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Winter Travel Deals

Deals on Airfares, Cruises, Transport and Hotel Rates

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Winter is an under-appreciated season for travel. Ski trips aside, many people stay home and save for warmer weather. But in doing so, they miss out on some spectacular travel deals. Here are some tips for finding better airfares, cruise deals and better rates for all inclusive resorts, transport and things to do, as well as cheap hotel rates. Do a little seasonal planning and find some great budget travel deals.

Ski Deals

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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
There are actually several "ski seasons" within each annual season. When conditions are iffy, skiers are scarce and deals abound. There are weeks when the crowds are larger; beyond that is peak season, when you'll pay top price for everything from lift tickets to your ride from the airport. Dates for these seasons vary greatly by location. Try to time your trip to fit with your budget needs. Skiers with flexible schedules make it down the hills with lower tabs.

Airfare Deals

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Mark Kahler, licensed to About.com
You can find some of the best airfare deals of the year during the winter months! Check out some airfares and strategies that could help you afford your favorite destination.

Cruise Deals and All Inclusive Deals

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Cruises and all inclusive resorts have their disadvantages. On a cruise, you're at the mercy of an often very tight sailing itinerary. At an all inclusive, you depend heavily on the planned activities and facilities. But the advantages of these products are also very much worth considering: a low daily cost, unpacking only once, and a locked-in price that helps you budget the entire trip much more easily. Consider cruise deals and all inclusive deals for the winter months.

Getting Around and Things to Do

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There are plenty of ways to save on getting around and things to do during the winter: city passes, rail passes and discount rates for car rentals are just a few of them. If you do your homework, you're likely to find discounts for many of the things you'd like to do this winter, and cheaper ways to get to those activities.

Find a Cheap Hotel

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If you find a cheap hotel rate, you're likely to save significant money on your next winter trip. Check out some strategies for finding hotel discounts during the winter travel season.
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