Budget airlines may have an advantage as people seek low-cost leisure escapes

Apr 5, 2021
The airlines may be able to offer the fares travelers are looking for, as some who are vaccinated start to plan domestic trips.
Low-cost carrier Frontier is banking on an expected increase in domestic travel.
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Airports explore new ways to forecast travel amid pandemic

Jan 11, 2021
A travel analytics firm is helping the Raleigh-Durham International Airport forecast using data officials haven't tapped before.
Kenneth Strickland, director of air service development at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. RDU is working with a nearby analytics firm to look at other data, like hotel bookings and rental car reservations, that could be helpful for predicting travel.
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The travel industry is still in a slump during the holiday season

Dec 25, 2020
AAA estimates that the number of travelers will be down by about 30 percent for Christmas and New Years.
Passengers enter a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on Monday in Chicago, Illinois.
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For the United Airlines CEO, the top job means "taking care of people"

Dec 14, 2020
Scott Kirby talks about taking the helm at a major airline during the height of the pandemic.
"Almost everything that I've done in the last eight or nine months has been about safety, about health," says United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby. Above, passenger check-in at the United counter at Los Angeles International Airport.
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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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RV sales are up amid pandemic travel limitations

Nov 25, 2020
Over the summer, many people didn’t go on vacation and stay in hotels. Instead, they bought RVs.
The RV industry is having a hard time keeping up with demand, partly because RV makers were forced to shut down for a while in the early days of the pandemic.
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Hotel operators forecast bleak prospects as COVID-19 surges

Nov 19, 2020
The holidays, usually a busy time for the hotel industry, won't help this year as many families stay at home.
A closed hotel is seen in April in New York City.
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The pandemic has left the private bus sector in crisis

Nov 2, 2020
Could private buses disappear? For one Nashville company, the answer may be yes without congressional aid.
Motorcoach owners and drivers rendezvous near O'Hare Airport on May 11 in Rosemont, Illinois.
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With the slowdown in travel, many hotels are in a financial squeeze

Aug 20, 2020
Paying back debt is getting harder for hotel owners, according to research by Trepp.
Employees are ready to receive guests at a hotel in Las Vegas. The industry is struggling during the pandemic as many people have canceled travel plans.
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States with travel curbs often rely on businesses to enforce the rules

Jul 1, 2020
New York, Connecticut and New Jersey have imposed quarantines on visitors from 16 states. Enforcing pandemic safety rules can be a delicate task for businesses.
A lifeguard wears a mask while overseeing the main beach in East Hampton, New York.
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