A GoOpti Guide to Europe's Best Christmas Markets
We’re getting closer to one of our favourite times of the year: Christmas time! As every year, one of the central elements of Christmas travel in Europe are the beautiful markets that light up the snowy streets and warm your body from the inside out. Here’s our 2023 guide to Europe’s best Christmas markets.
Discover Europe's Winter Wonders: Unearthing Hidden Gems
Embark on a journey to Europe's enchanting winter destinations! From Rovaniemi's Arctic magic to Sierra Nevada’s night skiing allure, these hidden gems promise unforgettable snowy adventures. Plan your winter escape now!
GoOpti’s Holiday Picks: Our Team's Favourite Destinations for a Autumn/Winter Getaway
Autumn and Winter are seasons of cozy firesides, festive celebrations, and the allure of snow-covered landscapes. It's also the perfect time to plan a getaway and explore the many wonders our planet has to offer.
5 best AI travel tools
AI tools allow you to tailor your vacations according to your budget, who you are travelling with or what activities you are interested in. They provide customized suggestions for sites, activities and an optimal daily schedule based on your interests. They can save your time, and also money. Here are 5 of the best tools you should try using.
4 Bewitching Halloween Escapes in Europe
Discover Europe's spookiest destinations! Dive into Halloween traditions, haunted spots, and eerie tales in these captivating European locales.
Are You a GoOpti Green Genius? Uncover the Truth Behind Sustainable Travel!
Do you think you know all there is to know about green mobility solutions? Let’s put your knowledge to the test with this exciting Quiz!
5 Top Foliage Destinations: A Symphony of Autumnal Hues
Experience autumn like never before! Dive into the mesmerizing foliage of Kyoto, Quebec, Val Gardena, the Lake District, and the Black Forest. Let nature's hues take your breath away.
6 tips to get the best GoOpti price
Are you among those who wait until the last minute to book your airport transfer because you think that early booking can cost you more? The reality is quite the opposite. Check this 6 tips to get the best deal on your next GoOpti transfer.
5 Secrets from the Skies: Insights from Pilots and Flight Attendants
Unveiling 5 Captivating Aviation Secrets: Discover the world of pilots and flight attendants as they share intriguing insights from the skies.
3 Essential Tips to Elevate Your Summer Photos
Want to make your summer photos stand out from the crowd? Here are 3 user-friendly tips to enhance your images and make them truly memorable.
How to fly business class for the price of economy
Free champagne, gourmet food, roomy seats, and even a chance to lie down … Oh, yes, that is business class. Unfortunately, all that luxury comes with a price tag. However, here are 4 tricks that can give you the opportunity to travel in business class without spending a fortune, sometimes even for free!
Beyond the Beach: Top 5 Summer Destinations for Non-Beach Lovers in 2023
Discover the best alternative destinations for Summer 2023 if you're not a beach lover. Explore the charm of Edinburgh, the alpine wonderland of Chamonix, the diverse landscapes of Andalusia, the unspoiled wilderness of Jasper National Park in Canada, and the dramatic beauty of Iceland.
Top 6 books for summer reading 2023
Whether you’re relaxing next to the sea or in a lounge chair on your back porch, your summer vacation will be more enjoyable with something good to read in your hands. To help you decide what to read this year, here's a selection of 6 books for summer reading 2023. We hope that they that will keep you entertained all summer long.
Hidden Greece: 5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations to Escape the Crowd
Discover the hidden gems of Greece and escape the crowds with our guide to the best 5 off-the-beaten-path destinations. From secluded beaches to picturesque villages, this article unveils the lesser-known treasures of Greece and provides valuable information on how to reach them and the nearest airports. Plan your escape and experience the authentic beauty of Greece away from the tourist crowds.
Top 6 Festivals around Europe for Summer 2023
Summer is the season of music, culture, and unforgettable experiences. Europe comes alive with a myriad of festivals that attract visitors from all over the world. If you're planning your summer adventures, we've got you covered. Here are the top 6 festivals around Europe that you should not miss in Summer 2023. From mesmerizing music events to colorful cultural celebrations, these festivals offer something for everyone. Get ready to dance, sing, and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of these remarkable festivals.
