Find the Best Deals on Travel
Can you feel it? Spring is right around the corner and I am just itching to go somewhere. Nothing like a taste of the outdoors to rejuvenate and refresh your soul. Now is actually a great time to travel, before the rush of the busy Spring Break tourists.
Now traveling is not exactly frugal, but there are certainly deals to be found in the off-season. So where do you start if you want to secure a great deal on a hotel or flight? Not long ago, most people utitlized a travel agency. But with the power of the intewebz, your next rendezvous is just a few short clicks away.
I am not much of a world traveler myself, so I enlisted the help of Twitter along with my dear husband (a seasoned business traveler).
I asked: Where do you find the best deals when traveling?
Here are the top online resources they recommend:
Priceline - My husband swears by this "name your price" site. He regularly books hotel rooms for up to 50% off by making low-ball offers. They are almost always accepted!
Travelzoo - Known as the "largest publisher of travel deals on the internet", you can compare prices from over 2,000 companies.
Travelocity - I appreciate the ease of use on this trusted site. Put together an entire vacation in just minutes. They are currently advertising 30% off Spring and Summer vacations, so book soon!
New to the travel scene, even daily deal sites are getting in on the action. They offer limited time flash sales to top destinations. Check daily for new offers on Jetsetter and Living Social Escapes.
You will also save money on flights if you are flexible about when you fly. The best prices are typically on mid-week flights, early in the morning.
One last tip I have to mention. If you are an avid user of Swag Bucks, you can cash them in for $50 gift cards to spend on Southwest Airlines. Save those bucks now and perhaps someday you can earn enough to pay for an entire trip! Even better, luggage flies free on Southwest, which is a welcome perk.
What tips do you have for saving money on travel expenses?