According to a recent report in Travel Media Daily, 75% of women said they are the travel planners in their household and one-third of men believed their partner found the best deals and enjoyed planning trips. Curiously, a contradictory poll by USA Today found that 61% of households reported that the father planned the family vacations.
No matter who does the planning, it can be a tough job with seemingly endless factors to consider. Vacation consumers in numerous focus groups report that they are primarily looking for the following things when planning trips:
- More value | Travel can be very expensive, and people want to get the most for their money. Hotels and resorts are reacting to this trend by offering more packages with amenities and value-adds.
- Quick and easy travel research | Consumers are looking to make decisions quickly. Leisurely trips to a local travel agent have been replaced by fast Internet research.
- Clear communication with hotels | Consumers want to clearly outline their needs at the start of the reservation process. While sites such as Expedia, Travelocity, and Hotels.com may offer lower rates in some cases, booking through a “middle-man” can result in difficult cancellation policies, challenges with special requests, and more. This is because most hotels generally set aside the least desirable rooms for those reservations, due to low profitability.
With Getaway Packages, planning a trip is stress-free and exciting. Whether you are looking for a family trip, a golf getaway with the guys, a girls weekend, a spa retreat, a romantic escape, an outdoor adventure, or a culinary expedition, we have a package for you. You can search easily by location or type and see exactly what each package offers. When you find one you like, you’ll book directly with the hotel, which means no hidden fees, complicated cancellation policies, interfering middle-men, or bad rooms.
Our packages include great add-ons such as such as tickets to famous attractions, restaurant gift certificates, meals, hotel credits, spa treatments and more that give you both value and activities to look forward to!