If you are planning on taking a trip, check out these tips for taking 5-Star vacations on a 3-Star budget.
Shoulder Seasons. David and Carol Porter of Roaming Boomers say, "If possible, learn to travel in the shoulder seasons. This is easily demonstrated in our own town. During the busy season, our resorts are selling for $400 - $600/night. Right now, in the shoulder season, these same rooms are available with discounts reaching over 50-percent. This same pattern follows in most parts of the world."
Social Media. They suggest using social media to help you save money on your next vacation destination. "Use Twitter and Facebook. Follow your desired vacation destinations on Twitter and Facebook. Ask them questions. Inquire when their slow times might be. Also, you will find that these destinations are continually using sweepstakes to gather attention to their properties. Who knows, you just might score a free trip!"
Airline Bundling. Airlines are in a unique position to create bargins for luxury travel. Delta Vacations, for example, a part of the world's largest airline, has access to unique deals for air travel and they have built a large collection of destinations where they have used their buying power to create fantastic deals. Combine this advantage with a luxury vacation in a shoulder season, and you're very likely to find deep discounts.
Luxury Hotel Collection Websites. The Kiwi Collection, for example, is the world's largest collection of luxury properties in the world. They have a collection of nearly 2,500 luxury properties in 135 countries all over the world. They are continually offering special luxury vacations, in destinations all over the world. Also, you're likely to score free room upgrades, resort credits and more. Combine this with shoulder season travel and you can save big!
Bed & Breakfast Inns. This segment of the travel industry has come a long, long way in having very desirable properties for those desiring 5-Star accommodations on a 3-Star budget. We've stayed in a number of amazing mansions that would rival any well-known luxury hotel brand. Follow bedandbreakfast.com on Facebook and Twitter and keep your eyes open for amazing deals.
5-Star Luxury for Free! Enter contests online! They are giving away 5-night luxury vacation to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia ($1,500 air voucher included). Go to Roamingboomers.com for more information!
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