Where are the Discount Summer Vacations?

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The cost of summer vacation is on your mind; you are not alone.  Families and individuals are hoping to take a summer vacation, but because of cost many will forego a get-a-way to enjoy a day her and there closer to home. Too many forget about discount summer vacations.

If you are looking into taking a long-overdue summer vacation discount summer vacations do exist. You have to know where to look to find them. Many believe because it is a discount vacation they are low-quality accommodations and destinations.  If you are looking for an affordable summer vacation, I have some great resources for you.

With a little research discounted summer vacations can be easy to find. You will see discount summer vacations to some of the most desirable summer vacation destinations. Thanks to group packages, online coupons, and all included packages a summer vacation is very feasible.

Destination packages are some of the best ways you and your family can save money while taking a summer vacation.  You can find some of these through resorts. All round the world there are beach, theme park and golf resorts offering summer vacation packages. There are many types of packages; some all-inclusive or a variety of vacation accommodations. Start your online research, searching “discount vacations” on Google. If you prefer to pass off the heavy-lifting, you can always speak with a professional travel agent.

When looking for discount vacations, generally individuals are given discounts by a price reduction.  A price reduction is most often used as a last minute way to boost the number of guests to popular theme parks, hotels, beaches, and restaurants. To receive price reduction discounts directly contact the restaurant, hotel or theme park or you can search online.

Price reduction is not the only treat used to lure in more vacationers, popular vacation destinations have started offering price reductions to families looking to vacation. If you have multiple children, discounts for children can often be found at theme parks, vacation resorts, and hotels. The amount of a family discount will vary by the destination. Large or small saving money is always a good thing.

As an online shopper you will have no trouble finding online coupons. These are an easy and great way to secure a nice discount for your summer vacation excursions. A growing number of vacation destinations promote online coupons in addition to offline coupons. When looking for online coupons internet users may have the option to request a coupon booklet or print vacation coupons. The only drawback to using coupons, you have to remember to take the coupon with you to your vacation destination. If you don’t have them, you can be required to pay full price.

The disappointing part of discount vacations to keep in mind, you may not get a low price at every destination. Don’t worry, many of the popular vacation destinations do offer worthwhile savings and rebates to travelers. According to The Frugal Shopper some of the most popular summer vacation destinations this year at a reasonable rate: Barcelona, Spain; Greece, and Puerto Rico. If you are looking for something with no passport required, Disney World or Disneyland, Six Flags, Bush Gardens, and the Caribbean may have something to interest you.  There may be times you will pay more for a not so well-liked vacation destination depending on when you decided to book your vacation.

You can use a few different methods to searching for low-cost summer vacations. If you have a destination in mind, search the location for discount vacation packages around the time you are looking to travel. Check the weather report in that area for that time of year so you are there during peak and desirable weather conditions. Now, if you have no idea where you would like to travel here is one of my favorite for all included vacation packages Cheap Caribbean. Whatever method that works best for you to find the valuable discount vacation you just can’t say no to, get to planning and start earning those frequent flyer miles and free night stays.

~ Here’s to great annual vacations!

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Budget – Everything Has a Price

Everything Has a Price

So you want to know what’s included in a budget.   Everything.  Meeting and events cost money.  Make a list of every anticipated expense as well as; all revenues.

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This is a list of items found in budgets:

 

 

 

 

* Labor                                                 * Venue                               * Travel

* Insurance                                        * Merchandise                  * Marketing/Promotion

* Planning System                          * Printing                             * Food/Beverage

* Decorations                                   * Entertainment               * Speaking Fees

* Attire                                                * Salary                                 * Flowers

* Gifts                                                   * Awards                             * Administrative Fees

* Give-A-Ways                                   * Security                            * Photographer

* Credit Card Fees                             * Tickets                              * Phone

* Wi Fi                                                  * Gas/Mileage                  * Website

The list goes on and on.  Items on this list can be broken down into line items.  Some will be grouped together and others will be their own category.  When developing keep the current industry trends in mind and their costs.  Think about how they will impact your budget and look for comparable substitutions.  Trends are easy to spot and if you’re not sure take a look at social media sites, TV and your industry trade magazines for more information.

In today’s fast paced information track most event organizers use online registration which is a trend that can also impact your bottom line.  You may also want to offer paper registration by request.  Now that you know what is included in your budget you can effectively begin to organize your financial outline.

… Happy budgeting

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Get your Attendees to the Meeting Site

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles:  Get your Attendees to the Meeting Site

Thinking about all the different forms of domestic and international travel options: air private or chartered jets, helicopters, public or private cars, trains, yachts, ocean liner, limo, horseback, bus – chartered and public, taxi and even by foot.

The truth of ht matter for a majority of your meetings will use commercial air to get your attendees local.  Once they arrive to the host city they will use a variety of ground transportation services to move around the city.

Think about what is most economical for your attendee in most cases they will be covering their own travel expenses.  There are some cases when you will need to cover travel for celebrity, special VIP guests.  Since air travel is the norm in most cases.  Contact the major airlines for rates and regulations, make sure to ask for the current fees and promotion for checked baggage and carry ons.  Consider how far they are from your meeting place.  Don’t forget the smaller air ports, some are able to provide more efficiency and cost less.  For assistance don’t forget to check with the local Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) they are a very knowledgeable resource.

When considering airlines contact them and ask about their meeting programs.  A program could include: Free tickets based on volume and group fares and discounts.  Beware there are some times when no group discounts are available.

Be prepared to answer the following questions when booking with the airline:

* Starting location for passengers

* Meeting destination

* Date and time of event

* Number of passengers

Check with each airline, some airlines require a different passenger number to be considered a group, but the Sales Office will be able to help you secure seats and save money when possible.  You can also offer a testimonial via social media for future possible discounts.  Then you sign the contract will be given a group number.  Take this number and publish it on your meeting materials.  Make sure they know to use this number to associate themselves with this group and qualify for the special rate when booking their flight.  The savvy trailer may opt to use frequent flyer points or miles, travel discount sites, travel club like AAA.

… Organized travels

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Toll Free Phone and Fax: (866) 905-9002 ext. 102

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