Spring and Summer Vacation Tips

By Andrew Wittenberg  - bio | email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The sun is out, the weather is warm.

And as thousands of Muscogee County School District students gear up for spring break, we're gearing up for the vacation season.

So is Donna Comer at her Columbus travel agency.

"They're going to Cancun, they're going to Jamaica, they're doing cruises, Italy tours, Alaska cruises," Comer said.

As the temperatures rise and people begin to think about spring break and summer vacations, so does her business...and as the expression goes, business is good.

"We've really got a lot of bookings, a lot of groups, spring breakers, high school graduation trips, they've planned early and they continue to book," Comer said.

Although most spring breakers have their trips booked and their bags packed, travel agents say now is the best time to be looking around to the late summer months or early fall, when the rates go back down.

Comer's advice, book early.

Airline rates can fluctuate and typically go up closer to the dates you want to fly.

Number two, check on all-inclusive packages.

She says even if you only save a little bit, it just feels better when everything from food and drinks to taxes and tips are taken care of before you leave.

And finally, always check with a travel agent...you never know what kind of deals are out there you can't find on the internet.

"I was working on a seven day all-inclusive Cancun for someone the other day and it came in under $700 per person...and that's including all the food, all the drinks, the flight, hotel and everything," Comer said.

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