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How much you pay for your next trip can vary significantly. Call the hotel’s front desk before you arrive and ask if there is a better rate than the one you booked through whichever travel site. The disparity in age might also have something to do with the amount of time people can devote to planning a trip. A joint study by Oxford Economics and Expedia found that 21 percent of travelers use a third-party site to book their trip.

If you don’t feel like going directly to or using the app, you can email (or message, or slack) Hipmunk direct questions about prices for a trip, or coordinating plans with your family. If you’re booking an extensive trip with multiple flights, hotel stays and excursions, Travelocity walks you through each reservation so you don’t have to track down confirmation numbers from a dozen different sites.

Ultimately, the study found …

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