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Survey Shows Record-Breaking Increase in Leisure Travel

MMGY Global’s 2016 Portrait of American Travelers survey shows that Americans’ intent to travel increased 14 percentage points over 2015. Intent to spend on lodging, transportation, and entertainment is up 9 points, making 2016 a record year for leisure travel. ...

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How Zika Is Affecting Tourism

How Zika Is Affecting Tourism

Despite concerted efforts to raise awareness about the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease continues to have a negative impact on tourism in affected countries and territories, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, Mexico, Brazil, and Panama. Many travelers began rethinking ...

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U.S. Expects Strong Summer Travel Season

It looks like it will be a good summer for U.S. travel. Low gas prices, strong consumer confidence, and growing domestic and international leisure travel will combine to create a particularly fruitful season, reports Hotel News Now. Affordable gasoline allows ...

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Television, Social Media Sway Travelers the Most

A YouGov survey of more than 10,000 travelers in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia revealed that 75 percent said television shows and Facebook content were the most influential channels when it came to choosing a travel destination. ...

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Summer Travel Spending Higher Than Holidays

Adobe Digital Index’s 2016 Travel Report has revealed good news for hoteliers: Americans spend more on summer travel than on holiday shopping. Travel spending is expected to reach $3.05 billion over Memorial Day weekend, while Cyber Monday sales only reached ...

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