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Memorial Day travel to increase 8 percent

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AAA Colorado projects the number of travelers in the Mountain region this Memorial Day weekend will increase 7.6 percent over 2009 with about 2.5 million residents taking a trip away from home. Nationwide, 32.1 million Americans will travel over the Memorial Day weekend, a 5.4 percent increase over last year when 30.5 million Americans traveled… Continue Reading Memorial Day travel to increase 8 percent

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As a group, Americans live up to the stereotype of being culturally ignorant. Only 20 percent of Americans have passports, almost half cannot locate the Pacific Ocean on a map and the United States is one of only a few countries in which someone can be considered well-educated without speaking a foreign language, said Windham… Continue Reading Cultural cluelessness on both sides of the pond

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Cuba travel means business for local agencies

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Local travel agencies believe the United State’s decision to open Cuba to tourist travel will boost their business – both for tourist and business travel. “Just to go, after it being closed for 50 years, I think it will gain a lot of interest,” said Russ Knight, manager at Globe Travel Services. “People are going… Continue Reading Cuba travel means business for local agencies

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Not all hotels are taking a chainsaw to their room rates to lure or hang on to customers. Choice Hotels International, hardly a marquee name in the hospitality world, and one that caters to frugal business travelers and vacationers who can live without afternoon high tea and 900-thread-count linens, claims it isn’t cutting prices to… Continue Reading Choice Hotels claims it isn’t discounting, but check for deals

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AAA Colorado reports that travel to Hawaii – one of Coloradoans’ top five annual getaway destinations – has become more affordable – due in part to the overall economy. The biggest savings this year can be found in Maui or Oahu where the average price for hotel and airfare from Denver for two people has… Continue Reading Colorado travelers finding Hawaii more affordable

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Midwest ends Kansas City service

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Midwest Airlines announced today that it will discontinue service between Colorado Springs and Kansas City on April 5. Midwest said its withdrawal from Colorado Springs is because of rising fuel prices and competition with other carriers. Midwest has provided two daily flights using 50-seat regional jets since July 2007. The flights are operated by SkyWest… Continue Reading Midwest ends Kansas City service

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Colorado Springs Airport sees price decrease

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The Colorado Springs Airport saw a 0.4 percent decrease in the cost of average domestic airfare between third quarter 2006 and third quarter 2007. The Pikes Peak region’s average fares, based on the latest statistics released this week by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, decreased slightly to $390.25, down from $391.93. For the same period,… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Airport sees price decrease

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People are moving out of the Great Lakes region and into the southern and western United States. That’s according to findings from United Van Lines’ 2007 “migration” study that tracks where its customers moved from and to the most popular destinations. The South emerged as a top migration spot in 2007. The list was headed… Continue Reading Americans moving south, west

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Holiday travelers undaunted by gas prices

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Increased prices for gas, airfares, hotels and rental cars won’t dissuade travelers from hitting the roads this holiday season. AAA Colorado projects that 65.2 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles away from home, a 0.7 percent increase from last year’s 64.7 million. Travelers, it seems, have become resilient to the challenges, said Sandra… Continue Reading Holiday travelers undaunted by gas prices

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Time running out to book holiday travel plans

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If you rather have fun in the sun rather than head home for the holiday season, you’d better finalize your travel plans soon. National polling results released this month indicate that nearly half of travel agency clients had begun booking holiday travel during July or earlier. All-inclusive resorts packages are the destination of choice this… Continue Reading Time running out to book holiday travel plans

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