Arthur Frommer has a roundup of bad news for the travel industry in his blog. And, ever the consumer advocate, he points out the good news in this for the budget traveler:
“… in these times of economic recession only a chump pays full price for any travel purchase. The suppliers of travel are hurting so badly that all of them are open to negotiation.”
Indeed. Gene Sloan at USA Today’s Cruise Log blog points out that Royal Caribbean is discounting cruises.
And it turns out that air travel bargains are not dead. Several airlines are lowering holiday fares. And I’ve seen other deals, including fares from the East Coast to Hawaii for less than $500. (See airfarewatchdog.com or TravelZoo for details.)
Luxury hotel are offering bargain packages. For example, the luxurious Venetian in Las Vegas is listing rooms from $119 a night. And on and on …