Don’t Waste Your Money: Travel Upselling

(WHTM) – Next time you go to book an airline ticket, hotel, or resort watch what they do! Chances are good they will try to upsell you to spend more.

The last two years of revenge travel have had high travel prices… “It is way too expensive,” said one traveler. And not just when it comes to flying.

And your next trip may be even pricier as airlines and travel companies try to get you to pay more for extra.

Barron’s Weekly says, “Airlines are getting creative with upselling…” because it brings in money.

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For example: when you try to book a basic economy ticket, you will be asked if you want to upgrade to the main cabin.

The airline reminds you that you can’t choose your seat in advance, or board early.

With hotels, websites will push for a nicer room.

And with cruises, they may try to upsell all sorts of extra excursions, and adventures, as well as the VIP section of the ship.

But from the doesn’t that stink file, how upselling can cost big money if you are not careful.

Move from basic economy to the main cabin? That could be an extra hundred dollars. And adding excursions can turn that $500 budget cruise into a $1,000 cruise.

And the worst part is when they shame you into sticking with the cheapest package.

There is nothing wrong with upselling to a higher level if that is what you want. But be on the lookout, so you don’t waste your money.

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