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Are you getting the best deal when you book through an online travel agency?  The Durango Herald

When you're shopping on an online travel site, does everything look the same? It does to Ron Woods, a retired insurance salesman from Walnut Creek,...


Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Soar  TravelPulse

Whoever questioned the need and relevance of travel agents needs to check the numbers. Because as we all know, numbers don't lie. Trending Now.


Old-school to some, travel agencies still flourish in the Mission  Mission Local

In an era of online travel deals, travel agencies in the Mission District are still bringing in plenty of business.


Getting The Word Out About The $8.8 Trillion Global Tourism Industry  Forbes

Travel and tourism accounts for one in 10 jobs worldwide and last year generated $8.8 trillion in GDP. Newly appointed World Travel & Tourism Council director ...


Sri Lanka Boldly Asks Online Travel Agencies to Cut Commissions to Help Revive Tourism  Skift

Of the several measures to bring arrivals back to pre-Easter bombing levels, a tireless Sri Lanka is asking online travel agencies to slash commissions. It might ...


Qantas Tests NDC Bookings with Agencies Via Travelport  Business Travel News

Qantas is testing live New Distribution Capability bookings with agencies ATPI, Globetrotter and Travel Beyond via Travelport Smartpoint.


Getting the best deal when booking through an online travel agency  Born2Invest

When you're shopping on an online travel site, does everything look the same? It does to Ron Woods, a retired insurance salesman from Walnut Creek, Calif.


Walt Disney World Trip Sweepstakes  Inside the Magic

We are excited to announce our biggest sweepstake ever! Our dear friends at Academy Travel and Mickey Vacations have partnered with Inside the Magic so ...


Virtuoso Celebrates Top Members as Travel Week Concludes  TravelPulse

WHY IT RATES: More than 3,000 attendees were at the final gala during which Virtuoso recognized its top members. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior ...


Travel agencies booking Alaska, Florida trips, fewer to Dominican Republic  Sunbury Daily Item

By Joe Sylvester. jsylvester@dailyitem.com. Local travelers are heading to Alaska, Europe and Florida theme parks. Some are heading to the Caribbean, except ...


Travel Agents Are Back: Here Are 4 Expert Companies Ready to Craft Your Dream Trip  Robb Report

It's official: Internet booking sites are the worst. Which means travel agents are back in a big way, to such a degree that the crème de la crème among them are ...


The Standard Hotels’ One Night to Launch New App Where Customers Operate as Travel Advisors  Skift

In a move to break free from the growing power online travel agencies have over the hotel booking process, Standard International subsidiary One Night, In a ...


Fyre Festival disaster: How to avoid fraud when booking your vacation  CNBC

When it comes to travel fiascos, few rival the 2017 Fyre Festival. Thousands of people bought tickets—some purchasing package deals for up to $12,000 — for a ...


Western Union to Provide Payment Solutions for Members of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies  Business Wire

Collaboration will enable more than 12000 national members of ACTA to leverage Western Union Business Solution's expertise in cross-border payments.


‘Cast a wide net’: Where to find the best travel deals  WTOP

How competitive is the travel market? More than you think, says one travel columnist.


Airline Ticket Sales for Travel Agencies Up in First Half of 2019  TravelPulse

A new airline study found the total consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold in the first half of 2019 by United States-based travel agencies increased 3.38 ...


15 Of The Best Luxury Travel Experiences For 2019, 2020 And Beyond  Forbes

When just a nice room or suite in a 5-star hotel is not enough, we've put together for you a list of 15 of the best luxury travel experiences that money can buy.


Defense Could Do More to Curb Errors in Travel Payments, Watchdog Finds  GovExec.com

Department is not doing a good job of tracking progress on its plan to reduce mistakes, GAO said.


Latest growth In Travel Agency Services market 2019- 2026 | TUI Group, Booking Holdings, Expedia Inc  Technology News

IT Technology News24 provides latest industry trending news, hosted news *service*, IT & Technology news helps businesses connect with their target audiences ...


DOD processed almost a billion dollars in improper travel payments in three years  Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department's travel system processed more than $965 million in improper payments in fiscal years 2016 through 2018, ...


