Thursday, February 10, 2005
More Bang for Your Buck: Spring Break Destinations
Forget partying in Panama City or drinking in Daytona Beach this spring break. Plan a trip to a top destination without bottoming out your bank account. Tips in tonight's more bang for your buck.
WSVN -- Loud music, long lines, lots of booze. Spring break doesn't have to synonymous with wild celebrations. Instead if you want to try a different kind of getaway, there are lots of hot spots with hot deals.
Keith St. Claire of Travel Leaders: "On the spring break market there are still deals to be had."
Keith St. Claire of Travel Leaders says the Internet is a good place to start. This web site www.leasureleaders.com offers many great getaways for low package prices.
Keith: "Look for the packages that have as much included as you can get."
Loaded packages make Sin City very attractive. Right now, you can viva Las Vegas in a four star hotel for under $400 dollars including airfare.
Keith: "I think there are a lot of domestic package deals into us cities. If you want to look at history, culture, heritage."
For a little adventure, consider setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. Seven days at sea costs about $500 hundred dollars. Plus, you'll save if you look for an alternative port outside of South Florida.
Keith: "You can see $150 to $200 dollars on some of the packages being offered to the cruise lines."
Speaking of adventure, why not take a snow break in Canada. If you hit the slopes in British Columbia, you can try the same courses being used in the 2010 Olympics. Plus the money is just right.
Keith: "The Canadian dollar to the US dollar is quite an opportunity."
The U.S. dollar is also very strong in South America. From exploring the Amazon to surfing in Peru, according to Keith, this year's top destination is a no brainier.
Keith: "The dollar still has some substance in these Latin American countries. Your room rates are typically lower. You can buy better meals for less dollars."
Also make sure to ask about student discounts before booking. Many travel companies offer deals on airfare and hotel stays.
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