Offering Tips for Holly Jolly Travel This Holiday Season offers five reasons to feel cheerful about traveling during the holidays.

Pennington, NJ (PRWEB) November 15, 2006 — Travelers planning to head out over the holidays this year, whether overseas or over the river to grandma’s house, are encouraged to visit The website’s brand-new Holiday Travel Center offers travel tips, gift ideas and holiday deals sure to make even the Grinch smile.

While many media outlets are forecasting gloom and doom on the nation’s roads and in its airports, says “bah humbug” to that — and offers five reasons to feel cheerful about traveling during the holidays.

Over the river and through the woods
Lower fuel costs nationwide have created favorable conditions for car travel, making it cheaper and easier to get to turkey dinner with the family.

Jingle all the way
Savvy travelers can avoid crowds at the airport by leaving a day earlier or flying during off-peak hours.

12 days of Christmas
With the major holidays falling on Mondays, travelers may find reduced airport crowds and delays between Christmas and New Year’s this holiday season.

Oh, what fun it is to fly!
With more direct flights to choose from, dashing through the snow just got easier. The benefits? Direct flights on popular routes decrease the risk of lost luggage, delays and missed connections.

Jack Frost won’t be nipping at your nose
The weather outside won’t be as frightful as in previous years, according to NOAA forecasts.

Want more holiday cheer? Log on to the Holiday Travel Center today to find ideas for stress-free travel this season. This comprehensive holiday travel guide offers itinerary ideas, deals, survival tips for holiday travel and guidelines for how to be a good houseguest. Travelers can also discuss their trips or share their holiday houseguest horror stories in our Holiday Travel Forum. While we can’t promise peace on earth, can help you find peace of mind during this year’s holiday travel season.

About first launched as a travel forum on America Online in 1990 and quickly established its credentials as an authoritative Internet resource for objective travel information. Over the past 16 years, has developed a loyal following as it expanded to include extensive travel resources, travel bargains, recommendations, trip reports and message boards. is published by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a privately held New Jersey corporation, which also publishes Cruise Critic.

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