Quick post before I head off to Florida for mom’s b-day celebration to help you save on your own travel plans. The Daily News travel section listed 4 Smart Strategies to save money on your next trip….so in no particular order….
1. Economic Meltdown: Plan your travel around locales that have suffered the most as a result of our tanking economy. In the past 18 months certain destinations have been very hard hit like Las Vegas, Miami and even Hawaii. So even as you take advantage of the misfortune of others, they still appreciate and need your business.
2. Dialing for devalued currency: Pick the destination where your dollar will go the farthest, for example Iceland. Since their banking catastrophe and the double disaster of an erupting volcano, the Krona is on life support so bargains abound. Or pick a spot like Thailand or Argentina that for years have offered great deals for Americans abroad.
3. Follow the natural disaster or ride the coattails of political instability: Yep it’s like ambulance chasing. But the gulf coast, and any place that’s been battered by Mother Nature, or a nation that's recently ousted a corrupt despot will make it worth your while to "pay" them a visit.
4. Follow the Spotlight: Once the excitement is over, post Olympic venues and other event cities become ghost towns. Cities want to get that sex Olympic village humming again so they'll convert that luge track of death into a theme park ride for tourists and offer low price air fares and discount accommodations.