Updated: 05/09/2014 2:02 PM
Created: 05/09/2014 1:15 PM KSTP.com
By: Heidi Enninga
Summer travelers: be prepared to pay more for your vacation.
Hotwire crunched the numbers in its annual summer travel report for airfare within the U.S. The cost of a ticket is up about 2 percent compared to last summer.
Hotel rates are expected to climb about 7 percent.
Rental car prices could fall by as much as 8 percent, but may go back up because of higher demand.
Hotwire reported that August travel could be the best time to find deals. Going to a mid-size city like Philadelphia or Nashville are also cheaper.
Discounts can also be found in big vacation cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.