The Travel Corporation Launches New Multi-Brand Loyalty Program  Travel Market Report

This week, The Travel Corporation (TTC) announced that it was launching a new, multi-brand loyalty program called “Driven By *Service*,” that it says will make it ...


Why I Think The Chase Sapphire Preferred Is The Best Travel Credit Card  Simple Flying

There is no shortage of choice for a travel credit card these days. Without doubt, one of the best on the market is the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card – and my ...


Tourism Co. Reports Decline on Travel Agency Complaints  The Weekly Journal

The Puerto Rico Tourism Co. (PRTC) affirmed that its first campaign to educate the general public on services and guarantees offered by PRTC-certified travel ...


Alternative payment methods for travel gaining on plastic  Travel Weekly

While credit cards are still the dominant form of payment for travel in the U.S., Amadeus has found that alternative methods of payment are on the rise.


Investing in a Premier Travel Franchise  TravelPulse

“I didn't even realize there was an option to consider a travel franchise because I thought travel agencies were brick and mortar—plus, I didn't realize travel ...


Dominican Republic resort's business plummets after Delaware woman claims she was beaten there  The News Journal

The Dominican Republic resort where a Delaware woman says she was beaten unconscious is temporarily closing due to low occupancy.


ASTA Elects New Directors-at-Large to Board  Travel Agent

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) has announced its Board of Directors' newly elected Directors-at-Large, who will officially begin their two-year ...


What's the difference between travel insurance and trip 'protection'?  USA TODAY

Travelers considering travel insurance may be tempted to buy a less expensive waiver or trip protection plan. But there are important differences.


All is well, say Thousand Islands travel agencies - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Previously, the oil leak was reported to have contaminated seven islands in the regency and caused several of its beach tourist attractions to close.


What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?  PhocusWire

With Google entering the vacation rental market, what future developments could impact direct bookings, guest experience, customer ownership and the current ...


Growing Demand of Travel Agency Software Market by 2025 with Top Key Players like Lemax, Technoheaven, Rezdy, Traveltek, PHPTRAVELS, Dolphin Dynamics, Toogonet, Travel Connection Technology, Tenet Enterprises Solutions, teenyoffice  island Daily Tribune

Travel agencies use travel agency applications to manage their services. These solutions cover front office and back office activities. Agencies use this type of ...


ARC: USD value of airline tickets sold by US travel agencies increases 4% in Jul-2019  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported (15-Aug-2019) the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US based travel agencies increased 4% ...


Travel agencies preparing damage claims over Schiphol refueling problems  NL Times

Tour operators and travel agencies plan to claim the damages they suffered due to refueling problems at Schiphol on Wednesday back from the airport.


The industry behind this Muslim holiday sinks millions into debt  Haaretz

While ordinary Muslims will go into deep debt for Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, some – like the Saudi government and Chinese manufacturers – enjoy a ...


US agencies' air sales up 3.4% in first half of 2019  Travel Weekly

ARC said the total consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies in the first half of 2019 rose 3.4% year over year, totaling $52.4 ...


Travel Experts’ Secrets to Scoring Free Perks and Upgrades  Yahoo Finance

Travel experts offer advice on how to snag upgrades on your next trip.


Japan travel stocks dive amid Hong Kong and Korean tensions  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Travel agencies have tanked during recent trading here due to the repercussions from the protests in Hong Kong and the soured.


Dominican Republic resort where American says she was beaten is temporarily closing  KHOU.com

A Delaware woman's story gained international attention after she posted online about being attacked earlier this year while staying at a Dominican Republic ...


Resort in Dominican Republic where Delaware woman says she was beaten temporarily closes | TheHill  The Hill

A resort in the Dominican Republic where a Delaware woman claimed to have been beaten unconscious in January will close temporarily, citing low occupancy,


Michael Flynn Wants a Judge to Allow Him to Travel to a Conference Held by a QAnon Fan  Mother Jones

Michael Flynn wants a judge to allow him to travel to Atlanta to raise money at an event organized by a QAnon supporter. Flynn, the former head of the Defense ...


