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Spring Break Vacations - Cheap Spring Break Options

Sep 14, 2008
Spring break vacations do not necessarily need to be limited to high priced air/hotel packages. Their are other options available if you do your research.

A cheap spring break trip can often be linked to how early you reserve the package. These types of trips are promotion and incentive based unlike summer travel. This means good news for the college student since they can save alot of money by booking early. Booking early for spring break typically refers to six months prior. Only New Years has a larger pre-book window. You will notice that some agencies offer free summer trips and other incentives to those students that book prior to a certain date for spring break. Do not wait until the law of supply and demand kicks in. If you do, you will probably only receive the package you booked, and not all the perks and additional trips given to those that booked early.

Another way to secure a cheap spring break trip is to book in large numbers. If you organize a group of twelve or more, you will often receive a group discount. This discount would only apply to the group leader, but that person can usually divide it with the entire group. This allows everyone to receive a discount on their purchase price. Once again, group discounts only apply when you book spring break trips early. Their is no reason to offer group discounts in December, January, and beyond because most agencies are booking hundreds of students during this time period.

Next, consider an all inclusive spring break package. They may seem more expensive at first, but they typically save everyone alot of money in the long run, especially when it comes to bar tabs. You will save money on the extra things when it comes to an all inclusive trip. Alcoholic drinks, food, banana boat rides, scuba and snorkel rentals, parasailing, and parties(just to name a few) can all be included in the price of the vacation. If you are going to do these things, it's often better to choose this type of vacation package.

Last, don't be persuaded to buy travel insurance and other additional features that can inflate the per person price for everyone in your group. Most agencies have their own security features in place to offset a problem. Additional insurance is typically not needed since most agencies will refund all or part of your initial payment if you cancel the package prior to a certain date. If the flight or cruise is cancelled then you would obviously get your money back as well.

Spring break 2009 does not need to be a drain on your bank account. Do your research and find cheap spring break vacations that suit your budget and the budget of your friends. Try to book spring break trips in October for the following year. This is typically the time when most agencies start their promotions. This will ensure you get a room at the most popular hotels. It will also ensure you take advantage of all the perks and promotions available.
About the Author
James Edmonds is the author of this article. www.BahamaSun.com is a great source for the best spring break vacations.
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