Holiday travelers this season can expect cheaper flights due to rising competition among airlines. Holiday flyers may also find flights more crowded with limited seat availability due to a record number of travelers taking to the sky this season. Hotels are expected to be packed and more expensive than last year due to booming demand. Baby boomers are expected to be a large contributor to this boom in travel. Boomers are also driving more interest in vacation rentals and vacation homes, which offer a more personal experience than traditional hotels. In addition, retirees are finding it easier to travel, both domestically and internationally, due to the availability of a variety of flights and accommodations that have lowered prices and increased convenience.