How a travel agency is bouncing back from a devastating year

Aug 11, 2021
Denver travel agent Sarah Fazendin says clients are spending more on extras than they would have before the pandemic.
Sarah Fazendin, owner of Videre Travel, a Denver-based travel agency, with her family at Machu Picchu in Peru. Her business has seen a massive uptick in travelers looking to navigate changing COVID restrictions.
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Will the pandemic make the U.S. more of a vacation nation?

Jun 11, 2021
It's profoundly changed how Americans think about work and life, one sociologist says.
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Employers brace for vaccine vacation crunch

Apr 28, 2021
Americans are notorious for not taking vacations, but with so much pent-up demand, this year could be different.
Employers might receive a wave of employee time off requests in the near future, testing companies' flexibility.
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How do all-inclusive resorts make money?

Jan 28, 2021
Several economic theories are at play to make this counter-intuitive business model profitable.
People walk on the beach at Sandals Grande Antigua all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean.
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Unplugging from work is extra hard ... and needed this year

Dec 25, 2020
It can be harder to disconnect from work, when the home is also your office.
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"Glamping" gains popularity during this pandemic, but will it last?

Sep 21, 2020
Luxury camping companies are seeing a spike in profits as vacationers look for an alternative to flying and hotels.
"Glamping" tent interior with all the comforts of home, yet still in the outdoors.
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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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Why workers avoid taking time off

Jul 18, 2019
Ask a Manager's Alison Green is back answering questions about life at work.
Beachgoers take in the sun at a beach on the Baltic Sea in Sellin, Germany.
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American workers can suffer vacation guilt ... if they take vacations at all

Jul 12, 2019
Many vacation days are left untaken or spent tethered to devices.
Fewer than half of U.S. workers use their vacation days, a U.S. Travel Association survey says. Above, tourists sunbathe on the Magaluf beach in Mallorca.
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Cell phones are competition for an industry whose product is creating experiences for people to enjoy in the here and now, says Art Markman, University of Texas at Austin psychologist.
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