Holiday travelers ignoring fuel cost

by Jon Surmacz on May 25, 2007

Holiday travelers ignoring fuel costs — Soaring gas prices did not appear to be deterring Americans from hitting the road and airports this Memorial Day weekend for what many expect will be record holiday travel. (USA Today)

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Gas price websites see skyrocketing traffic — As the price of gas goes up, so does traffic at websites that monitor gas prices. (AP)

Hot topic: What are your thoughts on the challenges facing women in the cruise industry. Let’s hear it!

Sinking ships will boost tourism, group says — The so-called “Graveyard of the Atlantic” can expect a few more guests. But unlike the ships and vessels that sank off North Carolina’s coast because of storms and war, an effort is under way to promote tourism by purposely sinking ships so they’ll become artificial reefs. (AP)

Tiny island nation seeks tourists — Flying into the tiny island of Principe off Africa’s west coast brings a sense of traveling back in time. Seen from over the Atlantic, the dense tropical jungle coats the volcanic terrain down to a turquoise sea and golden beaches reachable only by boat. It looks like a prehistoric land that time forgot. (AP)

Disney World on a budget — The most important part of budget travel to Disney World is advance planning. Research and book your transportation, accommodations, meal plans, character dining, and theme park tickets as far in advance as possible for maximum savings — and to make your visit more pleasant! (AP)

Sexy time! Borat to write two books — Glorious booksellers of America: Please welcome the esteemed Borat Sagdiyev. The ever eloquent ambassador from Kazakhstan has a book, with two titles, coming out this fall: “Borat: Touristic Guidings To Minor Nation of U.S. and A.” and “Borat: Touristic Guidings To Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” (AP)

Naked U.S. tourist shocks German city — A naked American tourist raised eyebrows when he went for a walk through a German city and told police he thought this was acceptable behavior in Germany. (Reuters)

Today’s Travel Blogs

Frontier explores mountain routes after loss — Aspen and Vail are considered shoo-ins, and other likely mountain destinations include Grand Junction, Hayden/Yampa Valley and Jackson Hole. (Today in the Sky)

Top 10 dog friendly vacation spots — Boston takes the top spot in Dog Friendly’s 2007 list for the U.S. and Canada. (TravelPost)

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