I’ve been watching prices since the new year and I’ve noticed the trend this year seems to be that prices are changing on Tuesdays (in Ontario). I’ve also noticed that the best pricing seems to be 6-8 weeks ahead of the traveling date. True last minute (1 week ahead or so) is running more expensive and sometimes isn’t avaiable at all. This may be because of the winter we’re having. I booked our next vaca 7 weeks ahead and as it sits right now, it is $60ea more than we paid.
The other thing I’ve noticed is that tour companies have varying taxes. I’ve noticed that Hola Sun seems to have the cheapest taxes at $180 and Air Can and TMR Vacations have the highest tax at $345/$315 (again, from Ontario). TMR seems to show the best pricing but when you factor in the taxes, ends up being more expensive. I really wish they would hurry up and combine the tax and trip prices. I believe that Quebec and other provinces have already done so.
Anyone else have similar or different experiences?