LOGANVILLE, GA/May 18, 2010 --- In today's economic climate, many people believe that traveling is no longer a luxury they can afford? However, just because budgets are a bit tighter in recent years is no reason for vacation time to have to be spent at home. What some savvy consumers are realizing is that there are certain membership clubs which can provide invaluable discounts on all types of travel expenses, so that anyone can enjoy a luxury vacation regardless of their budget situation. "Travel clubs or membership clubs are the future of savings for consumers, says Hotels Etc. CEO Shawn Pigg"
Travel clubs are a great solution to the question of how to enjoy a vacation without over-extending one's finances, but not everyone is clear as to how travel clubs work. Basically, a travel and entertainment club is one which provides a membership service to its clients. Members pay a fee for a membership card to the travel club, and this club has partnerships with a variety of hotels, resorts, condos, cabins, villas, lofts, bungalows, restaurants, airline services, and other travel and entertainment-oriented businesses to help them fill rooms and seats to capacity. When a hotel cannot book all of its rooms for a given night, it is a better business move for the owner to book some last-minute rooms at discounted prices rather than leave them empty, so they will offer special rates to the travel club, who passes these discounts on to its members. Although some travel clubs do not require last-minute reservations. These types of travel clubs allow you the freedom to travel anytime, and save money all the time. "Business owners would much rather discount their product or service to private members than to pay for marketing says Hotels Etc Travel Club CEO Shawn Pigg"
This simple economic principle has proved successful for hotels, which is why travel and entertainment clubs have been able to partner with other tourist businesses to offer discounts on any aspect of traveling and entertainment. Cruise lines often have difficulty filling rooms, for example, and allow travel club members to enjoy discounts when booking cruises, since they will generally not be able to sell all of their rooms at a standard price. Entertainment options such as restaurants, dinner shows, and even trips to the golf course or zoo offer discounts in the form of certificates which members print out and present upon arrival. These businesses have worked out partnerships with the travel club in advance, so any certificate will be honored 100% of the time.
For quite some time, travel and entertainment clubs have been a way for people to enjoy all the perks of a classy vacation without having to resort to fast food or budget motel rooms. This system has proved so successful that the popularity of travel clubs is only expected to increase in years to come. Let’s take for example restaurant discounts. Programs such as Hotels Etc travel club offers members an opportunity to purchase $25 dinners for as low as $2 or $50 dinners for as low as $4. "Our program is here to help consumers continue enjoying life without the hassle of price says Hotels Etc travel club CEO Shawn Pigg"
To learn more about how to save money with travel clubs, entertainment clubs or membership clubs, visit http://www.hotelsetc.com