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Frustration with travel hassles keeps would-be fliers away
from The Washington Post
A survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association showed that 38 million people avoided domestic air travel in 2013 out of frustration with the experience.
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Lines at U.S. Customs still long, but moving faster
from The Wall Street Journal
The wait in line for Customs and Border Protection inspection to enter the U.S. at international airports is shrinking, but the problem is far from solved.
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Business leaders to Congress: Expand Visa Waiver Program
from Successful Meetings
Operating as the Discover America Partnership, the coalition's No. 1 priority is securing passage of the JOLT Act, a bipartisan bill that would increase visitation to the United States by expanding the Visa Waiver Program.
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To speed up security lines, airports start tracking your smartphone
from Bloomberg Businessweek
Cincinnati's regional airport will become the first in the United States to monitor travelers' smartphones and other Wi-Fi-equipped gadgets to identify congested areas swiftly and display wait times for the security checkpoint.
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Hotel trends summer 2014: Health and wellness
from Travel Pulse
Not only is the health and wellness trend alive and well, but it's also expanding to include a more extensive breadth of options. And hotels are naturally gravitating toward offering local products specific to the destination, instead of going to the worldwide brands.
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Americans traveling during the summer, despite economy
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Two-thirds of Americans (66 percent) have at least one leisure trip planned for the summer of 2014, a slight increase from 64 percent last year.
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When we travel to other places, we not only gain a wider perspective, but it also makes it all the more obvious what a wonderful place we live in. Here in New Orleans, we experience the effect of travel in a big way.
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U.S. banks on Asia's food obsession in new culinary campaign
from TTG Asia
Brand USA is kicking off a new culinary campaign next month to entice travelers from Asia-Pacific to explore the United States' gastronomic delights.
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U.S. travel outpacing other exports in 2014
International Meetings Review
So far this year, travel exports have grown more than twice as fast as other U.S. exports and have accounted for 22 percent of U.S. export growth this year.

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Think you should marry her? Listen to Bill Murray first
Men's Health
We dug around for some research to support Murray's advice and found that according to U.S. Travel, couples who traveled together reported greater long-term relationship satisfaction and success than pairs who stayed put.

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Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand
Los Angeles Times
Americans will spend an average of $1,246 per person on summer vacations — about $100 more than last year, according to an online survey of 1,500 adults by American Express.

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