The world of travel moves fast! Let’s keep up–together. On Fridays, Traveling IQ curates the highlights from the past week:
*In the spirit of price gouging, Spirit Airlines is raising its fees up to $100, for carry on bags registered at the gate, effective November 6. (via CNN Money)
*More and more, Americans are doing it by themselves. Sixteen percent of 1,500 U.S. adults recently surveyed by American Express say they will take a trip alone, up from twelve percent last year. (via USA Today)
*Cheap European vacation? Maybe not. Though the U. S. dollar is at a four-month high against the euro, the rising cost of trans-Atlantic flights–which are at a 10-year high–may keep American tourists from visiting Europe this summer. (via USA Today)
*This past weekend, a Disney Cruise ship rescued four Cuban men spotted on a small raft off the coast of Key West, Florida. (via USA Today)
*Tales of the City comes to P-town this summer. Armistead Maupin will make an appearance in Provincetown on July 9, to read from his latest work in progress, The Days of Anna Madrigal. (via EdSalvato.com)
*Hotels seen as a hope for Haiti. At least seven new hotels are being planned or already under construction in the Port-Au-Prince area, raising hopes that a growing tourist infrastructure will help Haiti bounce back from the devastating 2010 earthquake. (via USA Today)
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