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Where's Everybody Going? The United Nations Provides Some Answers

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/20/2017, 10:15 AM

If you've been feeling more crowded than usual on vacation this year, it's not your imagination. The United Nations World Tourism Organization just released its tourism barometer report for the first four months of 2017, and it found that the number of overnight stays in destinations across the globe reached 396 million. That's some 22 million more than the same period for 2016. That growth reach...

The Case of the Missing Gift Certificate: Flying in the Age of Monopolies

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/15/2017, 1:15 AM

An airplane aisle separated the haves from the have nots. I’m not writing about the aisle separating business class and economy. No, in this case, the left-side of the plane, on a six hour flight from San Francisco to New York City, was in a 21st century crisis: our seatback monitors were on the fritz. The right hand side passengers were lulled into a stupor by visions of Americans who supposedly h...

Optimism and Drive Will Help Tardy Travelers Find Late-Summer Vacation Vacancies

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/27/2017, 12:00 AM

Think it's too late to book a summer trip to one of the top destinations in the U.S.? Think again, says Arthur Frommer....

Dates for Summer's Cheapest Airfares

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/20/2017, 4:00 AM

As you plan your summer travels, here's a day to circle on your calendar: June 6. That's when airfares should be at their lowest during the period from June through September, according to an analysis of thousands of flights, conducted by CheapAir.com.   The company's CEO, Jeff Klee, told Condé Nast Traveler that flights throughout the summer are expected to be less expensive than last...

Americans May Soon Need Visas to Travel to Europe

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/03/2017, 10:15 AM

A tit-for-tat spat could have significant consequences for travelers....

The Travel Press is Reporting the 'Trump Slump,' a Devastating Drop in Tourism to the United States

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 02/21/2017, 2:00 AM

Experts across the travel industry are warning that masses of tourists are being scared away from visiting the United States, and the loss of tourism jobs could be devastating....

Trump's Travel Ban Appears to Have Caused Drop in Flight Bookings to U.S.

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/13/2017, 5:00 AM

President Donald Trump wanted to ban travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries, but it looks like his executive order to that effect dissuaded international travelers from a whole bunch of other places from visiting the United States as well. From January 27, when the president signed the 90-day ban on nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria, to February 4, when ...

Homesick Hotline Plays Iconic U.S. Sounds for Americans Abroad

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/15/2016, 5:00 AM

If you're an American on an extended vacation overseas—or if you're planning a permanent relocation in response to the outcome of last month's presidential election—World Nomads has set up a service to cheer you up whenever homesickness strikes.  Simply call the travel insurance company's Homesick Hotline at 1-844-IMissUS (+001 844 464-7787; international rates apply), and you can listen t...

Though the Unusual Current Strength of the U.S. Dollar Is Harmful to the U.S. Economy, It Greatly Benefits the U.S. Traveler: A Moral Issue

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/09/2016, 12:00 AM

Across the globe—in Central America, Asia, Europe, and beyond—a dollar goes awfully far these days....

For Americans, the Conditions for International Travel Are Better Now Than They Have Been for Years

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/02/2016, 12:00 AM

From plunging airfares to a strong dollar, things couldn't get much better for Americans abroad....

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