How to save big on a last-minute summer vacation

Jacqueline Gifford of Travel + Leisure magazine says it's not too late to take a summer vacation and shares her top tips on how to save money while traveling.
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Ginger, thanks so much. Now to "Gma's" getaway guide. Helping you plan that final summer trip without breaking the bank. We have Jacqui Gifford, the travel director of "Travel + leisure" and she's here to share some great secrets and the first one is that everyone wants to know which day is the best day to plan your trip or to book your trip. Do you have any guesses? I think it's either Tuesday or Wednesday. I feel like I heard both. It is Tuesday, you're right. It's Tuesday and why is that? So airlines start to look at the week ahead and see what fares aren't selling so well and that's when they start to discount so that's when you can get a great deal if get a great deal. Also if you decide which days to fly in and out on so what days are those? Yeah, so let's start. The worst days to fly are Fridays and supplements, no surprise. That's when everybody wants to fly. Looking for the cheapest fare think about Saturday then we've got Tuesday. Okay. And Wednesday. And the other thing to keep in mind the earliest flights and latest flights will be the cheapest fares out there. Again, the least popular types but you'll get a great price. About the money you can use those tips. Those all make good sense and we have a question here and the audience. Rebecca who wants to ask you something. Hi. My husband and I, we have a lot of miles for the end of summer. Should we use cash or miles to book our trip? That's a great question. A lot of people like to hold on to their miles. You want to see the big number. But the reality is you should use them if you have them and airlines say they'll release rewards and keep in mind there could be blackout dates over big holidays. We have two weeks left in summer by the way so people want to know where can they go? Where are the best deals to be had? You want to think outside the box, right. So places that are really popular, beach destinations have probably been sold out so think about big cities, places that have a lot of hotels, it might be their low season so Miami, great city. Charleston, another one of my favorites. Amazing city, yes. Also New York. I mean a lot of people don't think of New York but the reality is it's really popular in the fall. Summer you might be able to get a great deal and last up las Vegas. Vegas is good any time of the year, right? Another one of my favorites. Any tips on affordable places to stay? Well, you know what, there is a great app called hotel tonight and it's all about last-minute hotel deals so use it. It's for cities worldwide and of course all these cities right here. Hotel tonight is easy to remember. Gi Jacqui Gifford, thanks so much. The former NFL star turned

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