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Travel Industry More Optimistic

Despite gas prices, road trips are expected to increase. Sharon Jones will travel abroad this summer for the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “Last year I was still frightened and had no desire to do that,” said Jones, of Columbus, Ohio. Now, eager to dip her toes into international waters again, the part-time teacher will take her son and daughter-in-law to Cancun, Mexico. “This is mama’s treat,” said Jones, who shelled out $4,500 for a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip. With more Americans like Jones putting aside concerns about terrorism or the economy and giving in to their wanderlust, the travel industry’s prospects look brighter this summer after three dreary years in a row. Full Story

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