We ran across this bit of gloomy news this morning:
"The cheap fares travelers enjoyed just a few summers ago are gone, killed off by a combination of an improving economy, rising fuel prices and fewer airline flights."
Read the rest of the story from the Arizona Republic.
And then there's this interesting story from the New York Times about the apparent comeback of travel agents:
This trend makes a lot of sense. We've been advising people for years that it's best to have a travel agent in your mix. In other words, don't depend entirely on online booking. A travel agent can often better deals than a booking engine.