Hotels, among the first businesses hit by COVID-19, are still less than half full

Jul 31, 2020
In the peak summer season, hotels are usually at least 80% full.
Since the pandemic started, about 1 in 3 hotel workers have been laid off and not called back, said Nick Bunker at the Indeed Hiring Lab.
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Competition propels global airlines into smaller cities

Nov 21, 2018
Seeking less competition, global airlines are opening stops in smaller cities. But can the new routes survive?
A scene from a WOW air promotional video commemorating the start of service to/from Cleveland Hopkins Airport this past May. Less than six months later, WOW air announced that it was pulling out of Cleveland. 
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Long distance buses are making a comeback

Jul 31, 2018
When it comes to traveling between major cities, trains, planes and automobiles are the usual go-tos, but buses are beginning to make a comeback. Amid rising gas prices and increasing airfares, companies offering bus services for trips of 200 to 400…
A passenger bus is parked on display at the launch of the German bus company FlixBus on May 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Rising gas prices could drive some to change travel plans

Jun 14, 2018
Gas prices are on the rise just in time for summer travel. But will that give drivers second thoughts about hitting the road during the summer vacation season? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Gas prices head north before holiday

May 23, 2018
We’re only a few days away from Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel days of the year. More than 41 million Americans are expected to hit the road. You know where you’re going? Are you going to drive…

Planning ahead might be key to avoid getting sick on your next trip

Feb 8, 2018
We get a few tips on how to avoid getting sick when you have to travel during this flu season.
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Not so fast: Climate change will slow air travel

Jan 1, 2018
Extreme weather means more challenges for airlines getting planes in the air. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

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Capitalizing on consoles: the Arcade Hotel in Amsterdam

Feb 2, 2016
Travel to the Netherlands ... and back in time.
An Atari Pinball Breakaway retro games console. The Arcade Hotel in Amsterdam is banking on nostalgia for vintage gaming systems like these to attract customers.
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How to make airports cool -- and profitable

Nov 28, 2013
Airports used to be dull, grey boxes we had to pass through to get from one place to another.

Bus travel picks up speed in Midwest

Dec 27, 2012
There’s a new trend emerging that is rivaling the car and even some airlines.