Strong dollar to boost travel abroad, Marriott

A pedestrian walks past the Marriott New York Marquis hotel, Feb. 11, 2009.
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A pedestrian walks past the Marriott New York Marquis hotel, Feb. 11, 2009.

Bolstered by an improving U.S. economy, the dollar is once again growing strong enough to make a trip overseas attractive for Americans.

"I don't think there's any doubt that a strong U.S. dollar coupled with lower fuel costs encourages more travel, both domestically and abroad," said John Caruso, senior market strategist at RJO Futures. "In recent past years this has been a major deterrent to U.S. travel abroad."

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