"It was beautiful but just too secluded," Colvin said. Also, her airfare to Jamaica was nearly twice the cost of the lodging deal. As for me, after my successful Groupon wine tour, I bought another flash travel deal that sounded too good to pass up. DealChicken offered a voucher: $49 for two nights at a hotel for up to four people.
Travel Insurance Assn. (www.ustia.org), says, "This report is flawed in some ways. Some of the facts have not been really interpreted 100% correctly." But on this much, both Kundell and John Breyault, author of the NCL report, agree, albeit for different reasons: A $20 policy bought at checkout is probably not the answer to all your worries.
Overall, the benefit of travel seems to have faded over time. "When decomposing the travel effect over time, we find significant, positive effects for the first two periods: 1870-1913 and the period of the First World War," she writes. "There is no travel effect for artworks produced after 1918." Perhaps as foreign travel became easier and more commonplace, it also became less of a comparative advantage for the artists who had done it. Hellmanzik argues that the study has implications beyond the art world, as "the motivations for travel and the benefits of short-term movements for artists seem analogous to those of international business travellers or scientists .
Recreational trips were second, and work-related trips had a surprisingly small effect. Overall, the benefit of travel seems to have faded over time. When decomposing the travel effect over time, we find significant, positive effects for the first two periods: 18701913 and the period of the First World War, she writes.