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blank Consumers Wary As Confidence Dips in December
December 29, 2010

Consumers' assessment of the current state of the economy and labor market remains tepid, and their outlook remains cautious, Conference Board says. More>>

blank Gains Reported In Consumer Confidence and Spending
December 23, 2010

Improved employment expectations made consumers more willing to spend, new report says.More>>

Acapulco Acapulco Knows Luxury
November 19, 2010

Travel Agent finds out how upscale properties have helped reinvent the Mexican hot spot.More>>

Oahu Forecast for Hawaii
November 18, 2010

Tour operators share insights into the booking and pricing trends for Hawaii in 2011.More>>

Notre Dame, Paris A Bumpy Trip, but Europe’s Coming Back
November 8, 2010

Europe travel picks up but “value” and “authentic experience” are foremost in the mind of the traveler. More>>

blank Trend Watch: September 13, 2010
September 16, 2010

Most Americans surveyed say they would consider using a travel agent to plan important trips and special vacations, and 45 percent for an unfamiliar or exotic destination.More>>

Buck Island National Reef Monument, St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands
September 8, 2010

Topping off U.S. Virgin Islands’ impressive arrivals through the recession is a slew of openings and reopenings of hotels and restaurants. More>>

blank Trend Watch: August 30, 2010
August 25, 2010 Trend Watch

In the five years since Hurricane Katrina New Orlean's Convention and Visitors Bureau has seen incremental recovery in annual visitors, growth in tourism and expansion of events.More>>

blank Analysis: Mexican Riviera Cruise Forecast Still Cloudy
August 23, 2010

Agents say a "perfect storm" of factors contributed to cruise lines' decisions that ships could be better utilized at higher revenue fares somewhere other than Mexico's coastline. More>>

Trend Watch: August 2, 2010
July 28, 2010 Trend Watch

The overall U.S. outbound market totaled 61.5 million travelers in 2009, down 3 percent from 2008. More>>