January 23, 2001 |
The hospitality and travel industry should expect to see the number of travelers 55 years and older increase considerably within the next several years as the baby boom generation--the largest domestic travel demographic--begins to hit late middle age, according to a Travel Industry Assn. of America report. The TIA found that in 1999, travelers 55 and older took nearly 179 million domestic and international trips, a 5% increase for the same age group in 1994.
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.
April 16, 2000
ALABAMA Tuscaloosa--Roz Salzman, Los Angeles: "Crimson Inn, 1509 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa 35401; telephone (205) 758-3483. First and only B&B in town. Restored 75-year-old home near University of Alabama." Rate: $100, with full breakfast. CALIFORNIA Albion--Susan Poprock, Camarillo: "Fensalden Inn, 33810 Navarro Ridge Road, Albion 95410; tel. (800) 959-3850, Internet http://www.fensalden.com.
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.