Downturn Good for Memorial Day Travelersí Pocketbook
As airlines and hotels struggle to stay afloat in the uncertain economic environment, many are offering unprecedented incentives and price reductions for those venturing away from home this Memorial Day.
You will find deep discounts at many of the top travel booking websites. Hotels.com is offering Memorial Day reservations for up to 50 percent off and $50 back. Package deals are available at sites such as cheapflights.com, which is offering air travel and three night accommodations packages for destinations across the U.S. Expedia.com also just launched its Memorial Day travel promotion, which features flights and selected accommodations for up to 40 percent off that weekend.
Cheapflights.com is offering air travel and three nights accommodations at the historic Pelham Hotel, located a block from the French Quarter and public transportation, for $345.
New York City
The four-star Sofitel in New York, has reservations starting at $196 per night, down from $260. While there, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is open on Memorial Day as a part of the special Met Holiday Mondays, or check out Fleet Week with its annual parade of ships and tours.
If Arizona is on your list of places to see, consider the legendary Biltmore Resort & Spa on Memorial Day weekend. The resort, which has served as a destination for many a celebrity, is usually priced more than $300 per night. This year, however, it is celebrating its 80th anniversary with $80 per night special stays between May 21 and June 12.
Big Bear, California
If youíre looking for more of an outdoor excursion, 22 accommodation providers in Big Bear, California are offering guests free Visa gift cards during their stay. The ski and snowboard crowds no longer swarm the area, and wildflowers, hiking and outdoor activities are plentiful.
The selection above represents just a small portion of deals that are available this Memorial Day. A quick search online for Memorial Day travel deals may well reveal that a short trip or excursion is within reach.
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