Look before you Leap away on Vacation
When was the last time you went on a vacation, only to come back and find out that you’ve been robbed? No, we don’t mean that your home’s been burgled, we’re talking about the money that you spent on that vacation. Now, we don’t want to spoil that experience that you’ve just had, but we would like you to ensure that you don’t make the same mistake twice.
When you are going out on a holiday, there is one thing that you, under all circumstances, need to do – Compare holiday prices!
We couldn’t be louder when screaming this out because here’s a list of issues that you can avoid when you simply compare holiday prices.
Book Rooms through a Hotel
Time and again, we go to our favourite hotels’ website and book the room we want. Isn’t that convenient? One-stop shop and you’ve got everything you’ll ever need for your room. The hotel arranges for the transfers and you can rent your car right there too. Who needs anything else, right?
Ah! Now, that’s where you’re making a mistake because not only do hotels have special offers running from time-to-time, they don’t even display all their offers on their website.
If you have two or three hotels in mind, then you won’t find the best deals on their website. Compare your prices before making any booking decisions
Trust a Travel Agent
So, you’ve had a good experience before and now, he’s that “guy” you’ve got who handles your travel details. We understand you’re comfortable but the problem is, they get comfortable too. Once you’ve got your “guy” on “comfort-mode”, you can guarantee that he’ll let the best deals slip by, knowing that you trust him blindly.
He knows that you won’t ask around and knows, even more so, that you’ll take what he gives you. This is probably the most important reason to compare holiday prices more than ever!
Don’t believe your Eyes
The most anyone tries to find out more about their holiday is browse the Internet. Everyone is afraid of a bit of leg-work and what’s on the ‘net is what they choose to get. However, there are a lot of things that aren’t on the Internet. Sure, its very easy to pop out that credit card and order online but if you are interesting in getting the best deal, you need to talk!
Do it in person or just pick up the phone, talking to a travel agent or company or hotel is one of the most important things you can do. Also, you cannot think that phoning one travel agent or one company or one hotel is all that you need to do.
Until and unless you call every single one of them, you are not guaranteed any kind of assurance that the deal you have is the best one you can get.
So what do you need to do? Get into the mindset that holidays are meant to be enjoyed but planning them isn’t always a “vacation”.
You may need to get out of your comfort zone and make a few checks here & there. What is available most conveniently is probably not the best deal – it is probably the one the hotel or your travel agent wants you to find.
What you uncover, when you compare holiday prices, is what the real deal is and what you really need to be looking for.
Remember to dig deep and make sure that your vacation is truly a happy time before, during and after you’ve been on it.