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Ways to Save on a Bachelor or Bachelorette Weekend

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September 14, 2023
Words by Lauren Ertl
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Planning a bachelor/bachelorette weekend is an exciting endeavor, filled with the promise of unforgettable memories and cherished moments with friends. But as the excitement builds, so can the expenses. The last thing you want is for your weekend to break the bank. That’s where Austin Lowe, the President of Travelpass.com, comes in. Here are some of his tips and tricks to save money on a bachelor/bachelorette weekend:

Budget-Friendly Destinations

Consider budget-friendly destinations that still offer a fantastic experience. Lowe suggests Steamboat Springs, Asheville, The Berkshires, and Flagstaff as ideal options. These locations provide a blend of adventure, relaxation, and fun, catering to various preferences.

Affordable Accommodations

To find affordable accommodations for your bachelor/bachelorette party group:

  • Look for last-minute deals, as hotels may offer better prices closer to your stay.
  • Book a refundable room so you have a place to stay while continuing to search for more affordable options.
  • Be cautious of holiday seasons, as hotels tend not to offer promotional discounts during peak times.
  • Consider working with a travel agent or using booking channels that offer insider rates.
  • Don’t rely solely on online rates; calling booking platforms or travel agents may unlock non-public rates.

Transportation and Flights

To save on transportation and flights:

  • Book early to secure lower fares.
  • Consider weekday travel to avoid higher weekend airfare prices.
  • Inquire about group booking options if you’re traveling with a large group.
  • Plan the party during the offseason for lower fares and fewer crowds in your chosen destination.

Off-Peak Seasons

Different destinations have varying off-peak seasons. For example, Sun Valley, ID, is more affordable in the summer compared to the winter ski season, while New Orleans, LA, is cheaper in August than during Mardi Gras in February. Flagstaff tends to be more affordable in the summer due to the heat, and The Berkshires are less crowded and more budget-friendly in the colder winter months.

How Travelpass Can Help

Travelpass can assist in cutting costs on activities and experiences without compromising the fun factor for your bachelor/bachelorette party. Here’s how:

  • Travelpass offers access to thousands of hotels, ranging from boutique to well-known brands, with exclusive access to non-public discounts and rates.
  • The platform provides transparent pricing and seamless customer support.
  • It allows you to book stays that match the theme of your trip.
  • Travelpass offers a trip-planning feature to help bridal parties map out their adventures in one simple place.

By following these tips and leveraging Travelpass.com, you can plan a memorable and budget-friendly bachelor/bachelorette weekend without sacrificing the fun and experiences you desire.

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