How I Booked SXSW For Less Using Travelocity

Come March 1st, some folks start planning for St. Patty’s Day or March Madness but this time of year all I can think about is going down to the wild, wild southwest of Austin, Texas for the famed SXSW music, film, and arts festival where the streets are lined with craft beer carts, taco trucks, and tatted lanky vintage wearing bassists are in no short supply. Hey, an indie girl can daydream, right? In recent years my real life budget kept me from crossing Austin off my wanderlust list but my favorite barista gave me a tip to visit Travelocity and travel to SXSW for less by booking my flight and hotel together.

I’d heard of Travelocity and sites like it before but I always assumed you were paying for the name so I’d stuck to dealing with airlines and hotels directly. I didn’t realize how much this was costing me. From the Travelocity home screen, looking at different prices and packages was easy. I clicked Vacation Packages at the top right, keyed in Austin along with my dates, and got an easy-to-filter list of flights and rooms. Once I’d narrowed it down to a few in my budget, I took a deep-yoga breath and used Travelocity’s quick comparison to help me decide. With my vacation package safely in my cart, I took an e-detour over to CouponPal to see if there were any Travelocity promo codes to give me some extra savings for gourmet pizza and EPs and was happy to score one for 20% off!

By taking advantage of Travelocity Vacation Packages, I was able to plan and book my once-in-a-lifetime trip within 20 minutes of logging on. Travelocity made SXSW an affordable reality for me and now all I have to worry about is which old rock tees to pack. I highly recommend for unbeatable fares on flights, hotels, and vacation packages or simply sign up to receive coupon codes and travel tips from their Window Seat blog or weekly Roaming Gnome newsletter. Whether you’re a jetsetter who’s Paris bound or a backpacker looking to do Burning Man without scorching a hole in your wallet, use a Travelocity promo code when you book your next big trip, like I did, and get ready to say "see you later" to overspending from 15,000 feet above.

By: Stephanie

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