“Stretching Your Summer Travel Dollars” With Cheryl Hudak, American Society of Travel Agents

Summer is just about here, and we are heading for one of the most challenging vacation travel seasons in recent history. Gas prices are way up, and that’s pushing up the price of so many other things including hotels, airfare and even food.

“The first thing is to set a budget,” says Cheryl Hudak, President and CEO of ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents. “Once you know how much you have to spend, you can work with a travel agent to come up with something that fits the bill.”

In our podcast, Hudak offers viewers advice on choosing destinations where you can get the most bang for the U.S. dollar, as well as accommodations that will help you stretch your travel budget and a very good way to protect your vacation investment — just in case anything goes wrong.

For details on Hudak’s very timely ideas for stretching your vacation dollars, go to www.moreaboutthat.info or www.travelsense.org/tips/stressfreesummertravel.cfm

ASTA is the world’s largest association of travel professionals. Their 20,000+ members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. For over 75 years, ASTA has been the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. Their members continue to thrive as more travelers see the benefits of consulting an expert when making travel arrangements.

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