Explore More, Spend Less: Top 3 Low-Cost Summer Destinations for 2023
Discover the top 3 budget-friendly destinations for summer 2023. Explore the historical wonders of Albania, soak up the sun in Malta, and delight in the natural beauty of Georgia. Plan your cost-effective, unforgettable summer adventure now.
Summer 2023: Essential Tricks for Organizing Your Backpack!
Summer 2023 is just around the corner, and we can already feel the anticipation of new adventures and unforgettable experiences. You're excited to set off, but the mere thought of packing your backpack gives you anxiety. Fear not! Here at GoOpti, we have the perfect solutions to help you organize your backpack efficiently and stress-free!
How to travel smart and sustainable? Here are 5 tips!
As we become more and more aware of the impact our actions have on the environment, people seek ways to reduce their carbon footprint and opt for environmentally friendly choices. Even for those who want to see the world, it is always possible to make trips more sustainable. It all starts at the beginning when deciding where you go, what you will pack, and how you will get there. We have put together a list of practical and simple tips to help you travel smart and sustainable.
Top 3 destinations for your Summer 2023 adventures
Summer 2023 is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to start planning your next adventure. Whether you're looking to explore new cultures, relax on a beach, or experience something entirely different, there are plenty of destinations around the world that are perfect for summer 2023. In this article, we'll explore some of the best destinations for summer 2023, including one in Europe, one in Africa/Middle East, and one in Asia. Ready for your next adventure?
New flight routes in 2023
NEW ROUTES IN 2023: At the end of March, the summer timetable came into force with some exciting new routes. Discover the new flight connections from nearby airports, where GoOpti can take you safely, comfortably, and affordably.
The Best Places to Visit Each Month of the Year Part 2
Are you looking for travel inspiration for the year ahead? Look no further than our comprehensive guide to the best places to visit each month of the year. In Part 2 (June to December) of our series, we'll take you on a journey around the world, from sun-soaked beaches to snow-capped mountains, and everywhere in between. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventure-filled trip, our expertly curated list has got you covered. So, pack your bags, grab your passport, and get ready to discover the best places to visit each month of the year.
Flight prices: How expensive will travel be in 2023? Secrets to find the cheapest flights on the web
The cost of air travel is one of the most important factors for many travelers. High fares mainly due to staff shortages mixed with high demand for travel and fuel costs resulting from inflation dominated air travel in 2022, while the year ended in a flurry of flight delays and cancellations due to bad weather. What can air travelers expect in 2023? Believe it or not, current trends suggest that airfares could stay the same or even get cheaper on average in 2023.
What kind of travel insurance do I need when I travel?
As more and more people return to travel after more than two years of restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic, every traveler's greatest fear is having their trip canceled due to unexpected news of any kind that can change their travel plans at the last minute, or worse, while they're enjoying their well-deserved vacation. Even if you have already booked your next vacation, you should think about purchasing a comprehensive travel insurance policy that will protect you from financial losses you may incur due to unexpected events before and during your trip. The question is: "What should my travel insurance cover when I travel?" Let's find out together.
10 things you probably didn’t know about Airlines
Jumping into an airplane is always an exciting experience. A few decades ago, flying was not as common as it is today, but leaving the earth and conquering the sky always fascinates people. When we fly, there are a lot of quirks that we notice in the Airbus, and a lot of rituals of the cabin crew. Why do cabin crew dim the lights when an airplane lands? Why does the food on the plane taste so bad? These are just a few of the questions you've probably asked yourself while on a plane. Let's find out the answers to a few secrets you probably didn't know about airlines.
