More and more people than ever are travelling to international destinations for both business and pleasure. But with many people on tight budgets, demand for cheap international fares has never been greater. Here are a couple of tips that may help you in your search.Seat Sales.If you are looking for cheap international fares this is a strategy that is most effective when you are able to travel at reasonably short notice. Airlines quite often have what is known as a seat sale where they will offer very cheap international fares on a first come first served basis, for a particular flight that has not been filled prior to its scheduled departure. Obviously, such sales are generally at short notice and usually in the off peak season. Just phone the airline companies on a regular basis to see if there are any on offer around your time of travel. Alternatively, ask a travel agent to contact you if a seat sale is about to start.Look Up Travel Companies In Your Intended Destination.With the advent of the World Wide Web, it is now possible to book cheap international fares with any travel company in the world including foreign companies. Competition for a particular flight may not be as good or currency exchange rates may work in your favor. Most major airline carriers now have websites for countries all over the world. Always compare their rates for the country you are visiting before booking. Also, there may be a few local travel agencies who could have negotiated a better deal with the airlines. It is always worth a try.Travel Consolidators.Travel Consolidators are companies that buy plane tickets from the airlines in bulk and sell them separately to customers at greatly reduced prices. Buying flight tickets from a consolidator can be cheaper than purchasing them from the airline carrier itself. One problem with buying cheap international fares from a consolidator is that you must order them as early as possible. This is because the discount will get less as more tickets are sold.