I'm looking at the possibility (able to afford it/spend that kind of money) of sending my daughter over to Zurich at the end of her varsity year on 28 November to visit a friend that is on a Rotary Exchange there. She would stay with her friend's host family so accommodation is not an issue.
I have never travelled internationally and am looking for some advice, hints and tips. Who are the best people to go through, internet or travel agent? What are the do's and don'ts?
I've had a quick look around on Travelstart.co.za and can get a flight for R6000 with Turkish Airlines (not too sure about that one) or for just under R7000 with Swiss Air (makes sense to me). I've also had a look on the eBucks site and can get a flight with Emirates for R6000, but that involves a 3 hour stopover at Dubai each way, maybe a good thing for a first-timer, maybe not.
If I'm not mistaken, Discovery's Vitality program also offers discount flights, so I still need to check there.