Renowned Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, Shares Insights to Trends Following Presentation at Annual New York Times Travel Show

Pauline Frommer, co-president, Frommer’s Travel

Hotel rates and airfares have decreased substantially and great deals can found in cities and attractions that draw foreign visitors, including New York and San Francisco.

Every industry has its short list of experts. Seasoned pros quickly recognized by face or name that consistently provide insight to market trends with unparalleled accuracy. But one would be hard-pressed to find a name with a greater industry association than “Frommer” has to travel. Travel guides, national radio programming, and a world-class website are highlights of an impressive resume to a family business started by Arthur Frommer who now shares the title of co-president with his daughter Pauline.

Following her presentation at the annual New York Times Travel Show in Manhattan recently, ExpertFlyer went One-on-One with Pauline Frommer to get some insight about the travel show, her thoughts on the state of the industry and what trends travelers can expect to see in 2018.

With an increase in anti-terrorism travel restrictions, Ms. Frommer noted that tourism is down in the U.S. about 4% year-over-year. While this is bad news for hoteliers, airlines, restaurants and other retailers that rely on tourism dollars, there is a silver lining for US travelers. “Hotel rates and airfares have decreased substantially and great deals can found in cities and attractions that draw foreign visitors, including New York and San Francisco.”

“Also, US international carriers that are seeing a drop in flight bookings from Europe and Asia, in particular, are lowering prices to fill seats on US outbound flights abroad.” Ms. Frommer recommends another tip for consumers interested in visiting international…

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