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Ever feel like the taxi ride from the airport costs more than the trip there?

It's not your imagination.

Airports across the country add surcharges of up to $5 a ride — typically passed directly on to travelers — for trips originating at their curbs. There are similar charges for limousine, Uber and Lyft drivers as well as shuttle buses for hotels, car rental companies and off-airport parking lots.

March 30, 2016

Baby boomers are the leading demographic making up the luxury travel market spend with higher numbers of annual visits, according to Allied Market Research.

The new Luxury Travel Market report shows that luxury travel is increasing with a compound annual growth rate of 6.4 percent, eventually leading the industry to $1.2 billion by 2020. While baby boomers aged 51 to 69 lead the pack, Gen X follows but is more known for preferring to travel with multiple generations of the family such as kids, parents and grandparents.

March 30, 2016

Taxi costs from the 30 busiest U.S. airports to downtowns are 26% higher than base fares, according to new Blacklane research. Extras in New York/New Jersey, Las Vegas, Boston, Washington and Detroit push prices up at least 35%. The charges include tips, airport pickup fees, rush hour surcharges, and toll roads.

March 30, 2016

Hongqi, China’s oldest automaker, is getting ready to launch an ultraluxurious limousine billed as a locally built alternative to high-end European sedans like the Bentley Mulsanne.

Named L5, the car is essentially a smaller, more affordable version of the L9, which was developed specifically for elite members of China’s ruling communist party. Calling it a base model would be a gross understatement; in concept form (pictured), it weighs nearly 7,000 pounds and it stretches 216 inches from bumper to bumper.

March 30, 2016

There's no better way to finish out a convention experience in Las Vegas than to roar and ride out of town. For attendees at the 2017 International LCT Show, the Limo Patriot Ride provides that opportunity on March 15. The third annual ride, which raises money for the Semper Fi Fund, got a boost recently when the limousine operators who organize it received the Carla Boroday Humanitarian Award at the annual LCT People's Choice Awards on Nov. 14. Since it launched after the 2015 International LCT Show, Limo Patriot Ride has raised $40,000.

March 30, 2016