I recently wrote about how we booked our trip to Mexico through Expedia, and they offered me the option to pay in two installments; one when I booked and 1 in a month. That was certainly a selling point, but also by booking our entire package through them instead of buying everything separate, we saved a healthy hunk of change. Just how much?
By booking the entire package through Expedia, we are paying $1,450 for the entire trip. That includes airfare for 2, transportation in Mexico to the hotel, and the all-inclusive hotel from Wednesday – Sunday. This includes taxes and tips, so it is quite a deal.
If I were to book all these separately, the airfare alone would have cost me $1,100. Transportation to the hotel is about $60. The hotel by itself is $150 per night, for a total of $600. Grand total for booking separately? $1,760, a savings of $300.
So even though some people are afraid of booking package deals, if you do it through a reputable company and travel on reputable airlines, you can save quite a bit of cash. Imagine if our trip was to Europe, I probably would have saved a lot more!