Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Vacation Snacks

By Carrie Morales

Most people would be thrilled to have the chance to take an unplanned vacation - to just take off on a spur-of-the-moment getaway. However, in the past, it seemed difficult to do so due to high prices when booking at the last minute. But, recently there have been some changes in the travel industry, that now allow individuals to obtain advantage deals on last minute vacations. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you're buying tickets for a low-cost, last-minute vacation:

1. The internet is a great resource when looking to book a cheap vacation at the last minute. For instance, there are online discount travel sites that offer great deals on vacation packages such as European tours, Caribbean vacations, Hawaiian vacations, and much more. These discount travel sites offer great deals on vacation packages on short notice. When you're searching for deals online, you will find many different types of vacation offers that are available and how much they cost. They are a perfect choice for people who want to get away quickly without having to spend a lot of money. It's possible to save up to 30% or more when you book your vacation on these sites rather than trying to make all the travel arrangements yourself.

2. If you will be traveling in the off-season, you can expect to find bargains on last minute vacations as well. As much as 10% or more can be saved when you travel in the off-season as compared with the peak season, when the identical vacation plans can be quite expensive. Have a hankering to visit Paris, London, Spain, Athens, Barcelona, or Frankfurt? You can with the excellent European packages that are available. And there are some excellent discounts available for those who decide to go to Mexico or Hawaii in the summer, or to Europe in the winter.

3) Look for an appealing destination that was recently hit by a hurricane, and you'll save some money when you book on short notice. Most people think this is a bad time to travel, but the location's economy is probably suffering because people aren't traveling there and will offer discount packages to boost tourism. Not only will you travel on the cheap, you will be doing your part to assist a struggling economy.

4) Enjoy yourself and save money at the same time by spending your vacation with a group of friends. This allows you to evenly divide the costs associated with your travel. Let Internet discount travel sites help you pin down the most inexpensive locales to visit when you're ready to take your trip.

5)Finding the least expensive time to travel by air is another way to save money. Typically, the most cost effective time to travel by air, is in the middle of the week. As well, traveling during the shoulder season is a cheap time to fly. For example, plane tickets will cost less in late March than they will in early April.

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