What frustrates you most about travel? Survey says …

By | October 2nd, 2008

… gas prices. By a long shot. At least according to our friends at Access America, who poll travelers every quarter about their travel-related anxieties.

Even airline service and security — two hotbutton topics on this blog — fail to come close to travelers’ gas problems.

So what?

Maybe the travel media (and I include myself in this group) needs to take a hard look at the way it covers the Recession of 2008. It is — and I want to be careful not to overstate this — obsessed with planes.

Travelers aren’t. They are concerned about cars. They worry about high fuel prices.

Travel news outlets aren’t doing their audience any favors by pretending their readers, viewers and listeners fly everywhere.

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