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GotoBus Offers Packaged Tour Deals and Budget Travel Tips for Late Summer Getaways

August 27, 2009

News, 2009

In difficult economic times, cash-strapped consumers want to take advantage of lucrative travel deals. However, sifting through these offers to create an individualized package can be stressful and confusing. With this in mind, GotoBus has compiled some budget travel tips for consumers wanting to travel by bus. These packaged tours, which typically include ground transportation and hotel accommodations, offer travelers the thrill of leaving town, but with far less planning and much lower costs.

While many people love traveling, few enjoy the tedious tasks of booking hotel rooms, securing transportation, and researching destinations. Taking a packaged bus tour with a knowledgeable tour guide on a well traveled route can take the stress out of the journey.

Budget Travel Tips

Travel with friends to save more.

One of the best ways to save money on your bus tour is to travel with family and friends. By selecting a double, triple, or quadruple occupancy tour, the price per person can often be reduced by 50% or more.

Look for online discounts.

This summer many tour packages are currently marked down from their original prices. In addition to these sales, some operators are also offering further price reductions with “Buy 2, Get 3rd Free” touring options. These discounts are very popular for Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon tour packages.

Take a longer vacation and save on the price per day.

Longer tours allow travelers to see more attractions and are typically less expensive per day than shorter tours. For example, our 5 Day East Coast tour packages start at $359 and give the traveler a comprehensive view of this region.

Consider flexible touring.

Flexible tours are great options for independent-minded consumers. These tour packages allow the traveler to choose where they will start the tour, how many days they will travel, and where they will visit. They are ideal for budget travelers who wish to visit Europe and see as many countries as possible. GotoBus offers flexible Europe tour options from $91 per day.

Try a sightseeing tour if time and cash are really tight.

Sightseeing tours range in duration from a few hours to an entire day. These are convenient options for a quick getaway or “daycation,” and often cost less than a fancy meal out. Enjoy the sunshine and tour Miami City for $35.

All information provided was accurate at the time of publishing. Complete itineraries, ticketing information, and more travel deals can be found online at GotoBus.com.

About GotoBus.com

GotoBus is the leading online marketplace for bus tickets, tours, and sightseeing activities. The GotoBus online booking system, similar to those used by major airlines, makes it easy for travelers to quickly compare schedules, prices, and pickup/drop-off locations for over 200 bus companies. GotoBus.com is also the fastest growing gateway for bus travel on the Internet. In February 2007, The Washington Post featured GotoBus.com as one of the best travel websites and named it ‘Best of the Web’ in the ‘Motorcoaches’ category.