With the economic crisis pulling everyone’s mood down, travelers at least have something to smile about – travel costs. The travel/tourism industry is feeling the effects of the crisis since vacations and other non-essentials are of course one of the first things cut off from ordinary people’s budget when things get tight. In response to the drop in both local and international travel almost all businesses relying on tourists are giving promos and specials to encourage people to still go ahead with their plans. So before you cancel the family trip or romantic getaway you’ve been saving up for so long check the current rates because even with a smaller budget you might actually get a better bargain.
Sure shot travel options with lower rates include:
Cruises – Whether headed out to the Carribean, going on a European cruise, or want to visit South America all cruise lines have lowered their rates. Some South American cruises can actually be booked for half the price! No hurries though because this trend is expected to continue for this kind of travel.
Road trips – With the price of gas down it is very economical to drive to your destination in comparison to flying.
Accommodations – Hotels and resorts everywhere are offering great promos from price cuts to free nights and services just to fill their empty rooms. So before you book a place ask if there’s any way you can get the room at a lower price. Don’t be afraid to look and ask for bargain prices.