Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
Given that so many people are struggling financially the Today show decided it was a bad idea to send Lauer off an extravagant junket. Instead, Lauer will embark on the time-honored American classic, the road trip, along with Meredith Vieira, Al Roker and Ann Curry. The focus will be on affordable vacation spots. It seems a shame to abandon this popular segment and to send the message to the American people that traveling abroad is a bad idea right now. The travel and tourism industry has already taken a tremendous hit, I think Lauer could have focused on affordable destinations outside the U.S. and still been in line with the current economic picture.