For the most part, if you want to take a memorable vacation and get the most for your hard-earned cash, you have two options: You can sacrifice price in the name of convenience by seeking the services of a traditional travel agent, or you can spend countless hours staring at your computer screen, anxiously waiting for airlines and cruise companies to temporarily drop their prices.
If you hire a travel agent, you run the risk of paying more than you really should for an exhilarating cruise in the Hawaiian Islands or a relaxing week beside a beautiful beach on the Carolina coast. However, if you decide to fly solo, you might not even notice as you sail right past some of the best deals available in the sometimes-confusing world of travel. Even experienced surfers must eventually face the responsibilities of their day job and occasionally seek the solace of sleep.
There is an alternative, however, that not only eliminates wasteful spending but also does away with the need to visit website after website, desperately searching for that perfect deal – the one that fits your schedule, fulfills your dreams and falls within the guidelines of your budget.
The Vacation Station, a mainstay in downtown Charleston since 1992, bridges the gap between financial considerations and customer service by customizing any type of vacation, anywhere in the world at the lowest price possible – then sweetening the pot by rebating part of the cost of the vacation back to you.
“We can design any type of vacation, and, regardless of how much time it takes, we’ll put together the plan that’s right for you,” said Vacation Station Charleston Sales Manager Mark Young.
Cost, though certainly an important factor, is not the only reason to choose The Vacation Station. The company works only with three-, four- and fivestar properties and offers a wide range of vacation options, from cruises to condos to luxury resorts to tours.
The Vacation Station does business with most of the world’s top cruise lines, offering vacation possibilities that will take you to places spanning virtually the entire globe.
If you’re pressed for time, cruises can be short, such as the one-day journey along the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada. If you have nothing else to do for a month or so, however, and you want to see places you might have never seen before and might never see again, you can book passage on the 34-day Grand Asia Voyage, which will take you from Seattle to a wide range of destinations on the other side of the world. The cost of these trips depends greatly on the client’s budget.
“We can get you on any cruise line, in any type of cabin and in any price range,” Young said. “We provide top-of- the-line customer service, and it doesn’t cost you a penny.”
Vacation condos – studio and one-, two- and three-bedroom units in most of the world’s top resort locations – are also available to Vacation Station members. Destinations range from Charleston and Myrtle Beach to both Florida coasts, the mountains of the Western United States, Central America, Hawaii and Europe.
“Hot Weeks” feature vacations at destinations throughout the United States and abroad, and tours are also popular among Vacation Station members. Young pointed out that even when the national economy is sluggish, Caribbean cruises and vacations at beaches all along the East Coast remain popular among the company’s clients.
Young explained that The Vacation Station is able to offer deep discounts on quality vacations because the company uses the same concept utilized by buying clubs such as Sam’s. Since it provides services to thousands of members and many of them vacation often, The Vacation Station is able to purchase large blocks of space at most of the world’s top resort destinations. The company prides itself on its success in negotiating the best possible price for its clients.
In other words, The Vacation Station will make it easy for you to plan a memorable vacation and save money, as well.
To learn how you can save money on your next vacation, contact The Vacation Station at (800) 692-1587 or visit www.CharlestonTravelAgency.com. In addition to Charleston, The Vacation Station has four other locations, including Savannah, Colorado and two in Florida.