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Disney World Suspends Sales of Most Annual Passes

November 24, 2021

Disney World has temporarily stopped new sales of most of its annual passes. The only pass that can still be purchased is the $399 Disney Pixie Dust Pass, which is only offered to Florida residents. However, all passes remain available for current passholders who want to renew. The pause on annual pass sales are expected…

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American Airlines Targets Business Travelers

November 19, 2021

American Airlines recently revealed plans to introduce a new “Main Select” airfare option, targeting business travelers on its high frequency business routes. The fare will be refundable and will include priority boarding and check-in, access to all Main Cabin seats, and will include Main Cabin Extra and free same-day flight changes. Routes that will feature…

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Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

November 19, 2021

AAA forecasts that 4.2 million Americans will travel by air this Thanksgiving holiday, an 83% increase from last year and only a 9% decrease from 2019. Even with air travel seeing a boost this year, average airfares are 27.3% lower than last year. On the other hand, hotel and car rental prices have gone up…

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Airbnb Q3 Revenue Sets New Record

November 15, 2021

Airbnb is reporting its strongest quarter ever in Q3 this year, with revenue topping $2.2 billion – a 36% jump over the same pre-pandemic period in 2019 (+70% from 2020’s $1.3 billion). Here are some booking insights the company provided: Travel outside of urban destinations has grown, with gross nights booked within 300 miles of…

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Increasing Gas Prices Aren’t Deterring Drivers

November 4, 2021

As shown below, gas prices have been steadily increasing, costing roughly $1.22 per gallon more now than a year ago. This does not appear to be deterring drivers. In fact, strong demand is hitting U.S. stockpiles hard, while production is still slow because of the pandemic, sending the price of crude oil up, according to…

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What’s Worrying Travelers Most Right Now

October 27, 2021

While COVID-19 infection has been the primary concern for travelers for the past year and a half, the pandemic has given rise to other obstacles and concerns indirectly – including travel costs, staffing shortages, fluctuating restrictions and the need to locate and schedule testing upon arrival to certain destinations. Understandably, these concerns have led to…

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2022 Travel Is On

October 27, 2021

According to a new study conducted by Rakuten Advertising, 71% of all travelers (both short and long distance) plan to book travel for 2022, and of those travelers 4 of 5 plan to spend the same amount of money, if not more, on those trips. Additional insights include: More than half (56%) of travelers do…

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United Airlines No Longer Charging Bicycle Fees

October 15, 2021

United Airlines has recently made a lot of friends among cycling enthusiasts, as the airline has eliminated fees for passengers traveling with their bicycles. The airline is joining the movement already started by American and Delta, underscoring the cycling trend that has exploded during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is welcome news for the cycling community…

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Six Flags Announces Partnership with Clear for Vaccination Verification

October 15, 2021

Six Flags recently announced a partnership with secure identity company Clear that will help guests share their proof of Covid-19 vaccination in order to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain. Starting this month, on days designated as “mega events,” all guests are able to use the Clear app and digital vaccine card feature for proof of…

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Gas, Heat Prices Expect to Jump This Winter

October 15, 2021

As Americans continue to cook, do laundry and use more electricity at home amid the pandemic, utility bill prices are predicted to rise this winter – by at least 30%. Even as residents work to lower electricity consumption, the cost to heat homes is going up. The Natural Gas Association told Good Morning America in…

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