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With dollar up against euro, Americans flocking to European cruises

PLYMOUTH, Minn. - Specific cruising trends based on data from an annual Travel Trends Survey has been unveiled today.

Dixon: Impact of high Australian dollar on tourism overstated

The high value of the Australian dollar is not hurting tourism operators as hard as is commonly believed, Tourism Australia Chairman Geoff Dixon says.

As loonie soars Canadian tourism takes a dive

The rising Canadian dollar is impacting tourist towns that rely on U.S. visitors, business owners in the B.C. Interior say.

Airlines may halt operations in Sudan

Bentiu — A Kenyan private airline has decided to suspend operations in all ten states of Southern Sudan in light of the chronic deterioration in the value of the Sudanese pound against the U.S.

Hertz buys Dollar Thrifty

NEW YORK – Hertz has raised its offer for rental car company Dollar Thrifty to about $1.43 billion from $1.2 billion in an effort to thwart a rival bid by Avis, according to media reports.

US tourism increasing its trade surplus

While the latest figures show the overall U.S. trade deficit at almost $50 billion in the month of June, at least one sector, tourism, is increasing its trade surplus.

Thank you for calling the Hertz Dollar Thrifty Avis Budget car...

In 1985, the movie Back to the Future included a scene of a shop that was a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. At the time it was funny and absurd. Of course, these stores actually do exist today.

Travel news: fewer traveling to Canada means lower hotel rates and...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Despite summer being in full swing, the strength of the Canadian dollar continues to curb international tourism to Canada.

Hertz to acquire rival Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. plans to acquire rival Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.

When loonie soars Canadian tourism dives

The soaring loonie is clipping Canada’s tourism industry.

Dollar boost for British tourists

British travellers to the United States are getting a better deal thanks to the renewed strength of the pound against the dollar, a holiday company has said.

Brazil’s Gol Air posts profit as real gains on dollar

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil’s second-biggest airline, posted a profit of 77.9 million reais ($45.8 million) as a stronger Brazilian currency helped shave expenses.

Soaring dollar could hurt Australia’s tourism

The glow of Australia's rosy economy is failing to shine on many tourism operators who fear the soaring dollar could cost them their business, the sector's top bodies say.

Taiwan Tourism Bureau to introduce the “One-Dollar/Euro Super-Value Taiwan Stopover” travel...

TAIPEI, Taiwan - To attract American and European travelers to Taiwan in the face of the current worldwide economic slump, the Tourism Bureau, in cooperation with China Airlines and EVA Airways, is la

Dollar goes a long way on winter trip to Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — We figured the driver taking us to a New York airport didn't know much about our destination when we said we were going to Iceland and he asked us to spell it.

Dollar Thrifty announces workforce reduction

TULSA, OK - Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

Tourism to win from lower dollar and interest rates

Home buyers might be smiling this morning at the prospect of their mortgage repayments being slashed, but the $24billion tourism industry - as well as other key exporters such as miners - stand to gai

Strong dollar blamed for soaring travel deficit

OTTAWA - Canada's strong dollar has contributed to a more than sixfold increase in Canada's travel deficit and there's no relief in sight, a report prepared for the Canadian Tourism Commission suggest

Mixed feelings as tourists spend cheap dollars

It didn't take an investigative reporter to discover that there are swarms of international tourists in San Francisco this summer.

Weakened dollar draws foreign tourists to Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Tourism officials monitoring business in Fairbanks see a bright side to high gasoline and grocery prices.