Being part of a choir singing-tour is fun. Usually those who participate in these ventures actually sing in a choir, or they are in someway related to one or more of the choir members. Like any other group excursion, these trips can bring a small group of travellers closer together or break former relationships apart. Mainly, the participants get to take advantage of group travel rates.

Someone who sings on the choir on a lucky tour because they can explore the world doing two things they love at the same time. Because travelling choirs usually consist of more than at least 15 singers, travel rates are offered at a good discount.

Some travel agent expertise lies in organizing choir tours. In addition to excellent travel fares and lodging rates, the tour group / travel agent will have booked a site-seeing excursion to enjoy in the various countries and cities where the choir will perform. It would be best to book well in advance with one of these services. They are accustomed to getting the best deals at the best places and bookings go fast – especially during the summer months.

The travel agency will take care of every detail, if so desired, including arranging the singing gigs, or events, and rehearsal spaces. They will arrange transportation, tours, meals, and free events for groups. The agent at the home base might travel with the group on the tour but this is not a normal practice.

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William Shatner may be best known to most Americans as STAR TREK’s Captain Kirk, but for a new generation he is instantly recognized as the Priceline Negotiator, appearing in a number of cheesy, over the top commercials hocking the last minute, budget minded travel site. Priceline was among the first of many similarly themed sites, offering steep discount on airline fares and hotel rooms nationwide.

It is an attractive concept. If you don’t mind some odd departure or arrival hours, you can typically pick up unsold airline seats or empty hotel rooms for a fraction of the normal price. The only downside is that to make it work you have to wait until the last minute to make your travel plans and you end up at the whim of whatever might still be available.

You don’t even need a middle man like Priceline to get a deal either. Airlines routinely offer empty seats at steep discounts, just to get them filled, make some money in the process, and entice customers to make that last minute weekend getaway.

Most major airlines offer these last minute sale days on Mondays through Wednesdays to accommodate travel for the coming week or so. Most of these last minute deals depart on Friday or Saturday and return on Sunday through Wednesday.

Many of the airlines will allow you to sign up for newsletters through which they announce such discount sales. Other travel related sites such as  also makes similar announcements, which may actually be a … READ MORE ...