Whether you have a lot of time to travel or a little, vacation packages, guided vacations and escorted tours provide travelers with a non-traditional valuable package, perfect for the budget-consciousconsumer. Sold on the value of simplifying planning, budgeting and preparation, vacation packages include all amenities for a single, affordable price. Your only job is to relax.
According to Frommer’s, an industry leader in travel “Package tours are simply a way to buy the airfare, accommodations, and other elements of your trip (such as car rentals, airport transfers, and sometimes even activities) at the same time and often at discounted prices.“
So, what’s the price of admission for your next vacation?
The Cost of Planning a Vacation
In “How Much Does it Cost to Go on a Vacation” USA Today columnist Gigi Starr states “the cost of a vacation varies” he continues by saying “throw in seasonal rate changes, costs for tours and other incidentals and transportation, and it can be tough to plan travel costs.“
How much do you plan to spend on travel this year? Are you willing to economize? Do you feel you deserve a more luxurious vacation if you had a hard year at work? Before you plan your next getaway, it’s important to remember the goals of a vacation should be stress relief, relaxation and quality time with those you love. A vacation is meant to last a lifetime through the enjoyment and memories created from your experience.
In ” 57 Ways to Cut Vacation Costs ” National Geographic Traveler discusses several ways to monetize your budget for travel. Their solution is fairly simple. Buy a vacation package. They confirm the value of vacation packages by listing the intangible benefits of reduced stress and costs incurred from planning a trip with multiple components. If airfare, accommodations, a rental car and more are required for a multiple destination trip, you can easily save up to 30% by purchasing bundled vacations instead of buying each component separately. You no longer have to worry about unexpected expenses during your vacation including emergencies, dead rental cars, missed flights and lost luggage.
For international and even domestic travelers, ancillary services like transfers and hotel stays can be booked directly with the travel operator through a specialized planning expert.
Vacation Packages and Escorted Tours Have Everything Included
Take advantage of affordable vacation packages that include commercial or private air travel. If you opt for the latter we promise the hassle-free experience of traveling through private airports with the VIP treatment of stepping right off the plane onto a modern, deluxe coach. Included are fine hotels and resorts, deluxe coach buses, meals, pre-arranged itineraries, attraction tours, VIP treatment, travel hosts and private flights to private terminals – giving you the chance to see and do more affordably.
With airfares on the rise and likely to keep climbing as airlines charge passengers for fuel, the affordability of a packaged vacation with inter-private flights is a valuable option for consumers.
Divide the cost by the number of hours spent in actual vacation activities to determine the true value of your vacation.