China Spends Big on Holiday Travel, Movies and Cruises

China Spends Big on Holiday Travel, Movies and Cruises
Travel transactions were up 42 percent, with the government projecting that people will make 2.91 billion trips during the 40-day festival, which sets in motion the world's largest annual human migration. "The tourism market expanded rapidly, driven by …
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Is the Travel Industry Ignoring Black Travelers?
I travel a lot, and I do mean TRAVEL. In 2014, I visited 14 countries, from Beirut to Sri Lanka; that number fell to 12 in 2015, but I've already circumnavigated the globe in 2016 courtesy of a trip to Indonesia in January. I've logged over 3.5 million …
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​Hilton takes on online travel sites, debuts new 'book direct' marketing
Hoteliers throughout the industry have been pushing direct booking for the past few years in an attempt to avoid paying commissions to online travel agencies. Hilton says this is the largest marketing campaign in its 97-year history, though Weinstein …
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The biggest thing preventing humans from interstellar space travel
Jemison is the lead researcher on the 100 Year Starship project, a US government-funded study whose main task is drawing up the blueprint for the next 100 years of interstellar travel. It asks tomorrow's most pressing questions today, like: Where are …
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Crystal Cruises Wants to Dominate Luxury Travel On, Under, and Above the Water

Crystal Cruises Wants to Dominate Luxury Travel On, Under, and Above the Water
To Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO of Crystal Cruises, those words weren't just lip service for the journalists and VIPs gathered in the Seychelles recently, they're a rallying call for a brand that's won a raft of travel magazine reader polls since …
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A New Silence in Yellowstone's Winter Travel
From the heydays of snowmobile and snow coach travel in 2002, winter recreation visits to Yellowstone National Park have dropped more than 36 percent, or about 53,000 people, in the past 12 years. According to National Park Service records, winter …
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