assure a punctual ride to and from the airport. Most people like to rely on themselves, so the option of getting there with their own car is pretty attractive.