THE WESTSIDE PAYMENT PLAN IS AS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3!
- 1. Select the trip you want.
- 2. Westside will confirm your price.
- 3. You make easy AFFORDABLE payments over time,
HURRAH! YOU'RE GOING ON VACATION :)
The way to get the most out of our Layaway Payment Plan is to plan ahead.
The more time you have from the start of your payments to your final payment date the
less each payment will be. Plan today for the vacation you want to take 6-10 months
The way it works is very simple. You will make payments over time to purchase
your trip. Every vendor requires a deposit and we cover what you can expect those
to be if you select a Cruise Vacation or a Land Vacation in separate
sections below. But after you have made that payment you will use the next months to
pay down what the final balance of your trip is. There might be some months that you
want to pay more and some you might want to pay less or many people just make it an
even payment each month and pay it, just like any monthly bill they have...but this one is
going towards pure fun in the end!
We handle the mathematical formula, because every trip is unique and everyone has
a personal way they want it handled. We receive and process each payment and send you
a receipt so you know where you stand at all times. And we are available at all times to
answer any and all questions you may have along the way.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?
This is important. THERE IS NO UPFRONT COST TO OUR PAYMENT
PLAN! All we ask is that once you start the plan, you complete it to your final
payment date. We do not add one dime to the cost of your trip. With every trip, part
or all of your trip deposit is refundable to you, depending on which vendor you have
selected for the trip, and what type of trip you are purchasing.
If you cannot complete your payments...and we do understand that situations can
arise that require a cancellation of plans...we will retain $25pp of that refundable portion
of your payments to cover our services rendered. We require that this $25pp portion
of your deposit be paid by check or money order with your initial deposit.
Our mission is to make travel possible to as many people as possible, so our payment
plan is not a money maker for us, it is a service we provide. Our services do have a
value, however, and we feel that $25pp is a minimal amount to receive for servicing your
It can happen that your price may go down after you start making payments. When
that happens we will be able to lower your price...if your trip was a cruise...unless the
price we found you in the first place was a non refundable price. Sometimes the prices
we get are so low that the cruise lines have a non refundable rule attached to them...this
is new but happening more with cruises. If your trip is a tour or package the vendors
have varying rules that govern price decreases, but we will always seek to get you the
lower price. What happens far more often though is the price on your trip goes UP, and
when that happens you are protected from price increase...your price stays the same.
NO ONE ELSE IS MAKING THIS OFFER!
At least, we have not found anyone doing it the way we are...the others are charging
fees or having you put your purchase on a low interest credit card...and that's just what
you are trying to get away from, right...more debt. We have offered our plan to our
customers for many years, way before we started our website and it has made travel
possible for thousands who otherwise thought they could not afford a dream vacation.
DEPOSITS YOU MAY EXPECT WHEN PURCHASING A TOUR OR
Tour and companies that sell travel packages will want an initial deposit in the
range of $150 - $225 per person. This would be your first payment and may or may not
include a deposit on the air portion of your trip. You must satisfy the vendor's required
1st deposit before we may start the payment plan and all payments must be received by
the vendor usually 45 days prior to the start of your trip. (Holiday travel has its' own
schedule of payments, so be sure to ask us about those if you are planning a holiday trip.)
If airfare is included the price of your initial deposit may include the total airfare
price. This happens when the air price is a published price. We try to quote you an
air price that is one of our contracted prices which allows us to include the air price in
our payment plan and it allows you to make a much smaller initial deposit. We will be
happy to discuss all the alternatives and the benefits of each when we prepare your price
One type of package that is very popular and that we do A LOT is the All
Inclusive Layaway Vacation to destinations like Puerto Vallarta, Cancun,
the Riviera Maya, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and many more.
DEPOSIT YOU MAY EXPECT WHEN PURCHASING A CRUISE
The initial deposit required for a cruise varies by the length of your cruise. The
shorter cruises have lower deposit amounts, the longer cruises have higher deposit
amounts. On average a 7 Night cruise, regardless of where the cruise is going will carry
a full deposit of $250pp. If you are purchasing one of the many cruises on which we
have negotiated prices the deposit may be as low as $50pp. Cruise vacations really work
so well when they are paid for in the payment plan, because we have cruise prices so
much further in advance than we do for land vacations. It is not unusual to have cruise
prices over a year in advance of travel time.
Again, and especially important since we do have cruise prices come out so far in
advance is for you to be assured as we did above that if prices go down from the cruise
line, you will pay a lower price, too; but if prices go up you are protected with your price
being in our payment plan!
A GREAT WAY FOR FAMILIIES OR SOCIAL GROUPS TO PLAN A
It takes time to put a family or organizational trip together and having a payment plan
to offer the group can really make it easier to assure full participation. Be sure to keep it
in mind if you are the decision maker for such a trip! This is where we have been so very
successful over the years!
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO? GET THERE WITH A SIMPLE 1-2-3 LAYAWAY PLAN WITH WESTSIDE INTL TRAVEL!