The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel (Second Edition)
Learn how to save lots of $$$ on travel. Find out how to pay half price for any hotel room, get cabin upgrades and other perks on cruises, stay in a luxurious villa for less than most moderate hotel rooms cost, discover unique travel experiences, and learn how to always get the best deals on airfares. Find out how to use consolidators, aggregators, social media, air and rail passes, and loyalty programs to save as much as 90 percent off normal prices. Plus, discover how anyone can travel FREE or get PAID to travel! This reference is for travelers who like to get the most bang for the buck. Plus, inside this book, you’ll find valuable tips, such as…
- TIP #1: Don’t rely on popular travel sites.
- TIP #2: Why you need a travel agent to book a cruise.
- TIP #3: Discover a secret tool that tells you when airfares will go up or down.
- TIP #4: Find out how to use social media to get cheap fares.
- TIP #5: Never pay single supplements. …and much more!
Test Your Knowledge:
1. How many cruise categories are there and what are they?
2. How many different rates are there for a hotel room?
3. Do you know the difference between a non-stop and a direct flight?
4. What is an aggregator?
5. What kind of trip is an African safari?
***Answers can be found at the bottom of the page.
Here are just some of the reviews for The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel (First Edition):
…I am overwhelmed with the variety of information. Obviously, if you could have one guide on your bookshelf, this should be it. The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel is an indispensable reference for any type of traveler. I recommend it highly for anyone seeking the most mileage for his or her travel dollar.
—Larry Patton, WLXI-TV Public Report Host
The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel” is aimed at bargain hounds who find sport in stretching any currency to the max; upwardly mobile vacationers who wish to travel first-class without having to take out a loan…The book is as handy as a phone book, with long lists of names, numbers and Web sites.
—Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post
…Zepke, drawing upon her years of expertise as a travel agent and freelance travel writer, shares with the reader the secrets of her success when it comes to making low cost trip arrangements and managing to thoroughly enjoy the journey in the process! “The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel” is definitely an excellent resource…
—Jennifer Wilson, IndependentTraveler.com
The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel explains how to get accommodations, car rentals, tours and vacation packages for less and even (sometimes) free.
…Zepke is tireless in compiling websites, 800 numbers, e-mail addresses and other info about the multi-faceted travel biz…
—John Flinn, San Francisco Chronicle
Subtitled “1,000 Companies, Consolidators, Agencies, and Resources,” this book tells the budget-conscious traveler how to try out all types of travel…Includes resource listings, an appendix, and useful FYIs and tips in highlighted boxes throughout the text. Bon voyage!
—National Motorist and National Automobile Club
Zepke, a travel writer who has lived on Oahu and has long booked her own travel arrangements with the idea of “gourmet travel on a fast-food budget,” tells how to get the best deals from tour operators, cruise lines and hotels and suggests 50 ways to travel free or get paid to travel.
—Wanda Adams, The Honolulu Advertiser
The Encyclopedia Of Cheap Travel by travel industry specialist and expert Terrance Zepke is a refreshingly practical vacationer’s reference resource and guide. From getting the best deals on tours, airline tickets, cruises, and accommodations to 50 ways to travel free or even for payment, The Encyclopedia Of Cheap Travel is a wealth of useful, money-saving lore for the tourist on a budget. Highly recommended to thrift-minded travelers everywhere, The Encyclopedia Of Cheap Travel will also prove itself to be an invaluable resource for business travelers on increasingly restrictive corporate resources as well.
—Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review
Words to save money by…In addition to being a good source for agencies and Web sites offering low-cost trips or tickets, the book has plenty of tips…
—Richard Carpenter, The Boston Globe
The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel offers useful overviews of traveling cheaply with plenty of tips and recommendations…
—The Internet Public Library
Here’s a book that will make you a travel expert. For almost any trip, this guide will help you increase the odds of traveling inexpensively, as well as happily and safely…Look in this book for an inexpensive cruise, to get dollars off your hotel bill, fly on the cheap, go on an African safari for less and pay less for a river barge cruise.
—Gerry Volgenau, Detroit Free Press
This month, Zepke’s new book, The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel, hits the bookstores. I was privileged, as a travel writer, to receive an advance copy of the book and I was amazed at the work Zepke put into this definitive travel guide…The author covers every nuance of travel. It is a valuable resource that I wouldn’t leave home without.
—Ada Duncan, The News-Review, Senior Times
…The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel: 1,000 Companies, Consolidators, Agencies and Resources is the reference book you should get. Terrance Zepke teaches the budget conscious traveler how to save on all types of travel, including deluxe vacations and five-star cruises. She shows how to find the best deals and get the most for your money. If you want gourmet travel on a fast food budget, this is the book for you.
—Tim Boxer, 15MinutesMagazine.com
The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel has chapters on how to find the right travel agent or tour operator; how to get the best deals on tours, independent travel, airline tickets and lodging; and how to get free travel or get paid to travel. It also includes lists of travel resources. I looked for several companies through which I’ve booked cheap airline tickets and cruise packages and found all listed in the book. I also found money-saving tips that I have used as well as some that I will try in the future. The companies listed are not limited to small ones and the money-saving deals are not extremely restricted. Major hotel chains, almost every airline and cruise line and scores of car rental agencies are on the list, with discount programs and savings for certain days, markets or customers, such as seniors.
—Dennis Tanner, Booth Newspapers
Wealthy travelers have no problem; they can just call up a travel agency to work out trip details. The rest of the traveling public is usually on the lookout for fare bargains and other ways to make the dollar literally go farther. The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel lists hundreds of resources for cheap travel, including consolidators, agencies, and other outfits that specialize in bargain travel and accommodations.
“Through one of my many Amazon visits, I discovered The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel: Save Up to 90% on Lodging, Flights, Tours, Cruises, And More! (Lookout Publishing, ISBN 978-0615-514727) by Terrance Zepke and I have to say it’s one of the best travel books I’ve ever had in my possession. There are a few reasons why I say this. First and foremost, I appreciate money saving tips. I consider myself a very savvy gal but I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know everything. That’s why I love books like Terrance’s. In addition to addressing a topic I love, she gives insider information that I otherwise wouldn’t have access to. After reading a few pages of her tips, I was completely hooked. Next, I’ve never been on a cruise and there’s tons of ways to book one for little to no cost. There are also all types of warnings about hidden costs. For example, did you know that most ships charges $6 to $15 per person per day to covers tips for cabin stewards and restaurant personnel. They also charge an automatic tip of 15 to 18 percent for every drink purchased on board the ship. That’s a huge waste of money! Terrance suggests doing this instead: “Head into port and have a few drinks at a local watering hole for around $2 a beer or margarita.” Last of all, I love the chapter on how to travel for free. Many people don’t know how to legitimately write off trips on their taxes. The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel: Save Up to 90% on Lodging, Flights, Tours, Cruises, And More! gives pointers and publications from the IRS that can help you do just that. —Charissa Arsaoui, GenXfinance.com
FREE TRAVEL REPORTS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE!!!
Answers: (1) six categories: budget, moderate, deluxe, ultra-deluxe, boutique, and adventure/expedition. (2) 35 rates! (3) A non-stop flight flies directly from origin to destination without stopping while a direct flight makes a stop so that some passengers may exit and/or board but there is no plane change; just a stop en route. (4) An aggregator is a website that collects and organizes information from various search engines. (5) soft adventure.