Planning the perfect getaway doesn’t have to break the bank. Before embarking on your summer vacation, check out these money-saving tips on gas, airfares and lodging.
Travel season expected to be slow
Gas prices are up, which means travel is down. AAA predicts travel over the Memorial Day weekend will be down for the first time in a decade. The three-day holiday weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summer travel season. And as Janet Reid reports, in this slumping economy, local residents say they will have to dig deep to get away.
Despite high gas prices, many Americans are still planning a summer vacation. However, they are cutting back on items such as lodging, food and length of stay.
- Experts offer money-saving tips May 21, 2008