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Sunday Series: Travel Category Cruises Along

To wrap up the last of our Sunday Series for January 2014 data, we’ve got a fast mover that will get you excited for your spring and summer vacations! Early bookers get the worm — so there’s no surprise that one of our top-growing categories was Cruise Lines.

Sunday Series: Which Online Travel Agencies Are Taking Off?

Image from: Global Travel / Shutterstock With the onset of autumn comes the time for me to start figuring out my holiday plans, and so I’ve been recently thinking about where people go online to research travel before booking. Below we have a ranking of the top fastest growing online travel agencies month over month. Most gains were pretty modest, but the top one really stands out: Parkholidays.com with a 1,225% gain

Are We There Yet? Searching for an Online Road Trip Planner

Image from: Road Trip Image / Shutterstock As summer approaches, families all over the country are gearing up for one thing…road trips! Gone are the days of big physical maps, as most people use online planners, GPS’s and smart phones to plan their trips. To see which road trip planner is most popular, I did a keyword search for “road trip” on Compete.com, which leveraged Compete’s industry-leading panel and patented normalization technology.

The Sweet Smell of Sunscreen

I can always tell summer is coming by the way New York City smells.  There is nothing quite like ‘eau de Hot NY’ – walking outside you are immediately hit with top notes of black garbage bags soaking up summer heat and stagnant disease-festering water that evolves in the subway to expose a ripe middle of sweaty bodies and unwashed feet.  As your nose becomes accustomed to this assault however,