Offers Travel and Tourism Section as Holiday Travel Peaks

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Business people on the road and in the airports during the holidays will note firsthand the record-breaking number of Americans travelling this year, inspiring many travellers to investigate careers in travel and tourism. offers a travel and tourism section providing information about educational opportunities in the travel and tourism sector.

AAA Insurance predicts that a record 64.9 million Americans will travel this holiday season, and anticipates this trend will inspire many business-minded travellers to explore careers in business travel and tourism., which provides educational resources about online business programs, meets this interest with a list of over 25 relevant schools in its travel and tourism section (

This holiday in particular should provide potential students with plenty of food for thought. USA Today reports that the number of Americans engaged in holiday travel who will be thronging the airports has risen by more than a million from last year. Many flights have already sold out, and the Air Transport Association expects that over the next three weeks, planes will exceed 80 percent capacity. Holiday passenger counts are projected to be up 2.4 percent from a year ago.

Christmas Eve travel will draw the largest airport crowds with a projected 2.3 million passengers. Numbers will remain at similar levels on the day before Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas, with a predicted 2.2 million travellers on both occasions.

This year's projections have businesses at regular vacation destination locales eagerly anticipating holiday crowds. As Becca Bides, spokeswoman for SeaWorld, told the Orlando Sentinel, "2006 will be a record year in attendance for our park."

Travellers stirred by witnessing this year's record-breaking holiday effect will find ample resources at The travel and tourism section of the site, (, includes a large list of programs nationwide offering degrees and certificates in travel and tourism. The site makes locating programs to suit individual needs easy, thanks to a tool that refines a search based on location, program, and degree. Featured schools assist students in their explorations, and visitors to the site will also find a number of schools in an A-Z list as well as articles about potential careers and degrees to help them find the perfect program. offers educational resources to succeed in the competitive world of business, whether visitors want to earn an MBA or even a business technology degree. Visitors can browse a directory of business schools or visit an extensive library of articles focused on business programs.


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