Cost Saving Tips for 2009 Travel Plans

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You can save a lot of money making travel arrangements six to nine months in advance. Now is the time to start planning for Spring Break and summer travels. Whenever plans are made in advance, you can make decisions and complete some reservations early saving lots of money.

Most cruise ships and a lot of hotels will give you a "lock-in rate" if reservations are made nine months or more in advance. Usually these reservations are not refundable, but the savings is worth the risk. But that's where planning helps out. If you start your researching now and review your findings with your family, you will have more of certainty of keeping any reservations made well in advance.

Even airlines will provide lower prices when advance reservations are made more than nine months. However, keep in mind that Last Minutes Deals will always have the best prices you will be able to find.

Some cruise ships are introducing new routes and new packages and for those who make reservations earlier, they will find extra amenities as well as lower prices. And third and fourth passengers are even given lower rates with some as low as $99 for a four day cruise.

International vacations packages will provide a cost savings as well when reservations are done well in advance. You will find many resorts adding on extras for those willing to make a non-refundable reservation at least nine months in advance.

Finally, always remember that combinations provide the most savings. So whenever you can combine air and hotel or air and car rental, you savings will be even better. You can save a lot of money making travel arrangements in advance. Be sure to do your homework and look for all the extras as well. The savings will make your vacation or trip that much better.

Gerald McDowell is owner of Internet Travel Agency. When you travel next time, book all of your travel needs such as Airline, Hotel, Car, Event Tickets, Cruise, Flowers, Vacation Packages & More with at McDowellTravel.com

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