==== ====For the BEST TRAVEL PACKAGES, Check this out:www.travel-with-you.com==== ====There are many reasons why firms offer reduced, or discounted travel deals, ranging from flights,up to packages which include several components, all inclusive in one price.One of the main reasons for travel deals is the unsold places. Competition can also play a part infurther reductions in list prices.Before giving you a whole list of tips to get the best travel deals and discounts, I want to show youa amazingly simple but brilliant technique that you can use pretty much in most places and formost products and services.I have used the technique all over the place it works so well it is almost unbelievable. But it is sosimple that you may dismiss it without trying. I want you to be mentally prepared and be willing togive it a try, so here we go.To get a discount or a bargain in most places, even in a high class boutique or a high street store,what you need to do is: "ASK". Yes, just "ask". But also I want you to remember, as they say, "... itis not what you say, but the way you say it ..." that really counts.So, to get a discount, you need to keep your intention to buy to yourself until youre ready tomake your payment. You must always appear like youre not convinced yet and that if the salesperson doesnt "do better" "he will lose" the deal. But you should also seem reasonably interestedor else the sales person will think youre not serious and therefore he wont try to sweeten the dealfor you.OK, so how do you do all of the above? Easy and this is how Ive done it for travel deals all theway to buying just 2 shirts at an up market mens boutique - yes for just 2 shirts:* I get information on the various options (be it travel deals or shirts).* I decide what I want but will only - and this is the very important part - tell the sales person abouta portion of what I want. So I may show interest in just one shirt or a holiday for 2 people and not4.* I ask all my questions and show that it is just what I want (so the sales person knows he almosthas sale) but ...* I indicate that Im not happy with the price. For example I may have seen something similarcheaper elsewhere. Or that I am prepared to go shopping around (all sales people know, if thecustomer walks out they usually will not come back). Or that I have the money (youll see why
next) but had not planned on spending that much.* I let the sales person try to sell me the IDEA that it is OK to buy the product. Sometimes, theyoffer some free product (e.g. a pair of socks or tickets for a gallery or some show while onholiday). Then I ask for the discount but make it clear that I will definitely buy if they give me thediscount. This is how I ask ...* "Look Ill definitely take it at $X". The sales person then says "... so you want $Y off the price?!".They may tell you they dont normally offer a discount outside of the sales season, etc. If they arevery confident about not offering discounts, I then say "ok, Ill take 2 shirts ... this one and ... thatone, only if you give me them at $Z for both ...".* At this stage the sales person may even say he hasnt the authority to offer discounts. Noproblem, I ask them to speak to their boss. I have done this lots of times and get this: 90% of thetime the boss agrees to the discount. Of the remaining 10% at least half the time, the boss offersme a counter discount which is a not as good as what I asked for but still pretty good.Do you want to know the kind of discounts Ive had? Well, on two shirts worth $62 I got $22 off.That is around 35%! On a travel package worth around $4,300, I got about $600 off but wait for it... I also got an upgrade from a deluxe room to a business suite in the same 5 star hotel. That suitewas worth $800 per night and the deluxe room was worth $250 per night!I had to explain the above details at length but all that I did was to display that I WILL buy with adiscount. They knew all they had to do was just one thing: give me a discount, so they did it. Imade it, as they say, "a no brainer" for them.In short just "ask" but (a) be realistic (let them make a little profit, dont ask for 80% off) and (b)have a little flexibility as a backup plan (be ready to tell them that youll buy more, e.g. 2 shirts or aholiday for 4. Hey, even the sales people like to think they have got a concession form you ... it isnot a one-way street).This technique works for almost everything but also works extremely well for travel bargains too.So lets get back to more tips specific to travel deals then.Travel bargains, discounts and deals are all around you because we all travel regularly andrepeatedly for holidays as well as for business and of course the travel industry competes for ourdollars. Nevertheless, some research and being alert to travel deals can mean more substantialsavings. Heres how to spot and get the best travel deals:* Booking as early as possible usually entitles you to some travel discount.* If youre buying more than one ticket, a further travel discount is possible.* Be flexible. Sometimes weekend flights can be cheaper than weekdays (less businesstravellers).* Flights departing later at night can be cheaper.
* Depending on your timetable, consider indirect flights, which take longer, but are probablycheaper, as opposed to direct flights.* Travelling other than peak periods, such as schools holidays and public holidays will probably beheaper.* More often than not, holiday packages are cheaper than buying the components separately.* Compare prices online, by phone, or visit individual travel agents in the high street.* As all airlines overbook, consider taking a later flight which usually comes with sweeteners fromthe airline in the form of further travel discounts, and travel vouchers.* It may also be possible to travel on stand by, but it means that youll be called with very littlenotice* If youre lucky, it may be possible to travel as a courier. Some firms will pay, or subsidise yourairfare in return for carrying important packages and letters.* Buy travel insurance that best suits your circumstances. In case of emergencies itll save you lotsof money.The more time and effort you devote, the better travel deals youll bag. In many instances thesaving could be quite substantial. So much so that you may be able to add on extra days stay.Happy travel deals.Sami T Fab operates a dedicated travel and vacation information website packed full of free traveltips and informative content.For more tips on travel deals and other travel subjects of interest to you, please do visit TravelDeals at www.Travel-Hotel-Beach-Vacations.comArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Sami_Fab==== ====
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