Articles tagged “road trips”

Wisconsin Builds Momentum as Destination Golfers’ Paradise

Wisconsin Builds Momentum as Destination Golfers’ Paradise

Michael Croley, Bloomberg

Golf has become big business in Wisconsin. The Badger State may be famed for its "frozen tundra" during fall football season, but come summer it richly rewards destination golfers, who no longer need to head across the pond.

2 months ago

Travel Advisors Take New Route on Classic American Road Trips

Travel Advisors Take New Route on Classic American Road Trips

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The classic American road trip is being revamped for more affluent and sophisticated travelers. Improved accommodations and amenities are a far cry from what many clients may recall from childhood.

2 months ago

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

Paul Biasco, Skift

As well-traveled Americans and international visitors look for their next adventures, travel advisors are pointing them to the allures of the open road. Fueled by an increase in high-end lodging options in the American West, more luxury travelers will shift gears and opt for driving rather than flying.

2 months ago

Airstream’s New Mini-Models May Be Driving a Bump in Sales

Airstream’s New Mini-Models May Be Driving a Bump in Sales

Kyle Stock, Bloomberg

Airstream's luxe camp trailer may appeal to a wider customer base beyond baby boomers, but much of that younger demographic is also interested in sharing rather than owning.

3 months ago

Smithsonian Explores History of Black Leisure Travel With New Documentary

Smithsonian Explores History of Black Leisure Travel With New Documentary

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The Green Book helped black Americans move about safely during segregation, but it also sparked the growth of black leisure travel and fueled entrepreneurship in the community for years to come.

6 months ago

5 Great Summer Reads From Skift

5 Great Summer Reads From Skift

Tom Lowry, Skift

It's summer. Slow down. Take a breath. And catch up with some of Skift's best deep dives and enterprise stories so far in 2018.

1 year ago

Old-Fashioned Road Trips Are Back in Style in the U.S.

Old-Fashioned Road Trips Are Back in Style in the U.S.

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

If you own a car in the U.S. and your vacation time has even slightly recovered since the recession, it would be an utter mystery if you don't road trip regularly for leisure. 1950s nostalgia aside, road trips are practical and accessible.

1 year ago

The Lure of the Luxury Road Trip

The Lure of the Luxury Road Trip

Patrick Whyte, Skift

From Thelma and Louise to the music of Bruce Springsteen, traveling by road across the United States is ingrained in popular culture. And now there are plenty of travel companies out there catering to luxury tourists who want to enjoy this experience.

1 year ago

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Road trips in the United States are statistically on the rise due to both economic and cultural factors. These vacations have incredible potential to reflect what's simmering beneath the surface of contemporary America.

1 year ago

U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

Barbara Powell, Bloomberg

The price of gas for U.S. drivers is heading back to 2014 levels. Experts think road trippers will cut back on their dining spend, even if the wider U.S. economy won't feel a huge impact.

1 year ago

Iranians’ Vacations Are Surging During Holiday Break

Iranians’ Vacations Are Surging During Holiday Break

Arsalan Shahla, Ladane Nasseri, and Anthony DiPaola, Bloomberg

Like the Lunar New Year in China, Iran's holiday could increasingly strain its infrastructure. Anyone who can offer a smoother, quicker travel experience for these families could make some money.

1 year ago

U.S. is Poised For Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2005

U.S. is Poised For Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2005

Barbara Powell, Bloomberg

Many U.S. travelers' stomachs will be full next week, but their wallets not so much as they'll need to cough up more cash for gas for Thanksgiving road trips. But unlike vacation road trips that are more discretionary, many travelers wouldn't cancel their Thanksgiving plans because of gas, and will bite the bullet.

2 years ago