It's no secret the economy has made us tighten our belts and feel we cannot afford a family vacation. The good news is you can plan an affordable family vacation - you simply need to know your options!
If you follow these basic tips, you can enjoy a wonderful and exciting yet budget-friendly vacation:
Start Planning Now – You have a better chance of finding a special offer that provides you with an affordable vacation package. Also, if you plan to use frequent flier miles - act now! Seats are getting more difficult to secure, especially if you need more than two.
Choose a Non-Peak Period – A vacation in May or September can be a lot less expensive than during peak periods. If, however, like most families, you must adhere to school holiday times, book at least 6-9 months ahead to get the best price and availability.
Be Flexible about the Location – Travel agents run special promotions for certain vacation spots which include cheaper airplane tickets. Always check with an experienced travel agent who is familiar with pricing to your chosen destination!
Consider an All-Inclusive Vacation – Rates quoted include just about everything: food, accommodations, kids programs, taxes and some even include drinks, gratuities and airport transfers. A family resort in Mexico or the Caribbean are great options; as well as a family-fun cruise anywhere.
Choose Something Close to Your Home – Choose a destination close to home to eliminate airfare, such as a cruise to the Mexican Riviera which departs from San Pedro.
Now that you have some ideas, you will need to decide on how much you can afford and on what locations you would like to travel to. Remember – your family vacations don’t have to be expensive to be a special time with your family. Our family travel experts can help iron out all the details.