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The U.S. May See Its Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2007

The U.S. May See Its Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2007

David Koenig, Associated Press

Interesting fact: Gas prices are almost exactly where they were eight years ago.

3 weeks ago

Thanksgiving Travel Weekend Will Be Busiest Since 2007

Thanksgiving Travel Weekend Will Be Busiest Since 2007

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

If airfares were lower, and more flights were available, maybe more Americans would travel during Thanksgiving.

1 year ago

Labor Day Travelers Can Expect Lowest Gas Prices in a Decade

Labor Day Travelers Can Expect Lowest Gas Prices in a Decade

Dan Peltier, Skift

Labor Day is one of the iconic U.S. drive holidays and if Americans have saved about $500 per household on cheaper gas so far this year, that's extra money hotels, airlines and destinations can compete for.

1 year ago

What’s the Value of a Hotel Star Rating in a TripAdvisor World?

What’s the Value of a Hotel Star Rating in a TripAdvisor World?

Dan Peltier, Skift

While a five-star rating still signals that a property has class, it's not always sufficient in making clear what guests can expect beyond the high-quality service and amenities.

1 year ago

The Most Successful Trip Planning App Still Comes in a Paper Version

The Most Successful Trip Planning App Still Comes in a Paper Version

Dan Peltier, Skift

Old school isn't always a nostalgic, vintage throwback. Sometimes it's just the smartest way to do things.

2 years ago

U.S. Motorists May Save $75 Billion on Gas Next Year

U.S. Motorists May Save $75 Billion on Gas Next Year

Mario Parker, Bloomberg

Great news for road trippers, the RV industry, and commuters. Bad news for states and countries that have based their economies on oil.

2 years ago

The Paper Map Companies That Just Won’t Quit

The Paper Map Companies That Just Won’t Quit

Korky Vann, The Hartford Courant

There are of course many people who still use paper maps. But that number is shrinking rapidly and isn't coming back.

2 years ago

AAA Predicts 36.1 Million People in U.S. Will Travel For Memorial Day Weekend

AAA Predicts 36.1 Million People in U.S. Will Travel For Memorial Day Weekend

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press

Airplane tickets, hotel stays and car rentals are all expected to be more expensive this Memorial Day weekend compared to the holiday weekend last year. About the only bright spot on that front is that gas prices are expected to be lower, and the vast majority of travelers will get from point A to point B by car.

3 years ago

AAA Predicts Biggest Labor Day Travel Weekend Since the Recession

AAA Predicts Biggest Labor Day Travel Weekend Since the Recession

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Skift

If you find yourself stuck in traffic and frustrated that first weekend of September, blame the economic recovery.

3 years ago

Hotel room size matters for AAA Five Diamond ratings as The Greenbrier drops off

Hotel room size matters for AAA Five Diamond ratings as The Greenbrier drops off

John Raby, The Associated Press

Hey, four diamonds ain't bad, either, for The Greenbrier or any other hotel.

4 years ago

This will be the busiest holiday travel period in the past six years, says AAA

This will be the busiest holiday travel period in the past six years, says AAA

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

A similar story to the Thanksgiving travel period when passengers began feeling the impact of airlines cutting capacity and trying to increase yields throughout all of 2012.

4 years ago