The cheapest way to travel in a group is to travel with other cheapskates like I do! Whether your travel companions are friends or family, traveling with other Cheap Diva's pretty much guarantees your travel costs will stay under control. Another benefit of traveling with other Cheap Diva's is that you can learn some great money saving strategies from them.
That's how I found out about tingo.com. My penny pinching travel companion was bragging about how she got a great deal on hotel rooms through tingo.com, then after paying for the room she later got a partial refund because the price of the hotel room had dropped after she paid for her reservation. This is what sets tingo.com apart from other hotel deal web sites. With most deal web sites you pay one price and that's it, the deal is done and the price doesn't change even if the price of the room goes down after you pay for it. With tingo.com you get the lowest price no matter what. If the price of the hotel room you reserve goes down in between the time you pay for it and the time you stay at the hotel, tingo.com will refund you the difference. My frugal travel companion was delighted to discover that on top of getting a good hotel deal to begin with, she would receive a $100.00 refund because the price of her hotel room had dropped after she paid for it.
The up side of tingo.com and other travel deal web sites is that you can save some serious cash, but it always pays to be aware of the drawbacks. If you reserve a hotel room through a deals web site and you cancel your trip or your hotel experience is pure horror story, you might not be able to get a refund at all. So go ahead and take advantage of travel deal web sites, but be aware of both the risks and rewards before spending your money. If you weigh the risks against the rewards, you may find that deal sites like tingo.com can definitely make travel a very rewarding experience.