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Tips for planning your Holiday

sandalsCaribbean people do not normaly travel to a foreign destination in order to spend their vacation in a Hotel or Resort. This is because the average earnings here are significantly lower than in North America and Europe. Thus we have less disposable income. The following advice will demonstrate that your holiday may not be as expensive as you first thought.

1. Do the research. Check websites and brochures for hotels in the region and internationally. Look at national tourism websites such as:

www.antiguanice.com

www.visitbarbados.org

www.gotrinidadandtobago.com

2. When booking at a regional hotel never ask “what is the rate?”. Always specify that you want the Caricom rate. This is significantly lower than the standard rate. It is not normally advertised so that the Hoteliers can get maximum profit from their guests.

3. If  Travelling in the Caribbean try to do so in the off season which is normally the summer months. Hotels occupancy is lower then and rates tend to be cheaper.

4. Check locally for hotel deals. Many hotels offer discounted rates for nationals of the country where they are based. Always specify that you want the discount.

A vacation can really add to your quality of life. It allows you to relax while others take care of your needs. This gives you time to reflect and prepare for work again.

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January 14, 2009 - Posted by | Travel

2 Comments »

  1. This is all great and very true. When my hubby and I went to St. Lucia it was great and very affordable. When we went to Paris it was also very affordable just a little more than the St. Lucia trip and we managed that by checking out different sites and and asking for special rates. Antigua is really a great place to visit, though I live here and might be biased, warm friendly people and fabulous food and beautiful beaches, you want more come to Antigua and try more we have it all.

    Comment by shawubble | January 16, 2009 | Reply

  2. Yes, the key is do the research yourself. Don’t just go into the High St. Travel agent and ask for a holiday package. Visit sites like http://www.tripadvisor.com for deals and view what people actually think about a destination.

    Comment by kagedbird | January 16, 2009 | Reply


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