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Americans are going abroad again, and airfare prices track the trend

Aug 4, 2023
International airfare is up 10% from last year, while domestic airfare is down more than 10%, according to the travel site Hopper.
Visitors view the sights in Venice, Italy. Many American travelers are choosing European destinations over domestic travel routes.
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This summer's travel crowds are expected to be record-setting

May 22, 2023
AAA expects Americans will break the travel records they set the year before the pandemic started.
Travelers wait in long lines to speak with airline ticket agents in the United terminal at San Francisco International Airport.
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Airlines are in a hiring frenzy as summer travel season nears

May 8, 2023
Pilots, in particular, are in high demand. Airlines don't want to be caught off guard like they were last year.
Airlines are hiring for nearly all positions in order to meet consumers' pent-up demand for travel.
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Is traveling to Instagram-famous vacation spots ever worth the money?

Oct 18, 2022
"You'll have so much more fun going somewhere else that is more catered to you," says Rebecca Jennings of Vox.
Don't limit your travel research to Instagram.
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One year after launching, a new airline expands as the industry faces headwinds

Starting any business is a big deal. Starting a business during a pandemic is bold, especially if that business is an airline.
Avelo Airlines takes off with its first flight between Burbank and Santa Rosa at Hollywood Burbank Airport.
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Shortages of bikes, kayaks, and workers: How tourists attractions in the Black Hills are bracing for crowds

May 31, 2021
Like other areas of the country that depend on tourism, the South Dakota region is expecting bigger-than-usual crowds.
Above, tourists visit Mount Rushmore National Monument last year.
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Consumer spending rose last month. Will it hold through the summer?

May 28, 2021
It looks like consumers will continue to splurge over the summer. And after that?
Don't limit your travel research to Instagram.
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Planning to rent a car? It’s going to cost you.

May 27, 2021
A surge in demand, plus fewer rental cars, plus a chip shortage (and therefore fewer new cars) equals higher prices for travelers.
That summer road trip may cost you way more than you budgeted for.
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Expect more staycations this summer

Jul 3, 2020
AAA predicts trips on planes, cruises, buses and trains will be down 75% to 85%.
Beachgoers take in the views while wearing masks in Ventura, California. Planning a summer vacation this year poses extra logistical challenges.
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