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Travel to hot weather destination peaks

By Kimberley Schwind, AAA March 16, 2022 1:12 p.m. COLUMBUS—As spring approaches, travelers are booking trips to warmer destinations in record numbers, according to new booking data from AAA. Flights, tours, car rentals and hotels booked for March, April and May to places like Florida, Mexico and Hawaii are up 211% over last year and […]

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Texas auto insurers forecast big rate hikes in 2022

If you’re a Texas driver insured by one of the largest insurers, chances are your bills will go up this year. Dozens of insurance companies plan to raise rates in 2022, and some companies are raising rates by more than 20% on average statewide, according to notices filed with the Texas Department of Insurance, which […]

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A Busy Spring Break Travel Season Is Expected

Even if people pay more at the pump, experts say that won’t stop them from escaping the cold and traveling somewhere nice and warm. GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Gerald R. Ford International Airport is expecting a busy spring break vacation season, and according to AAA, tour and car rental bookings are up this year compared […]

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Despite the challenges, the automotive retail industry continues to evolve and innovate

As of March 2020, new car dealerships have been struggling with vehicle inventory issues due to the global shortage of computer chips. Most car brands were in short supply to meet market demand. Although automakers are slowly ramping up production, it could be a year or more before vehicle production returns to pre-pandemic levels. Most […]

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Klook rebrands, signaling business transformation to power a new future of travel

– Successful pivot and growth in domestic travel business helped Klook surpass pre-pandemic revenue levels in 2021 – The company will continue to build its presence as an end-to-end super travel and leisure app to enable more joyful moments with the best experiences SINGAPORE, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Klook, a leading travel and leisure […]

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Inflation, shortage of computer chips, new car prices

Used car prices are up 40.5% from a year ago, while new car prices are up 12.2%, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. BOISE, Idaho- This article originally appeared in the Idaho Press. The inflation challenge is real. Ask anyone trying to buy a new or used car. Used car prices are up […]

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Bookings still well below pre-pandemic levels: new traveler health index

Skift grip Our improved Travel Health Index shows that pricing rules apply to all travel sectors. Inflated rates boosted overall performance, but Omicron had an impact on new bookings in January. Wouter Geerts The travel industry at its peak has a healthy balance between demand and supply, with travel players looking to strike that balance […]

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Do it before you book your next trip

If you’re like me, you pay attention to airfares first when planning your next vacation. Scott’s Cheap Flights, based in Boulder, emails me offers. When you’re booking trips for a family with multiple tickets and the constraints of the school calendar, services like Scott’s allow you to travel adventurously on a budget. David GardnerFor the […]

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Conventions are making a comeback in Massachusetts

BOSTON MA. – FEBRUARY 15: Workers make last minute preparations before the Boston Show opens at BCEC on February 15, 2022 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo by Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) BOSTON MA. – FEBRUARY 15: Workers make last minute preparations before the Boston Show opens at BCEC on February 15, 2022 in Boston, MA. […]

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Holidaymakers are facing exorbitant car rental prices abroad which more than doubled before Covid

Exclusive: New research shows rates have increased by an average of 125% since the start of the pandemic as many rental companies that sold their cars to survive are no longer able to restock their fleet A father buckles his young daughter ( Image: Getty Images) Holidaymakers are facing sky-high car rental prices this summer […]

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How Inflation and Supply Chain Issues Affect the Economy

Since the pandemic hit two years ago, Forest Ramsey and his wife, Kelly, have kept the line on prices at their gourmet chocolate shop in Louisville, Kentucky. Now they are about to throw in the towel. Over the past year, ingredient costs for their business, Art Eatables, have jumped 10-50%. The Ramseys pay their employees […]

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Uber beats expectations in fourth quarter, sees ridership rebound from Omicron

Uber released Wednesday better than expected fourth quarter financial results, showing both year-over-year and sequential growth, despite the recent Covid-19 surge. The mobility industry, in fact, had more active consumers on its platform in the fourth quarter than ever before. The company reported diluted earnings per share of 44 cents. Fourth-quarter revenue rose 83% year-over-year […]

