Airfares for Christmas travel up from last year
USA TODAY (blog)
For instance, It'll cost $406, on average, to travel to New York -- the website's second-most-popular destination after Orlando -- for Christmas, compared with $371 for the New Year. Hotel rates also are up in some cities. The average daily room rate ...
Medical Tourism Increases in Costa Rica
He estimates medical tourism alone brought $196 million to Costa Rica's health industry in 2011, with patients spending an additional $84 million in hotel accommodations, food and shopping. Trithardt's doctor, Ignacio Vargas, told Reuters that tourists ...
New Zealand Hopes for Tourism Boost From 'Hobbit'
Wall Street Journal
Tourist spending has dropped around 12% since the onset of the global financial crisis, partly because of a strong local currency. Meanwhile, the deepening economic crisis in Europe has curtailed long-haul travel, and the cost of flights has increased ...
The 10 Best Winter Getaways For Travelers On A Budget
"They have nice suite setups for families and a deal where you get water park passes for the days you are there, not just the nights," says Julie Sturgeon, owner of travelagency Curing Cold Feet in Indianapolis, referring to Great Wolf Lodge properties.
Qantas cuts ties with Tourism Australia over Dixon's consortium role
QANTAS has accused the head of Tourism Australia of trying to "unravel"' the airline's future plans, ending its 40-year partnership with the peak tourist body and suspending a $50 million marketing deal. The airline claims the body's boss, ex-Qantas ...
A Chinese opportunity that India Tourism misses
China's booming tourism market has, over the past few years, largely ignored India. Of the around 50 million Chinese who travel overseas every year spending some $40 billion, less than 1,00,000 travel to India on business and tourism, according to ...
After the storm, some travelers struggle for refunds | Travel Troubleshooter
The Seattle Times
The recent superstorm and series of nor'easters that slammed into the East Coast grounded tens of thousands of travelers, including Neil Weiss. Fortunately, most travel companies waived their usual rules, offering those delayed by the storms a refund ...
The Argument Against Pound-Foolish Travel - NYTimes.com
By By SETH KUGEL
One of the hardest parts of traveling on a shoestring is figuring out when not to save money. I call it Pound-Foolish Travel.
Mexico: Safer But Not Safe Says Travel Warning | Gadling.com
By Chris Owen
Casting a more positive light to illuminate efforts being taken to improve the situation, Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete of the Mexico Tourism Board said the protection of tourists "is at the pinnacle of importance to the Mexican government," reports the ...
Further Deregulation Could Vastly Improve US Air Travel - Business ...
By The Economist
THE deregulation of American air travel was a near-unqualified success for cost-conscious travellers, who can now fly across the country far more cheaply than in the era of heavy regulation. There are more flights and they cost less.
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