Hey, at Least Travel Costs Are Plunging

Airlines, cruises, hotels slash prices for those who can still afford it
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 10, 2008 8:28 AM CST
Fancy a trip to Disney World? Take advantage of its offer of three free hotel nights and three days of park admission with a four-day stay.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – There’s a spot of good news for travelers amid the barrage of dire economic reports: Those looking for a flight, cruise, or hotel stay may find surprisingly good deals. As financial woes keep many Americans grounded, the travel industry is forced to drop prices to fill space, the Los Angeles Times reports. For the industry, “it’s very bad,” says a consultant.

Good news, then, for Joe the Traveler. “These are glorious times for travelers who have a job and the money,” says an expert. Last week, a Honolulu-Los Angeles roundtrip flight went for $244, the first time below $300 in recent memory. And Walt Disney World offered customers 3 free days’ park admission and hotel nights for planning a 4-day visit.