We all want the perfect vacation. Here are 5 Vacation Tips that apply to every sun seeker.
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1. Promotions are in the price
Kids fly free, kids stay free, 4th night free, 50% off- no matter how they cut it all of these promotions are factored into the live package prices. However a promotion is advertised, the hoteliers and tour operators work together to make sure the prices you see in your search results include these discounts.
2. Click that "direct flights only" button
90% of travellers want a direct flight, but be aware of the difference between a "non-stop" flight and a "direct" flight.
An often overlooked button is the option to select direct flights. If unselected, the search results can produce hundreds of variations of connecting flights that are not always apparent at first glance.
With this being said, always keep in mind direct and non-stop are two very different things. Direct flights can be called as such even if they stop in another city as long as it is not an actual change of planes. Non-stop flights are just that, they do not stop.
All airlines reserve the right to have a schedule change and sometimes they do this by combining two cities (think Edmonton non-stop is now going to pick up passengers in Calgary, but Edmonton passengers will now wait on the plane). This flight now defaults to direct.
3. Don't rely on star rating alone
Not all resorts are created equal and there are some incredible 3 and 4 star resorts out there and some so- so 5 stars.
The only way to know is to ask. Who wouldn't want to know that for $100 more per person, a true luxury vacation awaits? Every agent at Escapes.ca is sent on assignment and over the past 15 years, we have visited thousands of resorts. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be sure to send you our top 5 resorts.
4. Verify prices
Did you know that in Canada there are on average over 77 thousand fare changes per day between all the airlines and tour operators? This is enough to keep all the travel sites working overtime and this is why verifying prices is so incredibly important.
A general rule is that the price is subject to change until the your card has been charged.
5. Everyone gets the same rate
Yes, it's true: All Canadian carriers offer the same prices to all travel providers. This is where each consumer must ask themselves what matters to them most?
What we offer: Exceptional Customer Service, Reliability, Knowledge and Expertise and we are 100% Canadian owned and operated and your true Vacation Specialists. Here are a few extra reasons to book with Escapes.ca
Call us at 1-888-685-6888 and ask us to "Price Alert" your vacation. We love talking about vacations and we can program any vacation package, on any departure, to alert us when the fare changes. We will let you know right away of any adjustments in fares.
Happy Vacation Planning from all of us at Escapes.ca!