You’ve worked hard all year long for your summer vacation! But maybe you have more dream than dollars for your ideal destination. Don’t fret, there are plenty of ways to save when traveling this summer. You just need a strategy—we’ve got 50 of ’em.
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While taking a vacation is supposed to provide an escape from the stressors of everyday life, managing an escalating travel budget can be anything but relaxing.
In fact, the 2017 Stress in America study conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 62 percent of Americans point to money as a primary source of stress. And for those who don’t plan their vacations in advance, money can often become a major concern and source of debt.
Though charging travel expenses on a credit card may seem like an ideal solution for eliminating trip-planning stress, this tactic can create a larger financial burden as interest fees pile up, and ultimately cause greater anxiety when the bills arrive in the mail.
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Why did you end up paying $100 more per night for that hotel stay than your friend, who was a guest at the same property just a few days earlier? It’s not uncommon, according to Mike Heflin, the senior vice president of the hotels division at Travel Leaders Group, a network of 50,000 travel agents.
“Hotel prices and the perks you get can vary wildly depending on how you book,” he said. There are, however, ways to hone in on a deal and save some money. Here are some of Mr. Heflin’s best tips to do just that.
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