We know Costco is a giant box store that sells everything we love in bulk, for incredible prices. We know that the store is full of little known secrets, and we know that we like to go there to try all the food samples. But if you’re anything like me, you probably didn’t have the slightest clue that Costco had its own travel website.
This is a total game changer.
I think we can all relate to the struggles that come along with trying to book a vacation in another country. It can be confusing and costly. Sometimes after we’ve purchased a vacation, we find a better deal on the same trip on another sight and get major buyer’s remorse.
But Costco’s travel website is here to save the day and make things a whole lot simpler for us to kick back and enjoy a piña colada on the beach every day for a week.
Here’s everything you need to know about Costco’s travel site:
1. If you’re a Costco member, you can use the travel website.
Similarly to shopping at a Costco store location, you do need to have a membership to have access to their travel website and all the perks that come along with it. Costco uses its buying authority to scour the market and get you the best possible deal on your purchases.
2. Costco Travel is staffed by Costco employees that are trained with the expertise of a travel agent.
Dealing with company representatives that aren’t fluent in their field can be a bit of a challenge. Especially if you’re trying to book a trip to another part of the world. Luckily, all of Costco’s travel site staff are very carefully trained, so you can be comfortable putting the fate of your vacation in their hands.
3. They offer the same quality we all know, love, and expect from the store.
Costco’s travel site is dedicated to delivering us of the things we love about the Costco stores. Great prices and an overwhelming, but pleasing, amount of options. They are determined to offer us the best of the best travel destinations, for the best possible price.
4. All the prices are shown upfront. No hidden or surprise fees.
Unlike other travel websites that lure you in with a ridiculously affordable price on a trip and then surprise you with extra fees right before you check out, Costco lets you know what the cost is going to be upfront.
5. Executive members earn 2% reward on all Costco travel purchases.
Being an executive member at Costco stores already has its obvious benefits. But things are about to get so much better. Now, every time you book a trip, you’re earning rewards that you can put towards future trips or other Costco products.
6. They offer vacation packages, flights, cruises, theme parks, and car rentals.
Many travel sites only offer flight and hotel options. But Costco is taking things to the next level, giving us access to cruise options, all-inclusive resort options, flights, theme parks, hotels, and car rentals, all under one umbrella.
7. They offer trips to the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Cook Islands, Europe, Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Tahiti, Mexico, and various theme parks.
Almost everywhere you could want to explore or vacation has made Costco’s most sought after destination list. If you’re having a hard time choosing just one place, you could take a gander at a cruise option instead and visit multiple places all on one trip, while sailing the high seas, and drinking mimosas with breakfast — that’s the dream.
Bonus: Check out Costco’s Weekly Hot Deals for even better prices
If you’re looking for even better prices, make sure to check Costco’s travel site weekly! The Hot Deals section offers lower-than-normal prices on cruises, hotels, and more.
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