Agent to Agent: Helping Low-Budget Travelers
Dear Tammy: If someone doesn’t have the budget for a great trip, how can I give them the experience they are looking for?
Tammy: Great question! Most travelers have a budget in mind that they want to stick to when they’re planning their next vacation. While some budgets are able to perfectly accommodate everything a traveler wants to do, others may not be able to provide for the great vacationing experience the traveler has in mind.
This is a time in which you as a professional travel agent need to do everything in your power to accommodate those who have a low budget yet want to experience a high budget vacation.
One of your options should include looking into offseason traveling opportunities. It can potentially save clients up to 40 percent off their traveling budget, which is quite substantial! Cruises are another great option, as they’re all-inclusive and booking early can also save them even more money.
The beautiful state of New York can offer travelers an exciting, budget-friendly vacation for as little as $1,500 for a 3-day trip. This average price includes airfare and accommodations that are often near the Times Square area, even during the holiday season!
Let your budget travelers know they can visit the World Trade Center, the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty, the Met Museum, the Manhattan area and more. They’ll also have access to some of the most amazing tasting New York food on the planet!
Affordable and top-rated New York restaurants include Kiss My Slice for pizza lovers, Shale Shack for hamburgers and Los Tacos No. 1 for tacos.
Other recommended low-budget traveling destinations in the United States include the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Memphis.
Pre-making a list of affordable things to do and inexpensive places to eat for those who are traveling on a budget in some of the top traveling cities is a really great idea. It’s handy for when future budget travelers come calling.