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Is the Staycation Over? KAYAK Survey Finds People Will Travel Far and Wide in 2009

PRNewswire NORWALK, Conn., May 11, 2009 — Despite the economy, 95 percent of the more than 4,100 people who participated in KAYAK’s Annual Summer Travel Survey plan to travel this summer. More than 41 percent said the recession did not affect their summer plans in any way — which is double the number from KAYAK’s 2008 survey. “Thanks to an abundance of travel deals, last year’s Staycation trend appears to be over as we’re seeing

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Survey: 85 Percent of Travelers Will Book a Hotel this Summer; 65 Percent Plan to Visit a US City

PRNewswire NORWALK, Conn., May 20, 2009 — Despite the recession, 85 percent of travelers plan to stay in a hotel this summer, according to a recent survey conducted by TravelPost, the most comprehensive hotel information site on the Web. “TravelPost users say they’re going to travel in spite of the recession, but 79 percent said they’re working harder to get more for their money,” said Brian Harniman, EVP of Marketing. “People will put more time

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Tips for Fantastic Summer Road Trips

The summer road trip is an American tradition. Each year, families across the country pack up their belongings and brave the roads to visit relatives, explore national parks and snap family photos at popular tourist destinations. Before departing on this year’s family road trip, make sure that your vehicle is in proper working order by following a few important maintenance tips.

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Do you need to ‘Seize the Summer’ and take a trip?

All that bad news that tops the nightly newscasts and leads the daily newspaper might be enough to make most people put off any leisure travel. But, is it time to take a trip? That’s what AAA is asking. Acknowledging that “it’s time to separate general economic anxiety from personal financial reality” and “travel decisions are not always about dollars and cents,” AAA is urging would-be travelers to take a quick quiz and “Seize the

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Swine flu, Mexico, and I’m going to the Caribbean

With swine flu and its connection to Mexico dominating the headlines, it’s no wonder a number of travelers are looking for an alternate destination this summer. Caribbean destinations may benefit, according to new trend data from TripAdvisor. According to TripAdvisor, Mexican hotels have seen an average 50 percent drop in page views between April 27 and April 30 (a Monday through Thursday) compared to the same time period a week earlier. Concurrently, Caribbean hotels saw