International Traveler Set to Outspend 2019-Self

Skift Take

The latest data and insights from our partners show that the travel industry is continuing to return to “traditional” levels of demand, and traveler behavior is looking increasingly like it did before the pandemic.

Data is showing that the travel industry, as of April, has recovered to 77 percent of pre-pandemic levels.

April 2020 was the all-time low of the pandemic, with the Skift Travel Health Index recording a score of 20. April 2022 registered the highest score since, with the Index now standing at 77 points, against a 2019 baseline of 100.

And while there

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130 Social Sharing Sites That Boost SEO & Drive Traffic

SEO is complex, to say the least.

So, when tools come along that make the art of search engine optimization a little easier, we stand up and take notice.

Social bookmarking sites are one type of tool that can have a big impact.

Why? Because social sharing sites fuel one of the most important elements of SEO: links.

Social bookmarking sites are a way for people to search, discover, gather, and organize webpages of interest using virtual “bookmarks.”

Social media works great for social bookmarking.

Take, for example, Pinterest.

Pinterest is arguably the most popular social bookmarking site ever.

Pinterest,

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Travel Deals May 24 to May 31

This week’s travel deals from May 24 to May 31 include $300 roundtrip flights to Antigua, 15% off award nights, a big signup bonus ending soon, and more.

floating house in the middle of the ocean, Antigua

Ending Soon

Hurry these deals are ending soon.

  • 80,000 point signup bonus! You can earn an 80,000 point bonus from the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first three months. Offer ends May 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm ET.
  • 15% off. You’ll save 15% off points redemptions at Radisson hotels worldwide (excluding the Americas). Valid for travel through December 31, 2022. Offer
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How to get best deals, beat higher costs during summer travel

Millions of Americans are hitting the road and headed to the airport this week despite the high cost of gas and airline tickets. A massive demand for summer travel suggests those prices could get even higher over the next few months.

Travel expert Brian Kelly, also known as “The Points Guy,” joined “CBS Mornings” on Tuesday to share tips on how to save money and beat higher costs when planning a summer vacation. One of his suggestions: find new or less-popular destinations.

“Go explore. Go somewhere you haven’t been before. Have some adventure,” he said.

Kelly encouraged travelers to start

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