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Friday, January 9, 2009

2009: The Year of the Travel Deals

As posted by: Kypost

The slumping economy has hotels, airlines, and amusement parks slashing prices in an effort to get consumers to book their vacation. Travel experts say this is going to be a fabulous year for the leisure and business traveler with savings on travel to all parts of the world.

TripAtlas.com compiled this list of the "Great 2009 Travel Deals"

1) Las Vegas - The city is offering room rates for as low as $29 a night.

2) New York City - A recent drop in tourism has some hotel rates over 30% off.

3) Florida - Special pricing is now available at some of the most popular attractions including Disney World, MGM/Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Sea World and others. Hotels and car rental companies have also lowered their rates.

4) Canada - The recent drop of almost 20% in the Canadian dollar value against the US dollar, 2009 is the time to visit Canada.

5) Caribbean - Take off to the world’s sunny playground with hundreds of islands to choose from. Many hotels have cut prices on deluxe resorts. Check out hotels in Puerto Rico, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Aruba and Curacaco.

6) All-inclusives - Some of the best all-inclusive packages offering outstanding value for 2009 include Beaches, Sandals, Club Med, Riu Hotels, Hedonism, Breezes and Sunset Jamaica.

7) Cheap Mexico Cruises - Right now cruises are offering up to 25% reduction in many prices in 2009, with last minute specials that will offer even better pricing during certain times of the year. Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Oceania advertising first quarter sales.

8) Europe - Many of Europe’s finest hotels are reducing their prices for the first time in over a decade. Consider for best value, a package holiday to Europe with such tour operators as Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Globus Family Of Brands, Central Holidays Isramworld and many others.