This is how much more flights will cost in 2018

Every now and then, you can find a seemingly one-in-a-million grand slam of a flight deal. This airline, for example, can fly you to Europe for $99. But those dream deals are far from the norm, and don’t represent the typical travel package.

Looking ahead to a new year of travel, you should always follow your best judgment when it comes to budgeting travel, and having some price statistics at the ready definitely helps. Fortunately, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has you covered.

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10. (tie) Zarafa Camp, Selinda Reserve, Botswana

Score: 98.00

Photo Courtesy of Zarafa Camp

Source: Travel and Leisure

10. (tie) Rosewood CordeValle, San Martin, California

Score: 98.00

Photo courtesy of Rosewood CordeValla

Source: Travel and Leisure

9. Inn at Willow Grove, Orange, Virginia

Score: 98.13

Photo courtesy of Inn at Willow Grove

Source: Travel and Leisure

7. Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana

Score: 98.23

Photo courtesy of Triple Creek Ranch

Source: Travel and Leisure

6. Tswalu Kalahari, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa

Score: 98.40

Photo courtesy of Tswalu Kahalari

Source: Travel and Leisure

5. Gibb’s Farm, Karatu, Tanzania

Score: 98.59

Photo courtesy of Gibb's Farm

Source: Travel and Leisure

3. Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming

Score: 98.77

Photo courtesy of Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

Source: Travel and Leisure

2. The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Score: 98.91

Photo courtesy of The Brando

Source: Travel and Leisure

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Their annualGlobal Travel Forecast gives some insight into, you guessed it, travel expenses for the new year. And, unfortunately, they’re predicting a 3.5 percent price hike when it comes to airline travel and a 3.7 percent price hike when it comes to hotels. Over the past thirty years or so years, the average cost of airline travel has plummeted, so travelers have that going for them, which is nice.

The bump might seem minuscule, but for seasoned travelers, those few bucks per flight can add up. So, for those who have been putting off that regional road trip, 2018 might be the year to knock it out. (Maybe make a drive to any coast—there are plenty of great destinations to choose from.)

[Source: Lifehacker]

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10. Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino, Rome – 1,795 crushes
9. Stockholm-Arlanda – 1,886 crushes
8. Lisbon Portela – 4,228 crushes
7.  Adolfo Suárez, Madrid – 4,593 crushes
6. Charles de Gaulle, Paris – 4,715 crushes
5. Gardermoen, Oslo – 5,293 crushes
4. Copenhagen - 5,718 crushes
3. London Heathrow - 6,053 crushes 
2. Istanbul - 7,483 crushes

1. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The airport with the highest success rate is Amsterdam. According to Happn, about 604 people meet other travelers there.

This totals to an astounding 9,185 crushes per month… in just one place!

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