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Peter Greenberg & Southwest Airlines CEO Discuss Airline Industry
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Peter Greenberg & Southwest Airlines CEO Discuss Airline Industry

Today, Peter Greenberg sat down inside the Toyota green room at CBS This Morning with Southwest Airlines CEO and Chairman Gary Kelly to discuss the airline industry. You can watch their… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Less Inbound Travel Means for Americans
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Travel Tip: What Less Inbound Travel Means for Americans

The numbers are in, and if you’re in the U.S. travel industry, they are definitely not positive. In the second quarter of 2017 alone, there were 15.8 million foreign visitors… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Dangers of Walking and Texting

Just a few weeks ago, Honolulu became the first major American city to make it illegal to text or even look down at any electronic device while crossing the street…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How Overtourism Affects Popular Destinations
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Travel Tip: How Overtourism Affects Popular Destinations

It’s called overtourism. That’s when a popular place may be loved too much. Talk to the Mayor of Maui, Hawaii, or the Premier in Bermuda, or the Mayors of Venice… Read More…

Travel Tip: Drop in Foreign Tourism to US Continues to Hurt Economy
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Travel Tip: Drop in Foreign Tourism to US Continues to Hurt Economy

The most recent numbers are in, and they are not positive. Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the U.S., and the American economy is losing billions in the process. According to… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Security Measures for Flights to the United States
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Travel Tip: New Security Measures for Flights to the United States

Do you like to travel overseas? If you have a passport, leaving the country is easy. But what many travelers don’t realize is that coming back could be more difficult… Read More…

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Travel Tip: New Rules for Driver’s Licenses at Airports

If you’re like most U.S. travelers going through airport security, you show what you think is a government-issued ID—your driver’s license. But starting early next year, you may be in… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Airfares May Be Low, But Don’t Forget About Ancillary Fees

Many airlines will argue that—when adjusted for inflation—the airfares you’re paying today for domestic flights are a lot lower than they were 40 years ago, before the deregulation of the… Read More…

How You Can Help Destinations Affected by Natural Disasters & Shootings
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How You Can Help Destinations Affected by Natural Disasters & Shootings

The natural disasters over the past two months and the recent shooting in Las Vegas have been catastrophic. It started in August, with Hurricane Harvey in Houston, which has left… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Travel Deals

Travel Tip: Why International Travel to the U.S. is Dropping

First it was Brexit. Then it was the strength of the U.S. dollar against many foreign currencies. Then it was the President’s executive orders concerning travel bans directed at certain… Read More…

Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help
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Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

The devastating tropical storm known as Hurricane Harvey has broken records for delivering the most rain from a storm in the continental United States. It’s estimated the storm has left behind… Read More…

How Restaurants Use Science To Keep You Coming Back
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How Restaurants Use Science To Keep You Coming Back

The next time you walk into a restaurant—whether it’s a fast food or fine dining establishment—chances are they know a lot about you—your likes, dislikes, how much you’re willing to… Read More…

How Millennials are Helping RVs Make a Comeback
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How Millennials are Helping RVs Make a Comeback

Camping has historically been a great barometer for the American economy. Low unemployment leads to discretionary spending for things like camping. Kampgrounds of America (KOA) reports sales for camping are… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Worldwide Perceptions Could Impact Travel to the U.S.
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Travel Tip: How Worldwide Perceptions Could Impact Travel to the U.S.

The words “travel ban” can have a chilling effect on tourism that goes way beyond any affected country on the list. The economic impact can be substantial whenever there’s a… Read More…

What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend
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What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend

Are you traveling this year for the Fourth of July? AAA estimates that 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, which is 1.25 million more travelers than last… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Shopping

Travel Tip: Drop in US Tourism Impacts Hotels, Restaurants & Shops

The numbers are in. If you’re the owner or operator of an airline, hotel, restaurant, or other travel service provider in the U.S., those figures are not pleasant. A new… Read More…

How US Railways are Working to Update America’s Aging Infrastructure
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How US Railways are Working to Update America’s Aging Infrastructure

More than 50 years after the Japanese inaugurated the bullet train, America is still nowhere near a high speed rail. Watch Peter Greenberg’s report on CBS This Morning on Amtrak and… Read More…

Hotels Compete with Online Booking Sites for Your Business
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Hotels Compete with Online Booking Sites for Your Business

Hotel chains have been losing customers to online travel booking sites like Expedia and Hotels.com. Now they’re fighting to win back your business. How did it get to this point?… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Travel Deals

Travel Tip: How You Can Find Travel Deals in Europe This Summer

By most calculations, this should be a great and less expensive summer to travel. The U.S. dollar is strong, foreign currencies are weaker, and fewer people are traveling. So where… Read More…