Americans are hitting the roads again for July 4th

Jul 2, 2021
But will high gas prices make a difference in what they drive and where they go?
Fourth of July weekend gas prices for 2021 are expected to be the highest since 2014.
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Will rock-bottom gas prices spur holiday travel despite pandemic?

Dec 21, 2020
AAA estimates that 34 million fewer people will travel Christmas week than last year at this time.
One industry analyst predicts that Christmas Day gas prices are likely to be at their lowest levels since 2015.
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With pandemic restrictions forcing holiday travel cancellations, can you get refunds?

Dec 9, 2020
Most major airlines have dropped most ticket change fees, but lodging refund policies are more of a patchwork.
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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 pump. Higher gas prices may not keep people off the roads as this vacation season […]

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

Do you have tips or tricks?
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.