business travel

Flyers, Get Ready to Pay More to Take Off

The price of a plane ticket is heading sharply higher. That's because airlines face steeper fuel costs and continue to cut capacity to keep profits from falling. You can still find some relative bargains, but it's going to take a lot more planning ahead.

New Apps & Common Sense Can Help Air Travelers

Air travel delays can sometimes seem like the last straw for frustrated passengers. But new software, such as delay-prediction app FlightCaster, combined with some commonsense planning, can help keep air travelers sane and on schedule.

U.S. Air Travel Woes Reflect Bigger Infrastructure Issues

A scant few U.S. carriers took home honors from this year's "Best of Business Travel" awards from Business Traveler magazine. The apparent malaise affecting U.S. airlines may go beyond the current economic downturn to something more fundamental.

Four Hotel Stocks You Can Rest Easy With

A surprising pickup in business and vacation travel in recent months has energized the otherwise languid hotel business. Analysts now expect the uptick to continue. Here are four lodging companies that offer investors the best chance of riding the industry's wave.

Why U.S. Airlines Are Beating Europe's

The Icelandic volcano isn't the only thing that hit the Continent's carriers hard. They've also had to grapple with currency woes, the European debt crisis and falling consumer confidence. U.S. airlines have avoided much of that storminess.

Travel Rebound Drives Marriott's Earnings Up 42%

Hotel chain Marriott beat Wall Street expectations, turning in a 31 cent earnings-per-share increase and a 42% rise in net income for the second quarter. The strong results reflect a travel rebound supporting firmer rates and occupancy.

Travel Maze: Hungry Nights in Luxury Hotels

If you fly into many major U.S. cities late, don't count on getting room service at your high-end hotel -- or even finding a decent meal nearby: Late-night dining options are frequently off the table, even if you're staying at the best hotel in town.

Commercial Real Estate's Big Threat to Economy

Losses on commercial property loans are one problem. But a bigger, often-overlooked, risk is the potential for CRE to be a drag on the U.S. economy for years to come, or its potential to trigger a slide back, into a double-dip recession.