Cheaper Discount Travel

Everyone wants to get cheaper airfares when traveling to any destination. Most people don’t know how to research and find discounted airfares and succumb to the high fares that some travel agent book for them. Before you book a flight, use these guidelines below to find cheaper discounted airfares.

Make sure you purchase your ticket early. Did you know that last minute purchase gets you a higher rate? If you book two or three months before your travel, you will save a huge percentage on the regular price.

If you are booking an international flight, you should research different fares online and compare the prices online to the price that the travel agent quotes to you.

Usually, when you cut the travel agent out of the flight arrangement, you end up saving much more because the travel agent’s commission won’t be in question. Also, you might want to go directly to the airline because they will have online promotions that cannot be accessed anywhere else. The airline gives the remaining seats to the travel agent after the promotion ends, so you will be the driver’s seat if you book during the airfare promotion.

If you are going to a country that caters to tourism, you may get a better deal on your flight. You might want to travel during off peak seasons where tourism is not so vibrant. This is the time when you will be able to get both discounted travel and hotel fares.

Join travel clubs to get cheaper air fares. The travel club buys air fares in bulk and is able to sell at a lower rate than the airline. You can get as much as 70% discounted air fare with a travel club if you are member.

Some airlines also have travel clubs that you can join and get periodic emails of their specials along with the appropriate dates and destinations. This will allow you the convenience of not having to search online for these specials.

If you travel at midnight, you will most likely get a low air fare because midnight flights are not usually booked by many people. The “red eye,” as midnight travel is often times called is not a peak period and there are more seats to fill so the airline will substantially reduce the fares to fill up the seats.

You can save more if you book the entire travel package, which includes the flight, the hotel and the car rental. Doing so will probably work out cheaper than buying them separately

So, use these methods to greatly decrease your air fare expenses. There are also information online in the form of ebooks and web content that can give you the real secrets that travel agents don’t want you to know about getting cheaper travel.

This information will save you thousands of dollars in flight, hotel and car. You will be able to use your savings to do something else. Have a happy and fun time during your travels.

Great Deals on the Traveler’s Hotel Lair

The biggest travel season is upon us and people are scrambling to make plans to visit their favorite holiday destinations or to nail down accommodations near family and friends. Of course, what’s on the minds of most of the adventurous is saving money on their temporary lair. The idea of traveling is to get out and see the world so why would you want to spend lots of your dough on a room that you basically only sleep in? And with the current state of the world’s economy, it is more important than ever to get the most bang for the buck.

Once upon a time getting a cheap hotel room meant getting what you paid for, fairly grungy quarters with little or no amenities or service. Fortunately, these desperate times are leading the hotel industry to desperate measures and you can now get some really sweet deals on accommodations at nice to top notch hotels. These pleasure palaces offer luxury, or near to luxury, amenities such as pools, spas, nicely furnished rooms, conference rooms, and on site restaurants (which beats a bagel any day of the week).

Competition is fiercer than ever amongst the hotel giants. Cuts of up to 70% in savings are common and you can capture some golden accommodations in this war of winning your dollars. Here are some things that you can do to assure your lair is leisurely and your pockets are full.

Go Ye to the Internet

There are absolutely pages of websites that offer you quotes on the best deals in practically every corner of the globe. They all proclaim the best prices but don’t you dare believe them! Search at least a half dozen websites and create a short list. Once you have several of the best quotes scribbled, go ahead and give the top three a call and see if you can pit them against each other to offer you an even better deal.

If you are traveling as a family or group of friends, you might consider a villa, cabin, or condo. You can uncover deep savings on these as well through the above links and they will provide your troop with a home away from home where you can relax and kick back after a hard day of tourism.

If you’re an adventurous soul, you may opt to grab even bigger savings by staying away from the high tourist areas. Look for the places that are off the beaten path. You will be surprised to find that there are many jewels with a nice atmosphere and luxuries to boot hidden away on those back streets and they are even more desperate to steal you away from the big boys that crowd the beachfront or broad way. Check for these on the net or, if you know a local (or someone who claims to be), ask for referrals.

If you’re the very adventurous type, like the bandanna bearing backpacker or wave rider, and you’re only giving your gourd a nap, then you might opt for one of those hidden hostels. Hostels have come a long way, baby, and many of their rooms and amenities have risen in class with the times. And if you’re looking to hang with the homies, these places reek of hominess. You can find your hidden hostel online also. A good site with a database of over 30,000 locations worldwide is hostels.com (duh!).

So get out there and find that red, ripe apple of an accommodation, take a big bite of its savings, and sleep, beauty, sleep.