here's an upside to the current economy - book a trip right now and score a deal. Hotels are offering deeply discounted rates and throwing in extra amenities to woo travelers - free nights, resort credits, and complimentary upgrades.
If you plan your own trip, target the property and check the website daily for seasonal specials. Or simply call the hotel and ask, “What is your best rate?” Alternatively, planning with a travel agent or consultant may uncover a better deal since agents stay in regular contact with hotels.
The following prices were quoted by travel consultants at Brownell Travel (www.brownelltravel.com; 1-800-999-3960) in Birmingham, Alabama. Some specials may be agent-specific, and therefore, prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change.