BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) — There are two types of people on Thanksgiving night, those settling in for a long weekend of more food and football and those gearing up for a long weekend of sales shopping.
More and more, people are giving experiences rather than objects, so instead of fighting in the aisles for discounts in the new days, they’re turning to travel agents to do the hard work.
Clay Ingram with AAA Alabama says it’s a busy time for their agents. After being locked down during the pandemic, the demand for travel has increased and now is the time to find a good deal when planning your future vacation.
“Everyone is trying to get in on these Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping and these travel vendors that we use and work with all the time are no exception,” Ingram said.
If you’re looking to save some money, buying this experience or planning that getaway now could be the answer.
“Air fares have come down a lot over the past few weeks and so now is a great time to book travel for spring, for summer travel,” he added. “My wife and I booked one yesterday for March to the Caribbean.”
Ingram says luckily you’ll have time. Most travel deals last more than one day, such as Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
“We have sales that come in every week,” Ingram explained. “They change from week to week. Sometimes it’s cruises, sometimes sightseeing packages, sometimes resort packages.
Of course, the sooner you can book your trips, the better. Ingram says planning ahead is key to getting the best deal and price. He adds that AAA Alabama travel agents know where extra offers, sales and bargains are right now.
It’s surprising to many that many travel agents, including those at AAA, charge nothing for their expertise. Everything you pay is for your trip. Visit https://www.ace.aaa.com/travel.html for more information.
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