Thursday, January 5, 2006
More Bang for Your Buck: Travel bargains for 2006
If your new years resolution is to save money, who says you can't save and splurge at the same time. In tonight's More Bang for the Buck, if you're interested in travelling in 2006, we found some affordable adventures that won't break the bank.
WSVN--A new year means new opportunities.
But if it's a matter of money, 2006 could be the year of the destination deal.
Lesley Dubs: "A lot of people prefer cruising more than anthing eles. It's a one stop shop vacation.
Lesley Dubs of All Points Travel and tours says this year, you can even set sail to Alaska for as little as seven hundred dollars.
Lesley Dubs: "They want to show their children what the 49th state is all about. They want to see coal and they want to see glaciers and it really is one of the most beautiful places in america.
But if you're looking for big city excitement check out the nation's capital.
Flights to DC are less than 2 hundred dollars.
Lesley Dubs: "DC is affordable if you book it right of course the summer is a little warmer and the rates are lower."
Of course, if you really want big city excitement, why not take a gamble on a trip to the sin city.
In 2006, you can Viva Las Vegas for less than three hundred dollar including airfare.
Lesley Dubs: "The hotel rooms are not terribly expensive and if you catch a good deal airfare can be considerably less than going to many of the other places in the United States."
But for a taste old man winter, try hitting the slopes in Canada.
Get a 7 day trip for only eight hundred dollars including air fare and lift tickets.
Lesley Dubs: "Easy to get to and not terribly expensive and the candaian dollar not as strong as the us dollar that makes it very affordable."
Or for a less touristy trip, try Europe over the next three months.
The weather will by chilly but the savings are a warm delight.
Plus book now and your companion could fly for free.
Lesley Dubs: "The weather is cold there and that's why the value of the dollar for americans is greater. The hotel rooms come down 50 precent, the airfare comes down 50 percent and it does make it a lot more affordable to many americans."
There is also good fortune to be found in China.
Spend 8 days for around nine hundred dollars.
And as the Chinese say, Chu Shen Tan - Happy New Year.
Tom Haynes: "Another great getaway - South America. The dollar is still strong and eco tours through the amazon are growing in popularity."
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