In response, researchers from The DEMAND Center, located at the University of Lancaster, have researched the dynamics of energy, mobility and demand, trying to understand this increase in international travel in view of its impact on energy demand .
After discussions with groups of elderly people, their work emphasizes the importance of mass tourism and broader infrastructural changes that have made traveling abroad more convenient.
That is why exotic or exciting destinations are often found outside Europe, while European leisure travel can increasingly be regarded as ‘conventional’ and ‘easy’.
In this way, their research shows that this trend of more travel can not be explained solely by changes in changing amounts of disposable income after retirement.
Coachella's young audience a marketers paradise
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. Tickets were $ 65. A few dusty stands sold hot dogs and Cokes. It was the end of grunge and the start of a new millennium, and it was all about the …
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This is not always true. Admittedly, some travel professionals charge costs, but not all. This is because some suppliers, such as airlines and some hotels, do not pay a commission or some of the suppliers have reduced the amount of commissions paid to the travel professional. To make ends meet, some travel professionals charge a fee. I ask for $ 50 per person for domestic flights and $ 100 for international airline reservations. I will also ask for compensation for hotels for the same reason or when I compile the different parts of the trip myself. When I book a cruise or a tour, I do not charge a fee because the seller pays me a commission. Remember, whether you use a travel professional or not, the commission is still paid because it is automatically included in the seller’s price. So why not use a travel professional and avoid the hassle and save your time?
The rules for travel constantly change and it is the travel professional who is able to keep his customers on the right track.
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Did you know, for example, that you will need a passport in January 2016 to travel by plane inland? This is due to a law called the REAL ID Act. This requires that all travelers have an IDE identification that includes all these fields: full legal name, signature, date of birth, gender, unique identification number, a main address of the place of residence and a picture at the front of the applicant. Unfortunately, there are still a handful of conditions that are non-compliant. Do you know which states are compliant and which are not? Your travel professional does that. By the way, outright non-conforming states / territories are American Samoa, Louisiana and New Hampshire. The states of Minnesota and New York offer an optional Enhanced ID for a fee, so because it is optional, a large percentage of residents have none. Some states have requested additional extensions, but it is unclear whether they are granted. Currently only four states (Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York) and American Samoa are technically non-compliant.
Also, we still do not know whether 1 January 2016 will be the date of the requirement or will be later? Because of this law, the processing time for the passport is influenced for everyone. All passports issued in 2006 to comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which entered into force in 2007, are now expiring, creating a whole series of innovations. Therefore, because of these expansions in combination with the possible REAL ID enforcement, waiting times for passports are expected to increase further. As of 11 October, the current wait has already increased for a week longer than four to six weeks for standard passports and three weeks before accelerated. Personally accelerated can take up to eight days based on travel needs.
Ultimately, the REAL ID law requires that all driving licenses issued by the government contain “machine-readable technology” or chips to protect us on the road and safely.
Passports are also recommended for cruises, just as they are required to fly outside the United States. The reason for this is that if you have to fly back from a foreign port to the United States, you have a passport for it. Just because you are on a cruise leaving a port in the United States, technically you are traveling internationally as soon as you board, as most ships are registered outside the United States!
A travel professional can help you determine if a visa is required to travel to your destination. If they are not sure, they know where to send you for that information and they will receive confirmation that you do or do not need one for the type of journey you are making. For example, for most cruises, if you leave a US port and return to the same US port, you probably do not need a visa to visit the ports. This is called a “closed loop” trip. But again, most cruises. Always check to see if one is needed.
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Tickets for Austin WEC, Tudor United Sports Car race go on sale
19-20 at the 3.4-mile Southeast Austin circuit. The Tudor United SportsCar Championship will hold a 2-hour, 45-minute race starting just after noon Sept. 20, while the World Endurance Championship, whose schedule includes the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans, …
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UT official: Maroon bluebonnets will not be plucked
AUSTIN — Officials at the University of Texas in Austin say they will not pluck the maroon bluebonnets that have mysteriously appeared in the shadow of the UT Tower. Previous reports circulated that university officials would pluck the maroon bluebonnets.
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