(CBS) With the economy faltering, many Americans are cutting back on vacations.
But as summer draws to an end, there are great deals to be had at home and, especially, abroad, where the dollar is strong.
On "The Early Show" Friday, CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg pointed the way to travel bargains for the cost-conscious.
He says, "Many people either have already traveled for the summer, or the recent economic hits have forced many to cancel trips. law of supply and demand has kicked in, and with many school systems starting back in august, there's a lot of sudden excess capacity out there."
AirTran's fall sale ends today, but if you want to fly to Florida, you can fly from Tampa to San Francisco from $134 each way; Sarasota to San Francisco from $147 each way; and Fort Myers to San Francisco from $151 each way.
American Airlines' European sale is going on until August 31. Depart August 14 - October 27, 2011, and return by November 24, 2011. Mid-week departures and a Saturday-night stay may be required.
Boston to Heathrow, September 14-21, 2011 is $643 including all taxes and fees.
JFK to Brussels, September 8-15, 2011 is $859 including all taxes and fees.
Continental's Latin America sale includes fares like Chicago to Cancun for $365.53 from September 13-20, 2011; Orlando to Puerto Vallarta for $537 from September 12-19, 2011.
Delta has deals to Europe if you purchase by August 15, 2011. Fly from Atlanta to Frankfurt from $469 each way or New York to Heathrow from $339 each way. Travel must begin August 22-October 28, 2011 and be completed by November 28, 2011.