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6 Booking Secrets for Travelers

6 Booking Secrets for Travelers

You can start saving money before you go anywhere with these six quick travel booking tips:

Don't immediately book airfare online—call the airlines directly and compare from there. Phone agents often get access to deals not posted on the web—and even if there is a service fee, it may still save you in the long run.

Don't immediately book hotels online, either. Call hotels directly (but not the corporate 800 number). To find out your options in any area search Venere.com and Booking.com, then call.

Hold off on entering your frequent flyer number. Check the frequent flyer membership site for lower price offers before you input your frequent flyer number.

Clear your cookies if you search online. Guess who gets the best deals? First time visitors! Clearing your browser's history and cookies can sometimes land special deals not available to repeat visitors.

Take the A-train. If you have time for the journey and you enjoy train travel, Amtrak's USA Rail Pass is a steal of a deal for 15, 30 or 45-day journeys.

Don't follow the herd. If you wish to go abroad, deals can be found for exotic and interesting locales Americans don't typically visit like the Netherlands, Poland, Sicily or Belgium. Also check those countries where the currency has fallen in value, like Argentina, Australia, Bali, Canada or Japan.

With these tips you can travel and enjoy some amazing deals at the same time. So, what are you waiting for?

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6 Booking Secrets for Travelers

You can start saving money before you go anywhere with these six quick travel booking tips:

Don't immediately book airfare online—call the airlines directly and compare from there. Phone agents often get access to deals not posted on the web—and even if there is a service fee, it may still save you in the long run.