It’s A Good Time To Get Travel Deals
Thanks to many new resorts that opened up when the world economy was doing better there is now more supply than demand. If an airline is not making money on a particular route it can cut down the flights to that destination or stop flying there altogether. Hotels that have been built can’t pack up and leave. They need to sell their rooms at whatever they can get or face closing altogether.
When To Go?
The best rates for sun destinations are going to be for trips starting in October and through November and up until mid December. This time of year is the lowest in demand for warm weather holidays. It’s after Christmas is over and when the gloom of winter sets in that the majority of people want to get away. Being flexible with your dates and or your destination will allow you to get better deals.
Know The Dead Periods
The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for airlines, your’re not going to find any deals then. But the weeks following New Year’s are some of the slowest and known as the dead period in the travel industry. You can look for cheaper fares to destinations such as Hawaii and Mexico.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For A Better Deal
You have nothing to lose. Don’t be afraid to ask for a better price or some other type of incentive. There’s a lot of companies wanting your business right now. If your looking at a vacation through a tour operator you should check on the cost of putting together the same package yourself. Check with the airlines directly to see what deals they might be offering.
Hotels Are Starting To Compensate For High Airfares
Many hotels in fly to destinations such as Hawaii are lowering their prices to offset the cost of higher airfares. Hotels in other flight destinations such as Las Vegas and Florida are doing the same.
Group Travel Can Get You Great Deals
If you have a group of family or friends that can travel together you can swing a deal with an All-inclusive resort. Or rent a large condo or private home. The use of having a kitchen can save everyone a lot of money of restaurant bills.