Practically every travel site will tell you NOT to travel during the holiday period, especially in winter during Christmas. It is common sense, really. This is considered peak season and most everywhere you go, peak season means two things:
-everyone else is traveling
-all the prices go up.
So why am I suddenly proposing that you travel this winter? Am I going nuts? Not really. I recently read an article by Christopher Elliot and I find myself agreeing with some of what he talked about.
First, for those in the United States, things are bound to get better once the elections are over with. I believe that I am not being over optimistic about things. It is just that Americans – and the world, perhaps – have had it with the current administration. The goal of these candidates, then, is to keep to their word and give Americans the break that they have been promising. One of these is that they would go to great lengths to lower the price of fuel. If only for this, traveling this winter should prove to be cheaper for us travelers.
Second, there are more price cuts in the travel industry than we may know. In fact, according to the article, Caribbean cruises are quite affordable now. You can find cruises which will cost you as low as $600 or $700! This is due to many factors but whatever is causing the price drop – as long as they are not safety issues – then you might as well go ahead and take advantage of it.
(to be continued)