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  • TripIt Data: Rental Car Reservations Surge for Labor Day 2022 
    by TripIt on August 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    One of the busiest travel seasons we’ve seen in years is about to come to a close, but not without a strong finish. Nearly all holidays this summer have set travel records, and we expect Labor Day 2022 to be no different.  TripIt analyzed U.S. origin flight, rental car, lodging, and vacation rental reservations in TripIt for Labor Day weekend 2022 and compared the findings to the equivalent booking period in 2021.   We found that despite the reported chaos, Americans are still taking to the roads and skies for one last getaway before the fall. Yet again, international travel continues to make the strongest return—with bookings less than 20% shy of 2019 levels. Even with unprecedented heat, airport passenger caps, and abundant lost bag reports, it seems nothing will deter Americans from their love of going abroad.   Meanwhile, domestic travel both via plane and by car are not to be ignored as they show strong increases over last year, as well.  Current Percentage of Flight Reservations Compared to Year Prior 2022 Flights (All) 2022 Flights(Domestic) 2022 Flights(Int’l) 2022 Car Rentals 2022 Lodging 2022 Vacation Rentals % change from 2021 +96% +63% +222% +55% +40% +16% More than a third of … The post TripIt Data: Rental Car Reservations Surge for Labor Day 2022  appeared first on TripIt Blog.

  • City Break: Lisbon
    by Amanda Wowk on August 16, 2022 at 11:17 am

    City break (noun): a short holiday spent in a city, such as when on business travel. Before there was bleisure travel, there was the city break—the short space of leisure time that grants you access to the cultural and culinary amenities that big cities offer. In this series from TripIt, we explore some of the world’s best cities for planning a quick getaway or extending a work trip. Here are our tips for making the most of your city break in Lisbon.  Where to fly in Lisbon is served by Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS), located seven kilometers (less than four and a half miles) from the city center.  Once on the ground, travelers have myriad public transit options for continuing on to their final destination, including the Metro, bus, rail, and shuttle. For example, if your hotel or vacation rental is located in the city center, you can take the ‘Aeroporto – Saldanha’ line (aka, the Red line) to get from the airport to downtown Lisbon in about 20 minutes.  Alternatively, cabs and ride shares are also available from LIS. Where to stay during your city break Speaking of hotels in downtown Lisbon, Brown’s Central Hotel is true to its … The post City Break: Lisbon appeared first on TripIt Blog.

  • Top 10 U.S. Destinations for Bucket-List Trips
    by Amanda Wowk on August 10, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Americans are fortunate to live in a country that offers an incredible diversity of travel experiences. And according to recent TripIt data, many citizens plan to get out and explore what’s on their doorstep in the year ahead.  TripIt surveyed more than 1,800 of its U.S.-based users, and nearly half (41%) of American travelers said they’re planning a bucket-list trip. Of those, 43% said a trip to a U.S. destination is in the works. Find out where the other half(ish) will travel in the year ahead. So, where will Americans travel within the U.S.? While nearly all U.S. states can expect bucket-list trippers, there are 10 states that will see the most visitors.  10. Nevada  In all seasons—and for all sorts of reasons—Nevada clocks in at number 10. Indeed, American travelers plan to head to the state for summer, fall, winter, and spring vacations. And the reasons why include business (and bleisure) trips, weddings, camping trips, as well as solo trips.   Unsurprisingly, Las Vegas is the top destination within the state for bucket-list travelers. It consistently ranks as one of the most popular with American travelers.  Heading to Sin City? Check out our City Break: Las Vegas guide.  9. Colorado  … The post Top 10 U.S. Destinations for Bucket-List Trips appeared first on TripIt Blog.

  • Canceled or Delayed Flight? TripIt Can Help with Compensation
    by TripIt on August 3, 2022 at 11:02 am

    We know many travelers have waited patiently to get back to exploring the world. We also know that traveling during the past several months—whether you were impacted by flight disruptions, lost luggage, or the rising cost of travel—has required patience, as well.  At TripIt, we’re always looking to improve your travel experience, and we want to help you when things don’t go according to plan. That’s why we partner with AirHelp, a company that specializes in helping air passengers claim compensation for eligible delayed, canceled, and overbooked flights to/from/within the European Union (EU) and Brazil.  Planning a trip to Europe? Check out more ways TripIt can help.  Haven’t heard of AirHelp, or need a refresher on how it works in TripIt? We’ve got you covered with all the details, below.  How does AirHelp work? It’s really simple: If you experience a flight disruption that may be eligible for compensation in the EU or Brazil, TripIt will automatically email you and help you file a claim through AirHelp.  Once your claim is filed, AirHelp does the rest of the hard work for you— including the paperwork and communication with the airlines—to help you claim compensation for your inconvenience. All this is … The post Canceled or Delayed Flight? TripIt Can Help with Compensation appeared first on TripIt Blog.

  • Going Places: A Conversation with Peter Shankman
    by Amanda Wowk on July 27, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Going Places is a new series from TripIt that highlights frequent travelers to showcase their unique travel styles and insider tips.  Keynote speaker, author, founder of HARO (Help a Reporter Out), founding editor of AOL News—and frequent traveler—Peter Shankman is happiest when in transit. For him, flying is as much fun as arriving at his destination.  “A plane is my happy place. It’s where I can tune everything else out and focus on my work,” he said. “I’ve written five books while sitting on planes!”  What kickstarted this air travel love affair? “I’m a born-and-raised New Yorker. When I started my own PR firm, I started traveling to meet clients outside NYC and fell in love with the whole experience,” he said. “It’s also when I discovered the value of airline loyalty. The first airline I ever earned status with was Continental.”   And when COVID-19 kept him grounded? “It was rough. I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) so a lack of travel—a lack of a schedule!—during COVID-19 made it hard for me to cope,” Peter shared. “I had nine keynote speeches canceled in three days. If I had known that my flight on March 8, 2020 would be my … The post Going Places: A Conversation with Peter Shankman appeared first on TripIt Blog.

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