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How online travel agencies can simplify the shopping process  PhocusWire

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


Amadeus Begins Powering Next-Gen Airline Selling Via Online Agencies  Skift

Online travel agencies have been late to the airline sector push to sell airfares and other products in more modern ways. Travix has reached a milestone, though ...


ARC Reports a $500M Increase in April Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


One Online Travel Agency's Bold Move Against Resort Fees  One Mile at a Time

One online travel agency is now charging a commission on resort fees, eliminating one of the main reasons hotels added these fees. How will this play out?


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 ...


Turkish travel agencies anxiously await Greece’s visa regulation  Hurriyet Daily News

As the nine-day long Eid al-Fitr holiday approaches, Turkish travel agencies have been anxiously waiting for Greece to start the visa facilitation program for ...


Money-Saving Strategies for Buying Travel Insurance  ConsumerReports.org

Consumer Reports offers tips on how to save when buying travel insurance. This coverage could come in handy if your trip is canceled or interrupted due to a ...


Travel site flaw reveals flight info of PM, security officials – report  The Times of Israel

Breach on website used by Israeli travel agencies said to expose data on millions of passengers; National Cyber Directorate says problem addressed.


Elavon teams with online travel agencies on virtual card payments  PaymentsSource

Elavon has joined a collaboration of travel industry partners to streamline the way online travel agencies pay airlines using virtual cards.


Qantas to Levy Surcharges on Travel Agencies That Don’t Join Program Starting in August  Skift

Travel agencies are being urged to sign up for Qantas' new distribution channel, with technology providers like Sabre pressing their industry partners to Travel ...


Every family has a reluctant travel agent  Kansas City Star

Denise Snodell misses the days of tried and true travel agencies. It's on her now to find the perfect hotel.


Francis Rooney Calls for Cutting Federal Regulations on Travel Agencies |  Florida Daily

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., is continuing his fight to cut down on federal regulations on travel agencies. Back in May 2017, Rooney brought out the “Travel ...


TSA predicts record-breaking summer travel as employees head to the border  POLITICO

The Transportation Security Administration is bracing for its busiest summer ever, even as airports worry that screening lines could balloon when the Department ...


How Travelperk Builds Better Tools for European Business Travelers  Skift

Despite a new wave of business travel startups rising up around the world, breaking into the conservative world of corporate travel isn't easy. For For ...


VIDEO: Expedia on being an empire and the future of platforms  PhocusWire

The Expedia Group is a sprawling empire of a business, with online travel agencies, corporate travel agencies and investments in metasearch.


Travel and Tourism addresses collaboration between four agencies  Thermopolis Independent Record Homepage

At the Tuesday meeting of Hot Springs Travel and Tourism, Director Amanda Moeller reported that the majority of responses she received indicate that.


How online travel agencies can optimize conversions at every step of the user journey  PhocusWire

With 64% of travelers preferring to book directly with suppliers, J. P. Ephithite, director of propositions for online travel agencies at Travelport, looks at what OTAs ...


Breaking Down the Pros and Cons of Using a Travel Agent  Outside

There's a time and place to book with a travel agent, rather than go it alone.


Uzakrota Travel Summit 2019 to welcome 4000 Tourism Leaders in Istanbul  FTNnews.com

Uzakrota Travel Summit, among the most important events in the tourism sector, will be organized for the 6th times in Istanbul. The Summit will take place at the ...


U.N. health agency struggles with travel abuses  NBC News

The World Health Organization spent nearly $192 million on travel expenses last year, with staffers sometimes breaking the agency's own rules by traveling in ...


Hacker reveals breach exposing flight histories of Netanyahu family, other Israeli officials  Haaretz

A security breach revealed in a system used by major Israeli travel agencies risks exposing flight itineraries of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family ...


Virtual IBAN targets travel agency payments  PaymentsSource

Because the cost of cross-border payments can substantially bite into profit margins for travel agencies, payments technology provider Ixaris and financial ...


Amazon Collects Fees From Cleartrip in New India Flights Offering  Skift

India online travel agency Cleartrip's deal to power domestic flights on Amazon Pay India was several quarters in the making, and it involves Cleartrip Cleartrip's ...


