Tips for planning a spring break getaway
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
From sandy beaches to snow covered hills, wherever your destination is, National Travel has tips to help you plan the perfect spring break getaway.
"The further in advance that you can plan and go to book, the better, but there's definitely still time,” said Amanda Sproles, director of sales at National Travel in Charleston.
Some of the popular spring break destinations include Florida's gulf coast and island hopping on a cruise.
"Right now is actually the start of “wave season” for the year,” Sproles said. “That means that all of the cruise lines are coming out with very hot promotions, flash deals where it's 'Come now, book now' with extra, extra savings."
When it comes to saving more money, Sproles said to do price comparisons of flights and hotels, check cancellation policies and use any bonus points or frequent-flyer benefits you might have.
"Maybe traveling from a Friday to a Friday or a Monday to a Monday, that will likely save you as opposed to doing the typical Saturday to Saturday,” Sproles said. “Also consider early flight times, so maybe your 5:30 a.m. is going to be a little bit lower priced than the typical highly coveted 10 a.m. departure."
The best time to book is also important.
"Depending on where you're going domestically, we'd like to say a month out is the best time minimum, the best time to book,” Sproles said. “If you're looking at Europe or something, you need a little bit more time. I would start looking about five months out."
Before you take off on your trip, Sproles said to take note of your flight time and when you need to be at the airport, if you need a passport or any charging adapters for your devices.