BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – There are two kinds of people on Thanksgiving night, those who settle in for a long weekend of more food and football and those who prepare for a long weekend of sale shopping.
Increasingly, people are donating experiences rather than objects, so instead of fighting in the aisles to get discounts on new days, they’re looking to travel agents to do the hard work.
Clay Ingram with AAA Alabama says it’s a busy time for their agents. Having joined during the pandemic, there is an increased demand for travel and now is the time to find a good deal when planning your next holiday.
“Everybody tries to get into these Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping things, and these travel retailers that we use and work with all the time are no exception,” Ingram said.
If you’re looking to save money, buying that experience or planning that getaway now may be the way to go.
“Airfare has dropped quite a bit over the last few weeks so now is a good time to book a trip for spring, summer travel,” he added. “My wife and I booked one yesterday for March to the Caribbean.”
Ingram says luckily, you’ll have some time. Most travel deals last more than just one day like Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
“We have sales that happen every week,” Ingram explained. “They change from week to week to week. Sometimes it’s cruises, sometimes it’s guided tour packages, sometimes it’s tour packages.”
Of course, the earlier you can book your trips, the better. Ingram says planning ahead is key to getting the best deal and the best price. He adds that AAA Alabama travel agents know where the extra deals, sales and bargains are right now.
It is surprising to many that many travel agents, including those at AAA, do not charge anything for their expertise. All you pay is for your trip. Visit https://www.ace.aaa.com/travel.html for more information.
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