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Pluses of travel outweigh hardship, business travelers say -

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Business travelers may grumble about the hardships of the road. But a new, extensive survey of their views of life on the road that's out Tuesday reveals that most appreciate their transient lifestyle.

The survey of 1,001 business travelers, conducted by market research company TNS for Marriott's Fairfield Inn & Suites, finds that 92% are satisfied with how much they travel.

Most say business travel has positively affected their professional reputation and career opportunities. A small percentage — 13% — says business travel has negatively affected their emotional health, and 20% say it has affected their physical health.  More...

Sunday Travel Section Recap - July 22

Some of the best from Sunday's newspaper travel sections. TB

- NY Times: Test Driving Disney's New Cars Land

- NY Times: Los Angeles? The Valley Is Way Cooler

- NY Times: On Connecticut’s Quiet Coast

- LA Times: Only 3 days in Barcelona? Yes, it can be done

- LA Times: Your Money: The best deals for vacation gear

- SFGate: ArcelorMittal Orbit is new London tower

- SFGate: Dog-friendly California destinations

- SFGate: Five places to celebrate art of tattoos

- Miami Herald: The hospitable nomads of the harsh steppes - Mongolia

- Miami Herald: Staying connected while abroad

- Denver Post: Jewel of the French Riviera sizzles with cinema, carnivals

- Dallas Morning News: See where the Texas BBQ Posse stopped on its Gulf Coast trip

- USA Today: Rick Steves - How to make the most of your European trip

- USA Today: 10 great places for regional fast-food treasures

Working Out... at the Airport | Wall St Journal

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Frazzled Travelers Get Yoga Rooms, Walking Paths and Health Food, While Airports Get More Revenue

Airports—famous for long stressful waits and greasy hot dogs on warming rollers—have gone on a health kick.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and San Francisco International Airport both now offer free yoga rooms in terminals. Several airports, including Indianapolis, Cleveland, St. Louis and DFW, have laid out half-mile walking paths through terminals in conjunction with the American Heart Association, hoping to turn "mall walkers" into "terminal walkers." And many are pushing vendors to offer options that are lower in fat and calories—even writing healthy-food requirements into new leases.  MORE: WSJ


PDN Magazine, August Travel & Location Issue

PDN Photo District News August 2012 Cover - Travel & Location Issue
PDN, Photo District News, magazine is published for professional photographers, but those who wish to improve their photography skills can always benefit from this beautiful magazine.  Especially with the August Travel & Location Photography Issue, on newsstands now.  Each month PDN offers great technical information and insights into the creative process.   TB

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Delta and United reduce capacity amid demand concerns - Travel Weekly

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Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in the past week alone reduced on a combined basis "about 1% of their seats" for the second half of the year, according to Rodman & Renshaw analyst Dan McKenzie, who cited "the darkening economic outlook" as the trigger for the cuts in capacity.

The carriers are pulling capacity ahead of an expected demand slowdown in the post-Labor Day shoulder season to try to maintain a firm grip on pricing, McKenzie reasoned.

"It's evident the two carriers are continuing to take steps to support pricing in the back half of the year to compensate for the weaker economic backdrop," McKenzie said. MORE:

Sunday Travel Section ReCap - July 15

Some of the best from Sunday's newspaper travel sections. TB

- NY Times: How the Tough Get Going: Silicon Valley Travel Tips

- NY Times: Hiking to the Edge of the Lower 48

- NY Times: 36 Hours in Providence, R.I.

- LA Times: The gentle and genteel Santa Barbara

- LA Times: Weekend Escape: Trout fishing in Mammoth Lakes

- SF Gate: Experience newly open Burma before the crush

- SF Gate: Unique hotels in the West

- Miami Hearld: ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’: Plenty of awe and fear - France

- Miami Hearld: The real star of Woody Allen’s new film is Rome

- Denver Post: How to keep cool in Las Vegas during hot summer months

- Denver Post: 5 free things to do in Moscow, where hotels are pricey

- Dallas Morning News: Tourists get ready to invade Gettysburg, Pa.

- USA Today: National Park Guide: Oregon's Crater Lake

- USA Today: The USA's best steakhouse




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