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Link Friday: The 2017 Travel Outlook Edition

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Kate

All we knew for sure in 2016 was we wanted it to be over. Well, it’s 2017 now and it’s time to take a look at what the world of travel holds for us in this brand new year.

  • A third of American adults are up for taking more time off in 2017, compared to last year. One of the trends you can expect is more “last-chance” trips to places that are on the brink thanks to climate change. Womp, womp.
  • 2017 could be a year of changes when it comes to travel. Check out this article that lays out what you’ll see different in airplanes, airports, theme parks and hotels.
  • Vogue says “transformational travel” will be the hot travel trend this year. They define it as, “travel motivated and defined by a shift in perspective, self-reflection and development, and a deeper communion with nature and culture.” Read more about this zen trend here.
  • Other things you’ll see in 2017: lower airfares (but higher added on fees), continued growth of Airbnb type lodging, and bargains to Europe (so long as the euro continues its struggles).

Link Friday: The Terrorism & Travel Edition

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016 by Kate

Some big time travel destinations have been affected by terrorism lately, which begs the question, how is it affecting tourism?

Link Friday: European Travel

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015 by Kate

Summer travel is expected to reach record levels this year. And as it turns out, European travel is the most affordable it’s been in years as well.

  • That’s because the euro is falling fast against the dollar. And the U.S. economy is doing better than Europe’s. All this translates into a better deal for travelers.
  • Better deals mean bigger crowds though, so visitors need to plan ahead – buy your tickets in advance whenever possible, prepare for lines and consider visiting some more obscure attractions.
  • The cost, of course, depends in part on where you leave the U.S. from. And that price can vary by hundreds of dollars, even when you’re talking all major departure cities.
  • Word is Istanbul is the cheapest European place to visit this summer, but Romania and Poland are top contenders too. Check out this chart for the average costs of a week-long trip to different cities in Europe.