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Travel stocks

Ready to invest in the tourism industry? Consider these 9 stocks.

The best travel stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy travel stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these travel stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like ABNB or CCL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Invest in the tourism industry today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy fractional shares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of a travel company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the tourism sector as a whole — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Take a deeper dive into travel stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the tourism industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. Airbnb (ABNB)

Airbnb, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates a platform for stays and experiences to guests worldwide. The company's marketplace model connects hosts and guests online or through mobile devices to book spaces and experiences.

Airbnb stock opened the day at $143.30 after a previous close of $142.53. The latest price was $149.64 (25 minute delay). Airbnb is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD4.4 billion and employs 5,400 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $104,725,635,072

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2. Carnival Corporation-and-plc (CCL)

Carnival Corporation & plc operates as a leisure travel company. Its ships visit approximately 700 ports under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard brand names. The company also provides port destinations and other services, as well as owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches.

Carnival Corporation-and-plc stock opened the day at $22.85 after a previous close of $22.55. The latest price was $23.08 (25 minute delay). Carnival Corporation-and-plc is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$141 million and employs 70,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $27,159,949,312
  • PEG ratio: 1.41

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3. Delta Air Lines (DAL)

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery.

Delta Air Lines stock opened the day at $40.80 after a previous close of $40.82. The latest price was $40.25 (25 minute delay). Delta Air Lines is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$18.3 billion and employs 74,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $25,666,992,128
  • PEG ratio: 39.2935

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4. Expedia Group (EXPE)

Expedia Group, Inc. operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Retail, B2B, and trivago segments.

Expedia Group stock opened the day at $154.79 after a previous close of $153.59. The latest price was $153.77 (25 minute delay). Expedia Group is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.8 billion and employs 19,100 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $22,966,870,016
  • PEG ratio: 27.9693

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5. Marriott International (MAR)

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotel, residential, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, and the Asia Pacific segments.

Marriott International stock opened the day at $143.70 after a previous close of $142.82. The latest price was $142.78 (25 minute delay). Marriott International is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion and employs 121,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $46,861,897,728
  • P/E ratio: 135.3716
  • PEG ratio: 0.2454

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6. Hilton Worldwide (HLT)

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. , a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. It operates through two segments, Management and Franchise, and Ownership.

Hilton Worldwide stock opened the day at $126.70 after a previous close of $125.75. The latest price was $127.40 (25 minute delay). Hilton Worldwide is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.7 billion and employs 141,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $36,663,930,880
  • PEG ratio: 0.2097

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7. Alaska Air Group (ALK)

Alaska Air Group, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services. The company operates through three segments: Mainline, Regional, and Horizon.

Alaska Air Group stock opened the day at $58.36 after a previous close of $58.20. The latest price was $56.09 (25 minute delay). Alaska Air Group is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.8 billion and employs 18,071 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $7,128,262,144
  • PEG ratio: 1.3

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8. Hawaiian (HA)

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. , through its subsidiary, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. , engages in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo.

Hawaiian stock opened the day at $20.38 after a previous close of $20.52. The latest price was $20.11 (25 minute delay). Hawaiian is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$818.7 million and employs 5,968 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,052,330,496
  • PEG ratio: -16.98

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9. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (VAC)

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, a vacation company, develops, markets, sells, and manages vacation ownership and related products. It operates through two segments, Vacation Ownership and Exchange & Third-Party Management. The company manages vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, Sheraton Vacation Club, Westin Vacation Club, Hyatt Residence Club, and Marriott Vacation Club Pulse brands.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation stock opened the day at $161.58 after a previous close of $161.50. The latest price was $160.99 (25 minute delay). Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion and employs 18,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $6,604,621,824
  • PEG ratio: 1.48

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Bottom line

While it's possible to turn a profit investing in travel stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — travel stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the tourism industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you're new to investing, or if it's been awhile since you've taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you're getting the best features in your trading account.

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