Travelzoo is one of my top deal websites. I have personally tested many deals and can attest to the fact that it is a great resource! Each Wednesday, Travelzoo comes out with a Top 20 list. These travel steals go fast, so don’t wait if you are interested. I will highlight any deals that seem ridiculously good or interesting. Note for you international folks that Travelzoo has several editions.
I know, I know, my Travelzoo Wednesday post is late this week due to a minor culture shock breakdown. Hopefully those kind of things won’t get in the way of posting in the future!
Here’s what I like from the US edition Top 20:
$699 — Madrid 6-Night Vacation incl. 5-Star Hotel & Air : Air-inclusive deals usually are from New York. Though you can add on options for departure from your home city (if it isn’t New York), I have found it to be cheaper to buy a ticket yourself instead of through the travel agent. However, if you are checking a lot of luggage or have a tight layover, it may be in your best interest to just book it through the agent so you are able to check your luggage through to the final destination (provided that the carrier the agent books you on is a partner of your international carrier – always check!).
$419 — Royal Caribbean 6-Night Cruise this Winter : This is a steal, but beware that they only offer one sailing date in January for this price.
$96 — Top Mountain & Beach Resorts Cut by 80%; Ends 9/10 : If you already know you want to go on a ski vacation this winter, here’s your chance to book some super cheap lodging. With $96 rates in Vail, Beaver Creek, Santa Fe, and Jackson Hole, this is an amazing price. Note that this deal is prepaid and nonrefundable so double check your dates!
I am having problems with google translate so no report on the German Travelzoo edition this week =).