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Sometimes planning a vacation is as fun as taking the vacation. But sometimes you want someone else to do all the work for you and just book a vacation package. Because, let’s face it, sorting through hotels, itineraries, and flights can be a daunting task when you just want to get away. Plus, you can often find better deals when you book a package.  For the greatest savings on your vacation package, use these tips to help you with your booking process:

Be Flexible on a Location

You’re going to get the cheapest vacation package if you are completely open to any destination. I recommend either choosing an activity that you’re looking for such as a beach vacation or a general destination of Florida. Then looking for vacation packages that meet this more general criteria. When you’re more flexible on place, you’re going to get a better deal.  Find a vacation package deal!

Plan Far in Advance or Book Last Minute

The best vacation deals I’ve found have always been last-minute trips, or trips I have planned at least 30 days in advance.  Your best bet is planning more than three months in advance or less than two weeks. Planning a trip in only two weeks may sound scary — but you can block off the dates now and choose the destination later!

Be flexible on time

Just like with flexibility on destination, travelers who are flexible with when they go are going to get better deals. “Time” includes days that you travel, how long you stay, and even time of day for flights. The more flexibility you have, the better, and cheaper, the deals you will find.  Search sites like BookingBuddy can search multiple sites for you and come up with some awesome package deals.

Be flexible on amenities

Most vacation packages typically include flights and hotel. Some also include a rental car, admission passes to a nearby attraction, or all-inclusive meals. It’s best to be flexible on the amenities you want — you can always opt to not use the tickets or to find a rental car on your own.

Know That You Can Extend Your Dates

A vacation package frequently has certain dates or number of days set in stone. For example, a long weekend package might begin on a Friday and go until Monday. Don’t feel confined by these dates — many of the vacation packages will allow you to extend the dates for several more dollars. And if they won’t let you extend your trip, consider finding your own way home. For instance, it might be cheaper to book the package, find an additional deal for a few extra nights, and change your flight with the airline.  Sometimes, just booking the package deal, and then calling them helps too.  A lot of times they are willing to change your package over the phone, or find you a package.  You can call them to book a customized package as well.

Splurge!

Usually with vacation packages, you’ll have a cheaper option for the package, then you’ll be given an option to upgrade to a fancier hotel. If you upgrade, you’ll get a much better hotel in a much better location.  Every time I have upgraded, I have been very pleasantly surprised.

30 Comments

  1. Tarun Denniz

    I love your website! I love to travel and beaches in general are very often my destination.
    Great article of package deals for vacations. These are tips I never thought of before, but I understand that being flexible has acres to do with getting an excellent deal. Thank you for the post.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are most welcome and I am glad you enjoy visiting beach travel destinations. I try to be your top beach destinations guide 🙂

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  2. Kenny Glossop

    Wow what a great way to put together a site with all you would need to know before travel somewhere! Really impressed

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Kenny and thank you for stopping by and leaving me comments 🙂

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  3. Jane

    Some great advice, I normally do the last minute thing and have found some great deals this way, I’m actually going away to Egypt this Monday and got a fantastic deal on a week in a hotel and a week cruising down the Nile.
    This wasn’t something I was looking for but as you said its good to be flexible. I love a good deal.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, I love a good deal too.  Sounds like you have a perfect one!  The key to getting a good deal is being flexible!  Thanks for stopping by Jane.

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  4. shane mckean

    Hi You have a great site with plenty of good information, i am a cruiser by choice and have been on several spectacular cruise ships. So i was very interested in your cruise section and will be keen to take a further look once you have completed it. Thanks for the relaxing reading.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Shane, yes I am just now working on my cruise section and it should be completed within the next couple of days 🙂  Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Carolyn

    I always see the package deals on Groupon and various deal sites.. I love the price but I worry that I’m going to get scammed because the price is too good. Is it too good to be true or do hotels actually give out packages that reduced?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It is really not too good to be true and Groupon coupons are valid coupons. If you see a good deal, then you should grab it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Fabio

