Your savings account is growing, and you’ve started to research your next vacation. At times this process can be complicated because you have to consider the price, and where you’d be able to go within budget. Not only that, but prices fluctuate all the time! No worries. You can set up email alerts!
There are websites across the web that will send you alerts via email when there is domestic and international travel deal for hotels, flights, car rentals, and vacation packages. Here are the websites I’ve set up alerts:
I absolutely love TravelZoo! You can subscribe to their top 20 deals of the week email alerts. My latest trip to York Beach, Maine was a hotel voucher I found through Travelzoo for $99 per night on a 3rd floor OCEAN VIEW room. All I had to do is call the hotel and book with the voucher number from Travelzoo. If you haven’t set up alerts before, this would be THE first one!
This is my next favorite! You can also subscribe to their weekly travel deals that give you extremely discounted travel deals. Compared to Travelzoo, NYT travel deals are slightly more but still discounted.
Not only can you set up alerts, but their whole website interface is based on travel deals. I like to utilize their “Check Prices” option on the side panel for hotels. You’d be sure to find hotel deals if you already know your destination.
This website is great for airfare deals! I subscribe to SmarterTravel mostly for their helpful articles that I browse through from time to time. But you can also set up alerts.
Now, you may need to condense your search for flights if you have an airline you like best. For myself, I set up alerts for Jetblue and Southwest. You may have already found your destination, and since airline prices always change, you may want an alert yourself when the prices drop. For this, you can set up alerts through Kayak and Airfarewatchdog. These website you can enter your flight (from, to, airport, day, and preferred time), and alerts will be sent to you whenever the price changes.
For car rentals, you may want to do the same thing. I love Dollar Rental because of their low prices, and I never had a bad experience. You can get email alerts whenever there is a deal for your next trip.
If you have an airline, hotel, or car rental company that you love and have a relationship with; you can check their website to see if you can subscribe to their email alerts. Most importantly, if you find a travel deal, read the fine print. Some have restricted days, months, or length of stay. Safe travels!