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Make the most of your money.

This summer will offer you more choices for more destinations at lower prices than last year, according to Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corporation. Follow these tips to make the most of every dollar:

Travel mid-week:

Your Sunday best: The best day to book a flight is Sunday, says the 2017 Global Air Travel Outlook report from Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corporation.

Your Sunday worst: The most expensive day to take a flight is Sunday, about $30 more expensive than any other day, says CheapAir.com.

Don't wait for the weekend: Traveling on a Tuesday or Wednesday will save you about $60.

Summer's most expensive day: That will be July 9, a Sunday, of course, says CheapAir.com.

Must be 21: You'll get the best price if you book your flight at least 21 days in advance, says the 2017 Global Air Outlook.

Weekends are over-rated: Traveling on a Tuesday or Wednesday will save you about $60.

Summer's cheapest day: That's June 6—a Tuesday—says CheapAir.com.

Temperatures, fares soar: July is the most expensive month of summer, 7% more than August.

Make the most of August and September: The cheapest days those months are August 22 and September 12.

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OK, now that you when to book and fly, what about where?

If you're like me, you'll choose "anywhere" and go with the cheapest appealing option: #Oslo2017. If you'd like a little more control, think Europe.

20-30% lower than 2016: Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Prague and Reykjavik are down 20 to 30%.

Save 42%: Zurich. But take a deep breath: Forbes named the Swiss city the No. 1 most expensive city in the world.

Into Africa: Africa may be the best travel bargain of 2017, travel experts say. Round-trip flights are down 11%, thanks to new airline routes and developing infrastructure. Morocco, Mozambique and destinations in South Africa as among the most affordable places to visit in the world, experts say.

Put it all together: Book your June 6 flight to Mozambique on a Sunday—and get it done by May 14 at the latest.

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