Holiday travel

Save on Last Minute Hotel Rooms

When it comes to booking hotel rooms for the holidays, it pays to wait until the last minute. Here's how to get maximum savings when you travel.

Now's the Time to Book Holiday Travel

Traveling during the holidays can come at a premium. Use these tips to ensure that you get the lowest prices for flights and travel during Christmas and New Year's.

Be Rental Car Smart: Saving Tips for When You Fly and Drive

When you fly anywhere for the holidays, you're probably vigilant about getting the best deal you can on airfare. But don't stop being money-smart when you get off the plane: There are plenty of ways to waste money and time by not taking enough care on your rental car choices.

Hit the Sweet Spot of Holiday Travel Booking

Travelers who purchase fares for holiday flights today pay nearly 20% more than those who wait it out a few more months. Then again, drag your feet too long and that last-minute flight will cost nearly 30% more than the lowest fare you could have gotten.

Savings Experiment: Holiday Travel

Whether you're spending the holidays with family or getting away from everything (and everyone), there are several factors to weigh when traveling this season.

American Airlines Bankruptcy: How It Will Affect You

Flying during the holidays is a harrowing experience at best, and on Tuesday, American Airlines' customers got another thing to worry about when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As the airline prepares to massively restructure itself, will its customers be left at the gate?

More Last-Minute Cancellations Ahead for Flyers?

Holiday air travelers getting ready to head to the airports may want to prepare for long delays. But government fines for keeping you waiting too long may lead some airlines to just cancel some flights instead.

How to Put Your Gas Savings into Overdrive

If you're among the 39 million Americans on the road for the Fourth of July weekend, you're burning up hard-earned money with every mile. Pump prices were still averaging a hefty $3.55 a gallon across the nation for regular on July 1, so it's time to fuel up on gas-saving tips.

Holiday Airfares Soar as Demand Heats Up

Flying home this holiday season could cost you a lot more than last year as increased demand pushes up air fares. A return ticket from Philadelphia to Orlando over Thanksgiving is 59% more expensive than in 2009, USA Today reported. A round trip from New York to San Francisco over Christmas will set you back 30% more than last year.

Travel Rebound Drives Marriott's Earnings Up 42%

Hotel chain Marriott beat Wall Street expectations, turning in a 31 cent earnings-per-share increase and a 42% rise in net income for the second quarter. The strong results reflect a travel rebound supporting firmer rates and occupancy.