The Best Places to Visit Each Month of the Year Part 1
One of the most common questions every traveler asks themselves when they feel the urge to take a break and go on a vacation is: “where can I travel to during this time of the year?”. The world is now more accessible than ever before, giving us the opportunity to travel almost anywhere with any travel style and budget. But, with so many options available, it can be hard to choose the best destination for your next trip at the right time to avoid troubles.
10 top list food destinations around the world in 2023
The New Year is just around the corner and we bet you are already filling your list of dream destinations for 2023. Wondering which are the best culinary destinations in the world? Whether you are the kind of person who skims all the pages of Lonely Planet until the food section pops up, or you want to spice up your trip by making sure to avoid those pesky tourist trap restaurants, you have come to the right place. We have compiled our ultimate list of the 10 best destinations for culinary indulgence, complemented by some great round-trip flight deals that are hard to resist. Scroll down and get inspired.
5 warm places where to travel in winter to find summer
Do you already miss those long chilling days with the feeling of the sun gently warming up your face? Your Instagram hashtags say “take me back to summer?” Yes, summer is over across much of Europe but guess what? Not everywhere! Relaxing under the shadow of a beach tree, flip flops and bikinis are not staples of summer months. So, if you are constantly asking yourself where to go in winter to find summer, we have the golden answer to your question. Escape the cold and grey weather by heading to one of the hotspots on our list.
Flight delayed or cancelled? These are your air passenger rights
This year has been quite chaotic at the airports. Cancelled or delayed flights, lost luggage, hours-long queues at security check ... Has happened to you too? If not, you were one of the lucky ones. If yes, we hope you claimed your rights properly.
GoOpti - sustainable and user friendly transportation alternative
How will mobility change in the future to be not only environmentally friendly but also user-friendly? We spoke to GoOpti CEO Mark Guček about new mobility trends and innovations in GoOpti services that will make our rides much more enjoyable for all our passengers.
7 of the world’s best hiking places - Part Two
Are you a trekking enthusiast and you are asking yourself what is the best place to go hiking? We think that every trail where we are able to get lost while find ourself at peace can be the perfect trekking spot. Of course, some trails and hiking places, more than others, are capable of filling up our eyes with stunning sceneries and gifting our soul with singular deep emotions. Below we listed our top 7 picks for the best places to hike in the world.
5 reasons why autumn is a great season for traveling
When you think of autumn, you probably imagine colourful leaves, rainy days, knit sweaters, and hot drinks that make you feel warm and cosy. But did you know it’s also the perfect season for travelling? Here are the top 5 reasons to plan an autumn getaway.
5 Reasons to Go on a Trip to the Balkans in 2022
Discover the reasons why a trip to the Balkans should be on the top of your travelling bucket list for 2022 and the years to come.
What type of traveler are you according to your personality?
1 minute of your time to finally find out
How to avoid missing your flight?
With the lifting of Covid restrictions around the world, lines are getting longer at departure gates. Travel bookings and inquiries are rising, as people’s demand and desire for travel is stronger than ever before. This is a very positive sign for the industry, which suffered the most during the pandemic, but on the other hand, it brings quite a few challenges.
The 5 Best Books of Summer 2022
There’s plenty to look forward to this summer, including some relaxing reading in the shade. Whether you’re headed to a perfect sandy beach or just to a nearby lake, these books are worthy additions to your summer reading list.
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Explore the most beautiful beaches in Greece
There're probably a million reasons why you should travel to Greece. This Mediterranean country has it all – ancient monuments, friendly people, fantastic food, countless islands and incredibly beautiful beaches, some of which have even been named among the very best in the world. But which one of them is really worth visiting? We’ve done all the hard work for you and made a selection of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. In case you don’t have a flight to Greece booked yet, we’ve added some pretty awesome flight deals for this summer as well.
4 Tips to plan an Eco-Friendly Trip and be a more sustainable traveler
As tourism recovers from the pandemic, we have an incredible opportunity to rethink our way of discovering around and make our travels more sustainable. Even if we understand and are aware of the importance of being sustainable, finding the best solutions to put into practice an eco-friendly, affordable and entertaining journey is not small matter. Check out our mini guide with some useful tips to take into consideration when planning your next vacation.
