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When is the best time to find a deal?

September 15, 2016 by Jimi Tempfli No Comment

Many people think, “if I can wait until the last minute, then I’ll get an amazing deal!”

Sounds about right, doesn’t it?  Well, actually this is no longer the case.  While you may be able to find “some” last minute deals out there (and our travel agents are Very good at finding them “if” they exist).*  You actually are better off booking as far in advance as you can.

“How so?” you may ask… Here’s how it works:

  1. Prices are based on supply and demand, and the current trend is that the cruise ships are selling out, every week.  Especially if you want to travel during the holidays, during summer or basically when everyone wants to be on vacation!
  2. Most deposits are fully refundable up until about 75-90 days prior to departure date.  So, if you book in advance and pay the full deposit (beware of certain reduced-deposit deals with *non-refundable* deposits), then if you have to change your plans and are still outside of cancellation penalty phases, you can typically get a refund without a loss.  This isn’t to say that those non-refundable deposit deals are a bad thing, as you can sometimes lock in unbelievable rates using those too.  Just make sure you know what you are getting!
  3. MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL:  Make sure you Read the Fine Print, and ASK your travel agent about ALL the “cancellation penalty details” (now you know the ‘lingo’), and be informed!  Never assume something is refundable or non-refundable if you didn’t ask specifically about *THE DETAILS*

So, once you factor in how this all works, most of our clients are getting the “Best Deals” when they BOOK EARLY!  Another factor is that you can always lower your rate even after you pay the deposit, any time up until final payment.  That’s why booking early gives you the win-win combo!

Every trip and promotion is like a snowflake… they are unique, intricate complexities that each have their own particular set of traits.  Thus, don’t leave your vacation to chance, and ask one of our professionals for a no-hassle, detail-oriented vacation plan.  That’s what we do!

No booking fees.

No hassles.

Always the best deals.

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Jimi Tempfli As a passionate traveler, I understand that all the details matter. Even those that seem insignificant can end up making or breaking a hard-earned vacation. That's why it's our passion to leave no detail to chance. We treat your vacation as if it's our own, and then back it up with decades of industry knowledge.
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