As we enter Memorial Day weekend — the traditional start of summer vacations — are you restricting your travel plans because of crimped finances?
More people are expected to hit the road this summer than did last year, but their budgets will be tighter because of high unemployment and a still-fragile economy, Associated Press is reporting.
AAA estimates families will spend an average of $809 on summer travel. That compared with $876 in 2009, AP writes.
They’re knocking down the cost, travel agents say, by staying closer to home, choosing less-expensive modes of transportation or by picking destinations based on the best fares and lodging they can find.
Is that what you’re doing? Have any other helpful money-saving strategies?
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