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Travel Trends: The New Joys and Pitfalls of Traveling in 2013

The travel industry is trying win back the hearts of America's traveling public -- but that doesn't mean there's no turbulence ahead. Whether you're planning a weekend jaunt or a trip around the world, here are the travel trends you can expect in 2013.

Celebrate 'Dead Week' by Snagging Killer Travel Deals

Between New Year's Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the period that the travel industry calls Dead Week. Bookings drop off sharply, and so cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and rental car agencies all offer amazing discounts. Here's how to make the most of those post-holiday deals.

Why Priceline Is a Better Investment Now Than Expedia

Even buy-and-hold investors can't afford to let their portfolios collect cobwebs. Valuations and fundamentals change perpetually, and shareholders need to know when there's more potential for growth elsewhere. Here we take a look at some online travel agency stocks worth swapping: Expedia and Priceline.

7 Shopping Dos and Don'ts for September

If August is all about scoring deals on backpacks and other back-to-school items, then what should you buy in September? The editors at DealNews took a look at historical data and came up with the best and worst things to buy this month.

Why Google's Flight Search Will Hurt Expedia

The travel-related search market became more competitive recently when Google added flight schedules to its search results. This could have a significant impact on online travel agencies, but a look at the details of how the service works shows why it will hit Expedia much harder than rival Priceline.

Airline Profits Forecast to Fall as Fares Keep Rising

The International Air Transport Association has cut its 2011 profit forecast for the industry in half, and fares are on the rise. The IATA downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion -- 54% less than its March forecast and 78% less than the industry netted in 2010.

Airline Stocks Despite Travel Alert

Despite the State Department issuing a travel alert Sunday following the killing of infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden, Wall Street analysts expect airline stocks to continue their upward ride Monday.

Flyers, Get Ready to Pay More to Take Off

The price of a plane ticket is heading sharply higher. That's because airlines face steeper fuel costs and continue to cut capacity to keep profits from falling. You can still find some relative bargains, but it's going to take a lot more planning ahead.

While Airlines Are Profiting Again, Fliers Are Suffering

Of all the industries that have achieved record profits recently, none have posted more remarkable results than the airline industry. For the first time in a decade, the industry is on a glide path to profitability -- but it's getting there by squeezing its customers.

Airline Passengers Now Get Stranded -- Even Before It Snows

Thousands of stuck holiday travelers are just the beginning: Airlines' new policy of pre-emptively canceling flights to avoid snowstorms is lowering their losses, but will likely leave many more passengers without a flight home in the future.

New Rules to Benefit Air Passengers

New consumer protection rules for the airline industry boost penalties significantly for bumping passengers off flights. The changes also aim to take some of the guesswork out of a ticket's final price.