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Great site to find travel deals and vacation packages

Great site to find travel deals and vacation packages
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When you're traveling, you know that one of the biggest expenses is airline tickets. If you buy at the wrong time, or don't do your research, you can pay hundreds more than you need to. That's money you can't spend on the rest of your vacation.

As one of the largest travel sites in the world, Travelocity is a great source for deals on travel and accommodations. We like this site particularly when you're creating travel "packages," combining your airfare, hotel, rental car, etc.

Surprisingly, many people don't plan their trips this way, but if you're not using rewards points to fly, this is one of the best ways to save money on the overall cost of your trip. According to Travelocity, people who combine even just their flight and hotel save $525 on average.

Travelocity has a free app for Apple and Android users, and a service called Farewatcher that monitors deals on locations you're interested in. Just set your parameters, and you'll receive notifications as prices drop.

One downside, there have been reports that Apple users actually score better deals on Travelocity than those booking through Android. This is great news if you have an iPhone. But, Android users? Not so much.

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