Hi, I’m Jade Jackson and I’m an ex-Travel Agent, Airline Ticketing Consultant, Teacher of Travel and Tourism (including IATA Airfares and Ticketing), Tour Guide, Cruise Ship employee, explorer of almost 60 countries and now Travel Writer, Podcaster and Photographer.
My aim with this site, is to share my wealth of knowledge from years of working within the travel industry and exploring the world, but I also wanted to make independent travel more accessible for future travellers.
As an ex-Travel Agent, I was frustrated with the options of booking flights online. Many flight search engines displayed results based on who paid the highest advertising fees, most often, low-cost airlines didn’t show up, because they don’t pay commission, and choosing which currency to pay for your flight to ensure the best price, wasn’t always an easy option.
So I found one that did all of that, and more. I’ve built a fast flight and hotel search engine into my website which is powered by Jetradar. This displays results based on the cheapest flight or hotel, including budget carriers, but most importantly, it has easy to use and powerful filters to sort through and find your ideal flight or hotel.
When you click on the orange ‘book’ button, you’ll be taken to either the airline’s own website, or an online travel agent (e.g. BYOJet, Trip.com, Agoda, Hotels.com etc) to book your flights or hotel.
I’m also adding in car hire, attraction passes and day tours, rail tickets and passes, insurance, bus tickets, bicycle and motorbike rental – pretty much anything you could need to organise, any aspect of your trip.
Consider it a one-stop shop for all your travel needs.
It’s important to point out, I’m not acting as a travel agent. I won’t process your booking, or take payment, I’m merely providing easy options, for you to book your trip, online with either a direct provider of travel services, or an online travel agent.
However, as a qualified travel agent (Certificate 3 & 4 of Travel and Tourism from both Australia and New Zealand and IATA Airfares and Ticketing), I have all the required knowledge and expertise to create virtually any itinerary. I do offer an itinerary planning service if you would like me to plan your trip, including a day-by-day itinerary, and provide links to book everything online; keeping costs low and ensuring you’re still getting the best possible price, but taking the hassle and confusion out.
I’ve written multiple articles and published podcasts aimed to help you better understand booking travel online, including:
- Online Travel Scams
- Should You Book Through an Online Travel Agent?
- Travel Agent Secrets Every Traveller Should Know
- Online Travel Agencies Podcast
- Book the Cheapest Flights
I also publish a podcast of Cheap Flights which includes links to book the cheap flights I’ve found. All links provided to book cheap flights direct you to the flight search page attached to my website, https://cheapflights.jadejackson.com.au. From here you’ll be directed to book your flights with either the airline or an online travel agent.
Creating content, finding cheap airfares and sourcing other travel experts for my podcasts, along with website hosting fees all costs time and real money. To help cover costs, my site, https://jadejackson.com.au is a member of multiple affiliate programs including Google AdSense, Travel Payouts, Apple Music and the Book Depository. When you make a purchase, via my website, this takes a small commission from mega corporate giants and billionaires like Apple, Amazon (owned by Jeff Bezos, richest person in the world), Priceline, Booking.com, Trip.com (which owns Skyscanner), Flight Centre etc and pays it to me, without any additional cost to you, simply because you booked via my website. It’s not much, but honestly, they can afford it.
This helps to keep this site going whilst I continue to create more of the content you love with useful travel articles, inspiring podcasts, whilst I complete my next book to be published.
For that, I thank you.
Thanks for booking your travel via my site,
Happy travels and don’t forget to send me a postcard!
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