Fuel prices have skyrocketed - 3 reasons why you should go to the airport with GoOpti
A ride to the airport in your car may initially seem like the most convenient option, we are free to travel at our own pace in complete privacy, but that is not always the case. Driving to the airport can be very stressful and tiring, and with fuel prices rising again, quite expensive as well. Fortunately, there are ways to make your holidays more relaxed and affordable. Jumping on a shared GoOpti ride to the airport is one. Here’s why ...
8 destinations to visit this Spring and Summer
This year, traveling to many destinations is cheaper than ever before. But unfortunately not for long. The season is approaching and prices will soon "skyrocket", especially as an exceptionally high number of tourists and trips are already expected this summer.
7 Reasons Why Slovenia is The Perfect Travel Destination of 2022
Are you thinking of going hiking deep into the mountains? Sunbathing on the coast of the Adriatic sea? Or maybe just exploring vibrant cities and tasting amazing local cuisine? If you answered yes to any of these questions, here are 7 reasons why Slovenia should be at the top of your travel list for 2022.
Share your favourite travel moments with us
Some of the most beautiful and memorable moments in our lives happen while travelling. Perhaps because when we travel, we allow ourselves to step out of our comfort zone. We ditch all the roles that define us in our surroundings, and we start looking at things with new eyes. That is why we want you to share with us your favourite travel moments. Let's share as much happy moments as possible!
The best destinations for remote workers in 2022
At a time when remote working has become commonplace for many companies and more and more people are opting for flexible working environments, KAYAK, the world's leading travel search engine, shares the best countries in the world for so-called digital nomads.
All the best Black Friday offers in one place
Black Friday is not just about snagging the best deals on electronics or fashion; it's also the perfect time to plan your holidays and trips for the year ahead. With incredible discounts and offers from various travel companies, you can plan your dream vacation at a fraction of the cost. Here's a rundown of some of the most exciting Black Friday deals this year.
Travel podcasts you need to listen to right now
They keep us company while driving or riding a bus on our way to work, we listen to them on our afternoon walks, while cleaning, before going to sleep, or even while traveling … They allow us to travel with our mind, using our imagination while listening to the stories of other travellers sharing their unique experiences and emotions from around the world. These are our favorite podcasts dedicated to travel.
Looking for inspiration for your next trip? Visit the Blue Zones - where people are healthiest, happiest and live the longest
You've probably heard of the term - "blue zones" - which refers to the few places in the world where people live healthy, long and good quality lives. Why is that? What is the secret to longevity?
True or false? Test your knowledge on smart and sustainable mobility
Get inspired with this short quiz about sustainable mobility!
6 fascinating natural phenomena to see in Europe
Travelling allows us to see some of the most beautiful natural wonders in all their glory. Fortunately, we don't have to travel to the other side of the world to experience them. Check out this six incredible natural phenomena that can be witnessed in Europe.
Sharing is the future of mobility
The problems related to traffic emissions are becoming increasingly serious every day. We all need to rethink mobility, and find solutions that will encourage positive changes and help us move towards carbon neutrality. Experts in the transportation sector majorly agree that in order to achieve that we need to establish new mobility models based on the concept of ride-sharing.
Sustainable ways to travel: flying isn't always the worst choice
What mode of transport should you choose to minimise your carbon footprint? Is it the same if you travel alone or in a group? What about longer distances? The answer is not that simple.
Interview: Is GoOpti the future of sustainable mobility?
Is ride sharing the future? How bad are personal cars for the environment? Are electric vehicles the solution? Marko Guček, CEO at GoOpti, and Stephen MacSearraigh, GoOpti's investor, share their thoughts on current mobility habits and the possibilities that the future holds for the transportation sector.
The ultimate travel guide: where to book, what to expect and what to do in case of changes?
From free testing to free rebookings and more flexibility regarding destinations, insurances, etc. ... Find out what to expect in the travel world and how to plan your next holiday successfully and safely.
