Spring Break Travel Tips for Planning Early

Jan 20, 2012 (10:01 AM EST)

DealTaker shares online tools and deals to help travelers get the best spring break travel prices

DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though snow is still on the ground, many travelers are already making spring break travel plans. Whether traveling to an international destination with college friends or camping in the backyard with family, vacationers have many arrangements to make. Travel costs can add up fast, but with a little pre-planning even spring break can be a fun time to travel without breaking the bank.

"Planning a spring break trip is both exciting and stressful. Everyone wants to pick a fabulous location, but they also want to get the best price to stretch their travel budget as far as possible," states Michelle Strong, President of the premier online savings hub "Travelers save money when they plan ahead and utilize online tools such as to find the best deals available."

Here are some ways to save on spring break travel from the experts at

Make travel plans early - Travel gets more expensive as spring break gets closer, so planning ahead can significantly reduce travel costs. Expedia, Travelocity, Funjet, and Southwest Vacations already list several local and international offers that can save travelers money on airfare, hotel, and even car rentals, but travelers need to book now to take advantage of the savings.

Use a student ID - STA Travel caters to students and offers discounted rates on airfare and hotels. They even have special spring break packages. Currently, STA is offering a exclusive coupon for $15 off any Student Exclusive ticket when students spend $400.

Take advantage of packages - Travelers can find packages for just about any destination, including the Caribbean and Disney World. The best part about booking a complete travel package is that travelers on a tight budget know just how much transportation, lodging and other expenses are going to be.

Pack the right luggage - Travel arrangements include more than just airfare and hotel. They also include packing the right luggage for the destination. Travelers can visit Luggage Guy and Franklin Covey to find a large selection of luggage and travel accessories suited for any vacation.

Check the weather - Purchasing cold or warm weather gear and clothing while vacationing can get expensive, so travelers should check the weather forecast for their destination a week before the trip so they can pack accordingly.

No matter the destination, a little planning can turn into a lot of savings for any traveler this spring break.

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