Mistaken fares get axed faster - usually  SaukValley.com

Travelers love those insanely cheap fares that airlines sometimes post by mistake, such as when Cathay Pacific Airways in January sold $16000 business-class ...


Avoya Travel Network Member Honored as Top Performer in Travel Agent Community  GlobeNewswire

Avoya Celebrates Shawn Power's Achievements in Travel Sales and Customer *Service*.


What Advisors Need to Know About Selling their Travel Agency  Travel Market Report

In a strong seller's market and an economy that continues to roll, right now is a good time to be a travel agency owner looking to sell their business.


Google takes its next step in online travel planning  ConsumerAffairs

Google is unveiling its new Google Travel feature, which will allow consumers to go to one spot to access all their travel wants and needs.


Travel Plans Fall-off Worries Greece Over Tourism Season  The National Herald

Enjoying a record run of several years of tourism, a warning by the Thomas Cook agency that travel plans are lessening has Greeek officials concerned that ...


Global Online Travel Agencies IT Spending Market Industry 2024 Forecast Report  Market Research Gazette

ORBIS RESEARCH has recently announced “Global Online Travel Agencies IT Spending Market” report with all the critical analysis on current state of industry, ...


Concern Grows in California for Travel Agent Independent Contractor Status  Travel Market Report

Travel advisors are mobilizing to defeat a state push that would put agent/independent contractor relationships at risk.


3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Travel Agency  TravelPulse

Marisa DeSalvio gives advice to travel agents ready to start a business.


Proposed bill addresses travel agency overtime  Travel Weekly

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) introduced the Travel Advisor Retail Fairness Act, which would enable agencies to be exempt from federal overtime rules.


AAA predicts record-breaking Memorial Day travel  Fenton Tri County Times

Memorial Day signals the beginning of the summer travel season. It also signals a higher risk time for unsafe driving, motor vehicle crashes and fatalities.


Ensemble Travel Group Expands in Australasia With New Partnership  Travel Agent

Ensemble Travel Group has announced a new partnership with New Zealand travel agency group World Travellers. Here's a look inside the deal.


BANGLADESH – ITALY Enquiry finds 88 travel agencies involved in migration via Mediterranean Sea  AsiaNews

The government carried out inspection of dozens of agencies across the country. Thirty-seven Bangladeshis died off the Tunisian coast. For the country's ...


Skift Analysis: Amazon’s Travel Strategy Comes Into Focus  Skift

The same rules that apply to run-of-the-mill travel sellers do not necessarily apply to Amazon. While cash back on flights in India may seem loss-generating and ...


How Travel Agents Can Help  TravelPulse

Cruise Planners explains why travel agents are extremely valuable.


Booking to Charge Commission on Resort Fees in Major Shakeup for Hotel Revenue  Skift

In a game-changing move, Booking.com is notifying hotels around the world that it will begin charging them commissions on resort fees, as well as other ...


Travel Tech Providers Gimmonix and Trip Sciences Strike a Strategic Partnership to Deliver Travel Industry's First White-label Native Mobile Solution for Hotels  MarTech Series

Gimmonix Technologies, the Israel- and UK-based travel technology developer of cutting-edge hotel distribution and management solutions, and Trip Sciences, ...


Embattled travel firm Thomas Cook downgraded by Fitch, S&P  Reuters

Credit rating agencies Fitch and S&P have downgraded Thomas Cook after the travel firm's latest profit warning, saying the indebted company could struggle ...


Groups demand payment for canceled FAT flights  Taipei Times

Travel industry representatives yesterday said that Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) should compensate them for financial losses they sustained after the airline ...


Parent claims travel agent scammed high school students out of senior trip  KLFY

Sylvia Masters uncovers a scam that robbed an Acadiana parent's daughter and several other students out of a senior trip.


New OASIS Diamond Program Offers 100% Commission  Travel Agent

OASIS Travel Network's new, top-level Diamond Program is only open to agencies and advisors with a minimum of $1.5 million annual cruise and land sales.


