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    I don't think it will effect our trip this May 15 - 25. We have put the money aside since last May when we were there. We got our tickets very early and got a good deal leaving from JFK, NY (434.00 each round trip) can't beat that one now!
    We also have another 2 trips planned this year, one to Grand Canyon and one to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We have already paid for air fare and we used time share exchanges for villas. We may cut back on eating out and doing some tours, but that will be about it.
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    wow it is good to hear that so many of your aruba vacation plans will not be affected by the usa's economy. i am shocked.

    so many are in such dire situations, and so far on this thread most seem to have good control over their vacation plans/expenditures.



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    thank you again for your great responses.

    This is an important matter for me as i am planning to start a business in Aruba, and a percentage of my clients will be Americans.

    This is part of my research ( thank you for participating) , and with these responses i have to put my thinking caps on.....extra hard!!!!

    I am British in reply to your question.

    Thank you Americans, you are so much more open and friendlier than us British!I am looking to forward to meeting some of you in the future, hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Amy~ View Post
    It has not effected us in our travel to Aruba at all. We always make sure we have enough money set aside for emergencies in the event of a job loss, etc., we have no credit card debt, both of our cars are paid for, and our house is almost paid for.
    This, imo is the key. I heard a statistic yesterday that 70% of Americans are carrying credit card debt. How many folks are charging these trips to Aruba?

    With credit tightening, how many people are going to be able to continue maxing out their credit cards to travel?

    We will continue to travel to Aruba as long as the CASH in our wallet allows us to do so. Our family makes small sacrifices all year long in order to afford our annual Aruba vacation.

    We have also "switched" to all inclusive vacations. Luckily for us, children 17 yo and younger, such as our daughter. stay and eat free at the Tamarijn.

    Pages 64 - 71 of the spring issue of Island Temptations magazine include a feature story
    "All-inclusive Cuisine Gourmets Up!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    This, imo is the key. I heard a statistic yesterday that 70% of Americans are carrying credit card debt. How many folks are charging these trips to Aruba?

    With credit tightening, how many people are going to be able to continue maxing out their credit cards to travel?
    That's a good point! Alot of people charge their vacations whether they have the money to go or not. But they won't be able to continue it forever in this economy.

    We always pay cash....so for us if there's no cash, then there's no trip.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 --
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    We charge on our Marriott Visa to get points, we get 10 points for the dollar when charging at the Marriott. But we have the cash put away already to pay that card off as soon as bill comes in. When not in the Marriott we use cash!!
    Terry Joz 5 weeks to go!!

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    To me paying cash is the same as putting everything on a credit card and paying it off when it comes due.

    I have an American Express that we use as cash, pay it off every month, and then I collect the perks once a year.

    The recession in the US is something that seems to affect businesses more than individuals; if you plan right. I am not surprised to hear that folks on the forum save and plan for their luxury items (i.e. vacations). The automatic withdrawals are a great idea so you don't feel the pain when you pay for the vacation.

    After I get married, I will start saving for the next vacation. One nice thing is that my grandparents live in Myrtle Beach, so we can always have a cheap vacation if we need some time to save for another Aruba visit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lou&nay View Post
    To me paying cash is the same as putting everything on a credit card and paying it off when it comes due.
    That's basically what I meant - we put it on the card then pay it off when the bill comes but we have the cash to do that. Unfortunately, there are some who do not - they take the trip anyway, and try to pay it off over time with interest (and in the meantime charge other items and it snowballs.)
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 --
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Amy~ View Post
    That's basically what I meant - we put it on the card then pay it off when the bill comes but we have the cash to do that. Unfortunately, there are some who do not - they take the trip anyway, and try to pay it off over time with interest (and in the meantime charge other items and it snowballs.)
    Exactly...we use an AMEX skymiles card for the miles, pay it off at the end of the month...but not everyone is as smart as all of us here.

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    Too many people are blaming the mortgage lenders and the credit card companies for their problems. They wanted what their parents took a lifetime to achieve, NOW. It didn't help when the credit card companies go after the university students,
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