You might think that this is a gimmick. You might think that doing something spontaneously has risks, but life has risks and spontaneity is the very best way to rejuvenate the soul. Last minute vacation specials offer you the pleasure of a plan, with the budget of camping.
If you haven’t been away in some time, and you feel you need a break, or if you have never been to a particularly fun city, exotic island, or historic landmark, all inclusive vacation packages can be the perfect and special way to get a great bargain and see as much as you can of a place in a short spate of time. Packages even for three or four days and nights are often fantastic.
Packages usually will include, but not always, travel and accommodations plus luxury items such as gifts, tickets, meal bargains, and more. You and your partner or family can have a wonderful mini vacation on a dime and see more of the attractions, because they are offered to you cheap, than you would if you studied the guide books.
Calling travel agents or looking on line are both great ways to save on getting a package. You can also try magazine and newspaper advertisements. Call first and ask questions. Some packages want you to pay a fee to an agent or sit through a boring condominium sales speech just to enjoy a resort. Be sure to find out about any hidden fees such as airport and hotel taxes, casino tax, or resort tax.
When you take your last minute voyage a rabais to a foreign country, you will still need passports and in some cases, shots. Only spend on a last minute deal if you know you can go. There are usually no refund or exchange policies. These deals are for people who suddenly find themselves with both time and money.
Cheap deals however, abound. You may not be the planning type and you still want to enjoy local thrills, dining, and scenic tours, then finding the right one for you, will be essential. Ask tourist bureaus for recommended travel agents in an area you like. Join travel e-newsletters and airline e-newsletters to find out about sudden specials. Many insurers and roadside assistant companies also publish travel magazines. Use them.
Once you have contacts for deals, or have organized advertisements, ask yourself what you really want. If it’s the food, then you may want to tailor your search for deals that attract the gastronome at heart. Likewise, if its local wines, then look for winery tours, or hotels that include wine tasting. If its winter sports, you will find all kinds of interesting ski packages and even romantic getaways with hot tubs and drink specials.
The most important detail is that you have your credit card topped up and are ready to pay. Most agents, airlines and other booking services will require full payment in advance. You can specify how you would like the tickets and vouchers to be mailed. Last minute vacation specials are for the young at heart.