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Prepare for sticker shock if you are traveling this summer

May. 27, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines and tourist destinations are expecting monster crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. Many forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even exceed...

How guests can honor their budgets in peak wedding season

May. 13, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

It’s a banner year for weddings, with industry experts at the Wedding Report predicting that more than 2.5 million couples will tie the knot — a 40-year high. But you might find your finances aren’t quite ready to take on the costs associated with being a wedding guest. Half...

Millennial Money: Save on family travel without stressing

May. 10, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

My family didn’t travel much when I was a kid, but when we did, my parents jumped through hoops to cut costs. On a trip to Disney World, for example, our family of six switched hotels. Every. Night. My mom worked for a hotel chain and could get one free night per property. ...

For summer travel deals, stay off the beaten path

Apr. 27, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

Many Americans are looking to travel this summer. Most hope to find a good deal. Unfortunately, that’s not how the law of supply and demand usually works. Air travel has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. Hotels are filling up and vacation rentals are booming. ...

Taylor family behind new geospatial institute in St. Louis

Apr. 21, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis leaders on Thursday announced plans a new institute designed to make the region a major player in geospatial technology. Andy Taylor, executive chairman of the rental car company Enterprise Holdings, is providing financing for the Taylor Geospatial...

Hertz to buy up to 65,000 electric vehicles from Polestar

Apr. 04, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

Car rental company Hertz is planning to buy up to 65,000 electric vehicles from Swedish premium electric car maker Polestar over the next five years as it looks to boost its electric vehicle rental fleet. Financial terms were not disclosed. The vehicles are expected...

Sudden braking in 2 VW SUV models draws regulatory scrutiny

Mar. 15, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — First came the beeping alarms and the dashboard lights warning that something had gone haywire. Then the driver’s side windows suddenly and mysteriously rolled down. Kendall Heiman’s Volkswagen SUV then pulled the scariest stunt of all: It abruptly braked for no reason. ...

Indiana attorney general bills state $2,300 for border trip

Mar. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office spent at least $2,300 for his trip the U.S-Mexican border in January that included a stop at a Donald Trump rally along the way, state records show. The costs include flight, gas, rental car and hotel expenses for...