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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.


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 "You can generally save a few hundred by choosing a bundled package."

Read the full article at USA TODAY

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