How to Book a Cheap VacationPosted on November 5th, 2010 - No Comments »
Going on vacation is one the best presents you can give to yourself. However, sometimes coming up with the vacation money can be easier said than done. So in order to make it financially easier for you to go on a vacation, here are some tips you can use so you can book a cheap and affordable vacation.
Travel During the Low Season
During the peak seasons, prices of vacations can skyrocket. Summer vacations can be the most expensive vacations during the year. Though there may be risks such as hurricane seasons, taking vacations during the off-season can save you hundreds of dollars. Though flights to tropical destinations including Mexico and the Caribbean will most likely be the same, the hotel prices can be significantly lower.
Book Your Vacation After a Hurricane
Though this idea may seem a little troubling, it actually can save you money, and also help your vacation destination’s local economy. The hotels are desperate to have travelers come back which allows you to get a great deal and help the hotels get back on their feet.
Travel With a Group
If you travelling with a big group, many hotels can give you a group rate which can be significantly lower than the regular price. Another reason to travel in a group is to share the cost of rooms. Most standard rooms can accommodate up to 4 people which allows you to share your hotel cost with 3 other people. You can also save on the cost of attractions if you book with a larger number of people.
Travel During the Week
Hotel and flight prices can increase during the weekends. Generally, flights are cheaper when you travel midweek and hotels are generally less expensive as well. It is also important not to fly around any holidays including Memorial Day, Easter and Independence Day.
With all these online travel agencies, you might as well take advantage of them! Make sure you shop around to different online travel agencies to get the best deal possible. Generally, booking your flight and hotel together can save you money; however, at times, your flight can be cheaper on one travel site and your hotel can be cheaper on another site. So it is also important to look at prices of your vacation as a package or separately as hotel and flight. Also, many online travel agencies have a price match guarantee. So if you prefer to book with a specific online travel agency for any particular reason, but have found a better price for your vacation at another site, make sure you use the price match guarantee.
There are many different online travel agencies so make sure you shop around. CheapOAir and Funjet Vacations are both great websites that offer vacations at great prices.