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My wife and I are researching a warm water dive vacation for that time frame. It would just be the two of us. We will be looking for the most "bang for the buck". The key is that we have to have jobs! If this economy keeps going the way that it is, we will be both looking for work that will not exist. Bob
Last edited by NWDiverBob; December 5th, 2008 at 08:13 PM.
We know how tough it is in the States!!! My son works for a major airline and is always under the "cloud" of "will I have a job next month or not???". He also went from flying about 30 hours or more over the minimum they pay for, and for the last 2 months hasn't even flow half the minimum, but gets paid the minimum. The problem with that is that they have to be on reserve, so they have to be available and cannot get a 2nd job (as if there were any out there) to get back to his normal monthly income.
We can offer our packages during high season at low season prices (high season ends 15 April) and for low season, we are thinking of coming down to $599.00 per person for a stay, dive and drive package.
We know that people want, and in many cases NEED to go on vacation, especially during these difficult times. We just want to make it as easy and economical as possible, without strangling ourselves.
I work in the same industry! It is very tough right now, seniority is extremely important. Don't even get me started on "outsourcing"!! A year ago, we would have made reservations and paid for flights and room 6 months in advance. Not a chance that I would do that now. I know that this is making it very difficult on your business as well. Bonaire is on our short list for a dive vacation. A friend of ours has stayed at your resort and has great things to say about it! The $599 price sounds like it is a great deal! Maybe someday we will be able to make it down. Take care, Bob
How about a Returning Diver week? Or even a frequent guest card, like stay 5 nights or more, 5 times and get some kind of deal. Or a Refferal progam? I keep telling people to call you, but I don't know if they have yet. Could you work with the airlines to find a way to get better deals on airfare and book a package that way?
But to be honest you guys are already the best value on an island that is consistently ranked best value in the Caribbean, so I am not sure what else you can do?