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PNC Economic Outlook survey results PNC Economic Outlook Survey: Higher Costs to Increase Prices
March 31, 2011

Conducted between January 31 and March 4 by phone, the biannual study found that owners plan to raise selling prices to combat rising non-labor costs.More>>

blank Do Non-Transactional Websites Impact Bookings?
March 31, 2011

Non-transactional sites are a necessary stop for many online travel shoppers, influencing not only what travelers buy, but also where they buy it, according to a new study of online shopping and booking trends by PhoCusWright.More>>

blank Orbitz Surveys Decade of Travel Innovations
March 30, 2011

Despite headlines about rising prices, tarmac delays and increased taxes and fees, a recent Orbitz consumer traveler survey finds that 71 percent of travelers feel that travel overall is better today versus 10 years ago.More>>

blank IATA: Political Unrest Slows Global Growth
March 29, 2011

The airline industry situation is volatile and IATA is watching higher fuel prices carefully. More>>

blank Consumer Confidence Offers Mixed Economic Picture
March 29, 2011

Consumers’ inflation expectations rose significantly in March and their income expectations soured, according to the Conference Board, a combination that will likely impact spending decisions.More>>

blank Discover Reports Small Business Wary On Recovery
March 28, 2011

If the overall economy is improving in 2011, small business owners aren't feeling it, according to the influential March Discover Small Business Watch that tracks the views of small business owners with less than five employees nationwide. More>>

Charlotte-Concord Wolf Lodge Water Park, courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge Survey Finds Kids Think Parents Need Spring Break
March 28, 2011

Conducted by ORC International on behalf of Great Wolf Resorts, the study polled preteens about Spring Break, to discover that family ranks high among kids' priorities.More>>

Echo Research Small Business Need Help in Marketing
March 24, 2011

Amex found that 56 percent of small business owners that plan to allocate marketing budgets for search or social media advertising needed help in implementing their campaigns.More>>

blank Affluent Travelers Feel Ripped-Off by Airlines
March 24, 2011

Affluent and business travelers increasingly feel like they are being taken for a ride by airlines, according to a new report from travel industry research firm PhoCusWright.More>>

La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia, courtesy of MSC Cruises MSC Cruises Cancels Calls Through the 2011-12 Season
March 23, 2011

MSC Cruises has announced it will cancel all calls in Tunisia, Egypt and Barhain, through the 2011-12 season, following recent political developments in the three countries. More>>