March 10, 2008 14:34 ET

Girlfriend Getaways

Women to Spend $125 Billion on Travel in 2008

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - Women have become a real driving force in the travel industry. In fact, U.S. women took 32 million trips last year and it's estimated that they will spend $125 billion on travel in 2008. So what are the hottest girlfriend getaways this year?

In this segment, Travel ala Mode Host Cristina Carlson dishes this year's hottest picks. In addition, Cristina will share:

-- Why women are traveling now more than ever and some of the expanded options and services for them

-- Some women-focused travel destinations including the Islands of the Bahamas and the City of Baltimore!

-- Tips to keep you comfortable on your travels (and why you'll need to take along Toshiba's new SD-P2900 portable DVD player)

-- Trends in the travel industry for women

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