Friday, October 17, 2008

Getting Simple Travel Discounts

Many people want to travel, but cannot make it due to the inflation. However, there are many ways to low down your travel costs. Internet is the best place to find discounts on hotels, airfare and car rentals.

Travel companies offer discounts on airline tickets occasionally. Check their websites often for these offers. You may obtain an email about the discount for your dream destination if you register on such a website. Sometimes airline companies do provide discounts on hotel rates through online reservations. These discounts may help you to save about half of the actual cost.

Indirect route of flights help you to save more than the direct flights. If you plan to travel via two planes, then your total airfare may be cheaper than the airfare of the single plane. Sometimes there are packages that merge airfare and hotel rates. The cost of these packages is low than the total cost of airfare and hotel rents, when paid individually. A trio package including airfare, hotel and car rents may help you to save a huge amount of money. Hotels do offer customers with certain travel discounts, who stay for more than one week.

Points to Remember:

The airfare varies from peak hours to midday flights. You may pay low fare at Wednesday and Thursday. Try to avoid booking flights on weekends. You may also find low airfares at off-seasons. It is better to travel at places, when tourist season fades. House rentals are a great replacement for hotels as the rates of house rentals are much lower than hotels.

Another way for travel discounts is online booking. However, there are many restrictions of online booking. Generally, there is no refund system in online booking. Online booking is available only for limited period of time. It helps you to gain extra points on your travel credit card and will help you to save more on purchase of your next ticket with that company.

Travel companies are loaded with offers for children, college students and senior citizens. Children below 14 may not require any fee at theme parks. College students may have the lowest fares for international journey. Students with credit cards may enjoy more benefits of such travel discounts.

Senior citizens may get 50% discounts on airfares and hotel rates. To enjoy these benefits, you have to inquire about any child, student and senior citizen discount programs to your tour organizer. In addition, register yourself and your family members under frequent flier programs. Make sure there is no limitation for any discount programs.

Magazines, newspapers and other general books have different coupons for travel discounts such as hotel discount programs, car rental concession and restaurant discount coupons. If you are planning to visit certain museums, browse over the Internet for their special exhibitions, opening and closing time and their entrance fee. Inquire about any free admission day or about any discounts for children and senior citizens.


Many people focus only on discounts on airfares and hotel rates, and overlook small expenses. However, pay attention to these expenses to save some amount of money for your next grand holiday.

About the Author:Tom Tessin-Find the best travel credit cards and more of Tom's work at FINDairlinecards.


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