Discount travel website, Hotwire.com, made public its list of cities in North America for March 2012 where prices of hotels, car rentals and airfares have come down. The March 2012 Hotwire Travel Saving Indicator showcases the five cities in the US where there have been very high discount travel in areas of hotel tariffs, car rentals and airfares as compared to the same last year. Tourists are guided by the indices to stretch the dollar by availing the travel discount featured in the monthly publications.
According to the president of Hotwire group, Clem Bason, with the rise in temperatures and spring vacations round the corner, the stage is set with lucrative offers and great discount travel, on locations like Southern California, Dallas and Albuquerque as far as airfares are concerned. However to avoid a rise in travel prices in summer it is advisable to plan ahead and make bookings now.
Of the top five cities that offer the most in hotel discounts, Atlantic City tops the charts with a 21 percent discount in prices. Dallas Fort Worth Area grabs the second best place in travel discount with a 15 percent offer. Reno-Tahoe, offers a 15 percent drop in prices, and Halifax and Washington D.C. bring in the rear with a 9 percent and 6 percent drop respectively.
In the car rental category Boston and Washington hold the top two slots followed by Milwaukee, Fort Myers and Albuquerque.
Hotwire has been working over a decade in travel discount with amazing offers across a whole gamut of markets.
If you like to do what's "in", then follow the crowd: British Airways has announced its top destinations for August 2011: New York, Orlando, Barbados, Rome, Barcelona, Mauritius, Las Vegas, St Lucia, Venice and Jersey.
Now, if you wanted to avoid lots of people this summer, perhaps you chose to rent a quiet cabin in New Hampshire, tour the churches of Lisbon, or indulged in boutique shopping in Perth. (That's in Australia, in case you didn't know.)
But for those special people who thrive on spending their time and resources helping others, they were busy building houses with Habitat for Humanity or volunteering at an orphanage in Ethiopia, like my sister-in-law did with her 15-year-old daughter.
So, maybe you'll come back from your vacation with memories that will quickly fade. But if you spend your time helping others, you will be rewarded with a sense of great satisfaction and relationships that could last a lifetime.
Travel doesn't have to be expensive. Travel seach engines can help you find the best discounted flights to anywhere in the world.
Kayak, Yapta, Hotels, Priceline and Tripadvisor were rated the top travel search engines by consumerseach.com. Kayak was rated the best by a wide margin for the lowest prices on airfare, hotel, car rental, and cruises. They will send you an email alert for any changes in prices based on travel dates and cities. Like Kayak, Yapta sends out email alerts, but its unique feature is this: You can request an alert if the price drops for a particular flight for a particular air carrier. So if the rate drops enough to cover your cost of re-ticketing, you can get an even better deal.