It is common knowledge that when economic troubles hit, travel and entertainment become one of the least of priorities. However, this does not mean that the opportunities are not there. In fact, a lot of opportunities have opened up because of the recession – official or otherwise.
I came across a new term today – “recession marketing” – in an article at The Star:
“Recession marketing” has hit the travel industry, with everyone from hotels to cruise lines jumping on the bandwagon. First up: Holland America Line and its Vacation Stimulus Plan, offering discounted fares, reduced deposits and insurance rate breaks.
“Our message is to buy low and live high,” says HAL executive Richard D. Meadows. Cruise fare values are available on HAL sailings worldwide, with prices starting at $499 (U.S.) for seven-day Alaska sailings, $549 for seven-day Caribbean sailings and $999 for 12-day Europe and Panama Canal sailings. Deposit requirements for cruises have been reduced by 50 per cent, plus HAL is offering 25 per cent savings off the cost of its Cancellation Protection Plan. Both of these offers apply to cruises departing on or after May 1. Visit hollandamerica.com.
Holland America Line is not the only company that is offering such deals. You can see more information in that article I have quoted above. More so, you can also search around the Internet for other deals. Hotels and airlines also have their own promos on going. All you need to do is look for opportunities and you will surely find something that can help you travel in an affordable manner.