6 reasons why now is the best time to visit Fuerteventura
Do you miss the sea, the sun and travel? Well, we do. But maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. Fuerteventura has favorable epidemiological conditions, lots of sun, sandy beaches, and accommodation prices and airline tickets are incredibly tempting. We bring you six reasons why now is the best time to discover the Spanish island of Fuerteventura.
Zero Waste: GoOpti guide to zero waste travelling
Zero waste living is an admirable concept and lifestyle shift, aiming to combat our impact on our planet. With an increasing number of people actively reducing their waste in their everyday life, it’s no surprise that travelers are now looking for ways to reduce their waste while they are away. Zero waste journeys are becoming a growing trend lately, so here is our guide to help you minimize waste and reduce consumption while travelling.
GoOpti Quiz: How many of these memorable experiences can you cross off your list?
Let this quiz be your 5 minute inspiration for today!
Here are the 20 safest airlines for 2022
AirlineRatings.com, the only website that contains safety information and airline ratings, has published a list of the twenty safest airlines for 2022. Among them are TAP Air Portugal, SAS, KLM and Lufthansa. They took into account all 385 airlines from around the world, which they monitor regularly.
GoOpti quiz: can you identify these wonderful places?
Find inspiration and test your travel knowledge in this quiz about the most amazing landscapes in the world ...
Aiguille du Midi - the rooftop of Europe with one of the most beautiful views
Aiguille du Midi is undoubtedly one of the most famous and picturesque landscapes in the French Alps. At an altitude od 3,842 meters, it offers the perfect view on Mont Blanc and a breathtaking calbe car ride you surely won't forget.
GoOpti quiz: can you identify these beautiful landscapes?
Find inspiration and test your travel knowledge in this quiz about the most amazing landscapes in the world ...
Where can we travel right now?
Do you know where it is possible to traven at this very moment? Which countries are safe, and which ones are high risk? Here is a map of Europe containting information about travel restrictions in each country.
The Future of Travel post-Covid
Iztok Franko, the founder of Diggintravel.com and an expert in building marketing and e-commerce strategies for global airlines and travel brands, shared his views and predictions about the changes we can expect in the travel industry. From pricing to safety measures, behavioral changes and technological advancement. Read on!
Where can you fly these days from nearby airports?
Which flights have been re-established and where can you fly from airports near you? If you are planning or need to travel during the holidays here you can check available flights from airports near you.
NEW! A practical guide to the airport
Covid-19 airport guidelines: What are the new rules and measures at airports? What services are available? Do I have to wear a mask? What about my luggage? If you are lucky enough to travel by plane anytime soon, you might want to have a look at the latest practical guidelines for the most popular airports in the area. We’ve prepared for you a useful guide to the airports of Venice Marco Polo, Vienna, Ljubljana and Zagreb.
3 reasons why you should travel now
According to our recent survey with our passengers, most responded that they plan to travel by plane as early as the next six months, of which some respondents said it would certainly be as early as this summer. But given the current situation in the world, many are still wondering why anyone would want to travel by plane now?
Travel after Covid-19: travelers are ready to explore new destinations
Our GoOpti team is already planning the awaited comeback and recovery after Covid-19, and a key part of it is understanding the new travel habits and intentions of our passengers. For this reason, we conducted a short survey to help us learn the needs of travelers and thus come up with an optimal solution that will both exceed your requirements and reflect our high-quality standards.
Safest destinations for summer 2020
How to travel this summer and which destination to choose? It is not yet too late to book a vacation to your dream destination and spend a few days in a pleasant climate away from the crowds and enjoy a little relaxation by the sea. In fact, now is the right time to book the holiday you've always wanted ...
GoOpti news and route openings
Welcome back! Here you will find all the important news about GoOpti and the newly opened routes.
Travel made simple with GoOpti & Emirates
Great news for all travelers planning to book a flight from Zagreb with Emirates. GoOpti and Emirates have joined forces to make it easier for passengers to get to Zagreb Airport. What exactly is it about?
