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Travelers were able to enjoy lower airfare prices this summer, but with the holidays approaching, they should brace themselves for both higher prices and longer lines at the airport, one expert warned (full article here)According to Hopper's 2022 Holiday Travel Outlook, the average price of a domestic plane ticket is $350 for Thanksgiving travel and $463 for Christmas travel. These prices are 22% higher than in 2019 and 43% more than in 2021 (more here). International travel is also costly — according to the Hopper report, a flight around Thanksgiving is on average $795 per ticket.

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Hotels and Accommodations 
Hotel prices are expected to soar in 2023 (read full article here). Book early and compare the experts say. Check 8 great alternatives to hotels (here).

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Car Rentals
If you are booking travel soon, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise if your travel plans involve renting a car. Car shortages that began in 2020 are unfortunately still a major problem. Demand for rental cars is outpacing the supply of available vehicles, so rental car prices have gone sky high. Here are the alternatives (more here).

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Vacations and Tours
Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), also known as booking platforms, make it incredibly easy for travelers to search for and book travel arrangements—everything from flights and accommodations to car rentals can be booked in just a few clicks. All types of travelers will find what they’re looking for online, whether that’s comprehensive booking capabilities with mega-sized inventory, hotels and experiences with a social impact component, or just the most affordable route to a destination (see the comparisons here).