Travelzoo Deal Experts Share Top Tips For Holiday Travel

Oct 24, 2013, 13:24 ET from Travelzoo Inc.

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today published its Top Tips for Holiday Travel, a collection of expert advice to help travelers alleviate the stress of, and save money on, holiday travel.  The tips were compiled and ranked by Travelzoo's Deal Experts.

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"With tens of millions of Americans expected to travel during the holiday season, we anticipate stress levels to reach boiling point for some travelers and peak airfares to skyrocket," said Shirley Tafoya, president for Travelzoo North America. "Our Top Tips for Holiday Travel offer simple advice on how travelers can avoid the stress and save a considerable amount of money this holiday season."


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Download popular travel apps that save you time and money

Apps like Waze GPS navigation or Google Maps help you avoid traffic jams and get the best routes.  Find last-minute restaurant deals once you arrive with Travelzoo's mobile app.

Once you beat the traffic, take your free time to use a Local Deal at your destination. You can save up to 50% at spas, shows, restaurants and more in the U.S. and overseas.


Pick the right day to fly

Be flexible with your travel dates. Flying on Thanksgiving or Christmas day can be less expensive than surrounding days.

Be flexible on your departure and arrival dates to save 30%-50%. The Travelzoo Holiday Fare Calendar can help you pick the cheapest day to fly.


Choose a smaller airport

Try alternative airports: Oakland vs. San Francisco, Midway vs. O'Hare, Burbank vs. LAX, Westchester vs. JFK.

Search for fares on and travelers will receive an alert if there's a cheaper fare from a nearby airport. 


Connect south

Pick the southernmost airport for connections to avoid potential weather delays.

Get home on time to see your loved ones.


Choose a destination not celebrating a holiday

The Caribbean on Thanksgiving costs less than Orlando because families often stay in the U.S. over the holidays.

Save as much as 30% during Thanksgiving or Christmas with Travelzoo holiday travel packages.


Book a room at a business hotel

Hotels in major cities drop rates because of the lack of business travelers during holidays.

Save as much as 50% off regular rates in San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles.


Head to the beach

Relax at an oceanfront getaway for a fun holiday.

Beachfront resorts are quieter in the winter or fall. Save as much as 30% at destinations like Cape Cod, Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach.


Cruise through the holiday

Holiday cruises offer the best value for the entire family, plus you can see several destinations in a single trip.

Take a cruise near the holidays with the extended family; some offers are less than $100 per person, per night.


Be smart at airport security

CLEAR or the TSA Pre-Check Program can help you speed through security. Ship gifts instead of bringing them in your carry-on.

Get through security more quickly and with less hassle to cut down on potential holiday stress.


De-stress at a premium airport lounge

Buy a single-day pass to a premium lounge as a way to escape the noise of airport terminals.

You'll arrive more rested, relaxed and ready for holiday fun.

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 26 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.

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