luggage-1The good news for the industry is that travel and tourism is up. The bad news for those of us still hoping for a family holiday this winter, that means prices are up too.


A Chicago Tribune story today says that airlines are raising ticket prices just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Have you bought your family holiday tickets?

I used to wish we could travel over the holidays, but with both famiies a few miles away from us, there was never a reason. Now I’m glad we don’t have to. Those plane tickets might be only thing any of us would have gotten for Christmas.