Travel is fun; searching for travel deals, not so much. Nevertheless, knowing how and when to book a trip can make a huge difference in savings and benefits. For our first episode of Tour & Explore, we interview Jaime Freedman of Travelzoo.com to get her expert tips on how to maximize your travel dollar this summer. Here are a few highlights:
Now is a great time to save on a cruise. To help win back travelers this summer, the industry is offering such incentives as meals, entertainment and transfers to additional destinations.
Think about booking for shoulder season, which comes right after a peak travel period such as Labor Day. You can have all the fun of a place like Myrtle Beach without the high prices and big crowds.
Airfare booking is for Tuesday. Ideally, right after midnight Tuesday. This is when the newest deals tend to come out.
For more of Freedman's tips, check out the video.