How to Save on Cruises – You Should Know this before you book a cruise

There are some secrets that your travel agent wouldn’t tell you. Did you know that travel agents make anywhere to 10% – 20% commission from a last minute deal or standard booking? The average family spends for a normal is 3000$ to 6000$ and 20% of this value is not bad, it adds up to 600-1200$ commission in every booking. Did you know that 90% of travel agents personal travel and vacations are free? Here is an example: lets say a travel agent books a group, a college group of 30 people, he not only gets commission but for every 8 people that go, he gets a free ticket. Not bad for a Travel agent, right?

cruise booking tips 202x250 How to Save on Cruises   You Should Know this before you book a cruise cruiseIn this economic crisis you need to be even more savvy. Don’t get caught paying those hight commissions to your travel agents. Now lets go to the main question: How would you save this money and put them back to your wallet?
Cruise is # 1 choice for vacations  cause on a cruise vacation you can see many different places and have a time full of entertainment on board and on . This is way so many peoples choice for their vacations. According to Florida – Caribbean Cruise Association there were 12.800.000 cruisers in 2008.  Even  it was an economical crisis there was an increase of 200,000 passengers from last year. In 2008 80% of the were booked through travel agents in different places of the world. That means that 48 million $ was been paid to travel agents in 2008. Hmmmm, 48 million dollar is not so bad for a few clicks in front of an computer.

What about other 20% people. How are they booking their cruises?
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