Best warm weather travel deals

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Travel agents will sometimes say they see a spike in business at times like this.  Their customers want out of the cold and into somewhere warm.

We wanted to know if there is any discounted travel to the kinds of places that take your breath away.

As co-owner of Mann Travels in Charlotte, Gary Silverstein has decades of experience in the travel industry. He says until the economy is going gangbusters again there will be travel deals.

Silverstein says the best travel bargains he has seen lately are to places like Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico.  Each of those places, except Puerto Rico, require a passport for travel.

Our own online searches found additional deals.  There was a week-long stay in Mexico at an all-inclusive resort for 55% off.  Royal Caribbean is offering a five night cruise for $399 and there was another deal for half-off a seven night cruise to the Bahamas.

"Cruise prices are a real bargain right now especially for what they give you.  Cruise lines have added more ships which means more capacity and prices come down.  Remember, though, when you see these deals normally it is talking about the lowest price cabin and people will normally want something nicer," Silverstein said.