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PLANNING YOUR TRAVEL. OBJECTIVE: HAVING FUN. Your Vacation. You know you want to go somewhere and do something Deciding Where and How Making it happen. Help Making Decisions. Researching the type of vacation Researching the “Where do I want to go” Researching the “How do I want to travel”

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Planning your travel

PLANNING YOUR TRAVEL

OBJECTIVE: HAVING FUN


Your vacation

Your Vacation

  • You know you want to go somewhere and do something

  • Deciding Where and How

  • Making it happen


Help making decisions

Help Making Decisions

  • Researching the type of vacation

  • Researching the “Where do I want to go”

  • Researching the “How do I want to travel”

  • Doing it!!!!


Type of vacation

Type of Vacation

  • Examine your interests and list the kinds of vacation that you want this trip

  • Adventure

    • How physically demanding (10 mile treks up mountains or strolls through forests)

    • What kind of risks (through jungles with poisonous snakes or guided horseback rides)

  • Sedentary

    • Type of activity – golf, cruise, sitting on the beach

    • Location, location, location

  • Sightseeing

    • City – self-guided or group

    • Country – self-guided or group


Research adventure sedentary or sightseeing

Research – Adventure, Sedentary or Sightseeing

  • Use your favorite search engine

    • http://www.google.com/

    • http://www.dogpile.com/index.gsp

    • http://www.hotsheet.com/

  • Research

  • Use travel sites

    • http://travel.yahoo.com/

    • http://www.expedia.com/

    • http://www.orbitz.com/

  • Use specialized sites

    • http://www.nps.gov/

    • http://www.cruisebrokers.com/, http://www.1-800-cruises.com/, http://www.bestpricecruises.com/, http://www.cruiseweb.com/, http://www.cruisecritic.com/

    • http://www.playgulf.com/, http://www.resortgolf.com/, http://www.troongolfvacations.com/, http://www.afgs.com/


Research how do i want to go

Research How do I want to go

  • Examples

    • Adventure – Galapagos

  • Choosing a type of vehicle and price range

  • Use general search engine(http://www.google.com/) searching multiple ways (1.Galapagos, 2.Galapagos vacation)

  • Follow appropriate links to get more information (http://www.galapagos-inc.com/ourfleet.html)

  • What other pieces do you need (travel agent, airlines, hotel)


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Research How do I want to go

  • Examples

    • Sightseeing – Amsterdam – Self-guided

  • Travel arrangements (planes, trains, automobiles)

  • Things to see and Places to stay

    • Using travel sites

      • http://travel.yahoo.com/

      • http://www.expedia.com/

      • http://www.dogpile.com/index.gsp

    • Using travel specialists

      • http://www.fodors.com/

      • http://www.lonelyplanet.com/

      • http://travel.roughguides.com/

      • http://www.frommers.com/


Travel arrangements

Travel Arrangements

  • Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Hotels, Etc.

    • Sites to find:

      • Hotels

      • Airlines

      • Full Service

      • Tour Operators


Full service

Full Service

  • Full Service Travel Sites

    • http://www.travelocity.com/

    • http://travel.yahoo.com/

    • http://www.expedia.com/

  • Senior Travel Sites

    • http://www.elderhostel.org/welcome/home.asp

    • http://www.travelswitch.nu/travel/Senior%20Travel.html

    • http://travel.state.gov/olderamericans.html


Tickets

Tickets

  • Airlineshttp://www.travelocity.com/

    http://travel.yahoo.com/

    http://www.expedia.com/

    http://www.bestfares.com/home.asp

    http://www.cheaptickets.com/trs/cheaptickets/home/index_01.xsl

    Specific airlines:

    http://www.continental.com/

    http://www.aa.com/

    http://www.delta.com/home/index.jsp


Hotels

Hotels

  • Hotel Specialistshttp://www.hotels.com/http://www.180096hotel.com/http://www.allluxuryhotels.com/http://all-hotels.com/http://www.a1-discount-hotels.com/

    http://www.hotel-directory.com/

    http://www.accommodationspecials.com/

    http://www.hotelsatanywhere.com/


Tour operators

Tour Operators

  • http://www.affordabletours.com/

  • http://www.tauck.com/

  • http://www.cheapertravel.com/

  • http://www.globusandcosmos.com

  • http://www.trafalgartours.com/


Supplies

Supplies

  • Books, maps, camera, medications, internet access, weather

    • http://www.magellantravelbooks.com/

    • http://www.moon.com/

    • http://www.worldofmaps.com/

    • http://www.longitudebooks.com/

    • http://www.hikyaku.com/jpmail/cyberc.html

    • http://www.cyberiacafe.net/cyberia/guide/ccafe.htm

    • http://www.weather.com/

    • http://wwwa.accuweather.com/adcbin/public/index.asp?partner=accuweather

  • Special considerations

    • Insurance (search on travel insurance, ask your travel agent, or friends who travel)

    • Health requirements (CDC-http://www.cdc.gov/travel/)


Have fun

HAVE FUN


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