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Poll: Only half of Americans have more emergency savings than credit card debt

Many Americans are just a burst pipe, a car breakdown or a sick pet away from costly credit card debt, according to a new Bankrate survey. Just over half (53%) of American adults have more money stashed away in an emergency savings fund than they have accumulated in credit card debt, the January survey found. […]

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Why owning a car in the SF Bay Area will only get more expensive this year

After a year of skyrocketing gas and car prices, will 2022 provide financial respite for Bay Area motorists? Not likely. In 2021, gasoline prices in the Bay Area and California reached all-time highs and showed little sign of abating. The cost of buying a new or used car also hit record highs at the end […]

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Prepare to pay more for car insurance in NM

Published on January 27, 2022 at 3:29 p.m., Last update on January 27, 2022 at 3:48 p.m. After nearly a year of drivers getting back on the roads, auto premiums have started to rise for the first time since the pandemic began. According to Zebra, the nation’s leading insurance comparison site, auto premiums rose an […]

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Start Your Week Smart: Sinema, Kohl’s, Pandemic, Wildfire, NFL Playoffs

By AJ Willingham, CNN Did you know that approximately 40% of American households buy a car each year? That’s quite a statistic, especially with car prices so high. They are expected to calm down soon, but don’t expect them to return to pre-pandemic levels. Here’s what else you need to know to Start your week […]

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Downtown Milwaukee Convention Center rebounds from COVID-19

The Downtown Milwaukee Convention Center is recovering from COVID-19 — and has seen a financial benefit from the pandemic response. The Wisconsin Center District, the public agency that operates the Wisconsin Center, ended 2021 with net income before amortization of $15 million. That’s just over double the projected $7.3 million for 2021. And that compares […]

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Public transport is unwelcome as drivers rent permanent parking and short-term cars

While public transport use has fallen, road traffic remains high: On Monday, traffic was 81% of pre-pandemic baseline levels, with 8.1 million journeys, according to government data. State. Traffic on the same date last year was 88% of pre-pandemic figures. Parkhound founder Mike Rosenbaum said demand for parking spaces skyrocketed over Christmas week. Mr Rosenbaum […]

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A-1 Auto Transport reports that shipments from the United States to Canada are down 35% from the pre-pandemic period

Auto transport routes between the United States and Canada are in steep decline throughout the pandemic SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ACCESSWIRE/January 14, 2022/ A-1 Auto Transport announces that its shipments from the United States to Canada have seen a rather dramatic drop since the start of the pandemic. Reported shipments fell 35% from pre-pandemic levels. The USA/Canada […]

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Automotive stocks have soared on ambitions for electric vehicles. Here’s where they go next.

Who needs parody cryptocurrency when auto stocks are so exciting? Ford engine , General Motors , You’re here , and Rivien Automobile each experienced price fluctuations of more than 10% during the first trading week of the year. This, after some dizzying gains for the group last year. Predicting performance from here will not be […]

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Kaua’i averted ‘eviction tsunami’ as wealthy homebuyers pushed up prices

LIHU’E – New legislation, construction projects and the fallout from COVID-19 rocked Kaua’i’s housing crisis in 2021, though it is too early to fully understand the ramifications of last year. County Housing Agency director Adam Roversi said the coronavirus pandemic had driven out-of-state buyers and renters to Kaua’i in 2021. “For the record, (they) appear […]

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Hope and Resilience: How the Navajo Nation is Waging its Battle against COVID-19

By Chad Bradley TUBA CITY, Arizona. – It’s a sight familiar to anyone who knows the Navajo Nation: red sandstone, yellow-tinted sagebrush, a canopy of blue sky that meets a protective ring of mountain peaks, with sheep and cattle dotting the fields. A new addition to the timeless landscape is a series of hand-written turquoise […]

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Hertz rebirth delivers $ 3 billion windfall to two daring backers

