Meet Aparna, who like many Indians always dreamt of exploring Europe. However, the big hassle was always that direct flights were expensive. Then, she discovered a clever trick— layovers. Aparna chose a flight with a layover in Istanbul, Turkey, saving a bundle compared to direct options. Plus, she got to enjoy a bonus day exploring Istanbul, which was an add on.With data suggesting that Indians are more keen on travel than ever before, we look at ways in which one can optimise one’s travel budget, especially, the airfares to foreign destinations and save substantially.