Summer Holidays with Costco Travel

April 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

What are you doing this Summer?  Are you thinking of a nice trip  with the kids?  Or, maybe a romantic getaway?  Perhaps a fun vacation with friends?  It doesn’t matter what your travel plans are for the Summer (or beyond) because Costco Travel can help with great deals on hotels, rental cars, full vacation packages and cruises.  There is no better time than today to start planning for your Summer travel!  Costco Travel’s latest deals have some excellent locations for you to choose from, no matter what kind of trip you’re planning, such as Orlando, the Caribbean, Las Vegas, Europe, and Hawaii.

Is this your perfect Summer vacation spot?

Is this your perfect Summer vacation spot?

If it is a lazy beachside vacation that you have in mind, there are plenty of options to choose from such as Hawaii, Mexico, South Pacific or Caribbean islands.  These options are all for packages that include extras like rental cars, breakfast, room upgrades, activities, resort credits, and even Costco Cash cards, depending on the deal.  The deals and their extras vary per destination and hotel or resort, but the prices still seem quite competitive when you add in all of the little extra Costco bonuses.  And if you are a Costco Executive Member, you get even more extras.

Personally, I am looking at a lazy beach or resort holiday with Dave in May for our anniversary, and unfortunately the normal Costco Travel packages don’t quite work for us since we’re not in the US right now and the flight time and expense would be a killer to get to Hawaii (for instance).  However, we can still get some super Costco Travel deals through their partnership with Hyatt hotels offering 10% off their daily rate (excluding taxes) to Costco members.  I did a quick check at a couple of different Grand Hyatt locations that I am interested in , just to see if you really get that discount, and after taxes and other fees were figured in you get 8% off.  However, considering that the rates have taxes and fees added (the resort fees can really add up in various locations), I don’t mind the 2%.  It would be nice if you could get a few extras thrown in too, but the discount is better than I could get just going direct to the Hyatt website.

Kirkland Signature Alaskan Cruise

Kirkland Signature Alaskan Cruise

If you’re looking for something a little cooler, there are a number of Alaskan cruises to tempt you.   If Alaska isn’t floating your boat, so to speak (har har har), they have great cruise offers for a number of different lines that should cover just about any type of itinerary and experience you might have in mind.  I like the sound of some of the Azamara and Seabourn cruises.  There’s a Seabourn cruise to Patagonia and Antarctica that you can book through Costco Travel for the ultimate cruising adventure!  The cruises offer a variety of different extras, aside from the great discounts, like unlimited Internet on Regent Seven Seas Cruises, shipboard credits, or upgrades to staterooms with better views or balconies.  They even have a special Kirkland Signature cruise for 12 days in Alaska.  But they have cruises to a ton of different areas and a variety of different prices too.

If your travel plans include a rental car, you definitely want to have Costco Travel help you out with that.  They basically take all of the hard work out of finding the best deal by providing you with a simple search and comparison on their website.  You can find the best deal on the right rental car for you from Enterprise, Budget, Alamo, or Avis.  All of these companies offer different coupons or deals to Costco members with money off on your multi-day rental.  Using the Costco Travel low price rental car finder you can get the best deal for locations around the US and the world.  They will show you a comparison of prices, extras, and discounts across their rental car partners, with the best deals highlighted for each vehicle type, so that you can make the right choice for you.

You can now do the booking and arrangements right through the Costco Travel website, or the website of their travel partners, so it is even easier to get your vacation sorted in no time.  However, if you do run into a problem or have additional questions, you can always call the Costco Travel experts to help you out.

I’ve just highlighted some of the deals in the Costco Travel April 2014 email, but they have a really wide variety of vacation packages and deals to destinations near and far, so be sure to check out the Costco Travel website for your perfect Summer vacation.  So many options, so little vacation time.

[Unfortunately, Costco Travel is only available for Costco US members at this time.  I’m hoping this is a service that they expand to all of their other locations soon though.]


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  1. 1 Mo Khan // 2014.05.01 at 2:27 pm

    I actually was about to use Costco Travel last September to go to Cancun to stay at Sun Palace Resorts in Cancun (it is advertised on Costco Travel’s main page). It turned out that Orbitz offered 5 nights for a price slightly cheaper than Costco’s 4-night package. And on top of that, Orbitz offered a free river cruise! So even though we’re all addicted to costco, be sure to check for better deals before you book your next travel!

    • 2 Kimberly // 2014.05.02 at 3:05 am

      @Mo – I always compare prices for big things like this, no matter where I am shopping, so I definitely agree with you. Nothing ruins a vacation more than thinking you got a bad deal and overpaid by a lot after you have booked it.

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