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Daily Q&A: How can I cut my travel costs?

How can I cut my travel costs?

The Internet is helping consumers save significant dollars on their travel with discount Web sites and promotional offers on marketing sites, travel sites and social networks.

Also, consider joining rewards programs with hotels, which often offer discounts to its members.

The New York Times recently listed 10 ways you can cut your travel costs. Here is some of what the New York Times found:

• Sign up for a Twitter account. An increasing number of travel companies are using Twitter to market their brands, often by tweeting exclusive deals to followers.

• Find the Cheapest Dates to Fly.

• Consider Nearby Airports. A recent Web search showed nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Miami International from $299 round trip on American in early January. But flying into Fort Lauderdale, roughly 30 miles north of Miami, was $219 on Virgin America, an $80 saving.

For the full report, visit: http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/travel/10pracsave.html?ref=technology

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Daily Q&A: How can I cut my travel costs? 01/13/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:37pm]
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