Chains profit with ‘staycation’ specials when guests cut travel

Chains profit with ‘staycation’ specials when guests cut travel

One of the casualties of the current, long-running economic malaise has been foreign travel. Over the past decade, the number of Americans venturing abroad had escalated steadily, driven at least in part by culinary tourism, or our desire to visit an exotic location, eat and drink like the locals and then brag about those dining adventures.

Unfortunately, our collective culinary wanderlust has run out of gas. The Department of Commerce reports that, following a weak 2008, foreign trav

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