I’ll be brief. It’s a very busy time of year for all of us.
If you are looking to capitalize on a travel bargain….whether it’s for Christmas or sometime in February, black Friday sales are a great time to buy. (Notice that I didn’t say “shop.”) It’s imperative to do your research in advance. Know what you want and be ready to buy. Bargains go quickly!! You’re definitely not the only one looking for a travel deal. It’s literally the busiest booking day of the year!
Here are 3 tips to help you nab a bargain, and avoid total disappointment.
1) Know exactly where you want to go. Narrow it down to 3 resorts, maximum.
2) Be ready to book on the spot. If you wait to think about it, or call to chat with your mom you just might miss the last 4 seats on the plane.
3) Passports & payment. Exact legal names & full payment are required to book.
Two reasons to book your flight and hotel separately. There are some hot bargains on flights and hot bargains on hotels for Black Friday. Get the best of both.
Marriott Hotels offering rates as low as $79. Booking Nov 25th to 28th only.
Are you interested in Abbotsford or Edmonton? Flight prices around the $200 mark, return and taxes included with Westjet. Even dates over Spring Break 2017. For example: $187 to Edmonton March 26-30th.
Or what about Nashville, Tennessee? Flights from Winnipeg are on sale for $314 taxes included, with Air Canada. March 1st to 7th. OR, if you’d like to catch a Winnipeg Jets hockey game, (13th of March) fly from the 9th to 16th for $356 and make a holiday of it.
If you’ve ever thought about a trip to Paris, it’s your time. If you’ve dreamt about Paris in the spring, it’s your time. If you have visions of proposing under the Eiffel Tower, it’s your time.
Paris. Return. Taxes in $410US
Fly from Grand Forks or Minot, North Dakota
Paired with a hotel for 6 nights, through Expedia.ca for about $900 CANADIAN funds. 4 star hotel, of course!
There are literally 1000’s of date combinations in this. From December, thru May 2017.
————————————> And it’s gone.
In less than an hour, the unbelievable prices are gone. I had just finished researching and had started writing. In fact, I was almost ready to publish this deal. Then, it disappeared. Flights from GFK & MOT back up to $1300US funds.
Sigh. I really had my hopes up of a d0-over trip of my failed November 15, 2015 trip. (You know, the one I cancelled, the day after the Paris attacks.)
Anyways, the lesson in this, is simply, sometimes amazing deals are fleeting. I can only surmise, not meant to be, in this case. Again.
Direct flights, from Winnipeg to Varadero, you will leave 9am December 1st and return 7:30pm December 8th. So, this bargain gets top marks from me for convenient flights!
Lastly, before you book ANY vacation, ever, I suggest you read the most recent reviews from Trip Advisor. Having accurate, up to date, first hand information enables you to make the best decision. Price should never be your only deciding factor. A vacation should meet your needs, and provide personal value. That being said, bargains are almost always about the DATES. Go when everyone else is going…. (like school holidays) and you could pay 2-3 times the amount for EXACTLY the same vacation. Go when others are busy and there is far less demand, and you could pay far less for the identical vacation. (Actually, yours could be BETTER. Avoid the crowds and the lineups and have the beach and staff to yourself.)
Prices subject to change, or sell out without notice. Other dates available at higher prices. This bargain was spied at www.itravel2000.com