What happens to Thomas Cook customers now?

Sep 24, 2019
The British government has repatriated about 8% of the 155,000 UK citizens who were abroad on vacations when the 178-year old travel-booking company went bust.
The service desk of British tour operator Thomas Cook is closed at Tegel airport in Berlin on Sept. 23, 2019.
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Vacation rental sites are helping to save French châteaux

Jan 9, 2018
Vacation rental websites like Airbnb are providing much needed renovation funds for owners of historic châteaux.
Petit-Bé Fort, which is available for stays through Airbnb.
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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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The middle class vacation squeeze

Jul 14, 2016
Taking an annual out-of-town vacation is a mark of middle-class attainment in the U.S. But about 1 in 4 households haven't managed to get away for a week or more — in five years.
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Cruise ships: A luxury for the rest of us

Jan 25, 2013
Royal Caribbean president and CEO Adam Goldstein tells Marketplace who's taking cruise vacations and why.

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