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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 Tip: Why International Travel to the US is Dropping

First it was Brexit. Then it was the strength of the US 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
Travel News / Voluntourism

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
Adventure Travel & Sports / Summer / CBS News / National Parks

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…

Travel Tip: The Business Lunch Becomes Less Popular
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Travel Tip: The Business Lunch Becomes Less Popular

If you’re trying to budget your business travel, one interesting statistic is shaking up a longtime cultural habit: the business lunch. The three-martini lunch more or less disappeared years ago…. Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Destinations

Travel Tip: When Travel Destinations Become Too Popular

When is a destination just too popular? What is the tipping point when too many tourists descend on that location? Is it possible to love a place to death? A… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Shopping

Travel Tip: Fewer International Visitors to U.S. Could Impact Economy

What does a sale at your favorite store or mall have to do with a presidential executive order on immigration and visas? As it turns out, a lot. Beware the… Read More…

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Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Airlines & Airports

Travel Detective Blog: What the United Flight Incident Means for You

What were they thinking? The incident on the United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville, when a passenger was forcibly removed from the overbooked flight, went viral. It poses a… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: International Travel Continues to Drop After Travel Ban

Many of you have seen or heard reports about the drop in travel from foreign visitors to the U.S. since President Trump signed the first executive order on immigration and… Read More…

Royal Jordanian Targets Electronics Ban in New Ad Campaign
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Royal Jordanian Targets Electronics Ban in New Ad Campaign

Right before Donald Trump was elected, Royal Jordanian advertised its airfares to the U.S. with the tag line: “Just in case he wins…Travel to the US while you’re still allowed… Read More…

Disruptor Airlines Create Deals on International Airfare
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Disruptor Airlines Create Deals on International Airfare

It is perhaps the biggest travel sale in years—and one that could extend through 2017. It’s happening as a result of a perfect storm of the continuing fallout from Brexit,… Read More…

Travel Tip: What the Travel Ban Means for Americans
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Travel Tip: What the Travel Ban Means for Americans

It’s been a little more than a month since President Trump signed the first executive order that created a travel ban for citizens of seven separate countries. That was successfully… Read More…