Are DOT delays more about policy than practicality?  Travel Weekly

The DOT continues to drag its feet regarding implementing Congressional mandates.


Here Are the US Airports with the Shortest and Longest Wait Times at Security  Travel Market Report

The airport with the shortest security wait time averages about nine minutes, while the one with the longest wait time averages over 20 minutes.


New Jersey’s rental tax has changed. Here’s how to know if your Shore home will be taxed.  The Philadelphia Inquirer

New Jersey's tax on short-term rentals was recently modified to help Shore homeowners. A guide to how the new exemptions work.


UK Authority: 'Sabre's Takeover Of Farelogix Raises Competition Concerns'  The Beat

Following its first-phase review of Sabre's proposed $360 million acquisition of Farelogix, the U.K. Competition & Markets Authority on Friday expressed ...


Consumer Preference For Chatbots Is Challenging Brands To Think 'Bot First'  Forbes

Moving forward, we need to be thinking of conversation, not just conversions.


Why TripAdvisor Stock Dropped 5.5% on Wednesday  The Motley Fool

Travel information specialist TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) continued its latest tour -- south -- on Wednesday, with shares falling a further 5.5%. Granted, there ...


Travel agencies group sues owner of Macau's Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel, seeks to halt redevelopment  Inside Asian Gaming

A group of 20 travel agencies is seeking to have a proposed redevelopment of Macau's Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel, home of Greek Mythology casino.


Mainland Chinese tour groups shun ‘violent’ Hong Kong, survey says  South China Morning Post

Tour operators report drastic fall in bookings, with 90 per cent losing more than half their income in latest hit to city's tourism sector.


Vervotech Reimagines Hotel Distribution With the Launch of its AI-based Automated Hotel Mapping Platform - UNICA  MarTech Series

UNICA is the Only AI-Based Real-Time *Content* Syndication System Tailored to the Needs Of Online Travel Agencies, Loyalty Program Management Companies ...


With help and a willingness to change, travel agents can survive - WIT  Web In Travel

In UK, nearly 700 agents closed shop in 2017 alone, according to a report which cited overwhelming competition faced by brick-and-mortar travel agents from ...


Careful what you wish for: Attribute-based selling isn't all it's cracked up to be  PhocusWire

It doesn't seem that guests really need attribute-based selling, and it's unrealistic to assume that the model will both improve prices for guests and drive more ...


Europe Heat Wave Breaks Belgian Record, Mercury to Rise More  Travel Agent

Parts Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland could see temperatures exceeding 104 degrees Fahrenheit this ...


SLH offers greater benefits for preferred travel agencies withIN network  TTG Asia

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has rolled out the withIN programme, which aims to offer the best available rates, special benefits and upgrades for travel ...


Steele: FBs Libra joins troubling financial trend  Kinston Free Press

In June, Facebook announced plans to effectively create its own alternative currency called Libra — and, eventually, a financial system to go with it.


New attractions coming to Progeso, Yucatán  The Yucatan Times

From August Thursday 15 until Sunday 18, different musical acts will take place on the renovated international boardwalk of Progreso: Rich Ayala and his piano; ...


Eagle’s Trace couple shares travel tips  Chron.com

According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans are planning a vacation in 2019. Residents of Eagle's Trace are following these national ...


Despegar Uses Installment Payments to Prod Demand  Skift

Some religions take it on faith that their messiah will come, but they stoically accept that the arrival has been delayed indefinitely. Similarly, Despegar believes ...


The Evolution of Property Management Software by Amber Leto  VRM Intel

I'm ashamed (or maybe proud?) to admit it, but I've been around the property management industry long enough to remember the magic of “ONLV”—the ...


The Hottest Perk in Tourism: Making the Crowds Disappear  The Wall Street Journal

In Venice, Santorini, London and other tourist-heavy destinations, tour operators and hotels launch new efforts to help guests avoid the throngs.


Dokdo Sees Surge in Patriotic Tourism  The Chosun Ilbo

Travel agencies specializing in tours of the easternmost islets of Dokdo have seen their business booming amid anti-Japanese sentiment on the occasion of ...


