This issue features our annual review of the major travel industry events of the year, and we found it to be an encouraging sign that the news for travel, on the whole, was mostly good.

Frank Sinatra might not have praised 2013 as a "very good year," but if present trends continue and if the fates are kind, we think the travel economy is poised for some very good years.

For our readers and for all travelers everywhere, we hope 2014 begins with peace, prosperity, fulfillment and memories to sing about.
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