New airline routes
NEW FLIGHTS 2020: With the start of the summer schedule, many airlines will open new airline routes. Get ready to discover all the new airline routes in 2020 from all the airports within GoOpti's network in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria.
2020 in travel: where to travel and when?
Where to travel in 2020? Here is a guide of the best destinations and what they have to offer by each month and year’s season. What to do in Winter, where to go in Spring, where to soak up some sun in Summer, and what places to visit in Fall?
Where to next? Travel bucket list ideas
The beginning of a new year is a great time to start thinking about what’s ahead and start making some plans. Maybe you want to visit a new place, you may have some uncompleted resolutions from last year, or you have no travel plan whatsoever. Whether you decide to go backpack into exotic places, climb some of the highest mountains or just visit a friend in a new town, every trip is an opportunity to find yourself somewhere new, far away from your comfort zone.
Aurora Borealis: where to see the Northern Lights?
Travellers from all over the world travel to countries in the 'auroral zone' in the hope to witness this unique spectacle. The Northern Lights are featured on almost every traveller’s bucket list. We’ve all heard of them, we've seen the photos, but what exactly is the Aurora Borealis and what’s the best way to see them? Keep on reading, we've prepared a guide to the fascinating sky phenomenon.
The most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe
It's almost Christmas time and most European cities are packed with wonderful Christmas markets, waiting for you to visit them! With many events, innovative decorations, a rich palette of sweet scents, and an even greater selection of warm flavors, these are the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe.
Travelling to the airport with less environmental impact
Starting in November this year, four GoOpti electric vehicles will connect the cities of Zagreb and Ljubljana with the airports of Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb and Graz. The services will offer airport transfers on shorter connections to the nearest airports in the region, which are of particular importance to business travelers.
Fly from nearby airports to save time and lower your travel costs!
GoOpti dynamic airport shuttle for business passengers
The most reliable and comfortable transportation service - better than your personal car
GoOpti dynamic airport shuttle for business passengers
We take you directly to the airport at your chosen time!
GoOpti dynamic airport shuttle for business passengers
Book GoOpti when buying your flight ticket to get competitive prices!
GoOpti dynamic airport shuttle for business passengers
Travel to Vienna with GoOpti to save time and costs
GoOpti dynamic airport shuttle for business passengers
Open jaw flights and everything you need to know about them
‘Open jaw’ is one among the hundreds of terms and jargons spinning around the internet travel community lately. Although it sounds complicated, an open-jaw can come in very handy when travelling. So if you are planning a vacation and want to visit two, three or even four cities while traveling, or if you are planning a business trip and you have to get to that conference, but don’t want to waste too much time because, well, time is money … an open jaw flight might be just what you are looking for.
Comfortable and reliable rides to any airport in the region
GoOpti – dynamic airport shuttle for business passengers
10 tricks to buy cheaper flight tickets
For many of us, travelling means unforgettable adventures. Buying a flight ticket in itself is a special experience, as we are immediately enthralled by the upcoming adventure. Even so, planning a trip can often cost us a lot of time, money and nerves. As flight fares are constantly changing, it’s impossible to guarantee when to find the lowest prices. However, there are some useful tricks to help you find cheaper flight tickets and save some money.
Fly From Nearby Airports With Ease
People frequently flying from Ljubljana Airport have encountered a lot of difficulties these days due to many cancelled flights. Finding and arranging alternative travel options is essential in this situation. Fortunately, flying from Ljubljana Airport is not the only option nor it is always the most economical.
5 reasons why Tirana should be next on your travel bucket list
Albania's main economic, political and cultural center – Tirana might be one of the least known European capitals. Tirana is the heart of Albania, and it holds many treasures that deserve to be listed among the places you must visit soon. Vibrant and colorful, Tirana is a place where rich traditional and contemporary cultures merge, a place that will charm you in a completely different way. Colorful facades, lively squares, numerous art and shopping streets, and a dynamic nightlife make this city a perfect destination.