Major travel group Tui expects $335 million extra costs after grounding of Boeing 737 Max  Capital.com

Tui, the largest tour operator in Europe, has estimated that the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet will cost it up to €300 million ($355 million) by the end of ...


Hahn Air Growing in Size and Stature  TravelPulse

Don't let the name fool you. Sure, Hahn Air flies. It's a very modest fleet of small planes that offer executive concierge and charter flights. More on that in a ...


Travel Winners and Losers in Northeast Asia’s Conflicts  Skift

Current conflicts in Northeast Asia do not stop people from traveling to and from the region, but they do redirect tourism flows, benefiting some destinations and ...


Google employees demand company renounce working with Trump immigration agencies  Chicago Daily Herald

Google's challenges are mounting from within as employees call on the company to promise it won't do business with the Trump administration's immigration ...


TripAdvisor Plots Loyalty Program in Campaign Against Google  Hospitality Net

Think of an online travel booking experience, such as wandering through Priceline.com, Expedia.com, or Booking.com, and the first thing that comes to mind ...


Turkish tourism booms with Eid al-Adha  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's resort towns saw a 100 percent occupancy rate with the Eid al-Adha holiday, including the southern province of Antalya and Aegean province of Muğla, ...


California Independent Contractor Status Still In Jeopardy as State Senate Debates Bill  Travel Market Report

A bill that could eliminate the ability for travel advisors to act as independent contractors (ICs) in California was discussed before a state Senate committee on ...


Travelport's new partnerships puts event organisers and TA's in control  Travel Daily

Travelport and Inspiravia S.L have announced the extension of their current partnership with the signing of a new global referral agreement. The new contract ...


7 best travel agencies in Singapore for multi-generational family tours  AsiaOne

In Singapore, travelling is not only reserved for fit singletons with few responsibilities on their back. Despite having young children or retiree parents, the ...


Global Travel Agencies Market 2019 – Asia World Enterprise, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Central America Travel Services  World Wide Report

The global “Travel Agencies Market” research report comprises of the basic insights that are relevant to the global market. The report being an all-inclusive one ...


New milestone: Expedia witnesses 15 million bookings  Travel Daily

Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Programme (TAAP) has reached a new milestone of 15 million cumulative trips booked on its platform. Diego Pedrani, senior ...


Delaware Woman Files Lawsuit against Dominican Resorts—Business Plummets  NTD

The Dominican Republic resort where a Delaware woman was tortured for eight hours is closing its doors temporarily due to bad publicity, after her story has ...


City to ease foreign capital restrictions - SHINE News  Shine News

Shanghai will loosen restrictions on foreign capital in the *service* sector on both getting access to the city's market and launching businesses, aiming to further ...


New statute amends Bankruptcy Act  Lexology

The Bankruptcy Act has been amended by a statute which came into force on 1 July 2019. The amendments aim to simplify and accelerate bankruptcy…


Two family-run agencies merge to become Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd.  Travelweek

STRATFORD, ON — Blowes Travel and Cruise Centres Inc. and G. Stewart Travel Services will be merging to become Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd., ...


Health tourists visiting Turkey spent over $2,000 per head in 2018  Daily Sabah

On average, foreigners visiting Turkey for health tourism spent some $2013 per person in 2018, nearly three times the normal tourist, according to Turkish...


Some Hongkongers have phones checked for protest photos at mainland China border  South China Morning Post

Residents say they have been asked to unlock their mobile phones when trying to cross the border, and officers have checked their private messages.


The worst sales promotion in history: Hoover's free flight fiasco  The Hustle

27 years ago, Hoover offered two free international flights with any £100 purchase. Today, it's remembered as the worst sales promotion in history.


DOJ, Immigration to tighten visa upon arrival policy  INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Immigration will implement stricter rules on the visa upon arrival (VUA) policy, ...


What You Need to Know About Biometric Privacy  The Points Guy UK

Major airlines and government agencies are among those embracing new facial recognition technology and fingerprint scans to verify the identity of passengers, ...


Hong Kong tourism suffers from massive protests  Travel Daily

Hong Kong's tourism industry is feeling the paralyzing effect of the extradition protests as it enters its 10th week.


