March 10, 2013 |
This website finds savings so much deeper than those from Kayak and Travelocity that you'll think it's magic. Name: GetGoing.com What it does: Finds better rates for flights by showing airlines that they are selling to leisure travelers. Deals are found when the traveler is flexible about dates and destinations. What's hot: Proven savings are key. I tested flights for two adults and one child from San Diego to Beaches and Sun for June 22. I got several destination options and narrowed them to two choices: San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Honolulu.
January 20, 2013 |
Now that the obligatory holiday trips to see family are in the books, consumers hoping for a more leisurely getaway may want to keep their suitcases handy. Experts say the travel deals available in January are often some of the best all year. That's important because travelers can expect to pay more for airfare and hotel stays this year. Average daily rates for U.S. hotels increased 4.2% in 2012, to an average $106.23 in November, according to Smith Travel Research. Domestic airfare increased 4.5%.
June 10, 2012 |
Although airfare and hotel rates are up this summer, deals are out there - if you know where to look. Here are some options based on input from Travel-Ticker.com , Priceline.com , Orbitz.com and FlipKey.com . San Francisco When L.A. heats up, the City by the Bay usually keeps its cool, and experts at all four websites recommend San Francisco for a summer getaway. "With its mild temperature and gearing up for the America's Cup in 2013, there will be lots of races all summer," said L. Jasmine Kim, general manager of Travel-Ticker.com.
July 19, 2011 |
Travel the length of Thailand, from the country's capital, Bangkok, to Chiang Rai in the north, on a 14-day tour for prices starting at $1,599 per person. Book by Wednesday for the lowest price. The deal: The Incredible Thailand tour from Friendly Planet Travel includes Los Angeles-Bangkok round-trip airfare, hotels, some meals and more. At $1,599 per person, it prices out to less than $150 a day. The trip includes stops in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Ayutthaya, Bangkok and other cities along the way to see rice fields and villages with monkeys and elephants.
July 3, 2011 |
Do we really need another members-only travel flash-sale site? If you've ever scored a deal on one, then yes, because they can be addicting. If one site doesn't have the destination you're looking for, another might. Introducing: Spire.com . Name: Spire What it does: Offers members (free to join) luxury hotel stays at 30% off the lowest offer found anywhere else for a limited time. What's hot: The site offers a "Best Deal Guarantee. " If you find the same room at the same hotel for a lower price, Spire will refund the difference between the lower rate and what you paid, plus give you $100 credit toward future Spire reservations.
April 10, 2011 |
Talk about a travel deal. How does $3 a night sound, meals included? Or less than $1 for a train trip between cities? Or a transatlantic cruise for less than 9 British pounds? If that's your idea of a bargain, hop in a time machine to circa 1860, just before the outbreak of the Civil War. And bring along your 2011-vintage paycheck. Yes, prices were low for antebellum tourists, but so were wages; a middle class U.S. family might live on $1,000 to $3,000 a year. Travel in those days also entailed dangers and discomforts.