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How to Save on Last-Minute Summer Travel

Want to get away—right now? Use these tips to plan the perfect summer adventure at a budget-friendly price.

Still trying to decide how to spend your summer vacation? Or maybe you found some extra time to travel and you want to make the most of it? While you may not have a lot of lead time left for a big summer trip, there are still lots of ways to save even if you spontaneously pack up and head out tomorrow!

No matter where you are in your travel planning, use these tips from NEA Member Benefits to get the most out of your vacation time and budget.

STAY CLOSE TO HOME

SCHEDULE A MINI VACAY

  • Plan a weekend getaway. More travelers are opting for short trips for good reason. You can have a blast in a short period of time and save some of your vacation money for a later trip. Use your member benefits and get great deals on airfare, hotels and more through NEA Click & Save’s travel booking engine. You’ll earn WOWPoints that you can use on future purchases, like a new suitcase! For inspiration, check out these wallet-friendly college towns that provide plenty of adventure while school is out.
  • Try a short cruise. Cruises don’t have to break the bank. Some are as short as a few days. Learn the pros and cons of short cruises, then search through your newest benefit: NEA Vacations. You’ll get special member pricing—as low as $50 per night—plus you’ll earn Travel Dollars, which you can use on most future bookings.
  • Book a last-minute resort trip. If setting sail doesn’t float your boat, try a resort stay. Visit resorts within a day’s drive to keep the cost of travel to a minimum. If you go through NEA Vacations, you can try Myrtle Beach for a weekend, stay at a Lake Tahoe resort, explore New Orleans and much more, all at discounted rates. You can also save money by visiting a ski resort in the summer off season. There’s still a lot to do, and you won’t pay the high ski-package price.

GO THE DISTANCE AND FIND THE BEST DEALS FOR ANY TRIP

USE YOUR NEA MEMBER BENEFITS TO SAVE!

  • NEA Vacations: Save on airfare, hotels, resorts, cruises and more! Plus, you can earn NEA Travel Dollars to use as partial payment on cruises, resorts, hotels and vacation packages.
  • NEA Click & Save Travel: Get exclusive NEA member savings on hotels, flights, cruises and more. Earn WOWPoints that you can use anywhere on NEA Click & Save!
  • Trafalgar Guided Vacations: Explore the world with your NEA member discount on adventurous trips. Choose from a variety of vacation styles to fit the way you like to travel, from multi-country Discoveries to relaxed-pace At Leisure to off-the-beaten path Hidden Journeys and unbeatable prices through Trafalgar CostSavers.
  • G Adventures: NEA members get an exclusive discount on trips to more than 100 countries on all 7 continents. You’ll never see our planet the same way again. Uncover the world and travel like a local!
  • Red Roof Inn: As an NEA member, you and your family can enjoy a 20% discount at any of Red Roof’s 485+ locations nationwide.
  • Car Rental: Get special savings from Alamo Rent A Car, Dollar Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz Rent a Car and National Car Rental.
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