Thursday, February 12, 2004
More Bang for Your Buck: Bargain Travel Destinations
Fancy vacations for spring break have become a ritual for many South Florida students. But if you haven't made plans, maybe you'd like to try a different scene. In tonight's more Bang For The Buck, we're cramming to show you some destination deals.
(WSVN) -- Barry University student Veronica Cruz has an eye for detail.
She says, "I let other people see the world through my eyes."
As photographer, she's hoping to see more of the world over spring break.
"I'm looking to see where I can go where it's not too expensive."
Keith St. Clair of Travel Leaders says the internet's a good place to start.
This website www.leisureleaders.com offers many great getaways for low package prices.
"The Florida residents have the greatest range of opportunities."
That's because we can take advantage of the Keys, the Bahamas, or many affordable cruises.
"There are many good cruise opportunities to the Western Caribbean. We ourselves have seven night trips for less than 500 hundred dollars."
But if you really want to go global, there are great deals to cities like Paris, London, and Madrid.
"There are a whole range of European cities available at reasonable prices with the second person traveling at half price."
Or you can really add some international flare.
Try five nights in Hong Kong - including hotel and airfare - for seven hundred dollars... Or five nights in New Zealand - including hotel and airfare - for eight hundred dollars.
"These are unrepeatable great deals, but there're not going to be around for long."
Talk about great deals - how does skiing in Vale for five hundred bucks sound?
That also includes lift tickets, lodging and partial airfare.
As for Veronica, she still doesn't know her spring break destination.
But she knows wherever it is, she'll have some good snapshots to share.
"I'm open to different places to go. Somewhere new where I haven't really been. It'll be like a new experience for me. I'll learn a new place."
Another destination deal is Bermuda, where your companion flies free for a limited time.
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