That’s why CheapTickets has teamed up with SmartMoney.com to bring you the new Cheaponomy section of our blog, devoted to saving and stretching your dollars so you can afford the things that enrich your life — whether it’s travel, fashion or dining out.
Cheaponomy is an outgrowth of our Show Us Your Cheap campaign, in which nearly 1,000 consumers shared ways to cut costs and still enjoy traveling — even in tough economic times. Tips included taking night trains to avoid overnight hotel stays and grocery shopping at a destination rather than dining out.
When CheapTickets and SmartMoney.com surveyed more than 1,000 readers to get a better sense of consumer behavior in the Age of the Cheaponomy, travel ranked No. 2 behind dining out among leisure activities consumers are trying to afford. And while two-thirds of those surveyed said they’re lowering travel expenses, they’re also more likely to cut back on other areas first.
Check back here often for regular updates, ideas and tips on getting by and leaving room for leisure travel — even in "The Age of the Cheaponomy."
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