TIPS ON PLANNING YOUR HOLIDAY AROUND RATE PARITY
Holidays and vacations are probably the best part of our
lives. They are regularly occurring bright milestones that we look forward to.
In order to get the most out of these precious bubbles of time, we need to plan
them well. Here are some useful tips to help you with the task.
Start early. Matter
of fact several months ahead! The more time you have for planning the better.
Sit down with all the people that are joining you for the trip. Take into
account their wishes and needs. The bigger the group the more problematic it
will be to accommodate their ideas and you all need to be ready for
compromising. Try to satisfy one wish of each group member so everybody is
happy. Or you can split – while the ladies spend the afternoon shopping, the gentlemen
can go on a snorkeling trip.
Decide where you want to go. Make a list of 2-3 places and
vote for the top destination that you all want to visit.
Decide what you want to do and see when you get there. If
you are travelling to a new place, you need to do some research. Read about the
attractions, location, climate, customs and possibilities of that destination.
Let everyone in your group suggest an activity they prefer to do. Incorporate
them into an itinerary but leave some space for improvising in case of the
unfavorable weather or force majeure (you plan a half day visit to the
archeological site in Pompei, Italy and
the moment you get to the ticket office you discover the employees are on a
“sciopero” – a strike – that day).
Start booking travel. Searching the net for the best
deals and making arrangements can be a very time-consuming and exhausting task.
A wise thing to do is to join a travel discount club such as Hotels Etc. whose
team is specialized in finding you the best deals on all your travel needs from
hotels, flight tickets, attraction tickets and other activities. With their
expertise you will enjoy great savings that can be used for other treats and
fun experiences. So join the Hotels Etc. travel club and start booking your
unforgettable getaway with ore ease. Members of Hotels Etc. receive up to 80%
off public rates. They offer by far the best discounts on travel, entertainment
and recreation. Members can purchase 7 day vacations for up to 90% off retail
price. That could equal thousands of dollars in savings.
BE WARE OF PARITY RATES
Most consumers have not
discovered this major change in the travel industry but will soon to realize
that membership clubs are your best option. Next time you are searching for a
vacation or travel discount be sure to check all sites and you will soon
discover EVERYONE IS THE SAME PRICE. OTA’s like Expedia and Travelocity are not
allow to offer discounted travel. Matter of fact, the hotel cant even offer a
discount. The only way to get a discount is to be part of a closed looped
program such as Hotels Etc. Visit www.hotelsetc.com/blogto learn more about rate parity and how to get the best discount possible. Watch this video show
you first hand that you are not able to get a public discount anymore and that
rate parity prevents it from happening.