Want to get away with the family this year, but working on a tight budget? Getting to know your local travel industry can add up to great savings for families looking to vacation on a budget. Many local travel industry companies are offering special deals for local residents who may not be able to afford that big vacation this year. Take some time to find out what deals are available. The local travel industry includes hotels and transportation companies, but also leisure destinations, including theme parks, entertainment, shows, activities and restaurants. Many local travel industry companies are joining together to offer great package deals as well. A savvy travel planner may be able to find a bargain package including a hotel room, park tickets and dinner show admission, for a family of four. When researching deals in your local travel industry, you may start on the internet by exploring the local convention and visitors bureaus for your nearest city. These web sites have a wealth of information for out-of-town visitors, but that doesnt mean that you cant take advantage of the great tools and discounts available. Include all the members of your family. One suggestion is to list a dozen leisure activities available in the local travel industry, and ask each member of your family to select the one that they would like to participate in most. Once you have narrowed down the activities that your family is interested in, be sure to visit the web sites for each attraction, to see if there are any special posted offers.