Shawn Power Named 2018 Pacesetter by American Express Travel  Travel Agent

Avoya Travel has announced that Shawn Power, owner of Powerventures Travel Services Ltd., an independent agency in the Avoya Travel Network, has been ...


Giada Reveals G468 Four-Screen Video-Wall Player  Digital Signage Connection

May 23, 2019 – Shenzhen, China – Giada, the number one media player brand in the German-speaking region in 2018, is pleased to announce the launch of ...


Google Travel Is Now One Step Closer to One-Stop Shopping  Skift

Google has taken a huge next step, putting all the pieces together, by including flights, hotels, packages, and trip-planning tools on a dedicated website and in ...


Exhibition promotes booming Asian tourism market  Chinadaily USA

Exotic art performances, a world-heritage photography exhibition and gourmet food opened visitors' eyes to what Asia has to offer at the recent Asian Culture ...


Flight booking APIs: GDSs, specialised data providers, OTAs, and metasearch engines  Travel Daily

IATA's recent passenger survey reports reveal interesting data about traveler preferences: International travel accounts for 64 percent of all airline traffic with ...


83% of travelers plan trips together as a family  Travel Daily News International

BELLEVUE – Family vacation planning is no longer an activity just for the adults, according to new custom research from Expedia Group Media Solutions, the ...


Recent Stock Movement Report for: Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE:TVPT)  StandardOracle

Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE:TVPT): Company Profile Travelport Worldwide Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates a travel commerce platform ...


STAAH, with Goa Partner RUBIQ, Kickstart 'The Big Connect' - A Multi-city Mega Networking Event for Hospitality Industry  Hotel News Resource

The leading names in the hospitality industry gathered at The Fern, Kadamba – Goa, for an evening of meet-and-greet with industry peers. The Big Connect ...


Should short-haul flights be banned? Climate change is a major issue in elections in Europe and Australia.  The Washington Post

Climate change is emerging as a key campaign issue in a number of countries this year.


How to Save for an Expensive Plane Ticket  Outside

I'll do just about anything to avoid paying full price for a plane ticket. It doesn't help that the tickets seem to be more expensive than ever, while airlines have ...


Travel Arrangement And Reservation Services Market Trends, in-Depth Assessment, New Strategies, Price, Future Roadmap and Key Players – Carlson Wagonlit Travel, American Express, BCD Travel , Expedia, Priceline Group  Global Market Research

The travel arrangement and reservation services market consists of the sales of travel arrangement and reservation services and related goods by entities ...


Why theatrical elements in store can help entice customers  TTG

High streets and town centres are struggling but bricks-and-mortar agencies can thrive if they embrace the theatrical, says Andrew Don.


Cambodia to investigate Taiwan tour agencies for cheating local businesses  Taiwan News

20 businesses in Siem Reap accuse Taiwan tour companies of failing to pay over US$2 million.A group of 20 different establishments in Siem Reap, Cambodia ...


Host Agency vs. Travel Franchise  TravelPulse

Starting an independent business can be extremely exhilarating. But for first-time entrepreneurs, the thrill can often be overcome with uncertainty. With so many ...


R4G Launches Cruise for Good to Help Fund The Ed Asner Family Center  EIN News

Recruiting for Good is generating proceeds from staffing to help fund the nonprofit; and rewarding referrals to candidates and companies with travel savings.


1Checkin app for automated convenience  NOBLE

Whether you're jet-setting weekly, or you're only flying intermittently, or you just want to ensure that you get to sit next to your loved ones on your flight, 1Checkin ...


China Southern Airlines sees potential to expand tourism exchange with Mexico - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MEXICO CITY, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The exchange of tourism between China and Mexico has great potential ahead and will grow further due to the fledgling ...


Visitors spending up 3.1 pct in Q1 in Macao - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MACAO, May 23 (Xinhua) -- The total spending, excluding gaming expenses, of visitors in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) increased 3.1 ...


