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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/)