Travel is something most everyone wants to do, but many of us don’t experience it the way we would really like to, due mainly to budget constraints. What if there was a way you could plan for the vacation of your dreams, no matter what your budget may be? Yes, you could put a whole trip on a credit card, but then you face paying much more in interest, it could potentially take 10 years to pay for a two-week vacation. Instead, you can plan and book your vacation over a set period of time, and essentially lay-away your vacation.
Retail shops used to regularly offer lay-away programs, where you could put outfits on hold and pay for them, a little at a time, until you paid the full amount due. You can do the same with travel. Many cruise companies, guided tour operators, hotels and resorts, take reservations for dates farther out into the future, sometimes as much as 2 or 3 years in advance.
With this in mind, you can plan a vacation, put a deposit down, and then pay over time. This can be done with some companies directly, but what if you want to include several different experiences on your vacation? A Princess Cruise around the Hawaiian Islands for example, could easily include an additional stay before, or after your cruise, giving you time on an island, to really explore. Working with a travel professional is an easy way to combine the specifics of what you plan into a travel package which you can make payments on over time.
Travel professionals help you plan your vacation and then do the legwork for you, often finding great deals to help save you money. Your travel professional will then also coordinate and track all of your activities and payments, putting your vacation in a lay-away mode. Once bookings are made and deposit provided, you can continue to make payments up to the final payment deadline.
A lay-away vacation can also help in getting better air fare. Suppose you want to enjoy a girls’ weekend at Iberostar Paraiso Maya Resort in Mexico a year from now. You and your friends can choose the resort and reserve your rooms with a small deposit. Knowing the date of your adventure, your travel professional can watch for low rates for flights and keep you informed when an ideal price is available.
Planning a vacation over a longer period of time can also help ensure you have the chance to experience what you really want to do. Often popular activities and excursions need to be booked well in advance as they are regularly sold out. Suppose you want to explore Scotland. This is a prime destination for star gazing, where you can even see the Aurora Borealis at times. Galloway Forest Park is one of the best places to see the night sky, but even better is to stop at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory there for a truly magical star gazing experience. Something like this needs to be booked ahead or risk not being able to join in the time you have available. A lay-away vacation plan can help ensure this happens for you.
If you have a dream to travel, your dream can come true. The travel professionals of C.P. Trips are here to help you plan a vacation full of transformative memories. Enjoy a worry-free journey with the support and care of a local Travel Professional*. Visit our website, cptrips.com to explore the latest in travel ideas, promotions and more. Call us at (503) 658-5646 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today- Keep Calm and Travel On.
*We are excited to have the chance to help you with your vacation plans! We understand that you have many options to choose from when it comes to travel. Our standard fee policy is noted below for your reference.
With the time and expertise we give in our researching travel options and destinations for clients and potential customers, along with our continuing education and training, we have non-refundable fees of $ 30.00 for domestic travel research & planning and $ 75.00 for International travel research & planning. This research fee is applied to your vacation package when purchased through C.P. Trips, Inc.
In addition to our research fee, there is an airline ticket/service fee: $30 per person/ticket for US flights, $65 per person/ticket for International flights. Other fees for certain additional requested bookings such as, but not limited to: lodgings, excursion activities, and destination specialty requests will be applied ($15.00 - $45.00) depending on type of booking completed.
Initial Research/Planning fee due prior to trip planning; all other fees due at time of invoicing. Thank you, we look forward to helping you make your vacation dreams a reality!