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Expats and travelers can save a bundle if they know how to use Twitter to their advantage. That is, if they can access the social networking site. Many people who are living, working and visiting foreign countries find that they can’t access Twitter.
Let’s talk first about Twitter blocks and how you can overcome them from anywhere in the world. Website censorship has become a widespread problem. Many countries restrict access to websites like Twitter, which they find disrupt their political, social and religious agendas. This is a big pain for people who just happen to be there. Personal VPN services are widely available, but you need to choose a good Twitter VPN. Some VPNs don’t have the speed and security needed to overcome some blocks. A provider like ExpressVPN is a great choice. They provide excellent speeds and very high standards of encryption and tunneling as well. When you sign up with ExpressVPN, you get their OpenVPN app for all compatible devices by default. OpenVPN is the best type of VPN you can have.
Now you have open access to Twitter no matter where you are. So it’s time to go over the tips that can help you save money as an expat or traveler. If you keep in touch with the people back home using Twitter, you are already saving money. But this isn’t the half of it. Twitter is a great place to network. You can make new friends, but you can also build new contacts and get great deals from Twitter.
If you often travel for business or pleasure, you can find a lot of great deals on airfare and bookings on Twitter. Many have huge discounts and even free flights. If you travel back home often, make sure you add your country’s most popular airlines. Most of the best hotel and airfare tracking sites are on the Twitter network. So just add them up and you can get automatic feed on the latest and greatest deals. The best part is that they usually post these deals, promotional and loyalty program offers on Twitter before anywhere else. So you will get the news ahead of everyone else.
After you have made your air and hotel booking at a discount, you can use Twitter to track your flight. Airlines often post reports about flight delays and the like. Just check your account prior to your flight to make sure you don’t end up wasting fare and waiting at the airport. If you don’t like traveling alone, Twitter is also a great place to meet other expats whom you might enjoy having around. When you are new in a place, Twitter contacts can help you. Getting to know an area and learning how to move around is much easier when you have a countryman to show you the ropes.
Finally, Twitter is a very good place to stay up to date on news from your embassy and other government agencies. You can also get in touch with them via Twitter for any questions or concerns you might have. This quick contact option is a life saver when you need important information fast and you can’t get to their local offices. Again, it’s free to use, so you can save a bundle on phone calls and trips.