Get Rates On Grand Canyon National Park Tours So Low They’re Spooky

Halloween will be here soon and in honor of the freaky holiday, I want to show you how to get savings so spooky on Grand Canyon tours that you’ll be yelling “trick or treat” at the top of you lungs! Don’t assume you will get a good rate on a Grand Canyon Tour by buying … Continue reading “Get Rates On Grand Canyon National Park Tours So Low They’re Spooky”

Halloween will be here soon and in honor of the freaky holiday, I want to show you how to get savings so spooky on Grand Canyon tours that you’ll be yelling “trick or treat” at the top of you lungs!

Don’t assume you will get a good rate on a Grand Canyon Tour by buying your tickets at tour time. It doesn’t work that way. In fact, it’s downright wrong. If you decide to buy your tickets at the gate, you will have to pay a lot more than your fellow passengers who know how to score discounted tickets.

What’s the deal?

Tour operators are a lot like airline companies. When you buy a ticket close to your travel date, you have to pay more. This is especially true if you book within 24 hours of take off. If you want to go completely crazy, buy a ticket the day of the tour.

There is no reason to go through all that. All you have to do is plan. Try to book your tour of the Grand Canyon at least one week before your tour date. Not only does this nearly guarantee you seat, but it also gives you access to the most departure times and regularly scheduled tours.

There are plenty of benefits to getting your tour seats ahead of time. Here are some other things to think about.

You want to buy your seats online. You might have some concerns about using your credit card online. That’s easy to understand. I used to be that way too. But the truth is, it is very easy and convenient to book your travel plans that way. The risk is low if you stick with legitimate travel sites.

Here’s the thing. I like to save money. It is probably important to you too. At any rate, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Web is home to the best deals on National Park tours. There are plenty of other places to buy tickets such as your hotel or a kiosk on the Strip. Avoid those places because you have to pay more when you get your tickets at a kiosk or hotel.

Remember this important point. Always complete the transaction on the site. That is the only way to get the low Internet rate. When you do that, you will get a confirmation email with your order information. Allow up to 45 minutes for the email to hit your inbox, then print it out.

About Your Tour

Halloween savings abound on Grand Canyon tours, especially helicopter flights, airplane rides and bus tours. To reap your rewards, follow my advice regarding reservations and online bookings. You will love a fall tour of the canyon. Temperatures are nice and the overall weather is great. Thrill your little goblins with a Halloween experience they will remember for a lifetime.

How Can Skytyping Get Your Message to the Public

The sky itself has been a successful surface on which to advertise in unique ways. Two of these methods are banner ads and skywriting. A banner ad is a streamer or billboard that is pulled behind an airplane or helicopter over a mass of people. Skywriting contains no printed material but is a message written in smoke against the sky.

How does Skywriting work? A paraffin oil is injected into the exhaust of the airplane at controlled times, causing a white smoke to form. As the plane flies in various formations turning on the oil spray, letters of a message are formed. The letters are formed from 7000 to 17,000 feet up, and are at times a mile tall.

A unique form of skywriting is called, among other things, skytyping. Five or six planes fly in unison over the selected area. A computer on the lead plane decides when each plane is to make smoke and for how long. The result is a series of dashes in a straight line. When viewed from the ground, these dots or dashes of smoke together form parts of letters and eventually an entire word or sentence, much like the dots on a computer screen form a word or picture.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each technique. The advantages to skytyping are as follows: The message is made much quicker and thus can be longer. While it takes a plane 60 to 90 seconds to form one letter in skywriting, the letters are formed in a few seconds with skytyping. This means the entire message is still visible when it is finished. With skywriting, a long message will mean the first letters have drifted away by the time the message is finished.

Also skywriting requires extra skill to maneuver a plane to form letters. He is somewhat of an artist making the message uniform and attractive. On the other hand, the skytyping pilots only need to fly in a straight line. The computer decides when to make the white smoke that will form into letters.

Because skywriting only needs one or two planes, the cost is less than hiring a whole fleet of planes to make one message. Geico insurance has made the skytyping their name against the sky famous.

Both methods have things in common. First, the preparation is simple. No need for printing or color design is necessary. The skywriting pilot plans how to write his message backwards so the people below see it frontwards. The skytyping pilots simply enter the message in the computer and let it do the work. Second, the message in both cases is environmentally friendly. The paraffin smoke is harmless to nature.