Finding a great deal on travel isn't as easy as it used to be. As the cost of fuel rises so does the cost of flying. However, there are ways to save.
If you are booking a spring break trip or planning ahead for a summer vacation, we have three tips to save you money on your next getaway.
If the warmer weather has you ready to roam, it may be time to start planning your next vacation.
If money has you worried, then think out of season.
Tip number one, be flexible.
If you want to cruse the high seas, local travel agent Jo Ann Muzny with Noel's Travel says September and October are the best months to go.
"It's before the high season of the winter months when everyone wants to go, where it's warm and it's after the summer months when summer vacations are going on," Muzny said.
It's hurricane season, but travel insurance can protect your trip if nature gets in the way.
If Europe is on your list, then avoid the end of May through mid October to save big.
Tip number two, if you see a good price for a flight grab it.
"You can look at a fare at 9 o'clock on a Monday morning and by 3 o'clock on Monday afternoon it could no longer be there," Muzny said. "Due to deregulation they can change a fare at a whim."
Muzny says there's no rhyme or reason to how airlines do their fares.
However, some money saving experts say Tuesday is the time to buy.
According to consumer finance website, WalletPop, you can find the cheapest flights and package deals between 3 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Tip number three, take the time to search for the best deal
To make this easier use search engines that pull together the best deals from all over the web like Kayak.com and Fly.com.
Also other websites list best-of-deal compilations.
Vacation site, Travelzoo, unveils a list of the top 20 travel deals of the week.
Three ways to save you money on travel so you can spend more when you reach your destination.
If you are not a savvy traveller or you don't want the hassle of booking your own vacation, then use a travel agent. The agent will save you money by offering their experience and customer service.