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Consider Vacation Loans When Planning an Affordable Vacation

March 4th, 2011 No comments

When planning a vacation it is important that you do diligent research and planning to make sure you get the best deal for your money. Below are some tips that will help you achieve your vacation goals without breaking your wallet.

Create a budget
Consider the cost of travel, transportation (to and from the airport and any sightseeing you want to do that involves traveling), hotel, drinks and food, recreational activities, etc.. Understanding all of the potential expenses of your vacation will enable to you get a solid understanding of what the cost of your trip is going to be and more importantly whether or not you will be able to cover these expenses.

Select a date
What time of year you choose to travel is critical. If you select to travel during peak travel times like Thanksgiving and Christmas you can expect much higher prices across the board (hotel, airfare, etc.). You should attempt to travel during the off-seasons and during the week. Also, enroll for travel deal alerts with some of the Internet vacation booking companies like Orbitz and Travelocity.

Choose the type of vacation
Are you looking to take a cruise? Maybe you want to go to the islands for an all-inclusive vacation? Perhaps a sight-seeing trip to Greece is what you are looking for. The type of vacation you choose and where to is going to differ greatly in cost.

What are you going to do on your vacation?
Will you be partaking in a lot of sight-seeing? Or will you be vegging out by the pool or beach? When you go away do you like to buy a lot of souvenirs? Do you like eating at fancy restaurants? Perhaps you like to party all day and night? Determine before you go away what you are going to be doing  for fun while vacationing.

Do lots of online research
As discussed above, visit sites like Orbitz and Travelocity. The online travel industry has become the number one method for consumers making their travel plans. There are so many different sites, all of which provide a wide variety of packages and deals to all over the country.and even the world! Usually, these online booking sites not only offer discounts on hotels and airfares but also car rentals, meal plans, sightseeing excursions and many other things related to your travel.

Get ideas from family and friends
A good idea would be to have conversations with anyone you know that has recently gone on vacation and find out about their complete experience. Ask where their destination was, what airline carrier they used, what hotel they stayed at, how was the food, what did they do for fun, etc.. And don’t forget to ask about costs and if they feel their vacation was worth the price. Ask as much as you can to find out if their trip may be something that fits your needs and budget.

Never limit yourself
There are so many places all around the world to choose for your vacation. If you do your due diligence and utilize all the info made available to you, you should be able to find a vacation destination that fits your needs and budget. If you are strapped for cash and are going to have a hard time covering your traveling expenses, consider applying for a small loan.

All Inclusive Vacation Packages

February 9th, 2010 No comments

All inclusive vacation packages take the work out of your vacation

Your vacation is coming up and your days are filled with work and obligations right up to the last minute. You don’t have the time to do research or make extensive searches for the best flight times or accommodations. You know where you want to go and that’s about it. You’ve got a budget that fits your destination and time frame. You just want to hop on a plane, forget the job for a couple of weeks and go for it. Sounds easy enough, but who’s going to arrange it all? What you need is an all inclusive vacation package and a good travel agent.

Any travel agent worth their salt can provide you with a dream itinerary in the form of an all inclusive vacation package. You tell the travel agent where you want to go and how much money you’re willing to spend. The travel agent takes it from there.

Travel agents have the inside scoop on all the best airfares, reputable hotels, transportation options, touring opportunities and the most popular tourist activities. Arranging the all inclusive vacation packages is a piece of cake. They know where to look and book your vacation day’s activities. It can’t be easier.

Shop around for a travel agent with a good track record. If you have friends who have booked their vacation packages with an agent who lived up to the claims, go visit that agent. Look online for travel agents who specialize in the all inclusive vacation packages. Visit travel message boards and chat with other travelers who have used this vacation option. You can pick up valuable leads here.

The all inclusive vacation package covers everything, from airfare to accommodation, right on through to a guided tour to the Colosseum or a scuba diving excursion.

Be sure to check on insurance and eventualities, such as what to do should you find your hotel room is unacceptable or overbooked. While all inclusive vacation packages cost more than self booking, you gain recourse in the event of a snafu. Ask your travel agent just what backup is available should you find yourself stranded. Again, a reputable travel agent has the answers and can handle any problems, should they arise.

Your travel agent can also advise you on the details needing attention before you travel, depending on your destination. This includes visas, airport security, currency exchange rates and the like.