From more airline fees and rising travel costs to new innovations in mobile and social media, 2012 was a year of change in the travel industry. 2013 is already showing signs of new trends that answer the evolving needs of the modern traveler and help travelers save some cash as they plan their vacations.

Orbitz will also forecast what will be the biggest hotspots in 2013 as well as the destinations that will entice travelers with some of the best savings in the year to come. In addition to destinations, the travel website also looks at some of the biggest trends the will continue to influence how we search for and book travel, particularly using mobile devices and via social media.

Jeanenne Tornatore, Senior Editor for, spoke to 9NEWS regarding the travel climate for 2013 and how travelers can get the most out of the upcoming year.