June 28, 2000 |
Americans are bent on travel this summer, and apparently it's going to take more than steep gas prices and higher air fares to thwart their plans, travel industry observers say. Across the country, average gasoline prices are about 50 cents higher than they were a year ago, topping $1.65 a gallon. At the same time, average round-trip air fares nationwide have increased about 3%, with sales and discounts by major air carriers few and far between.
May 17, 2000
* The Commerce Department projects more than 51 million foreign visitors will travel to the U.S. this year as projected economic growth in Asia and strengthening Latin American currencies boost travel.
April 16, 2000
Most states and U.S. territories have tourism offices to provide assistance to visitors. If requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. ALABAMA: Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, Montgomery, AL 36104; telephone (800) 252-2262 or (334) 242-4169, fax (334) 242-4554, www.touralabama.org. ALASKA: Alaska Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 110801, Juneau, AK 99811-0801; tel. (907) 465-2010, fax (907) 465-2287, www.dced.state.ak.us/tourism.
May 31, 1999 |
Second-grade teacher Susan Iery and her family plan to pack their suitcases and swimsuits to drive from Manchester, Ohio, to Disney World this summer on a vacation that is more expensive than usual. An Associated Press poll suggests there are plenty more vacationers like her this year. Almost one-quarter of those surveyed in an AP poll conducted by ICR of Media, Pa., say they expect to spend more on getaways than they did a year ago.
May 12, 1999 |
Buoyed by a strong economy and stock market, Americans will be vacationing within the United States in record numbers this summer, travel industry groups said Tuesday. U.S. vacationers plan to take 271 million trips of 100 miles or more this summer, a 4% increase from last year, the Travel Industry Assn. of America said in its annual forecast. The group along with AAA polled 1,000 Americans in April.
May 11, 1999 |
Amid the strife in Kosovo and as thousands of U.S. troops begin to cross the Atlantic, millions of American tourists are facing a deployment decision of their own: Stick with their summer European vacation plans? Cancel them? Reroute them? Billions of tourist dollars hang in the balance.