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Price-sensitive travelers would be well served by doing extra research to make sure they understand the true cost of bargain-basement prices.

Most people want to get a good deal when they travel, but “frugal travel” is a whole category on its own.


Online travel agencies make it easy to search by the lowest price. There are targeted websites like,,, and to navigate. And the sharing economy lets travelers crash on couches, take over apartments, use someone else’s car, or borrow a bike.

On this episode of the Skift podcast, we’re talking cheap travel: Who does it, how travel companies are providing budget-friendlier options, and what travelers might give up to save some bucks.

Joining us in the Skift office are Dan Saltzstein, a travel editor at The New York Times, and Tom Meyers, founder and editor of the booking and advice site

They join Skift podcast host Hannah Sampson and editor Andrew Sheivachman.

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