The “avoid” list

Orbitz list of cities and airports to avoid on Labor Day reported by Travelmole might inspire some folks to do just the opposite (especially the last-minute getaway types). NYC unsurprisingly is the busiest city and the usual suspect, Chicago O’Hare tops the list of stressed-out airports!

Holiday travel is increasingly becoming a stressful activity in the US with spiralling traffic on air and land and the prospect of delays. People have even less time to plan out activities for their getaways – which leads many to choose alltime popular destinations ! Perhaps the need of the hour is a guide to America’s undiscovered treasures and unlikely trend-spots and websites offering bundled packages to these places. Try googling a popular destination versus an unconventional tourist destination and the results are less than satisfactory!

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Vijay Dandapani

Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017.