Thanksgiving Vacation Deals Hard to Come By

Thanksgiving Vacation Deals Hard to Come By (Photo Courtesy Carving Set by Match Pewter auf flickr)

Thanksgiving Vacation Deals Hard to Come By

Rising ticket prices and airline fees coupled with a rise in hotel prices compared to the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday will make it difficult for travellers to find vacation deals this Thanksgiving, reportsCNN.

Many travel industry companies and groups are reporting the best deals for travelling or escpaing the Thanksgiving holiday have already passed and are recommending vacationers book quickly to avoid even higher prices.

A rise in the number of travellers using air travel of around 150,000 compared to last year will force up prices as airlines do not need to fight to fill their planes. Over the busiest periods of Thanksgiving commercial airlines expect their planes to be 90 percent full with ticket prices rising as the holiday draws closer.

If travellers have yet to book their vacation it is recommended tickets and hotels be booked as quickly as possible to get the cheapest prices. Other tactics to get the best price include the use of different airports other than those closest to your destination; travelling on less busy days can also lower prices. Air ticket prices should be cheaper on Thanksgiving Day when just over one million people are expected to travel compared to over two million each day in the buildup to the holiday.

The various Thanksgiving vacation deals 2012 offered by at this time include:

*OneTravel – $15 off flights and hotels this Thanksgiving (expires November 25, 2012)
*CheapOAir – up to $15 off flights (expires November 22, 2012)
*BookIt – $10 off a three-night stay when reserved through BookIt (expires December 31, 2012)
*Be Live Hotels – Up to 45% off a Dominican Republic getaway (expires December 21, 2012)
*EasyClickTravel – Take $20 off any $250 booking in any hotel (unknown expiration date)
*EasyClick Travel – $20 off Days Hotel Thunderbird Beach Resort, Sunny Isles when you purchase $200 or more (expiration date December 31, 2012)
*EasyClick Travel – $30 off $300 purchased on hotel rooms (expires November 26, 2012)
*LastMinuteTravel – Take $20 off any $250 booking in any hotel (unknown expiration date)
*Wynn Las Vegas – Book your hotel reservation 60 days in advance and save 25% (unknown expiration date)
*Air Canada – 10% off European fares to Dublin (unknown expiration date)
*SkyAuction – Book a 7-night stay in a 2-room suite, for up to 8 people, at any Wyndham Bentley Brook for $69 per week (expires November 23, 2012)
*Allegiant Air – Book two nights, get the second night FREE plus receive a $25 food credit