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People find vacation deals as travel increases

People find vacation deals as travel increases
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Houston Travel and prices are increasing, but you can still find good deals, according to your local travel agent.

“I just love to travel, I love seeing new things, trying new things,” David Salazar said.

Helping others “see new things” is Salazar’s specialty working at the Texas State Optical Northshore in East Houston.

In his spare time, he loves to travel and went to Colorado last month.

“I paid for all four tickets for the plane and it was very, very cheap,” he said. “I usually pay for two of them, which is what I paid for four.”

Rey Alton of Almeda Travel said prices likely won’t stay that way for much longer.

“People have an urgent need to travel, they want to go somewhere,” Alton said. “Many hotels have reopened and they are looking to put people in rooms.”

One of the top destinations, says Riviera Maya, Mexico.

This month, you can get a two- or four-night cruise on Cancun’s Now Jade Riviera for just over $1,900, including plane tickets.

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“You get a lot of value in terms of having an inclusive regimen, all of your meals, drinks, and activities included,” Alton said.

If you want to relax on one of the beaches of the United States, Alton suggests going to Miami.

A two- or four-night trip to Fontainbleu Miami Beach, including fare, costs $1,800.

If you and your spouse want to do some gambling in Sin City, four nights at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, plus flights, is $900.

No matter where you go, Alton notes that you might find the best deal by waiting 30 days before booking.

In the past, we’d advise, You know what? You need to reserve these 3 months. “Now, I’ll say the book in 30 days,” Alton said.

It also encourages you to be flexible, if you can.

“We might have to shift your dates a bit, traveling in the middle of the week might be your best bet,” Alton said.

He said that when it comes to travel in the US, be sure to check the closures, including in parks.

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If you will be traveling outside the country, be aware of COVID-19 protocols.

He also adds that a plus of travel is that many hotels have been able to do renovations in the last year, so there’s a chance to stay in a fresh, up-to-date room.

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