These are the three different types of travel whether it’s job related, or vacation, or just leisure on those days you just want to get away.
#1) Vacation vouchers, these are good if you are very flexible about where you want to stay and when you want to go. They usually have a lot of blackout dates and very often are good only during the week, but these are excellent if you are traveling on job related business during the week because these are very often about one forth and as low as one tenth the regular price. And the are also good if you normally work weekends. So these vacation vouchers do serve a good purpose as long as you can find the time to use them.
#2) Time shares, are by far are still the most popular but are becoming harder and harder to use because of their blackout dates, and many people are selling them that bought theirs years ago due to the fact that they are paying so much more for their vacation stays, some of these people are paying any where from $250.00 to 550.00 per month for a 4 to 15 year contract. But the sad truth is that the hotels over sold these contracts, and most of them if not all are using a point system now that you pay extra $100.00 to $200.00 for weekend stays. But time shares can still be a good deal once it’s paid for because you will have a vacation spot for life, and in some cases it can be past down to your children.
#3) Lifetime Vacation packages, these are becoming more and more popular because they usually have little or no blackout dates, the only drawback is that you must plan your vacation about 6 to 8 weeks ahead of time. With these you pay upfront fee of about $1500.00 to $5000.00, but once you purchase the package your vacation cost anywhere from 0 to $80.00 depends on that state taxes. These are ideal for people who love to travel overseas, you will pay just one time fee of about $4000.00 $5000.00 and you can travel as often as you like on 7- 14 day vacations as long as you plan 8 weeks in advance. For about $1500.00 vacations will be anywhere in the USA.
To sum it all up you should have some type of vacation or travel program for yourself and your family, other wise you are throwing away good money. The hotels and airlines are finding more ways to get more money out of those who are paying full price for their vacation stays.