Vacation Planning Simplified: Making Your Dollar Go Farther
North American Precis Syndicate
Vacationing in a luxurious tree house can be much better than being up a tree about where to travel. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Beach or mountains? Domestic or international? Deciding
where to take a vacation can seem a daunting task—but it doesn’t
have to be. Although the explosion of online options vying for travelers’
dollars makes choosing where to book your vacation challenging, the best
option for many travelers is a full-service online travel agency.
Why Use An Online Travel Agency
Here are three good reasons.
1. One-stop customer service:
By using a full-service online travel agency, all parts of your trip,
including car rental, hotel and air reservations, are in one place. Not only
does that save you from having to track down multiple reservations from
different providers, it also means that should a problem arise regarding any
part of the trip, a single point of contact is available to help resolve the
Online travel agencies also offer a variety of benefits to make the entire
travel journey—before, during and after the trip—easier and more
worry-free. In the case of online travel pioneer Travelocity, the Customer
First Guarantee offers such benefits as 24/7 social media customer service, a
price guarantee and more.
2. Cost savings: Along with
periodic sales and promotions, another way to save money is a little-known “travel
hack” made available by online travel agencies known as a “split
ticket.” A split ticket is created when the price of two one-way
tickets on different airlines is less than the same itinerary booked as a
traditional round-trip. Perhaps best of all, it doesn’t require any
additional effort. Many online travel agency websites will automatically
search for split ticket options during any round-trip flight query and return
them as an option if savings are identified.
According to Travelocity Director of Online Marketing, Alan Cunningham, “When
a split ticket option was selected, Travelocity customers saved about 10
percent on average compared to the traditional round-trip itinerary.”
3. Unique lodging options: You
may think major hotel chains are all you’ll find on an online travel
agency site, but with more than 321,000 lodging options around the world,
Travelocity.com has thousands of unique properties that reflect the true
nature of the destination.
Some of these properties include a 300-year-old hotel in Massachusetts,
a Wisconsin motel dedicated to recording live music, an Arizona
motel featuring a room 200 feet below ground and a luxury tree-house hotel in
After all, who hasn’t dreamt of spending the night in a tree house?
For further travel tips and facts or to book a trip, go to www.travelocity.com.
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