Affordable Summer Travel Options with Rising Gas Prices

cruise ship large1 150x150 Affordable Summer Travel Options with Rising Gas PricesThe U.S. Travel Association recently released findings from their survey that, with rising gas prices, about half of travelers will take fewer automobile vacations, according to Portfolio.com. If travelers do take their cars on vacations, they will be spending less in other areas like hotels and restaurants. And of course, the rising gas prices are evident in the several fare increases airlines are having to make.

The website also provides ideas on where to find travel bargains this year. Since tourism to Egypt dropped 20 to 30% after last year’s uprisings in the country, bargains are popping up for hotels, packages and tours in the country. Prices for almost everything except airfare will be at record lows.

Considering travel to Western Europe may also be worth it because, with their debt crises, many locals will not be traveling and tourist attractions will be forced to offer to discounted packages. European sea cruises will be in high supply and low demand which could mean low prices for travelers as well.

To get more travel ideas, even with the rise in gas prices read more here:http://www.portfolio.com/business-travel/2012/03/28/where-to-look-for-summer-travel-bargains/index.html

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About Meaghan Powers

I am currently a Marketing Communications Intern for the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington, VA. I am originally from Massachusetts and currently a student at the George Washington University School of Business. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring all that DC has to offer and finding fun, new baking recipes to make!