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AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

According to a report by the Denver Business Journal, 665,000 Coloradans will travel 50 miles or more over the long Independence Day weekend. The forecast was prepared by AAA Colorado and IHS Inc.’s Douglas County branch. That number is up nearly 1 percent from the same weekend last year. According to AAA Travel, 41 million… Continue Reading AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

Careers in the travel industry have always seemed glamorous. Now a study — conducted by the U.S. Travel Association —  says they pay well, too. Workers who begin their careers in travel achieve higher wages, have greater access to educational opportunities and enjoy better career progression, according to a study of more than 30 years… Continue Reading Travel industry tooting its own horn over jobs, salaries

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The government says the number of long delays in July involving planes stuck on airport tarmacs was more than the previous eight months combined. Twenty eight planes were stuck on the ground at U.S. airports for more than three hours that month, the height of the summer travel season. Eighteen of those planes were operated… Continue Reading Long flight delays soared in July

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More people in the mountain states are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend than last year. An estimated 2.7 million will load up the car and take off for a long weekend. They won’t go too far. They are expected to travel shorter distances – about 677 miles compared to last year’s Memorial Day… Continue Reading Mountain states expect 2.7 million travelers this weekend

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Travel expert Rick Steves to visit the Springs

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There is a way to breeze past the long lines at Rome’s Colosseum and get right in without a wait. Travel aficionado Rick Steves will be in Colorado Springs March 7 to share his secrets on the best way to beat the crowds at some of the world’s busiest tourist destinations in a presentation hosted… Continue Reading Travel expert Rick Steves to visit the Springs

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Thanksgiving travel expected to jump 4 percent

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This Thanksgiving, 42.5 million people in the United States are expected to hit the road to visit family and friends — the highest number of holiday travelers since the start of the recession. Travel tracker AAA says that 4 percent more Americans than last year will journey at least 50 miles from home, with about… Continue Reading Thanksgiving travel expected to jump 4 percent

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Business travelers don’t like to take off their shoes at the airport. This is one thing nearly 30 percent of business travel agents wish they could change in airport security, according to Travel Leaders Fall Travel Trend Survey released today. About 450 travel owners, managers and frontline travel agents were surveyed in August to find… Continue Reading Travelers bugged by post-9/11 airport security rules

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CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is expected to draw 1 million spectators to Colorado Springs when it gets under way Aug 22. And that is likely to cause traffic snarls. Here’s a list of roads and highways to avoid between noon and 4:30 p.m. that day, as well as suggested alternate routes. U.S. 24 and… Continue Reading CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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With the price of gas above $3.50 a gallon in all but one state, there are signs that Americans are cutting back on driving, reversing a steady increase in demand for fuel as the economy improves. Gas sales have fallen for five straight weeks, the first time that has happened since November, according to MasterCard… Continue Reading Drivers start to cut back on gas as prices rise

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Colorado lawmakers are considering a measure that would restrict the travel of state-chartered agencies. Rep. Sal Pace says the bill is aimed at the workers’ compensation insurer Pinnacol Assurance, which spent thousands of dollars on a golf outing for executives. But other agencies that use taxpayer dollars are complaining that the Pueblo Democrat’s proposed rules… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers consider travel spending limits

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