Here Are 5 Hacks to Keep Your Next Vacation on Budget

The weather is heating up, and so is travel demand, with searches for flights up 40% compared to a year ago. 

With easing pandemic restrictions opening up both domestic and international travel destinations again, Americans are ready to party like it's 1999 2019.

Unfortunately, travel costs have not been immune to rampant inflation, and unaware travelers are in for some sticker shock compared to the last few years.

According to the latest Consumer Price Index report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, airline ticket prices are up an astounding 26% compared to the same month a year ago. Hotels and rental cars are also pricier than last year, up 9% and 2%, respectively.

5 Hacks to Keep Your Next Vacation on Budget

According to Expedia, traveling in early March before spring break or in the “shoulder season” between late April and mid-May before summer vacations ramp up will allow you to save hundreds on airfare and accommodations.

Avoid Peak Travel Dates

“Traveling in the shoulder season will ensure that the prices are significantly lower for both airfare and hotels. The crowds are fewer compared to high season, making your city trip or beach hangout much more enjoyable.”

According to Expedia, booking hotels about a month out can save around $30 per night versus committing several months in advance.

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