    I love your website! I love to travel and beaches in general are very often my destination, especially during winter!
    So many helpful information, lots of destination, deals and all that you need for your holiday on the beach! Amazing! I will definitely subscribe!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Fabio, I am glad you have subscribed. I do not send out numerous emails, just when I have a great deal to make everyone aware of. Thanks for reading about package deals 🙂

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  7. Otaku Geno

    Great info I have never been able to travel before but I’m currently building my own business so I soon will be able too and this is some great information I will be needing in the future thank you so much for this article will be bookmarking and sharing !!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Otaku, I hope your new business takes off soon, so you can start enjoying the lifestyle of vacationing and enjoying the finer things in life. Please do come back when you are ready to book. I would be happy to help in any way I can.

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  8. Nieves D

    I love your website! It gives so much information. I usually travel for work, and not so much for a vacation. After visiting your site I want to go travel world! Your travel tips are great! Thank You, I’m telling my Family and Friends to VISIT your web page 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Nieves. Yes, you do need to take time out for work and just vacation for fun and relaxation. You can definitely do that with a beach vacation. I do also list a lot of things to do for those that don’t just like to lounge around at the beach. Plenty to offer at Beach Travel Destinations. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Eugen

    Hi, I was looking for the information regards travel package deals and maybe some useful tips to consider. I must admit your article is very informative. Just a quick question about the Last Minute Bookings. When do you think is the best time to order a last-minute package, how many days before the actual holiday you get the best deal? Also, can you actually negotiate a price of the package with the travel agency? Just asking because I know that my friend got some interesting deals of the smaller agencies. Thanks

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Ok, if you don’t get nervous waiting “until the last day,” you can find some great deals doing so. I tend only go up to about 3 days before I leave. Cruises are a great example. You can get some really wonderful deals by waiting up to the last week before you go. Only thing you risk is no room on the ship. I just try to keep an eye on how many vacation spots are left, and you can ask. You can most certainly ask for a best or lower price from an agency. They get a discount and then do not pass on the savings to you. So it is very possible to ask, and do so with more than one agency. You can even play them against each other by saying, well you can get a better deal with a different company. All well worth trying!

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  10. Josh

    incredible information on the vacation package deal. Never knew how to go about that. Now I am more confident in doing what it takes to get the right deal.

    Thank you

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Josh, glad I could be of help to you. Please let me know if you have any other questions. And thank you for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.

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  11. Jessica

    It seems like we need to be very flexible to have a fun cheap vacation. I would love to go on vacation. It has been several years since I have gone anywhere, and money is a huge reason why.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      If you can be flexible and plan in advance, you can save a ton on your vacation. It is really the best way to save. Thanks for reading about Package Deals!

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  12. Habib Ali

    I love the way you have explained what to look for exactly when looking for a package deal. We are planning on going on holiday to Cyprus and will use your tips to help us book our holiday so we can make the most of the package tips. Thanks for this post.

    Habib

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Habib. I am glad you have found my package deals posts useful for you. Thanks for visiting BeachTravelDestinations.com

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  13. Latricia Turner

    Great article of package deals for vacations. These are tips I never thought of before, but I understand that being flexible has acres to do with getting an excellent deal. Thank you for the post.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Again, very welcome Latricia. I am glad I could help, and yes flexibility really helps with the cost. Thanks for visiting BeachTravelDestinations.com!

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  14. Michell

    Thanks for all the advice that is really awesome! Some of them I already knew about, but some I didn’t. Great advice for finding the best possible prices for a vacation. Thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Michell. Any way I can help 🙂 Thanks for visiting BeachTravelDestinations.com

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  15. Amanda

    I love this, I have always wanted to travel somewhere, anywhere! But it’s very daunting even trying to find a travel package. I’ve had friends that have gotten ripped off by travel deals and it has made me very wary of travel packages. I would love to know of real travel agencies that I could trust.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You know Amanda, there are plenty of great travel agencies you can trust. But, with all the packages available online, it is not as necessary anymore to have a travel agent book travel for you. Even just someone who know the ins and out on how to get the best deal and can interpret what and where you want to go, that is the best way. If you need any help, please let me know! Thanks for visiting BeachTravelDestinations.com

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