The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but between your gift list, special events and parties, and travel expenses, it can also teeter on the most expensive. Whether you're dreaming of your family's home-cooked meals or escaping to an exotic destination, the reality is that for many of us, soaring airfare and hotel prices can put a financial damper on your holiday travel plans. In fact, a recent survey by Union Bank found that nearly half of millennials claim money is the reason they won't make it home for Christmas this year. So, in order to keep your holiday travel aspirations without blowing your year-end budget, we tapped industry experts to share their most insightful tips for saving serious cash on holiday travel. Put that money towards your gifting budget, an extra vacation day, or right back in your savings account!