Zadar top events 2019
Not only is Zadar an excellent starting point to get to various Croatian islands. It is also an exciting and vibrant place to experience the colorful summer atmosphere. Check out our selection of Zadar’s top events 2019.
Best summer reads 2019
Nothing completes a lazy summer day quite like a great book. Whether your summer reading list is more inclined to crime, classics, or self-help books, our selection may give you some inspiring summer reading ideas.
NEW! Transfers to 400+ airports at GoOpti.com!
Now you can travel even more carefree! GoOpti.com now also specializes in rides to over 400 airports worldwide!
Must-read guide to airports
Which low cost airlines fly from the selected airport, does the airport has smoking areas, where can you charge your phone or laptop and where to find silent spots to catch some sleep ... All the most important and useful information about the airports of Malpensa, Bergamo, Bologna, Verona, Venice Marco Polo, Treviso, Trieste, Vienna, Graz, Zagreb, Pula and Ljubljana are now available HERE!
7 advantages of booking low-cost flights via GoOpti
If you are searching for the cheapest flights, GoOpti is a huge time saver! The partnering global flights search engine is designed to always look at all of the cheapest possibilities, even if it means putting you on two separate flights, while providing you the guarantee that covers cases of flight delays, cancellations, and schedule changes. Have a look at some of the best features of booking flights via GoOpti!
6 tips for planning your summer holidays
Summer holiday can definitely be a challenging business, whether you travel with your whole family, your partner or alone. If you plan ahead, however, you can save a great deal of money and have plenty of choices to organize an amazing summer holiday. Spend less and enjoy more choices with these 6 tips for planning your summer holidays.
New airline routes in 2019
From Vienna directly to Tokyo, from Bologna to Philadelphia, from Pula to Manchester. With the start of the summer timetable (March 25), many airlines will open new airline routes. Get ready and discover new airline routes in 2019 from airports within the GoOpti network in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Austria and Germany.
Top 6 budget airlines hidden costs
Budget airlines keep costs down by charging you for extra services. However, there are some charges that may come as a surprise to you. Beware of the fine print, avoid unpleasant surprises and empower yourself by discovering the Top 6 budget airlines hidden costs.
Guide to budget airlines baggage fees
[Updated: 24.10. 2022] Quick useful guide to low-cost airlines baggage fees. Everything you need to know about the rules and rates on hold and hand luggage.
Top 5 travel technologies that will change the way we travel
Travel technology has brought immense changes to tourism and air travel is no exception. With its fast development, technological improvements are oriented to make our experience of travelling by plane even more pleasant, fast, easy and of course personalized. Here are the top 5 travel technologies that will forever change the way we travel.
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.
Where to travel this fall? TOP destinations 2019
If you thought the travel season was about to end, you are wrong. There's still time to squeeze in an exciting journey before winter comes! Autumn is the best season for traveling – there is no more summer heat, no hustle, no sweat and sunburn. On the contrary, autumn comes with a breath of fresh air, less traffic, big changes and better travel deals! Take a look at the offers we've put together for you this time.
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.
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.
GoOpti passenger stories: Meet Petya, the lucky traveller
She is an avid traveller and a frequent GoOpti passenger. Although she misses every other flight and admits to have serious time management issues, her exciting travel stories mostly have a happy ending. Would you like to know why?
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?
Where to travel this winter? 9 ideas for your perfect winter getaway
Already dreaming of a white Christmas, or do you wish you were somewhere far away and warm every December? Last year's winter holidays were spent at home for many of us, but since this year it is much safer and easier to travel, we can treat ourselves to a trip that we'll remember for a long time to come. Take a look at our 9 favourite destinations for the perfect end to 2021 and a great start to the New Year.
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 journey as comfortable and affordable as possible. To make sure you get the most affordable price for your transfer, check the following advice on how to lower the price of your GoOpti transfer.
The Top 10 Airlines in the World
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.