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Exploring full-on travel ban in outbreak

Apr 30, 2009
European ministers will wait until after E.U. health officials' meeting today to decide whether or not to impose a ban on travel. But is a full-on travel ban really necessary? Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Health, Travel

Philly tour guides testy over licensing

Apr 24, 2009
Three Philadelphia tour guides are seeking to overturn an ordinance requiring them to pass a history test and become licensed before taking tourists through the City of Brotherly Love. Joel Rose reports.
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The downside of upper-class air travel

Apr 21, 2009
The airline industry is hurting in the downturn with fewer people shelling out for first- and business-class tickets. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Mexico seeks to calm tourists' fears

Apr 16, 2009
Mexico's tourism industry is launching a counter-offensive in the wake of rising drug-trade violence. It's trying to lure tourists who may have been scared by negative news reports. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Mexico, Travel

Skeptics say rail has bad track record

Apr 16, 2009
President Obama plans to put $8 billion into high-speed and intercity rail this year. But many are skeptical about the investment. John Dimsdale reports that rail has not been a cost-effective transportation option worldwide.
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United to charge more for wide bodies

Apr 15, 2009
Obese passengers who can't fit into their assigned seats on United Airlines flights will now be required to buy a second ticket -- even if there's an open seat. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Airlines' bad outlook good for consumers

Apr 14, 2009
With summer traveling season right around the corner, Kai Ryssdal speaks with airline analyst Richard Aboulafia about why earnings are expected to be down, and how consumers are helping the industry more than business travelers.
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Violence shakes Thai tourism

Apr 14, 2009
This week's violence in Thailand has hurt the country's tourism, which is already ailing from the financial crisis. Fortunately Thailand is effective enough with its PR to spearhead a rebound. Jennifer Collins reports.
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Rail earnings affected by less demand

Apr 14, 2009
Railroad CSX will announce first-quarter results later today, and analysts have scaled back predictions. Freight trains are carrying fewer cars these days, and rail can say a lot about the recession. Joel Rose reports.
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Signs point to less flashy vacations

Apr 6, 2009
With summer around the corner, the hospitality industry is worried more people might opt to stay at home instead of going on vacation. Sean Cole reports on how the vacation season is shaping up from Cape Cod, Mass.
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