As travelers face soaring prices for car rental this holiday season amid growing demand and a shortage of new vehicles, two little-known investment groups are reaping huge benefits from the one of the most lucrative trades in the hedge fund industry in 2021. Certares Management and Knighthead Capital Management sit on paper earnings of nearly […]

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Energy emerges best sector of 2021: 5 ETFs up at least 70%

Eenergy stocks are poised to have their best year in more than three decades, according to a CNBC article. The group is still up more than 47% over the year. The S&P 500 is up almost 28% this year. Crude prices have risen about 60% this year as the outlook for demand continues to improve […]

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2022 Outlook for Auto Insurance Buyers – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Auto insurance rates are expected to rise in 2022, in part due to risky driving and costly claims. That, along with the fallout from inflation and supply chain disruptions, means price comparisons […]

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12 Skift research graphs explaining the impact of Covid on travel in 2021

This year has thrown 12 long and often difficult months in the travel industry. To recap the year, Skift Research has put together 12 charts that explain how the travel industry has been affected and responded to the Covid pandemic. Most of the charts in this overview are taken from our Skift Research Global Travel […]

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New car sales are scorching hot, then cold, a year like no other

New car sales in 2020 came with a roar like the proverbial lion – and ended up crackling like an engine with bad spark plugs. Auto analyst Michelle Krebs of Autotrader said her company’s bullish early sales forecast has had to be revised several times due to the extent and tenacity of a global computer […]

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Omicron hits UK economy as restaurants collapse; US PCE Inflation Hits High in 39 Years – Business Live | Business

Transactions at Pret a Manger have become a closely watched quick indicator of UK economic activity as an indicator of the number of workers heading to city centers. They fluctuated considerably during the pandemic, with many office workers working from home to protect themselves from Covid-19. Fears over Omicron’s transmissibility coupled with the build-up of […]

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Pandemic pushes Carlson Travel, survivor of further downturns, into bankruptcy

The pandemic has claimed a titan in the Minnesota business community. Carlson Travel Inc. and 37 related companies have been forced into bankruptcy amid the global collapse in business travel, which fell nearly 80% in North America from 2019 to 2020, according to court records in the United States. bankruptcies. Carlson officials did not respond […]

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How To Vacation Across Australia This Summer Without An Exorbitant Rental Car Life and style

Vacationers dreaming of summer road trips have been sidetracked by soaring rental car prices to double pre-pandemic rates. The global car shortage hitting new and used car retailers has pushed up rental prices by several hundred dollars a week. Affordability is at its worst in Tasmania, where rental cars cost tourists an average of $ […]

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Navajo Nation Continues Fight Against COVID-19

Sovereignty in treatment Tuba City Regional Health Care’s RV-sized mobile medical clinic is parked on a small wasteland on the border of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi tribe it surrounds. It provides COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna boosters for adults, and now injections for children as young as 5 years old. The clinic, which […]

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Michael Hiltzik: Hertz symbolizes all that is wrong with American companies | News

Among American companies, the car rental company Hertz has it all. Excruciating customer service? To verify. Attract executives? To verify. Billions diverted to shareholders while thousands of employees are laid off? To verify. Falsely optimistic public statements? To verify. Accounting scandal? To verify. That’s quite a record for a company that was once considered the […]

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Hiltzik: What’s wrong with Hertz? Almost all

Among American companies, car rental company Hertz has it all. Atrocious customer service? To verify. Captivating frames? To verify. Billions diverted to shareholders while thousands of employees are laid off? To verify. Falsely optimistic public statements? To verify. Accounting scandal? To verify. That’s quite a record for a company that was once considered the quintessential […]

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Here’s how much money the average South African currently owes for his car and house

New data from consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion shows South Africa’s finances remain under pressure amid record unemployment and rising inflation. Arrangements, a measure of new accounts opened that is a function of both demand and supply of credit, increased year over year (year-over-year) across all major loan categories, at except credit cards. Home loans […]