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A new class of 'Ugly Indian' travelers

Sep 28, 2009
Tourists from the U.S. carry a bad rap for being the loud, obnoxious, "Ugly American." But as more Indians can afford to travel abroad, they're developing their own tourist notoriety. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.
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Hotel's $19 luxury room has empty feel

Sep 11, 2009
On a lark, the general manager of the Rancho Bernardo Inn near San Diego thought he'd try to attract more business to the four-star resort by tweeting an offer for a $19 room. Marketplace's Cash Peters checked in to check it out.
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Air travel CO2 causes severe damage

Sep 9, 2009
A panel of experts advising the British government on climate change says air travel will cause severe damage to the environment unless it's curbed. Some are pressing for a global deal to cap the aviation industry's carbon emissions. Stephen Beard reports.
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Bill could help U.S. travel pick up

Sep 9, 2009
Government border checks and passenger screenings have made the U.S. a less attractive destination for international travelers since 9/11. But the Senate is likely to approve a bill to help change that. John Dimsdale reports.
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With less traffic, trains are flying

Sep 7, 2009
With freight down in the U.S., trains are running into less traffic on the rails. Which means if you're thinking of taking a trip, it should be a smooth ride. Eve Troeh recently found that out on Amtrak's Coast Starlight from L.A. to Seattle.
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Take a fun flight with an economist

Aug 28, 2009
Economist Paul Kedrosky recently flew into Newark Airport and his flight was early. But rather than bask in his extra 15 minutes, he spent a long time trying to figure out why. He takes us on a logistical thrill ride.
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My sobering summer road trip

Aug 26, 2009
Even on vacation, economists can't help themselves: They think about money. Commentator Robert Reich tells us what his recent road trip with his son taught him about the state of the U.S. economy.
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Historic tours focus on lives of servants

Aug 7, 2009
After decades of waning interest, historical tourism is experiencing a revival. Preservationists are luring visitors back into historic mansions by sharing the personal stories of their former residents through the eyes of the servants that tended them. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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What's in the way of U.S. rail transit?

Aug 5, 2009
L.A. Times business columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about what is standing in the way of making rail transit a success in the United States.
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Travelers irked by Web travel sites fees

Aug 4, 2009
A new study shows that consumers are dissatisfied with online travel Web sites due to hidden fees often tacked on to purchases. Some travelers are even turning to old-fashioned travel agents. Dan Grech reports.
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