Layaway your vacation and how does it work?

When most people think about layaway payment plans, they usually think about toys under a Christmas tree. The secret that most families don’t realize is that vacation layaway payment options can also be a solution for trying to figure out how to pay for a family vacation.

So how does it work?

Plan Ahead.

Here are some quick guidelines as to WHEN to start planning your family vacations in order to give yourself the best vacation payment options…

Valentines day: Start shopping for next Thanksgiving and December holiday travel.

Spring: Fall break

School’s Out for Summer = Spring Break Holidays for the next school year.

Back to School: Book next year’s summer vacation.

I hear you! It’s hard to plan that far in advance with everyone’s school, activities, sports and work schedules. Many of us don’t know our schedules for next week, let alone next year. It’s a shocker but if want the best rates, choice of rooms and airline seats and the ability to make layaway payments on your vacation, time is your friend. Planning ahead will also afford you the best rates and availability choices contrary to everyone’s dream of finding that elusive last minute deal. And more time to catch promotions!

Most cruise lines and theme parks require your vacation to be paid in full about 30-90 days prior to your arrival. The balance of your trip can be divided into installment payments or no set payments (pay as you like).

Most large major online travel websites that allow the public to book their own trips require payment in full at the time you confirm your vacation and do not offer vacation layaway payment plans.

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