A recent NY Times article discussed how many travel/tour operators are taking bookings as much as 18 months in advance in order to lock in today’s rates for a variety of travel options.

At Tracks & Trails, we can also help facilitate making your vacation arrangements for 2009. Many of our approved RV rental companies have already posted their rates for next year. And here’s some inside information – while some companies have fixed rates based on the season, some vary their rates based on their inventory. And between now and the end of the year, the rates are the cheapest you will see. So, the key to keeping your costs down is to book next year’s trip before December 31, 2008. We find that as soon as the wrapping paper has been tossed out and the last piece of pie has been eaten during the holidays, that’s when many of our clients start planning their summer vacation. If you can get ahead of the crowd, not only will you get a better rate on your RV rental, but you’ll also have a much better chance at getting to see and do exactly what you want.