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International travel can be a great experience; it allows you to witness many new cultures and lifestyles. To use this travel service, you have to be a Costco member A Gold Star membership costs $55 a year and includes an additional card for a member of your household. To complete your travel plans, see our latest Hertz® offers exclusively available to Marriott Bonvoy members.

Priceline doesn’t offer the ability to search for flexible dates. Based on my research, I can’t definitively say that Costco Travel will save you money, but it should be on your list of places to check if you’re interested in a vacation package or a cruise.

If you’re traveling to a destination outside of the U.S., offers are available during different times of the year and are usually based on weather. Your best bet would be to start with a travel search engine like Kayak or Google Flights. If you book a $500 flight, you will earn 5 Orbucks, which is worth $5 toward a hotel booking.

I searched for a round-trip flight from Columbus (CMH) to Minneapolis (MSP) on Expedia, United’s website, Orbitz, and Priceline. Costco Travel offers especially good savings on theme park packages. At checkout, select the option to “Use all or some Membership Rewards points” for your booking.

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Cookies! Hopper offers a great visual calendar to quickly search for the cheapest days to fly to a particular destination. Of course, to book through the airline’s website, you first need to know which airline has the best prices. The big draw of Priceline has always been its unique Name Your Own Price” and Express Deal” options: The former allows you to submit a final hotel price you’re willing to pay, which a hotel can then accept (with a nonrefundable booking).

Most of the travel search engines and online travel agencies all have similar pricing, however you can find some really nice deals when looking at opaque bookings or vacation packages. Group policies offer the same comprehensive coverage as single trip policies, including Trip Cancellation, Emergency Medical, Medical Evacuation, and Travel Delay coverage, among other benefits.

Earn 3% cash back on your travel purchases with the NEA® Cash Rewards Card. Single trip policies are ideal for travelers taking a single trip of any length. Compare rates with other hotel sites such as Expedia, Priceline, Booking and more. Priceline is a popular OTA that introduced the Name Your Own Price tool and opaque bookings.

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International travel can be a great experience; it allows you to witness many new cultures and lifestyles. When booking a flight through Orbitz, you’ll earn 1% of your purchase price back as Orbucks. It’s shocking that Costco is almost $1,000 cheaper for the same hotel and tickets compared to booking directly with Disney. You cannot use the service to only book flights (rather than a package), though if you just want to book a hotel room, you can do so with either Best Western or Hyatt.

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