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Traveler's Aid: How Far Does Your Dollar Go? (5/10/2002)

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It's that time of year again: time to start planning your summer vacation. Where you decide to go usually depends on two factors: 1.) how much time you have; and 2.) how much money you want to spend.

We can't help you with the time thing, but we can tell you where your dollar will go the farthest. Bill McGee, editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter, explains the results of a recent study by Consumer Reports examining the cost of traveling in cities all over the globe. Think Tokyo is the priciest destination? Not even close. Wait 'til you hear what else the study uncovered.

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For information on per diem rates all over the globe, check out this U.S. Commerce Department site:

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