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The grounded 737 Max could lead to more Thanksgiving delays

Nov 28, 2019
The Thanksgiving travel period is always a logistical nightmare for the airlines. But this year might be worse.
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Consumers are hitting the roads this vacation season, but higher gas prices may influence how far they go

May 28, 2018
AAA estimates more than 36 million of us hit the road over the Memorial Day weekend.  That’s nearly a five percent increase from last year at the same time. And, that’s in spite of higher prices for gas at the…

Holiday travel up with consumer confidence

Nov 17, 2017
A resurgence is stocks, healthier home values and a low unemployment rate is boosting consumer optimism, which in turn means even more people are expected to travel this Thanksgiving holiday. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

The Conversation: holiday travel

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Traveling during the holidays can be daunting. How do you make it bearable?
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The middle-class American vacation: a history

Jul 22, 2016
A Marketplace-Edison Research Poll finds that nearly 1 in 4 Americans haven't taken a vacation in more than 5 years.
A historic mural in the lobby of the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver depicts wealthy high-society tourists arriving by plane to vacation in the Rockies.
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Travel snafus delight retailers

Dec 24, 2014
A look at who wins when travelers are the losers.

Your Wallet: Cheap travel for the holidays

Some of the algorithms that affect our lives the most are the ones airlines use to determine pricing.

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How to use social media as a last-minute travel agent

Nov 28, 2014
A well-timed tweet can help you snag the last seat on the next flight out.

With low gas prices, Thanksgiving travel hits the road

Nov 20, 2014
AAA releases its holiday travel forecast on Thursday. The big takeaway: lots more people will be hitting the road this Thanksgiving, due in no small part to plummeting gas prices. Drivers aren't alone with their lower fuel expenses—The airline industry…
People descend into Pennsylvania Station to board trains on the busiest travel day of the year November 27, 2013 in New York City.
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Travel company bets on learning over leisure

Jun 17, 2014
You’ve heard of eco-tourism, but what about political tourism?