Chinese official mum on request for partial lifting of travel ban | Cross-Strait Affairs | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Beijing, Aug. 12 (CNA) A Chinese official in charge of Taiwan affairs was non-committal on whether China will partially lift a ban on travel to Taiwan by ...


TripAdvisor Looks to Counter Google by Considering Loyalty Initiatives for First Time  Skift

TripAdvisor is contemplating the introduction of a loyalty program, and is taking steps to increase engagement from its members as part of a plan to TripAdvisor ...


Qurban Bayram brings mobility as millions of locals flock to resort towns  Daily Sabah

No room was left in holiday resort towns across Turkey during the Qurban Bayram holiday, which saw millions hit the road and ramp up their expenditures.


The Curious Case Of Punjab's 'Illegal' Travel Agents  HuffPost India

Many of the 'illegal' agents on a list released by the MEA have actually been granted licences by the Punjab government.


Scrap Bristol Airport expansion  The Ecologist

Bristol Airport expansion would mean a flight almost every three minutes and an average of 9500 extra vehicle movements every day.


Palace, DOJ not alarmed over POGO location fears  Philippine Star

While the security concern raised by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is legitimate, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo seem to agree more to the ...


UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul brings in over TL 1B in ad sales  Daily Sabah

The all-English finale of the UEFA Super Cup brought tens of thousands of fans from across Europe to Istanbul, while millions watched the game on TV. A delight ...


Paytm’s PayPay Reaches 10M Users, 1M Merchants In Japan  pymnts.com

PayPay, a Japanese venture launched in 2018 by Paytm, India's top payments app, now has 10 million customers in Japan.


Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur see 50% dip in tourist arrival  The Tribune India

Kuldeep Chauhan. Tribune News *Service*. Shimla, August 12. Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur have registered a decline of more than 50 per cent in the arrival of both ...


Hong Kong unrest hits Thai travel market  Bangkok Post

The bitter protests in Hong Kong are expected to have a significant impact on Thailand's travel industry, with a number of outbound trip cancellations in recent ...


Free tourist visas will be issued to tourists in Sri Lanka in an effort to boost tourism following terrorist attacks  The National Student

The Sri Lankan government will issue free tourist visas to visitors to Sri Lanka upon arrival, in an effort to boost tourism in the country. It is hoped that tourism will ...


Myanmar Airways International seeks to expand client base in Korea  Myanmar Times

Myanmar Airways International has appointed Korea's Meebang Air Agencies Co as its general sales agent (GSA) to facilitate collaborations with a network of ...


Murrieta adding 12 firefighters, two medical trucks to speed up response times  Press-Enterprise

Murrieta firefighters are aiming to respond to calls one minute faster than now and close gaps in their coverage of the city's busiest areas. They plan to do that by ...


6 Tajikistan concludes agreement with National Geographic  AKIpress

AKIPRESS.COM - Over 40 cooperation documents were signed following the results of the International Tourism Forum “Tajikistan-2019”, Asia Plus reports.


Sabre Industries Inc (NASDAQ:SABR) Q1 2019 Sentiment  The MAK Daily

Sabre Industries Inc (NASDAQ:SABR) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2019 Q1. Its down -0.56, from 1.5 in 2018Q4. The ratio has dropped, as 140 ...


Walvis Bay to net more tourists, thanks to upgraded port  Modern Diplomacy

With its sand dunes and abundant birdlife, Walvis Bay is already an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia. The bay is a safe haven for sea vessels.


Part of Boracay shoreline closed for cleanup after pooping incident  INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — A portion of Boracay's shoreline was closed Wednesday to conduct a 48 to 72-hour cleanup after a foreign tourist supposedly let her ...


This Is Why Travel Agents Want To Be Called Travel Advisors  Forbes

When Peter Schwartz needs to book a trip, he doesn't contact a travel agent. He calls a travel advisor.


ARC and Sabre Sign Agreement to Streamline Travel Agencies’ NDC Transition  Yahoo Finance

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) and Sabre Corporation (SABR) recently signed a forward-looking cooperative agreement to ensure travel agencies can easily ...


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