Is it worth it to bundle flights and hotels? Here's what to know as you start traveling again
The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented need for consumers to cancel travel plans. Many travelers have encountered frustration changing arrangements, canceling trips and obtaining refunds.
For other travelers, a vacation package tidies up the process and creates a single-point contact but their policies may be restrictive regarding cancellation and refunds.
We've consulted with travel experts who share the pros and cons of bundling arrangements for your next trip:
The argument for bundling
Cost can be lower:
When flights and hotels are booked together, travelers can achieve better prices. "From purely a financial perspective, a bundled vacation package can help you to secure the best prices and keep costs down," says Matt Woodley, founder of Creditinformative.com. "You can generally save a few hundred by choosing a bundled package."