We’re on the brink of another summer to remember and this year, we want to make sure your biggest memory isn’t how much your vacation cost, but how much fun it was! Follow these four expert-tested tips to make sure you save the most on you summer getaway:
- Know the Price to Beat: Search for flights under the average summer ticket price. For domestic travel, that’s $383 and for international travel that’s $880. If you see a ticket below that price, don’t delay. Book it.
- Head to the destinations that offer the most value: This year in the United States those include Orlando, Las Vegas, New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Value destinations abroad? Keep your eye on Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
- Bundle Flight + Hotel + Car: Hotels often offer discounted rates but don’t want them to be published a la carte. They will allow the discount as a bundle if you book a hotel along with a flight. You can save up to $525 just by booking one of these vacation packages.
- Get Social & Save: Use mobile apps, blogs, Facebook and Twitter hashtags to unlock last minute deals and unique perks that you might not find elsewhere. For example, you wouldn’t be finding out about this just released 50% off deal at the iconic Fairmont San Francisco if you hadn’t been a faithful Window Seat Blog reader! Book now until 5/29 for travel through 9/4/12.