(KCEN) -- Are you already thinking about traveling in 2013?
USA Today is reporting the top five trends to look out for this year.
The first trend to look for is paying more for plane tickets.
Number two, fees will go up. For example, fees on checked bags, hotel and a rental car are all expected to increase.
The third trend is that more airlines are joining forces so that means less competition and fewer selections.
Number four, expect gas prices to drop.
The last trend is seeing more protection from the Transportation Department in terms of transparency in airline ticket pricing and contracts.