Skip Nav
Wellness
Why I'm Not Ashamed to Talk About My Mental Illness
Books
31 Motivational Quotes From Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic
Disney
39 Disney World Facts That Even Die-Hard Fans Don't Know

Summer Travel Deals 2012

6 Summer Travel Tips That Will Save You a Bundle


If you're planning a trip this Summer, be aware that prices are estimated to skyrocket this season because of high gas prices and less flights due to airline mergers. Hotels will also be slightly more expensive since a higher demand is expected. This means that you may have to think twice about your travel destination — flexibility is key when it comes to affordable trips. We've given you some suggestions for cheap flights in the next few months, but the Wall Street Journal has a couple more great tips:

  • Get vacation package deals in the US: Get a vacation package when you're traveling in the US because hotels and resorts are trying to make up for the higher prices by adding in extra freebies. When you're traveling in the US, make sure to check out the budget airlines as they are adding more routes.
  • Take a trip to Central and South America: The best deals await you in Central and South America, partly thanks to new hotels and cheap package deals.
  • Check out Japan: If you're thinking of traveling to Asia, Japan is a destination you should consider. Summer airfare is down 13 percent compared to the previous year, says the WSJ.
  • Fly to less-crowded airports in Europe: Airports in Europe are especially pricey to fly into this Summer because of the Olympics. One solution is to fly into airports with less crowds, like Dublin or Copenhagen, then take a budget airline to fly to your ideal destination.
  • Consider Eastern Europe: It's cheaper to fly to Eastern European cities like Prague, Budapest, and Croatia. Hotel rooms also average below $100 a night.
  • Cruise the Mediterranean: Cruising prices in the region are at an all-time low in three years because of wariness from the Italian cruise ship accident. Cruise liners are offering good deals, such as discounted or free airfares and cabin upgrades.

Source: Flickr User Wha'ppen

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Travel Outfits For Working Women
Gigi Hadid's Hadid Denim Shirt June 2016
Avocado Smoothie Recipes
Bella Hadid Denim Skirt June 2016
Selena Gomez Wearing a Swimsuit
Best Theme Parks in America
Selena Gomez's Sexy Legs

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Afforable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds