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ARC Reports $1.75 Billion Jump in Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales First Half 2019  Yahoo Finance

Total Passenger Trips Grew by 2.4% in Same Period vs. 2018.


A Couple More Travel Agencies Get Chatty With 30SecondsToFly  The Beat

30SecondsToFly has added The Air Travel Group and CTI Business Travel to its stable of travel agency clients that have adopted its messaging-based system ...


Uniglobe Adds Middle East Agencies  Business Travel News

Muscat, Oman's Bahwan Travels and Dubai's Nasser Air Travel have joined the Uniglobe network of travel agencies. Uniglobe said Bahwan parent company ...


ASTA: Five Options to Deal With the California IC Bill  Travel Agent

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) hosted a webinar regarding California Assembly Bill (AB) 5. Last week, the bill—which alters the requirements ...


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 ...


Mexico Travel Agencies Recognize President of the Xcaret Group  TravelPulse

The Mexican Association of Travel Agencies recognized Miguel Quintana Pali for more than a decade of contributions to the Mexican Caribbean tourism ...


Yes, it's possible to get a refund on a nonrefundable airline ticket; here's how  USA TODAY

If you have a nonrefundable airline ticket, you can still get your money back. Here's how.


9 Companies Making It Easier for EVERYONE To Have Fun Traveling  Yahoo Finance

On its own, travel requires a lot of research, planning and preparation. When an intrepid traveler lives with a disability or has limited mobility, the complexity of ...


Influential travel sites for booking not always the big players  PhocusWire

Online travel agents might be spending billions on marketing yet very few make the cut when it comes to sites used to choose a hotel.


The best tips for saving money on airlines and hotels this summer  Los Angeles Times

One-way or round-trip tickets? Book with a site you don't know to save money on a hotel? A travel expert shares tips and tricks for summer 2019.


Yatra Online, Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results on July 23, 2019  Yahoo Finance

GURUGRAM, India and NEW YORK, July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Yatra Online, Inc. ("Company") (YTRA) (YTROF), India's leading corporate travel services ...


Travel agencies monitoring American deaths in Dominican Republic  WBAY

AAA says tourists are still encouraged to travel, but it's a travel agent's job to ensure safety.


Fareportal's OTA Brands Named Among Top Travel Agencies by AirEuropa  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fareportal, the travel technology company powering CheapOair.com and OneTravel.com, was recently recognized ...


Hipcamp Gets Silicon Valley Backing From Andreessen Horowitz: Travel Startup Funding This Week  Skift

Since last Friday travel startups announced more than $216 million in *fresh* funding. On Thursday we reported that TravelPerk had closed its $104 million In the ...


Cleveland travel agencies take hit after tourist deaths in Dominican Republic  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

CLEVELAND-- A former New York pizzeria owner Vittorio Caruso mysteriously died in the Dominican Republic over the weekend. It's at least the 10th time in the ...


Travel agencies warn East Texas residents to take precautions in Dominican Republic  KLTV

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) -With the recent deaths in the Dominican Republic, local travel agencies in East Texas are reminding travelers to use extreme caution.


Top Travel Agency Group Wants to Find Fixes for Overtourism  Skift

Travel Leaders Group, a major travel agency consortium, has joined forces with New York University's School of Professional Studies to address In a travel ...


Host Agency Reviews' 2019 Income Survey Is Live  Travel Daily News International

MINNEAPOLIS - Host Agency Reviews (HAR) has launched its fourth annual Income Survey. While independent travel advisors are an elusive sector of the ...


Ebix to Acquire India’s Corporate Travel Player Yatra for $338 Million  Skift

Ebix, an Atlanta-based tech company, is buying Indian-based travel services provider Yatra Online for $337.8 million. The deal is the largest Ebix, ...


10 questions to ask your travel agent to save you money on your vacation  Business Insider

Booking your summer vacation through a travel agent could save you hundreds of dollars if you know the right questions to ask.


Travel agencies lawsuit targetted at company owned by Amax's chairman Ng Man Sun  Macau Business

Macau, MNA | The President of the Travel Industry Council of Macau, Wu Keng Kuong, confirmed to MNA that the lawsuits set by a total of 20 travel agencies ...


Precautions travel agencies recommend taking when traveling to the Dominican Republic  WTNH.com

A public relations nightmare for the beautiful Dominican Republic.At least nine Americans have died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic in the last 12 ...


Travel agencies oppose plan for Beijing Imperial Palace  Macau Daily Times

Yesterday, a group of representatives from 20 travel agencies handed a letter to the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) which opposes the ...


CHTA Assails New Booking.com Commission Policy  TravelPulse

An “overwhelming majority” of Caribbean hotels may end their relationships with Booking.com after the online travel agency (OTA) announced recently it would ...


How to Get the Most From the Alaska Airlines Companion Fare  NerdWallet

The Alaska Airlines Companion fare lets you book one round-trip coach fare for just $99 (plus taxes and fees), and it could save you hundreds.


The 9 Best Vacation Rental Sites for Travelers in 2019  SmarterTravel.com

Hoping to rent a house or apartment on vacation? You've got plenty of options. Travelers looking for the best vacation rental sites have to weed through big ...


Precautions travel agencies recommend taking when vacationing in Dominican Republic  WTNH.com

A public relations nightmare for beautiful Dominican Republic.


Study: Influencers Have Big Impact On Latin American Travelers  The Holmes Report

New research from Axon finds 80% of Latin American consumers choose vacation destinations based on influencers' recommendations.


The cryptocurrency question  Travel Weekly

As digital currencies become more common, travel agencies may have to consider accepting them as a form of payment, especially if Libra successfully ...


2019 Halfway: Top Home-Based Travel Agent Stories of the Year  Travel Agent

With 2019 halfway over, we're continuing the look back at the biggest and most eye-catching stories of the year. Here are the top stories relating to home-based ...


Travel agency H.I.S. launches takeover to bolster hotel business  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Leading Japanese travel agency H.I.S. is launching a tender offer for real estate developer Unizo Holdings, hoping to expand hotel opera.


ARC: USD value of airline tickets sold by US travel agencies increases 3.3% in 1H2019  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported (18-Jul-2019) the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US based travel agencies in 1H2019 was ...


Israeli forces arrest 'travel agents' accused of operating Hamas money laundering ring  Fox News

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced Wednesday that they had arrested three Hamas operatives who posed as travel agents in order to operate a ...


American Express GBT Acquires German Business Travel Agency  Skift

We've seen the world's biggest travel management companies building partnerships to tap into the growing small- and medium-sized business travel over the ...


Airbnb reaches seven out of ten properties available for instant booking  PhocusWire

Airbnb has moved a considerable distance in its bid to give guests the ability to secure a place to stay without waiting for host approval. The company says it now ...


Southwest Joins NDC Exchange for More Efficient Airline Booking  Yahoo Finance

Southwest Airlines is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a new distribution capability platform, signaling the carrier may be shifting away from traditional ...


Air travel spreads infections globally, but health advice from inflight magazines can limit that  Medical Xpress

"Travel safe, travel far, travel wide, and travel often," says Nomadic Matt, the American who quit his job to travel the world, write about it and coach others to do ...


Kaplan International acquires European agency giant ESL - and Alpadia  The PIE News

In major consolidation news for the study travel sector, Kaplan International English, the ELT education division of Kaplan, has acquired Europe's largest student ...


Iranians' Overseas Travels Tumble 6.5%  Financial Tribune

A total of 1759749 Iranians traveled abroad in the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), indicating a 6.5% decrease compared with ...


Eurolines, Romania's biggest tourism group, to be taken over by DER Touristik, part of German REWE Group  Business Review

Romanian tourism group Eurolines, the largest in the country, owned by Dragos Anastasiu, will sell all its tourism operations to DER Touristik Group, part.


Headquarter Happenings: Avoya Travel's Focus on Land and New Technology  Travel Market Report

There's a new co-president, a new focus on land vacations, a new office, and new technology. But at Avoya Travel, the purpose is the same as ever: To enrich ...


Oceania Updates Online Travel Advisor Center  Travel Agent

As a part of the brand's stream of OceaniaNEXT enhancements, the online agent portal has been redesigned to make it more intuitive. Here's a look at what's ...


Some 190 customer complaints lodged against travel agencies in first half of 2019  Jordan Times

AMMAN — Around 240 complaints have been filed against travel agencies during the first half of 2019, the Jordan Society of Tourism and Travel Agents (JSTA) ...


Airbnb's acquisition of HotelTonight helps grow the platform's end-to-end vision  YouGov US

Airbnb's acquisition of HotelTonight helps grow the platform's end-to-end vision.


NASA’s daunting to-do list for sending people back to the Moon  The Verge

A half-century after landing the first humans on the Moon, NASA is looking to put people back on the lunar surface, but this time the agency has an even more ...


I'm Not Sure American Airlines Is At Fault Here  One Mile at a Time

A story is going viral about an American Airlines passenger who had his ticket canceled because he missed a flight. Who is at fault here?


8 Baby Boomer Travel Trends  TravelPulse

Discover where baby boomers are traveling to, what they're doing and what we can expect to see from this generation as the year progresses.


Online Travel Agencies IT Spending Market | Size | Analysis | Share | Outlook to 2025  Market Mirror

MarketResearchNest.com adds “Global Online Travel Agencies IT Spending Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025” new report to its research database.


Nature Tourism in Holguin, Cuba  Prensa Latina

19 de julio de 2019, 12:00Holguin, Cuba, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Promoting the tourist potential in eastern Cuba among travel agencies based in the country is ...


Cuba sees tourism dropping 8.5% due to Trump travel restrictions  Reuters

HAVANA (Reuters) - Tourism to Cuba will likely drop 8.5% this year in the wake of tighter U.S. restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island, the government said ...


The HITEC Minneapolis Innovations Digest  Hospitality Net

Over the last four weeks HospitalityNet has presented the new and innovative products which where on display at HITEC Minneapolis. After guestroom ...


Jingdezhen attractions admit students for free - SHINE News  Shine News

Students in Jingdezhen, east China's Jiangxi Province, are able to enjoy free admission to all A-level national tourist attractions in the city known as the ...


Flygskam: Are Swedes really going green and swapping overseas travel for 'staycations'?  The Local Sweden

Swedish tourism boards and travel agencies have invested in promoting domestic travel in response to a growing interest in sustainable travel. But has it really ...


You Can Still Legally Travel to Cuba — Here's How  Travel+Leisure

Despite recent restrictions, political tensions, and public confusion, Cuba remains open for travelers.


Putnam Visitors’ Bureau Disappears (Updated)  Highlands Current

County considers hiring its own tourism director. By Chip Rowe. The Putnam County Visitors' Bureau unexpectedly shut down earlier this month after the county ...


More Highlights from Travel MarketPlace East 2019  Travel Market Report

From tips about selling your agency to ideas on how to handle publicity, here are more highlights from Travel MarketPlace.


China – Jobs available increases in second quarter, report finds  Staffing Industry Analysts

China's job market saw improvement in the second quarter of 2019, with more posted vacancies than jobseekers, according to a report from Zhaopin Limited ...


New "Tourism Share" Payment Liability on Certain Commercial Enterprises  Lexology

Recent Development. The Law No. 7138 on the Tourism Publicity and Development Agency ("Law"), published in the Official Gazette No. 30832 dated 15 July ...


Comparing the Similarities and Differences Between B2B vs. B2C Marketing  G2

You might know about B2B or B2C marketing, but when B2B vs. B2C marketing go against each other, can you identify the similarities and differences of each?


Summer travel destinations to stretch the US dollar  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

As strength of the US dollar continues to worry politicians and market analysts, we see it as an excellent excuse to travel.


Key Recent Changes in Turkish Banking Regulations  Lexology

Turkey has introduced several amendments on the Turkish banking regulations to expand the tools to protect the financial integrity in the first half…


Lindsay Pearlman Joins Travel Leaders  TravelPulse

Travel Leaders Network, now in more than 60 countries, has hired Lindsay Pearlman as Senior Vice President, International Leisure, a newly-created position.


Flight Ticket Booking Software Market Report, History and Forecast, Breakdown Data by Companies, Top key players like Trawex Technologies, Airmax Systems, Key Regions, Types and Application  Market Expert

Flight ticket booking software. Lemax is web-based software for tour operators and travel agencies that helps you book and sell flight tickets more efficiently.


Hotels promise a super low rate — then hit you with fees  Detroit Free Press

Savvy shoppers are warned to take a close look at resort fees and other fees that don't show up in quoted room rates.


Al Murshed Travel and Tourism signs an exclusive agreement with Sabre  WebWire

Al Murshed Travel and Tourism, one of the leading travel agencies in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has signed a long-term agreement with Sabre Corporation ...


Two Tour Operators Disappear, Leaving Travel Advisors and Customers in the Lurch  Travel Market Report

This is a cautionary tale about two travel suppliers who went out of business and left customers and travel agents in the lurch for thousands of dollars — and how ...


The Shilla Duty Free Joins the Ranks of World’s Top 3 Travel Retailers  BusinessKorea

With sales of South Korean duty free stores hitting a new record of 12 trillion won (US$10.16 billion) in the first half of this year, The Shilla Duty Free, the travel ...


Japanese travel boycott intensifies  Korea Times

A mother of two children, surnamed Kang, had planned for some time to take her family to Sapporo, Japan. But the famous Odori Park and Sapporo Clock Tower ...


Skift Top Travel Startups to Watch 2019  Skift

Skift puts the needs of travel industry leaders first when we judge startups. We hope our recommendations provide a lucrative partnership or help solve a Skift ...


Dolphin Dynamics to buy Travelwire from Travelport  Buying Business Travel

Dolphin Dynamics has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Travelwire, a mid/back-office software solution for travel agencies, from Travelport.


I'm 26 & This Is How I Much I Spent On A Trip To Miami With My Husband  Refinery29

Welcome to Travel Diaries, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the ...


Using smartphone as SmarTrip is still in the cards for Metro, but other transit agencies are getting antsy  WTOP

Some speed bumps for efforts toward making it easier to pay to get around using only a smartphone are driving potential division across the D.C. region.


Do You Need Travel Insurance For Your Vacation? Here’s What to Know  Fatherly

Hey, Bank of Dad, quick question: I'm taking vacation in August with my family. When, if ever, does getting travel insurance actually make sense? Do I need it for ...


Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for THOMAS COOK GRP/ADR (TCKGY)  Tech Know Bits

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for THOMAS COOK GRP/ADR (OTCMKTS: TCKGY): 7/3/2019 – THOMAS COOK ...


News Navigator: Why is Japan's travel agency JTB now charging consultation fees?  The Mainichi

The Mainichi Shimbun answers some common questions readers may have about Japan's major travel agency JTB Corp. that began to charge customers for ...


Who Should (and Who Shouldn't) Get the Amex Platinum?  Forbes

It's easy to make the case that the Amex Platinum can pay for itself over time, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's right for you. So let's take a look at who should ...


“Consumers have rights”: Dodgy travel agency busted by QLD grandmother  Travel Weekly

A Gold Coast travel agency has been fined $1500 after it was reported to Fair Trading by a Springfield Lakes grandmother.


The Spanish island where astronauts prepare for Mars  BBC News

In 1969, Nasa astronauts landed on the Moon for the first time. Fifty years later, scientists are in training for the next mission – and in a place few would suspect.


Friday, July 19, 2019 – edition no. 3336  Macau Daily Times

... * 20 travel agencies fight Imperial Palace plan. * The Third Standing Committee agrees that Macau's immigration laws need to be reworked to stop tourists ...


Barrhead Travel boss wins top industry accolade  Insider.co.uk

Barrhead Travel president Jacqueline Dobson has been presented with the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award at the industry's Agent Achievement ...


Crete's Avra Travel Connects to HotelAvailabilities Channel Manager  GTP Headlines

AVRA Travel, a tourism agency based in Heraklion on Crete, recently completed its connection to the HotelAvailabilities Channel Manager platform.


Southwest Airlines joins NDC Exchange  Travel Trends Today

ATPCO and SITA announced that Southwest Airlines is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a platform for NDC that enables *content* interoperability...


Palace takes swipe at auditor-general over ‘misleading’ audit  Cyprus Mail

THE government took a swipe on Wednesday at Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides calling his office's audit report on the presidency misleading and full of ...


No better time to visit Taiwan!  The Sun Daily

THE Taiwan Tourism Bureau has designated 2019 as the “Taiwan Small Town Ramble” year. With the objective of introducing the wonders of Taiwan to the w...


Spending on overseas travel, education records a 60% surge  Economic Times

Mumbai: Indians are spending more on overseas travel and education shows Reserve Bank of India data as spends rose more than 60 per cent year on year ...


These 5 women entrepreneurs have got you covered for everything from ‘Hola’ to ‘I do’  YourStory

YourStory is the outreach partner for SheLeadsTech from Facebook So, you want a wedding right out of Pinterest? All it will take is coordinating with a hundred ...


Good news! How to earn money to make your dream vacation viable via investments!  Zee Business

The cost of travel and increasing exchange rates should be taken into consideration regardless of how much in advance you start saving for the trip. Get more ...


131 travel agencies in Kuwait given deadline by IATA - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS  Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

Move may threaten local travel market due to irresponsible actions of some. KUWAIT CITY, July 11: In a move that may threaten local travel market due to the ...


Nigeria: Stakeholders Reject Ethiopian Airlines' Plan to Fly Local Routes in Nigeria  AllAfrica.com

Aviation industry stakeholders have rejected the plan by Ethiopian Airlines to set up a domestic carrier in Nigeria, using local investors.


Here's Why Your Travel Agent Might Be Inviting You To A Party  Forbes

Chances are when you hear from your travel agent, it might be to see if they can help you with a getaway for your upcoming birthday or to check in after you ...


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. "She's an expert at identifying great deals on planes and ...


Millennials are using travel agencies took book transformative travel trips  Vox

A map of the world, push-pinned into drywall; clocks that mark the times in Tokyo, Paris, and London; a cheesy poster of a family at the beach — this is the ...


How to Find a Great Independent Contractor for Your Travel Agency  Travel Market Report

Business is booming in 2019 — and more travel agencies than ever are looking for help. Here are some tips from both sides of the table about how to find and ...


IN MEMES | Tweeps shocked by 'Rea Tsotella' 'scammer' who 'stole' pensioners' money!  TimesLIVE

In this Wednesday's episode of Rea Tsotella, they exposed a "scammer" who gave a bad name to all the legit black businesswomen after she "scammed" ...


VIDEO: Amadeus on an exciting evolution for online travel agencies  PhocusWire

Online travel agencies hold an important position in the ecosystem of search and buying travel products on the web.


Online travel agencies, supermarkets, laptops: The hidden monopolies that may cost you money  Los Angeles Times

These companies may seem like competitors, but they're all jointly owned by monopolies.


How online travel agencies can simplify the shopping process  PhocusWire

Travelport discusses how online travel brands can streamline the shopping process for customers.


10 Reasons You Should Use a Travel Agent in 2019  Travel Market Report

It's a year of more ships, more flights and less legroom. And some say 2019 is also the Year of the Travel Agent. We asked some professionals why they think ...


Would Tax Law Proposals Kill Travel Agencies in Some States?  Skift

As states look for new sources of tax revenue in the *service*-driven economy, businesses like travel agencies are viewed as likely targets. Part of the problem is ...


Airbnb to buy HotelTonight as it battles hotels and online travel agencies  CNBC

Airbnb is acquiring hotel booking site HotelTonight as it builds an expansion narrative ahead of an eventual IPO.


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