As winter season drags out I get started looking for last-minute offers to hotter climates. Past January I picked up an all-inclusive bargain trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I performed some golf, soaked up the sun and relished the ambiance of the Grand Bahia Principe Vacation resort.
With three months or extra still left in advance of we get started observing just about anything shut to seashore temperature in this article, there is nonetheless time to search for a southern trip to get a break from the cold.
Some people today go on the Internet to search for offers and do all the reserving on their own. I utilised to do that but I soon recognized vacation consultants do a significantly far better position. Soon after all, they are the specialists. For this posting I questioned two vacation consultants to offer info for seniors preparing to vacation, Joanne Bent, branch partner and senior vacation marketing consultant with Maritime Journey in New Minas and Kim Nixon, particular vacation planner with CAA Atlantic in Dartmouth. I have individually booked excursions by means of equally of these specialists and the final results were fantastic.
Bent says it can be tough to predict what will go on sale in February, March and April but a person way of being on major of offers is to indicator up to Maritime Travel’s Holiday Club E-newsletter on their site and get e-mail on last-minute holiday getaway specials.
“Also, we have a watch record in our workplaces for our clientele far too. They give us an plan of what they are looking for and we make contact with them when offers appear up,” says Bent.
Maritime Journey is in the midst of its once-a-year Throughout the world sale which ends March 31, 2018. Journey is whenever this year.
“Generally it applies to long-haul places with our preferred suppliers such as Air Canada Vacations, Avalon Waterways, Collette, Cosmos, Trafalgar and many others., and pick river cruise lines. We will be offering $100 off for each pair, with a bare minimum of $two,000 for each pair,” she says.
Bent famous that there are a ton of solo travellers amid seniors and Maritime Journey has “been attempting to promote ideal item for this growing market.” She supplied a connection to some solo traveller specials at https://www.maritimetravel.ca/solo-vacation.
Kim Nixon says CAA has launched its Journey Winter season Sale which attributes specials with Air Canada Vacations, with financial savings for each pair if you e-book by the close of April. There are also holiday vacation specials with Walt Disney Vacation resort in Florida, Disney Cruise Line, WestJet Vacations and several other cruise lines.
Kim famous that Air Canada Vacations, Transat and WestJet Vacations offer the ease of direct flights from Halifax to the Caribbean and Mexico.
“This gives the capacity to fly direct devoid of any worry of airplane variations and missed flight connections. The deals also offer the ease of a regional tour representative and involved spherical trip transfers from the airport. Usually these run from February right until early May,” she said.
She added that the direct south deals can offer good variety from places that can provide a far better worth for those people looking for a reduced priced seashore holiday getaway to a extra upscale, 5-star vacation resort that will attractiveness to those people looking for a greater quality vacation resort option.
There are also ongoing promotions on these deals but it is normally based on restricted availability.
She famous that there are great worth deals to Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and places in Europe such as Portugal that not only offer vacation resort accommodations but in some cases condos and townhouses.
So travellers have loads of selections — seashore resorts, cruises, golf deals — judging from the info and recommendations supplied by these two vacation consultants, there is nonetheless loads of option to defeat the cold, at the very least for a week.
Tom Peters is a freelance vacation and golf writer from Halifax.