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Release companies have this energy, that energizes me. These are people who are trying to change the world. When a community of women entrepreneurs was looking for help, BDO turned to Brooke. We're looking for someone to come volunteer and be a resource for our entrepreneurs. I didn't go seek out this opportunity and bring it to my bosses. They heard about this opportunity and brought it to me. Volunteering is another chance for Brooke to do work that matters. It's a big deal for these entrepreneurs. And so therefore, it's a big deal to me. I'm thriving by helping others thrive every day. Learn more at video dot com. People who know. If you're in the market for an SUV, choosing a Toyota makes great financial sense. First off, Toyota's are known for their reliability and longevity. They hold their value well and are low maintenance, which saves you money over time. And with models like the rav four, venza, and highlander, which are not only stylish and versatile, but also come available in hybrid models, you can get great fuel economy without sacrificing performance. Toyota also offers a range of safety features from blind spot monitoring to adaptive cruise control, giving you the peace of mind, knowing you're driving one of the safest SUVs on the market. So when you're considering an SUV, think Toyota, their reputation for reliability, fuel efficiency, and safety make buying a Toyota the smart choice. Visit your local dealer or find out more on buy a Toyota dot com and let's go places. This is marketplace. I'm Kai riz doll. If you've been on a plane lately, you know it's crowded up there. Full flights as far as the eye can see and sure enough, if you check the TSA's passenger numbers, how many people go through security at airports every day? Turns out it's almost exactly the same now as it was in the before times. 2.4 million people in the flying public yesterday, just about the same back on April 24th, 2000 19. But the mix of travelers and the price of getting on that plane, oh, that's changed a bunch since then. Marketplace is Mitchell Hartman, is on that one. Just wait in line to clear security for a flight these days, or try to find room for your carry on in the packed overhead bins. Leisure travel has really come roaring back. Lindsay roski at polling for a morning consult says a lot of consumers are still flush with savings from the pandemic. People are excited to travel after a couple of years of really pulling back because they missed out on travel for so long. Revenue from business travel, though, is still down more than 25% since the pandemic hit. That could be partly due to the rise in work from home technologies. Now, with fears of a recession looming tightening corporate travel budgets, Chris rate at research firm third bridge says, here's what he's hearing from corporate travel agencies. On those business travel trips, they're now sending less employees than they had in historically less frequency throughout the year. Problem is, before the pandemic, corporate travelers, often buying business class seats at last minute, accounted for as much as 70% of airlines profit. But rate says another new trend is helping the airlines. The uptake of the premium cabin by leisure travelers. So we've actually seen consumers with a propensity to spend and they show our spending. Prices wherever you are in the airplane remain high. Morning consults, Lindsay roski, has been traveling recently. The beach vacation in Mexico earlier this year just came back from a couple of weeks in Sweden, visiting some family and they've been great, but also clenching my teeth a little bit when I'm paying for flights.