Industry Update
External Article29 June 2020

Is it worth it to bundle flights and hotels? Here's what to know as you start traveling again

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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.

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Some consumers prefer to handle each part of their travel on a piecemeal basis. But if you end up having to cancel or make changes, it can be a hassle to contact every hospitality company individually.

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."

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