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Secrets About Discount Travel

Truth and Secrets about Discount Travel

To understand how you can get discount travel, it helps to understand how the travel industry works. Probably the single most important thing to remember about the travel industry is that it’s based on a perishable commodity. If an airplane takes off with empty seats or a cruise ship sails with empty cabins, the opportunity to make money from them is gone. Unlike other industries, a hotel can’t store last night’s vacancies in inventory and sell them at a later date. Vacancies must be filled on a daily basis to stay in business.

The travel industry has high fixed costs. Airlines, cruise ships, and hotels are expensive to build, maintain, and fuel. No doubt the travel industry would like to sell every seat, cabin, and room at the highest rate. More often, however, vacancies have to be discounted to attract willing buyers. It almost all cases, it is better to get some money for a ticket or key card than nothing.

Travel and hospitality providers understand that vacancies require varied rates to get filled. For much of the travel industry, the main commodity makes enough money to pay expenses. But to ensure profitability, other profit centers must be continuously introduced. For example, cruise ships make most of their profit once travelers are on board by offering hundreds of opportunities to spend more money. Profit centers include alcoholic beverages, tips, gambling, bingo, spa services, internet and phone services, fine art and antique auctions, on-board shops, port excursions, port shopping trips, and much more.

So to capture those willing buyers who spend more once on board, the travel industry offers a range of prices to appeal to different pocketbooks. Travelers can pay radically different fees for the same service. Here are three major factors that affect prices: when you travel, when you purchase, and who you are.

When You Travel-Traveling during higher traffic times also carries higher price tags. So to get better deals, choose times when traffic is lighter for the places you’re traveling to and from. This principle applies not only to the time of year, but also the time of the week and day. In the US, travel is lighter Tuesday through Thursday. And a flight from Seattle to Los Angeles might be cheaper at noon than two hours earlier. You can use travel web sites, such as, to check prices for dates and times, avoiding holidays for places you’re traveling between.

When You Purchase-Generally you’ll get better rates if you purchase tickets either far in advance (three months or more) or last minute (four or five days prior to departure). For last minute travel, you can use to find the best fare for possible combinations of departure and arrival dates. Then check this fare against the web site of the airline itself. Go to and start bidding at 50% of the lowest fare. Increase your bid in $50 increments until you get a ticket or decide to bid no higher. You can also check last minute fares at web sites, such as,,, and

Treasure Chest Uncovered In Home Improvement Center

There are many people who just love to shop. They don’t have to have any money, they just love to go look around. I’m not one of them, but if I’m in a store, I’ll browse around just to see what I can find. You would be amazed at what you can find if you just take a little extra time when you are already in a store. A home improvement center houses many ideas and products. A good shopper can find many good bargains if they spend a little extra time looking around or shopping the newspaper sale ads. If you look at the newspaper ads, you can often find things on sale that maybe you hadn’t intended on buying right now, but the price is right and you just can’t turn down the bargain. This article will explore the treasure chest finds in a home improvement center.

You would be surprised to know what all you can find in a home improvement center. When you think of home improvement center, you might think of lumber and nails or cement blocks and concrete, but there are many other products as well. Just for fun sometime, you should go exploring your local home improvement center. You can find all kinds of creative and simple ideas on home repair projects or home renovations. Many home improvement centers offer classes on how to do projects, or give live demonstrations. They also carry books to buy, that tell step by step how to do many home improvements.

A home improvement center will more than likely carry patio furniture and many times, they decorate the area so you can get some ideas on landscaping as well. They will probably carry a whole line of barbeques as well, and in season they may give demonstrations on operating and cooking on a barbeque. A home improvement center will also carry a full line of plants and gardening tools. The people working in the different departments are usually trained to specialize in their own department, so if you are in the plant section, they should be able to tell you most all you would need to know about landscaping. A home improvement center is there to cater to your every question.

that you might not be able to find in other stores because most stores carry what ever type of products you would use to not only fix, build or repair a home, but what you would use in and around the home as well. Visit your local home improvement center to find treasures that could change the way you view your home.