How to Stop Overpaying for Travel
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<p dir=”ltr”>Airfare prices in the U.S. increased by 26 percent in January 2023 compared to the same month last year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ <a href=”https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm” target=”_blank”>Consumer Price Index</a>. In the meantime, rates at hotels were also up four percent month-over-month, 8.5 percent year-over-year and 16.3 percent compared to pre-pandemic levels in January of 2020.</p>
<p dir=”ltr”>With the <a href=”https://www.travelpulse.com/news/impacting-travel/inflation-data-shows-impact-on-travel-industry-prices.html” target=”_self”>price of all types of travel surging</a> in 2022 and still on the rise in 2023, it’s more important than ever to shop around for deals when you’re booking airfare, hotels, cruises, vacation packages and more. Not only that, but you’ll want to avoid overpaying for travel in common situations where people consistently pay more than they need to. </p>
<p dir=”ltr”>Tired of overpaying for your much-needed vacations? Consider these ways you may be paying more for travel in 2023 and beyond, as well as our advice on how you can stop.</p>
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