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For example…Best Western Dockside Mackinaw City Fri/Sat nights July 13-15: $159 + $179 = $388 Sun/Mon nights July 17-19: $149 + 129 = $278….save $110
Deals account Create a special email account strictly for vacation planning Sign up for e-alerts at a few deal finding Web-sites (coming up later) Sign up for alerts with your favorite resorts, airlines, cruise lines and hotel chains State and city tourism Web sites Destination + CVB (convention and visitors bureau) + tourism
Be your own travel agent… Or for a specialist, visit http://www.cntraveler.com/travel- tips/travel-specialists
Before you go Travel books in the library (914.04-919.7) International languages (433-499) Culture Grams Mango Worldbook CIA world fact book Current travel warnings at http://tinyurl.com/6avbp Wikitravel-user generated guides to destinations across the world- food, hotels, events, safety Gadling-huffington Post /AOL travel blog, check out the breakfast from around the world photo gallery Concierge.com-CondeNast magazine, great series of blogs for inspiring travel ideas Bootsnall.com for great indie travel reviews
When flying domestically…. Cheapest-Wednesday, followed by Tuesday and Saturday Red eyes, flight during/after lunch, flights at dinner time Most expensive- Friday and Sunday Best time to buy- TUESDAY AT 3PM EASTERN Buy ticket for each party member separately- inconvenient but can save hundreds Sign up for alerts at www.farecompare.com
Cars… Check…book…then check again and again Make each reservation separately (air/car/hotel) Costco, Sam’s Club Alamo & National: choose your own car, kiosks Collision Damage Waiver vs. Insurance Credit Card secondary insurance Credit Card matters : you need one What is a day?
Hotel thoughts TripAdvisor AAA, AARP Hotel/Chain websites Hotels.com, PriceLine, and discounters Watch for pre-payments, cancellation fees! Wirele$$ Woe$- Is it available? Extra Charge? “Resort” fees-What does “all inclusive” really mean? How to cancel
5 Private Sale Sites Find an invitation online.... Jetsetter-luxury travel site offering trips to destinations all over the world at discounted prices. Advertise 30-50% off best available rates Snique away- Showcases hotels in private sales that last 7 days or until sold out. Cancellations are NOT available. Global focus. Tablet Hotels- “Hotels which have personality and obsess on the details.” Trip Alertz- 30-75% off premium hotels. Offers prices that go down as the number of bookings go up. Vacationist- Features sales at up to 40% off on fine hotels around the world. Sales last between 3-7 days, or until sold out. Cancellations are NOT available.
Disney Best time to visit is Labor Day through early November First 2 weeks of December After New Year’s Eve through end of February Minimals crowds are on school days – Tues or Wed Sundays are better than a Saturday if you have to visit on a weekend Mornings better than afternoons