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The Top Five Luxury Al-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

All-inclusive resorts used to be synonymous with buffet overload, bottom-shelf drinks and boorish behavior. Times have changed, and today’s all-inclusive resorts have continually raised the bar in effort to attract a well-heeled clientele. Top of the line all-inclusives now offer such luxe perks as butler service, pillow menus and private plunge pools. Here are five of the finest in the Caribbean.

1. Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa (Grenada)
2. Zoetry Agua Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
3. Hard Rock Hotel & Resort Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
4. Curtain Bluff (Antigua)
5. Palm Island Resort (Grenadines Archipelago, Grenada)

To book your next vacation to any of these exotic all-inclusive resorts, please call Bargain Travel at 1-800-820-4567 or submit a land vacation request form and let us plan your next exotic all-inclusive getaway today!!


The Top 25 US Travel Destination Cities

Here are the top 25 US travel destination cities as voted by Travelers’ Choice.

  1. New York
  2. Chicago
  3. San Francisco
  4. Las Vegas
  5. New Orleans
  6. Los Angeles
  7. San Diego
  8. Seattle
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Orlando
  11. Honolulu
  12. Houston
  13. Charleston, SC
  14. Boston
  15. Portland, OR
  16. San Antonio
  17. Palm Springs, CA
  18. Austin, TX
  19. Branson, MO
  20. Atlanta
  21. Phoenix
  22. Myrtle Beach, SC
  23. Saint Louis
  24. Nashville
  25. Miami Beach

Let us plan your next vacation to one (or more) of these awesome cities!! Call Bargain Travel at 1-800-820-4567 or send us a land vacation request quote and we will take care of the rest!

The 10 Most Affordable Caribbean Hot Spots

TripAdvisor has priced 10 beautiful Caribbean island destinations, comparing the cost of a one-week trip for a group of four people for this early spring season. Included, in the price analysis is the average cost of round-trip airfare from the continental US, a seven-night hotel stay, six dinners and a half-day snorkeling excursion. Here are the top 10 value destinations, with the cost of a weeklong trip for four people.

  1. Puerto Rico – $4,609.00
  2. Jamaica – $4,631.00
  3. Trinidad & Tobago – $4,771.00
  4. Dominican Republic – $5,315.00
  5. St. Maarten / St. Martin – $5,566.00
  6. Bahamas – $5,815.00
  7. Curacao – $5,833.00
  8. Bermuda – $6,064.00
  9. Aruba – $6,260.00
  10. Grenada – $6,622.00

Why not plan a trip to one of these affordable destinations for this early spring season? Please call Bargain Travel at 1-800-820-4567 or send us a land vacation request quote and let us book your next affordable getaway today!!

Top Five Off-Peak Destinations For Winter 2013/2014

Before you grumble at the arrival of frigid winter weather, remember that the upcoming season heralds untold affordable off-peak travel opportunities. Here are five awesome destinations where the colder part of the year bears off-peak affordability:

  • Nashville, TN – With a packed schedule of swoon-worthy musical performances year around, Nashville doesn’t have the most distinct high and low seasons of all the destinations on this list. But overall, hotels and flights tend to get a little less expensive during the winter, making a trip to this vibrant American city a bit more affordable during the colder months.
  • Rome, Italy – Thanks to Pope Francis I, tourism is up in Rome. Rome can get pretty packed as it is, but you can beat the crowds in this already popular travel destination by going in the off-season.
  • United Kingdom – The U.K. is a burgeoning cruise market. And cruising is, for the most part, a very economical way to explore international lands, especially for American travelers visiting destinations with unfavorable exchange rates.
  • Russia – Admittedly, venturing to Russia in the winter may seem like a daunting endeavor. But for hardly, well-prepared travelers who appreciate a hot bowl of borscht on a blustery, dark evening or find the idea of domed cathedrals covered in snow appealing, a winter itinerary yields benefite aplenty, one of which is that prices for airfare are wonderfully low.
  • Kyoto, Japan – Unlike ultramodern Tokyo, Kyoto is an old soul, with abundant World Heritage sites (17 in total), an authentic geisha district, ancient temples, and peaceful Zen rock gardens. If the historical city’s are on your must-see list (as it well should be), you’ll want to head there soon.

Let Bargain Travel plan your next off-peak winter destination vacation. Please contact Bargain Travel at 1-800-820-4567 or send us a land quote request  or cruise quote request so that we can begin planning you next affordable off-peak winter getaway.

The Best Caribbean Islands for Beach Lovers

On virtually every island in the Caribbean, you will find a great beach. However, the beaches located on the following islands, are their biggest selling point.

  • Anguilla 
  • Aruba
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Grand Cayman
  • Providenciales (Turks & Caicos)
  • St. Barths
  • St. John (US Virgin Islands)
  • Spanish Virgin Islands of Culebra & Vieques (just off Puerto Rico)

Bargain Travel offers packages to these and many other Caribbean islands. Please contact us at 1-800-820-4567 or send us a land quote request so that we can fulfill your dream Caribbean vacation!!

Secrets to Top Airlines Around the World

Get The Best Flight DealsRemember when flying was fun? There was a time when flight attendants took care of your every need, baggage fees didn’t exist and you didn’t have to worry about competing with other passengers for bin space. There are a few airlines that still offer excellent service and special attention that makes flying enjoyable. Bargain Travel Cruises will help you find the best airlines for the cheapest price possible. To find out more about how you can make the most out of your group or family vacation, call (800) 820-4567.

