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The battle over Open Skies forces US tourism industry to choose sides
Skift
As airlines in the United States push for a review of established Open Skies treaties, a conflict has developed between the interests of select aviation industry groups and those of U.S. travel and tourism organizations. The U.S.'s three major carriers, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines, which, after mass industry consolidation in recent years, control the bulk of the nation's domestic and international traffic, have recently appealed to the White House asking for limits on Gulf carriers and protested the Open Skies bid from Norwegian Air International (NAI).
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The price of unused vacation time: $224 billion
The Wall Street Journal
Americans are throwing away $52.4 billion every year because they won't take time off from work. That is one finding in recent research on vacation time conducted by Oxford Economics, an economic analysis firm. Not only does our collective reluctance to go on vacation result in burnout, it can also affect firms' financial results, saddling U.S. businesses with $224 billion in liabilities for accumulated employee vacation time.
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Spring air travel expected to be busiest since 2007
Los Angeles Times
With spring air travel expected to rise to the highest level since 2007, tourism leaders are calling on airlines to invest more of their profits on airport upgrades and to open the door to greater competition. About 134.8 million passengers are expected to fly in March and April this year, a 2 percent increase over last year, according to a report released recently by Airlines for America, a trade group for the nation's carriers.
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  Fall for Odessa!

There's always something fun to do in Odessa, and autumn is especially exciting. Events like the Permian Basin Fair & Exposition, the Tejano Super Car Show and the Epsilon Mu Harvest Fair are just a few great reasons to bring the entire family to Odessa. Plus, there's great area sports and recreation, exciting entertainment, delicious dining and outstanding accommodations. You'll find fabulous fall fun in Odessa!
 


US hotel and dining costs drive business travel per diem increase
Business Travel News
As corporate travel demand rises within the United States, the combined daily cost of renting cars, staying in hotels and eating three meals a day looks as though it will follow suit in the coming year, much as the data in BTN's Corporate Travel Index show occurred in 2014.
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Falling oil prices pull gasoline prices again
USA TODAY
Gasoline prices — which nearly dropped below $2 a gallon nationally in January before spiking almost 25 percent higher — could soon test multiyear lows again. U.S. benchmark West Texas crude sank to $42.85 early recently before settling off 2.1 percent to $43.88 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a six-year low.
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