Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
With spring in the air and the summer travel season not so far off, many vacationers are already thinking about how they can get the most out of their travel budgets in the weeks to come—and Alan Arora has some ideas. Arora is a California-based travel expert, passionate about sharing his top tips for traveling on a budget. Arora points to a recent article from Fox News, which provides travelers with a few tips on saving money and stretching their budgets as far as possible; Arora has issued a statement to the press, commenting on the Fox report and offering a few of his own travel tips.
The first tip offered in the article is that travelers should remain aware as to whether their hotel room rates drop during the time they are checked in—something that happens about 20 percent of the time, the article claims. The article notes that, in many cases, there are automatic refunds when these rate drops happen, but when there is no automatic refund, hotel guests can simply rebook.
In his new press statement, Alan Arora offers his take on this Fox tip. “This is absolutely a great point for travelers to remember,” he offers. “Simply put, hotel rates are not static. If rates change, you can almost always get some money back—so the important thing is just to take a moment to double-check on those rates during every day of your hotel stay.”
The Fox News report also recommends that travelers check for coupon codes from vendors such as Expedia and Travelocity, noting that many of these vendors offer regular coupon codes, on flights and travel packages, that can sometimes prove significant. “There are two ways to check for these coupon codes,” explains Arora. “One method is to conduct a Google search, seeking coupon codes from the vendor of your choosing. An even more convenient method is to sign up for the e-mail update lists that these vendors typically offer.”
These online travel vendors are not the only companies that provide discounts and promotions, Fox continues. “One of the most invaluable points made in the article is that it is prudent to sign up for ‘frequent stay’ programs from major hotel chains—even if you only intend to stay there once,” comments Arora. “A lot of hotels will offer perks just for signing up, like a minibar credit.” Fox News also recommends that travelers sign up for rental car reward programs, as there are often perks and discounts offered even for first-time members.
Arora concludes his press statement by affirming some of the other helpful tips offered in the Fox News article. “There are numerous great ideas here, such as the admonition to request a room upgrade when you check in—something that can often result in surprising savings,” he notes.
Alan Arora is a California-based travel expert, and he frequently opines on the latest trends affecting the world of travel.
Alan Arora is a seasoned traveler; though he lives in California, he is zealous for seeing as much of the world as he can, and for enlightening fellow travelers about the best sights, and the best travel deals. Arora frequently opines on travel trends, and offers his own tips for travelers seeking to get the most out of their vacation budgets.