Oh sure! A vacation? In this economy? How can you afford to just go gallivanting off into the sunset, spending every penny of your precious stockpile of money? After all, you don’t know what the future brings, and you don’t want to be caught between jobs and also having no money in the bank because you spent it all on a vacation!
The truth is that vacationing has just gotten smarter and cheaper! That’s right; you can now afford that dream trip you’ve always wanted. I’m sure that you never imagined you could ever get to New Orleans, San Antonio or Montana, much less Africa, Ireland or Central Europe! Well, now is the time to cash in on some great savings on vacations and not break your bank.
You don’t have to go through a travel agency, and you don’t need to know anyone on the insider to tap into super savings. What you do need to do is join a travel club. They’ve found a way to pull resources together and purchase vacation packages and service in bulk! They have turned that around and are now offering these cost savings back to you. That’s right, just like you’d go to your wholesale warehouse to buy bulk groceries, you can now do the same thing but with vacations! I did a simple cost comparison looking just at flights.
What I did was put in the same dates, same amount of travelers and same departure and arrival points. I then went to the four options you have to book travel online. You have membership sites, Aggregator sites, and traditional sites such as Orbitz and then you always have the airline sites.
While I imagined that there would be a difference in price, I wasn’t prepared for the drastic difference. The membership site airline flight, which would be the wholesale price was $260. The Aggregator sites offered the same flight for $300 – $600. The reason for the difference in price with the Aggregator site is because those sites go and pull from a number of sites offering that flight. The traditional site, which I used Orbitz offered the same flight for $301. Finally the airline, looking at the same airline I picked on the other sites offered the flight for $401.
So you save anywhere from $40 – $340 per flight. If you have a family of four that saves you $160 – $1360, this makes a family vacation even more plausible even in touchy economic times. Now you can take that Safari Trip you never imagined you could take. You can go on week-end cruises at ridiculously cheap prices, and most dream trips within the United States are simply too cheap to even list. You really have to see some of the prices to believe them.
A vacation is no longer just a luxury, it is a necessity. You need it for your sanity and health. You and your family need a vacation to reconnect and bond again. Forget the staycation, go on a vacation, and go for less then what you thought.