Travelers walk through New York's Penn Station, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Updated: Wednesday, 02 Jan 2013, 9:07 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 02 Jan 2013, 9:07 AM EST
(CNN) - As the holiday season wraps up, many are thinking about travel for 2013. USA Today is reporting the top five trends to look out for this year.
Number 1: Expect to pay more for your plane tickets. Or at the very best, don't plan on getting any great deals.
Number 2: You're going to pay more money in fees, including checked bags, hotel safes, and rental car extras.
Number 3: More airlines joining forces so there will be less competition. Analysts say to watch for US Airways and American merging.
Number 4: Look for gas prices to drop.
Number 5: You're going to see more protection from the Transportation Department, in terms of transparency in airline ticket pricing and contracts.
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