5 Tips to Find Cheap Summer Travel

May 24, 2009

Sherman’s Travel released these five tips below to find cheap vacations for summer:

Tip #1: Book a midweek getaway. Weekend travel usually carries premiums on flights and hotels. Try searching in August for the best results.

Tip #2: Avoid holiday weekends. Long-weekend holidays like Independence Day and Labor Day are in high demand — and priced accordingly.

Tip #3: Choose an off-season destination. Go where the crowds aren’t to avoid paying peak-season rates. Beach destinations in the Caribbean are particularly affordable right now, as are mountain resorts in Colorado, Vermont, and more.

Tip #4: Book flights at off-peak times. Red-eye and early morning flights are usually cheaper — and you can sleep on the plane.

Tip #5: Check departures from alternate airports. If your city is serviced by several airports, include them all in your search. It might even be worthwhile to drive an hour or two to a neighboring city’s airport when factoring in the savings.

Happy travels!

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One Response to 5 Tips to Find Cheap Summer Travel

  1. Rose P. on May 22, 2012 at 5:08 AM

    Thanks John! Love your tips…

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