SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Travel in the future will likely look like Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday travel chaos, but not just on holidays. A report put out last week by the U.S. Travel Association notes that 30 of America's busiest airports are in for some crowd shocks over the next decade, if not the next few years, as air travel succumbs to the perils of aging infrastructures, contracting air systems and an ever-ascending demand for mobility, according to the top story in this week's Travel-Intel.
Tours.com's Travel-Intel reports that Americans are not taking these conditions with a turned cheek. Air travel problems caused by poor infrastructure and crowded, chaotic air travel caused U.S. consumers to skip 38 million trips in 2013, costing the economy $35.7 billion.
This latest issue of Travel-Intel, the news channel for Tours.com, also puts the spotlight on new ways to vacation this holiday season: "voluntourism." Whether traveling to the Caribbean, New York City or Las Vegas, Travel-Intel maps out ways that a few days or even hours in volunteer mode can make a vacation much more satisfying.
Travelers heading to the desert for the holidays will find Las Vegas aflutter in faux snow, saucy Santa's and seasonal light displays. The city of lights celebrates Christmas with a panoply of blazing lights illuminating magnificent trees and botanical wonders up and down the Strip. Travel-Intel shows where to go and what to see in Las Vegas for Christmas.
Sometimes the gift of giving can be the gift of preservation. Travel-Intel looks at Ol Jogi, a safari ranch in Kenya that is fully invested in saving Africa's precious rhino populations from the encroachment of poachers. The ranch itself is a working cattle ranch 140 miles from Nairobi that sleeps up to 14 guests in complete luxury as a member of the exclusive Kurtz-Ahlers travel collection.
Finally, Travel-Intel heads to the Bordeaux region of France to detail the fine points of wine cruising down the Rhone River on a seven-day themed river cruise itinerary.
Travel-Intel is a publication that goes out weekly to more than 130,000 sellers of travel. It is also posted online at Tours.com.
The publication reports from travel conferences and expos, as well as popular hotels, exotic resorts, cruise ships and travel destinations near and far with stories that feature the latest intel on travel. Current features and archives can be viewed at www.travel-intel.com.
"Covering travel requires an in-depth knowledge of the field to discern what the trends are and what the news is. It is not just about delivering deals and dreams, and not just about how to get the best bang for the buck. Travel is about staying wise and making the best decisions for your time -- which is the most important currency there is," says Lark Gould, content director for Travel-Intel and Tours.com.
As a veteran travel journalist who has been covering the travel industry for more than 20 years, Gould puts her incisive perspective into the weekly publication, with features and news updates, and also "packages" issues that detail great travel deals to be found at hotels and resort locations worldwide. Travel-Intel can be viewed as a stand-alone site on Tours.com. Gould publishes travel columns and stories in Larkslist, Barclay's Travel Community, the Washington Times, Travel Market Report and Business Traveler USA.
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