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Good travel deals during bad economic times

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Need a vacation? Right now during the economic downturn might be the best time to get a good deal.  

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport leaders say you should shop around. Many travel agencies, airlines, hotels and tourist attractions are hurting for business and are reducing prices.

Fares to the top ten destinations from Albany are down as much as 10-percent.

"We usually check them once a month just to see how we compare with the cities around us like Valdosta, Dothan, Columbus and also the Atlanta fares. Right now we're finding out that all of us have about the same fares except for Atlanta of course but we're also all competing for the same people because not that many people are flying right now," said Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Director Yvette Aehle.

Some pricey hotels in New York City have lowered prices as much as 50-percent.

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