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A Strong U.S. Dollar Means Transformation (For the Better) of the American Travel Experience in Many Countries

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 08/22/2015, 5:15 PM

Contrary to the predictions of numerous conservative politicians who felt that the Administration's policies would weaken the dollar, the exact opposite has occurred: The U.S. dollar is today stronger than in any recent times. The result is a travel bonanza for Americans vacationing in the following countries:      CANADA: Surprisingly, and for reasons no one can explain, the Canadian...

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...

The Growing Strength of the U.S. Dollar May Turn 2015 Into a Halcyon Period for American Tourists

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/08/2015, 2:45 AM

       Although the remarkable recent rise in the value  of the U.S. Dollar has made headlines, hardly anyone has commented on the impact of that development on international travel by Americans. Hence this blog.        In Western Europe and Japan, in Turkey and Russia, in India and Australia, in numerous smaller nations, the local currency has plummeted against the Dollar---...

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