With summer winding to an end, there is no better time to take advantage of cheap travel rates. Hotels, airlines, and other players in the travel industry are feeling the post-Summer slump and are looking for ways to encourage travel. Here are a few venues to explore when looking for some extra savings on your fall travels.


One of the industries that is hit the hardest by the close of vacation season is the cruise liners. With kids being back in school, cruises in the fall make for great couples’ getaways. Many cruise liners will drop hundreds of dollars at least from the normal fare in order to ensure a full ship. Another cheap way to get cruise fare is by booking a repositioning cruise where the liner is moving from one port to another for the change of the season usually.

Amusement Parks

If you have children another great vacation spot is somewhere known for its amusement parks. In recent years, they have been struggling and slashing prices. Additionally, fall marks a slow season for amusement parks so tickets can be acquired at a fraction of the price. If the parks are located near beaches, they typically close for the winter time so fall is the last opportunity to bring people in to the parks.

The Caribbean and Mexico

The busy season in North America and Europe for travel is fall so it is usually the case that places like Mexico and the Caribbean are hurting for tourists to come. Since this is the norm year over year, fall makes for a great time to visit a beach in Mexico or the Caribbean. History shows that vacation packages can drop as much as 60% during these times of the year. Chances are almost any tropical location that you would like to visit will offer steep discounts.


Domestic Destinations

The great deals on vacation packages don’t stop abroad. There are many domestic travel packages that are also available at steep discounts during the fall. The takeaway from this is that once vacation season is over, the travel agency takes a big hit, and therefore it is the perfect time for the savvy traveler to take advantage of travel. Some travel destinations will still be pricy depending on what their attractions are but for the most part you can cash in on some pretty great deals.

So there you have it. You don’t have to break the bank in order to go on a great vacation. If you shop around and price out several options, you can have a luxury vacation at a fraction of the price. All of these tips can vary depending on the location as some destinations may be hosting a particular event that makes it a place that is high demand. This is why planning and preparation are key for any travel that you may do. 


  1. says

    I prefer travelling in the fall, because it doesn’t seem as busy compared to the summer. I prefer the fall weather anyway. :) However, I’m not sure I would go to the Caribbean during the fall season. I could be wrong, but I thought the hurricane season was during the fall, hence the deep discounts.

  2. says

    Great tips! My old boss swears by cruises. He goes twice a year because it’s convenient and reasonable priced. Good point about places that hurt during the fall. As far as a domestic vacation, I’m headed to Vegas next week. Hopefully don’t lose too much of my wages!


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