Business: Grand Tour

Europe braced itself for the invasion. After a slow start (when the Suez war slashed transatlantic bookings by 25%), 1957 promises to topple even the lofty travel records set by wandering Americans last year. Travel agents estimate that more than 2,000,000 U.S. citizens this year will leave North America, v. 1,850,000 last year, and that they will spend $2.14 billion v. $1.86 billion in 1956. On the Atlantic run, ship lines expect to carry more passengers than in 1956, when they loaded 1,004,000. Though five additional liners (total: 76) are plying the route, it was virtually impossible last week to...

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