Venice Gondola Agency Teams Up with HostelsClub Online Travel Agency

Discounted Gondola tour price due to economic crisis and how, an international booking site, wants to make that luxury affordable for budget travelers.

Venice, Italy, June 14, 2009 --( and Venice Gondola Tours have joined forces to take into account the economic crisis for all tourists visiting Venice. They have teamed up to provide HostelsClub's clients a lower price to ride on the historically majestic hand-built wooden boats that Venice is known for.

This year prices of hostels and hotels have also lowered in the region to allow for tourists to continue to visit this unique floating city, but there has never been a decrease in prices for a gondola ride. To be fair, gondoliers invest a load of money, nearly €20,000 on their boats which only have a lifespan of about twenty years and they earn a bulk load of their annual income in just a few short months; hence the high rates. However,, also originating from Italy, has been able to negotiate on a bargain deal for their budget-minded clients.

While thousands of tourists visit Venice yearly, the average price is around €100-€120 for a thirty minute ride. Having a gondola tour with a live singer only adds to the price, but now HostelsClub can offer a better rate of €40 per person including a serendade by two musicians and a Grand Canal tour during the forty to fifty minute ride.

The old Venetian proverb that says, "If one comes to Venice and doesn't sleep in the Old City, doesn't take a 'Bacaro' tour (at Venetian wine pubs) and doesn't take a Gondola ride it is like they were never here." HostelsClub wants to promote the fact that coming to one of the most exotic cities of the world does not have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, HostelsClub has an inventory of over 14,000 hostels, B&Bs, guest houses, apartments and budget hotels worldwide, with over 100 properties in Venice alone. It has the most extensive list of accommodations for Italy than any other current site to fit any client's budget and recently has also teamed up with Agenzia 365 at the main Italian train station including the Venice station allowing last minute travelers to make reservations on the spot.

While there are many online booking sites for accommodations to choose from, sets themselves apart by being one step ahead of budget traveler's needs by having progressive ways to save money on accommodations and tours worldwide. It is also one of the few online sites which also has a physical presence to give customers exceptional service when visiting Europe.

Bianca Reyes