Travel Thursday: Report Shows Summer Travel Costs to Increase

Updated: 05/09/2014 2:02 PM KSTP.com By: Heidi Enninga



Summer travelers: be prepared to pay more for your vacation.

Hotwire crunched the numbers in its annual summer travel report for airfare within the U.S. The cost of a ticket is up about 2 percent compared to last summer.

Hotel rates are expected to climb about 7 percent.

Rental car prices could fall by as much as 8 percent, but may go back up because of higher demand.

Hotwire reported that August travel could be the best time to find deals. Going to a mid-size city like Philadelphia or Nashville are also cheaper.

Discounts can also be found in big vacation cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.