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Travel Dollars 2011

  • Going Places Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
    Travel Dollars - A CNBC Special Report

    The global travel industry is coming off of one of its worst downturns in history. Now, from corporate road warriors to families in minivans, people are on the move again. Check out our special report on the travel business.

  • Business Travel On The Rebound Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    After putting the kibosh on travel spending during much of the economic recession, Corporate America is back out on the road, but look for the best growth rates in emerging-market regions.

  • Staycation or USAcation For This Summer? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    High energy prices, expensive air fares, natural disasters, security concerns, high unemployment and a weak dollar may all keep Americans at home. The question is whether it literally means their own home.

  • Internet Corners The Travel Booking Market Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:45 AM ET
    Orbitz

    Everyone seems to be traveling these days and companies and consumers alike are using the Internet and social media more than ever.

  • Now 30 Years Old, Frequent Flier Plans Draw Ire Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    Passengers are pictured at Check-In desks at London's Heathrow airport.

    With literally billions of miles chasing a scarcity of cheap seats, complaints are rampant. Ever-changing fees, blackout dates and other restrictions are adding to the discontent.

  • Apps for Traveling Smarter Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    Whether you’re a leisure traveler or a corporate road warrior, you’ll find a wealth of mobile apps to help make your journeys more productive and enjoyable. The problem? There are about 350,000,

  • China's Hotel Boom Catches A Second Wind Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    Not only are hordes of internatonal tourists visiting the big name cities, a new generation of domestic travelers are discovering China's second- and third-tier cities.

  • Deregulation Could Fund Face Lift For U.S. Airports
    By: Mark Koba
    Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Aerial Photo of Branson Airport near Branson Missouri.

    The lack of a free market for U.S. airports has many industry  analysts calling for a dramatic change—deregulation. But one recent attempt for privatization  failed,  leaving the concept up in the air.

  • Eco-Tourism: No Longer Just The Rich & Fashionable Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
    Cuzco, Peru

    Like other parts of the travel industry, eco-tourism was hammered by the global recession but is on the comeback trail, as operators expand beyond its traditional high-end core.

  • Summer Travel Sizzler Stocks Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
    Beach

    The summer season is almost here and the Air Transport Association of America (ATA), estimates that an average 2.4 million people will fly every day this summer. Could investors benefit from an increase in travel demand?

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  • Potentially Dangerous Places For US Tourists Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    Summer is the time when the most Americans travel abroad. Some visit family and friends; others simply sightsee. Our neighbors Mexico and Canada are by far the most popular. The U.K. is a distinct third, while Germany, Italy and France are fairly close together in occupying spots 4-6. In all, the government tracks visitors to the top 38. Some travelers like to go to more exotic and far - flung destinations, very few of which make it onto that list. There's another travel list kept by the governm

    Summer is the time when the most Americans travel abroad. But US travelers should be aware of the State Department's list of countries carrying a travel warning. Learn more.

  • Hotels Owned by Celebrities Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:07 PM ET
    You know how it is: while traveling on vacation, you become enraptured with a special location, so you buy the property and build a resort there. Ho-hum. What’s that, you say? That’s never happened to you? Well, it  happened on more than one occasion with more than one celebrity, as demonstrated with the following collection of lodgings. In these hotels, resorts, and one personal beach house, the owners range from musicians to fashion personalities to stars from Hollywood and television. (Please

    In these hotels, resorts, and one personal beach house, the owners range from musicians to fashion personalities to stars from Hollywood and television.

  • Most Walkable Cities Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 6:50 PM ET
    With the birth of the automobile came suburban sprawl, but today, there’s an increasing movement toward more walkable cities.“I think people would rather not be in their cars,” said Jim Chrisman, senior vice president of development at  a highly walkable neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. “There are plenty of cities that are very walkablebut they’re not always pedestrian-friendly. If you can make it pleasant, that’s a place people will want to go.”So what makes a city walkable?“Typically, there i

    With the birth of the automobile came suburban sprawl, but today, there’s an increasing movement toward more walkable cities.Here are the 10 most walkable cities in America.

  • America's Happiest Cities Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 1:25 PM ET
    If the recession or life in general has got you feeling down, you may want to consider moving to a happier place to live.

    A new study reveals the happiest metro areas in the United States. Is your metro area on the list? Click to find out!

  • Riskiest Places to Use Your Credit Card Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 2:12 PM ET
    Even if you use the utmost caution, you can still be a victim of credit card fraud. Credit card companies and banks are more and more often putting the onus of catching phony or incorrect credit card charges on the consumer.The most important thing is to check your billing statment, of course. And there are organizations like Creditcards.com that offer tips on how to keep your cards safe as well. Here, we take a look at 10 of the riskiest places you might use your card, according to , and what y

    Even if you use the utmost caution, you can still be a victim of credit card fraud. We show you where your credit cards are most and risk, and what you can do to keep them safe.

  • The Best Places To Retire Outside the US Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:31 PM ET
    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s thanks to two main factors: the Internet and the economy. The Internet has provided some much-needed connectivity and the economy has priced many retirees out of warm-weather cities in the U.S. “You can live better for less in a tropical paradise,” said Dan Prescher, the special projects editor for International Living magazine. “All you have to do is think outside the border.” found 10 of the best places to reti

    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s becoming more common. AARP found 10 of the best places to retire outside the U.S. Check out the list!

  • America's Most Dangerous Cities For Drivers Friday, 14 May 2010 | 3:55 PM ET
    Think you share the road with some bad drivers? As it turns out, some cities around the US have roads that are far more dangerous than others. Recently, conducted an analysis of the cities that have the highest proportion of its residents claiming a prior accident when searching for an auto insurance quote. The rankings are based on the information people must supply in seeking an insurance quote. Getting into even a small accident can result in increased insurance premiums. Insurance.com CEO Ro

    Think you share the road with some bad drivers? As it turns out, some cities around the US have roads that are far more dangerous than others.

  • The 10 Cleanest Cities Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 9:27 PM ET
    Cities are not exactly synonymous with cleanliness; so how to determine which are the closest to that ideal? Ireland and Australia have their annual Tidy Town competitions, but it takes more than an attractive square and an effective anti-litter campaign for large metropolitan areas to be considered tidy.Each year, the consulting, outsourcing and investment firm Mercer ranks cities worldwide in its . The 2010 survey crunched data from 221 cities. Drawing from this data, Mercer also compiles an e

    Each year, the consulting, outsourcing and investment firm Mercer ranks cities worldwide in its Quality of Living Survey. Here are the 10 cleanest cities.

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