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Thursday, 13 November 2008

Travelzoo Share Top 10 Secrets To Getting The Best Holiday Deal

Times are lean and Australians want to ensure that they get the best deal for their holiday dollar. The news is good, there has been no better time to find truly amazing offers at home and abroad.

Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today released their “Top 10 Secrets to getting the Best Holiday Deal. Put together by experts whose job it is to find the best deals available every week, these tips highlight the 10 most important factors in finding and securing the best real holiday offers available in the marketplace.

1. Make a hit-list of ideal destinations, shop around and make your final decision on where to go based on best deals available.

2. When travelling overseas, airfare and accommodation packaged together is often cheaper than buying the same product individually and can include great value adds.

3. Look for value as well as price and factor in cost saving free inclusions such as breakfast, parking, vouchers, internet access, activities and transfers.

4. Ensure you’re comparing apples with apples, hidden extras can add up so look for things like taxes and surcharges and be sure to check for airport transfers, minimum night stay and paying for luggage etc.

5. Be as flexible as possible on dates and travel times. Great deals can be offered for mid week stays and very often the time that is most expensive to have a beach holiday is the best time to book an inland getaway such as a mountain retreat.

6. For short getaways remember Sunday night is very often the cheapest night, so instead of taking leave on Friday take it on Monday.

7. Consider a city break during school holidays, CBD hotels are often at low occupancy and are more inclined to offer great deals.

8. Start researching as early as possible so you don’t miss out on early-bird deals or special offers – remember though there are lots of last minute deals, many accommodation offers for peak times such as events and school holidays need to be booked 90 days in advance.

9. On arrival check the cost of an upgrade, if the rooms are available you may get an upgrade for minimum extra spend.

10. Subscribe to the Travelzoo Top 20. Travelzoo’s producers will do the work for you and email you the Top 20 best travel deals available every week. Recent deals have included $20 domestic flights, 5 Star Accommodation for $75 a night and 4 night Asia packages – flights included for $474. Visit

About the Australian Travelzoo Top 20™
The Top 20 is a definitive list of the very best travel deals on the web. It is published in Australia at 11am every Wednesday and sent in an email newsletter to 100,000 Australian Travelzoo subscribers. Each deal is researched for its true value, competitiveness and availability. Travelzoo publishes the best offers available in the marketplace. Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best travel deals and confirm their true value and only the best offers are published.

About Travelzoo
Travelzoo is a global Internet media company. Travelzoo's media properties, which reach more than 14 million travel enthusiasts in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain, Taiwan and the UK, include the Travelzoo® website (, the Top 20® e-mail newsletter, the Newsflash™ e-mail alert service and SuperSearch™, a travel search engine.

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