Cathay Pacific

The Hong Kong-based company has won airline of the year several times from Skytrax. This airline is singled out for its comfortable seats across classes. Enjoy a quality meal from rice cookers, toasters and skillets. For a more relaxing flight, fly first-class for a full lie-flat seat with massage options. The quasi-suite also includes a closet, ottoman and entertainment system. Even the economy seats come with benefits like eight inches of reclining space, pockets to hold your amenities and ports to stream iPod or iPad entertainment onto a monitor. Look for these flights on the Hong Kong-New York route.

Qatar Airways

Based out of Doha in the Middle East, Qatar’s national airline won the coveted airline of the year from Skytrax, the world’s largest airline ranking and review site, in 2011. The airline is known for friendly staff, its entertainment system and comfortable seats. Order your meal whenever you want it and enjoy Prada or Molton Brown amenity kits. The comfortable seats offer more leg-space than normal. If you’re flying for six or more hours, eat twice!

Singapore Airlines

Almost all lists of top-rated airlines include the Singapore-based carrier near the top. Why? Singapore Airlines has focused its brand on customer service. Known for luxurious travel, this airline offers private compartments with blocked off doors. Each suite includes a single bed, a leather chair and an LCD TV with many entertainment options to choose from. Economy seats offer plenty of leg-space, individual reading lamps and in-seat power.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines took top honors for traditional carriers in the 2011 J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey. This airline is recognized for a friendly flight crew, the boarding and baggage process and the fast reservation services. If you wait more than 20 minutes in baggage claim, Alaska Airlines will provide a $20 voucher or 2,000 points. Enjoy Starbucks coffee and personal entertainment with movies and TV shows. However, economy tickets do not include free food, entertainment or WiFi.

How to Find the Best Airlines for Cheap

With Bargain Travel Cruises, you can fly happy without exceeding your travel budget. We provide the cheapest package prices for some of the best airlines. You deserve the best vacation, starting with your transportation. Whether you’re flying alone or with a group, we have the cheap vacation packages you’re looking for. From group packages and family travel to honeymoon getaways or just cheap travel prices, Bargain Travel Cruises is here for you. To get the perfect travel package and the cheapest price possible, book your trip with Bargain Travel Cruises at (800) 820 – 4567.

5 Travel Secrets to Save You Money

How To Save Money When Traveling

Costs can build up when planning your trip, especially when you’re traveling abroad. Why pay more than you need to on travel? With a little extra planning and these travel secrets, you’ll save a bundle on your next trip. Bargain Travel Cruises specializes in the helping you save cash on your vacations, so you can spend it where you want it! Find out how we can save you money on your next vacation (800) 820-4567.
Pre-Book Airport Parking

If you are planning to leave your vehicle at the airport during your vacation, consider booking your parking well in advance. Booking on the day of arrival is much more expensive. The online booking system makes it simple to compare rates and prices. Plus, you’ll save travel time when you know where to park, frequency of shuttle transfers and how far the lot is from the terminal. When you pre-book your airport parking it allows you to save time, money and the hassle!

Bring your own food. Airports will overcharge you for the convenience of travel snacks, drinks and candy. Plus, most airlines will charge you for the pretzels or nuts that were once free. Save a few bucks by packing snacks instead of buying them at the airport or on the plane. Airport safety regulations won’t allow you to bring your own drinks, but the alternative is a water bottle with a built in purifier. This way, you can be sure to have safe water for the whole trip!

Beat Baggage Fees

With check-in baggage fees costing as much as $50 a flight, there’s a few ways to avoid these hefty rates. New luggage designs allow you to stash as much as you need into your carry-on bag. Wearable luggage is available, allowing the passenger to pack small items into a coat or vest. This way, the passenger can still bring a regulatory-sized carry on, along with a wearable bag. Dedicated followers of fashion will want to stick to a foldable version, and wear it only during check-in and boarding. If you do plan on checking your bags, make sure you check the weight regulations for your flight, and weigh your bags at home to avoid extra costs. The weight limit is 50 lbs per luggage. If your suitcase weighs more than 50 lbs they will charge you for every extra pound! Be smart about your packing and you could save a fortune!

Eat Like a Local

Eating out while on vacation can be extremely costly. You’re likely to eat better and save money when you eat like a local. Doing a little research will allow you to find locally sourced (and tasty) produce for less than you think. Another tip is stocking up on hotel snacks and buffets or shopping in local supermarkets. Also, another great dining trip is to look for all inclusive resorts, it will save you time and money! Did you know that when you take a cruise your food is included? Save money when you travel with a cruise line! Make sure you purchase a “soda/coke card” for one low one-time payment you can have unlimited soda while on your cruise.

Save on Foreign Currency Exchange

Don’t wait until you get to the airport or your destination to withdraw money. While it may seem unsafe to bring a large amount of cash with you, you will save on withdrawal charges and commission fees. For your safety, keep your money in different places, and use your debit card only when you have to. Also note that “commission free” bureaus are not the cheapest place to get cash. Although they might not levy a commission charge, they could offer extremely poor rates of exchange. You are better off going to a place that charges the commission but offers a better exchange rate. The best way to avoid this is to do your research prior to your trip. Another great way to keep your money safe is to get travelers checks. This way you will save on exchange rates and your money is safe.

Planning Your Budget-Friendly Vacation

Bargain Travel Cruises offers the best in destination packages and prices. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a group travel or a couple’s getaway, we will set you up with the perfect trip at the best price possible. You won’t believe how much you’ll save when you book your vacation cruise with us. For more information on discount packages, group travel or vacation destination, call us today at (800) 820-4567.