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Hoteliers and Tour Operators Now Candidly Admit to a Drop-Off in Travel to Europe, Which—Paradoxically—Creates Opportunities for Americans Determined to Vacation There

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/29/2016, 5:00 PM

Nice, France (photo credit: Mbighin/Dreamstime.com)        They have finally admitted it.  After weeks of denying that recent terrorist attacks have reduced tourism both to, and within, Europe, a number of prominent figures in travel have candidly described the undeniable declines in bookings for accommodations and flights all throughout the continent.  In some countries, like Tur...

On the Eve of What Will Undoubtedly be a Record-Breaking Summer Travel Season, Here Are Some Europe-Related Observations

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/18/2015, 3:30 PM

         We are on the brink of the summer travel season, best known as the Summer of the Strong Dollar.  For the first time in many years, American vacationers are enjoying an edge--a definite edge--in the costs they encounter in locations ranging from Europe to Japan to South America.  To Europe especially, and despite sporadic reports that the European economy is improving, the Euro...

Now That the Cost of Travel Within Europe Has Been Lowered Through the Decline In the Value of the Euro, Why Not Consider a Longer Trip There?

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/08/2015, 7:30 PM

         The sharp, recent decline in the value of the European currency, the Euro, has convinced a large number of Americans that they can now consider not simply a short, inexpensive, one-city trip to a single European city, but a longer trip of three or more weeks to a number of European nations.  I couldn’t be happier over that realization, so highly do I value the benefits of wide...

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