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Tips to take the sting out of 50% higher car rental prices

Aug. 17, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

When making your travel budget, don’t assume that lodging and airfare will be your biggest expense. Now, more than ever, rental cars are shaping up to be one of the biggest — and stubbornly high — aspects of people’s vacation budgets. While airfare and lodging prices are...

Millennial Money: This year’s summer travel FOMO is real

Aug. 02, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

Views from a tower in Portugal, gondolas in Venice, beaches in the Bahamas — as you scroll through your social media feeds, it seems like everyone you’ve ever met is on a picturesque vacation this summer. Compared to the last two years, 2022 is seeing a steep increase in travel, especially...

The worst hidden travel fees and how to avoid them

Jun. 29, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

With travel prices soaring, customers might be tempted to pick the cheapest base option they find. But the base price of airfare and hotels represents only a fraction of the total costs. A parade of add-on fees await any traveler trying to navigate the checkout process, ballooning the final price....

How to afford summer road trips amid high gas prices

Jun. 15, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

A summer road trip used to be a cost-effective, easy getaway. This year, soaring gas prices and expensive rental cars might make you think twice about hitting the road. According to the American Automobile Association, a federation of motor clubs throughout North America, the average...

Prepare for sticker shock if you are traveling this summer

May. 27, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines and tourist destinations are expecting monster crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. Many forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even exceed...

More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices

May. 26, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country. For Marvin Harper, of Phoenix, his family’s...