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Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday travel and beyond

Yesterday I mentioned that there was a slight reduction in the numbers of travelers hitting the airways and roadways this holiday season.

The analysts at AAA are also forecasting lower hotel rates (down 5-10%) but higher rental car prices (up about 8 %) this season.

Starting January 5th 2009 the travel bargains should remain for the 1st quarter of the New Year. I anticipate that rates will start to climb as we move into the spring break then summer family travel season. Once the kiddies are back in the school they dramatically drop again.

Happy Holidays!