More and more the travel industry depends on the sale of other products to expand and maintain its profitability. Expect to be bombarded with hints to buy other things (ancillaries) on your next cruise, flight, etc.
Probably the most significant change in the travel industry in the past couple of decades has been the industry’s rapid consolidation. Read this post to discover how few travel players really exist in the market today. and how this rapid consolidation has affected consumers.
Renting a car is probably the travel decision most fraught with potential problems. Long-term travelers should ask themselves if a car rental is really necessary. They should also watch out for car agency rip-offs and other problems.