Many people still see a trip to Walt Disney World and sunny Florida as a once-in-a-life-time trip. They look at the cost of flights, accommodation, car-hire, park tickets and spending money and think that it really will cost the earth.Today, this is not the case..If you invest a little time into researching and planning your holiday not only will you get more out of your time, but also more importantly, you will save lots of money.So where do you start.
Firstly, forget the notion that to visit Florida and Orlando, you need to book a package holiday. Although this is unarguably a quick solution, you are paying either a travel agent or a tour company for the convenience. Start thinking independent travel, break the holiday up into its component parts, and you will begin to see ways you can save.
Flights. Shop around for your flights, if you can book well ahead you can often secure the lowest prices, as airlines often increase their prices as the seats begin to fill. This will also mean that you, with many airlines, can choose your seats, allowing you and your party to sit together, (or apart if you choose). If you are looking for a last minute deal, don't despair. There are still bargains to be had.
Some companies buy seats in advance to sell on as last minute deals at prices which are reduced below the carrier's own prices.Accommodation. Holidays have come a long way recently. You no longer have to spend your well-earned rest crammed together with your friends or family in a double hotel room. Or pay a premium just to get connecting rooms. Now you can easily rent an entire vacation home in which to really relax and enjoy your holiday.
Take a look at a Condo or a Townhouse. These offer you a full home from home with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy yourself. Most Condo and Townhouse rentals are located in wonderful communities which provide all the facilities you would expect from a luxury resort including swimming pools, hot-tubs, gyms, tennis courts and much more.
Because a Condo or Townhouse can offer you two, three or four bedrooms you will very quickly find yourself saving lots of money when travelling with a party.Car-Hire. When you organise a package holiday many companies will include a car.
The only problem is they do not include insurances. These are the most expensive part of the car-hire deal. Shop around and you will find you can get a far better deal by yourself, and often you can get a bigger and better car for less money. A few companies even offer all-inclusive car-hire deals, which really do include all your insurances in one low price.
This will save you a lot.These are the three biggest expenses you have when considering a visit to sunny Florida. But when you shop around and look at the options available to you, you will see that you really can save a lot of money, and have a great holiday. A little work at this end will help you get the most out of your time and pocket when visiting Orlando..
Craig, along with his wife Karen, own and operate http://www.TheBigCondoList.com which offers a selection of owner operated vacation Condo and Townhouse rentals.
They also provide low-cost, all-inclusive car hire to UK customers visiting the sunshine state through http://www.CarHire-Orlando.com.
Want to chat with either Craig, Karen or any of the homeowners, or other people planning a trip to Orlando, Florida then visit their free forum http://www.ForumOrlando.com.
By: Craig Shipman