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Editorial: 2 easy ways to reduce air travel hassles
from USA Today
With the holiday season officially upon us, millions of Americans are filled with the spirit of generous giving. Unfortunately, this time of year increasingly is filled with another spirit — the dread of air travel. For those of us without a magical red sleigh, the hassles of trudging through security screening and shoving carry-on bags through the checkpoint are becoming too great. This, in turn, is keeping many Americans at home for the holidays. It doesn't have to be this way. More
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Holiday blues: 39 percent don't want to fly
from U.S. News & World Report
If the thought of traveling during the Christmas holidays makes you ill, you're in good company. A new travel industry survey finds that 39 percent would rather take the bus than fly. More
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Delayed flights, packed planes can test holiday cheer
from USA Today
If you plan on flying during the week before Christmas, prepare yourself. Volatile weather and packed planes make the Christmas and New Year's season one of the trickiest times of the year for air travel. Airlines for America, the U.S. airline industry's trade organization, is predicting slightly more than 43 million air travelers in the 21-day period surrounding Christmas and New Year's, a slight drop from last year because of energy prices and reduced household wealth. That averages to about 2 million air travelers a day. More
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AAA: US holiday travel to reach 5-year high
from Bloomberg Businessweek
U.S. travel during the Christmas and New Year's holiday weekends will increase 1.4 percent from 2010 to the highest level in five years, AAA said. Approximately 91.9 million people will journey 50 miles or more from home during the holiday period, which runs from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2, according to the forecast from the nation's biggest motoring organization. That's up from 90.7 million a year earlier and the third consecutive increase. More
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TSA opens way to slimmed-down security process
from Las Vegas Review-Journal
A small share of the people departing through Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport now can pass through a slimmed down but little-known security process. The Transportation Security Administration, the federal agency that handles the screening, formally opened its PreCheck line at one McCarran International concourse in December. More
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Cross-border plan designed to spur inbound tourism
from Travel Market Report
A "Beyond the Border Action Plan" announced by the U.S. and Canada demonstrates how North American governments can work together effectively to promote the travel industry. That's what North American tourism officials told travel agents and tour packagers attending the NTA Convention in Las Vegas. More
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Tourists stuff suitcases at outlet malls
from Orlando Sentinel
Carting a suitcase behind her, Camilla Nunes looked like a typical tourist — except she was strolling down the walkway of an Orlando, Fla., outlet mall instead of a hotel lobby. More
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TSA chief in favor of advocates at all airports
from The Associated Press via The Sacramento Bee
The Transportation Security Administration is in favor of expanding a program that would have consumer advocates at all the nation's airports, the head of the agency said recently. More
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Governor wants tourism funds restored from surplus budget
from Capitol Media Services via Verde Independent
With the first budget surplus in years, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she wants lawmakers to restore funding to promote tourism. The governor said the Arizona Office of Tourism has had to limp along for years solely with proceeds earmarked from the state's share of tribal gaming profits and taxes on car rentals and hotel rooms. The result, Brewer said, is the state is not doing all it can to get visitors — and their dollars — from other states and countries. More
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