Holidays in hard times: the United States
In the second of our series designed to help you plan, book and save money during a recession, Kathy Arnold looks at trips to America. Traditionally, the next two or three months are when most of us start planning and booking our holidays for the following year. But in straitened times, it is difficult to know whether to book now, wait for deals, trade down, stay closer to home – or abandon the idea of a holiday altogether. Holidays to the US are especially difficult to assess, given the marked fall of the pound against the dollar. That your spending money will buy you less is obvious. But what about all-inclusive packages – will they become more expensive – and what if you were planning to travel independently? Below we answer the key questions.