Thursday, May 2, 2002
More Bang for Your Buck: Summer Vacation Deal
You can't procrastinate any longer if you want to take the family on a trip. Plans need to be made and bargains need to be had!
(WSVN) You can't procrastinate any longer if you want to take the family on a trip. Plans need to be made and bargains need to be had!
First, how are you going to get there? When it comes to flying the friendly skies, experts say you might want to avoid flying into big cities.
Dorris Green, from Nina Travel, says "By using alternative airports you can save fares up to 50 or 100 dollars even though you may be 40 to 60 miles away from your prime destination."
If you're set on visiting a big city, timing is everything. With fewer business travelers during the summer, most cities are begging for visitors and lowering rates to attract them. You should especially look into Washington D.C. or San Francisco.
As for those of you who want to go cruising there's a lot of competition, so your best bet is to start looking now.
"There will be more ships in the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska which gives you much more options to shop for bargain fares."
As far as hotels, never settle for the asking price, always negotiate. And if you're making your own plans, call the hotel directly. Never use the chain's toll-free number.
Finally, be flexible with your travel dates. You'll get better deals vacationing during the week than on weekends. Remember, don't let the deals set sail. Book those plans and get "More Bang for Your Buck."
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