U.S. Government Accountability Office—Unavailability of Appropriated Funds to Subsidize Employees' Long-Distance Home-to-Work Travel  Government Accountability Office

Appropriated funds are not available to subsidize an employee's long-distance home-to-work travel. Appropriated funds are available to provide a transit subsidy ...


Thomas Cook share price drops after agencies downgrade credit rating  City A.M.

Thomas Cook's share price has nosedived by nearly six per cent after two agencies downgraded the troubled travel agency into the lowest credit category.


Sichuan Province, home of Giant Panda, woos international tourists in Prague  Global Times

Southwest China's Sichuan Province, the hometown of the Giant Panda, on Tuesday held a tourism promotion event in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic.


Spanish Travel Agents Tour the Center and East of Cuba  Prensa Latina

Havana, May 20 (Prensa Latina) A dozen representatives of Spanish travel agencies toured the center and east of Cuba to know destinations so they can better ...


NCAA moves against illegal travel agencies  Daily Sun

Louis Ibah. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has barred the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from granting accreditation and ...


Portishead travel agent Miles Morgan wins national award | Latest business news from Somerset  North Somerset Times

A Portishead business savoured a 'proud moment' after it was named one of Britain's best travel agents for the second year running.


Trade war threatens business travel as Chinese companies slash conference budgets  Global Times

The ongoing trade war between the world's two largest economies is casting a shadow on China's tourism industry, especially on the niche business travel ...


Seamless Travel Experience with Biometric Scanning  CIOReview

Seamless Travel Experience with Biometric Scanning By CIOReview - FREMONT, CA: Biometrics is the embodiment of security measures; the scanner uses a ...


Officials warn residents to prepare for 15-week Metro shutdown that starts Saturday  Washington Post

Officials are urging Washington-area residents to plan ahead to avoid nightmare commutes when the longest shutdown in Metro history begins Saturday, ...


Working Solutions Poll Reveals the Face and Challenges of a Travel Agent  Yahoo Finance

DALLAS, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Solutions, a leader in on-demand contact center outsourcing, polled nearly 1,000 travel agents in its remote ...


Great mobility in touristic areas expected during 9-day holiday in Turkey  Daily Sabah

The occupancy rates of hotels in Turkey's touristic areas have hit 100 percent over the upcoming nine-day Ramadan Bayram (also known as Eid al-Fitr) holiday, ...


Tourism sector reaps profits from China's farmers  Global Times

While tourists flooded to her hometown of Shapotou, a popular tourist destination in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Zhang Yuzhen and her ...


Opinion | Why booking rooms directly may be your best option  Livemint

Work travel and holiday planning always end up in the middle of a vast time-consuming paradigm, which is about how to get the best deal on your hotel room ...


Momentum grows for nuclear thermal propulsion  SpaceNews

With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions.


Once the Boeing 737 Max is cleared to fly again, United CEO Oscar Munoz vows to be on his airline’s first Max flight  Chicago Tribune

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, in a bid to assure passengers, vowed to be on the airline's first flight on a Boeing 737 Max once regulators clear the plane.


Tourism body puts Al-Jouf under inspection spotlight  Arabnews

SAKAKA: Travel agencies and accommodation providers in Al-Jouf region have come under the spotlight as part of a series of inspections by Saudi tourism ...


Clearing hurdles to enable private sector's greater participation in public service delivery  Nhan Dan Online

NDO - A government decree issued in 2013 has raised the number of public services which are subject to bidding from 8 to 26, thereby allowing and ...


COA flags OSG’s P7.12M in foreign travel expenses  INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged P7.128 million in foreign travels spent by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) in 2018 ...


Financial Analysis: Travelport Worldwide (NYSE:TVPT) versus Diamond S Shipping (DSSI)  Mayfield Recorder

Diamond S Shipping (NYSE:DSSI) and Travelport Worldwide (NYSE:TVPT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will ...


Sabre Corp (SABR) Stake Lessened by Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado  Mayfield Recorder

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lessened its position in shares of Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR) by 24.1% during the first quarter, ...


Budget hotels want taxes reviewed amid Airbnb competition  Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Local budget hotels called for a review of tax policies to help them cope with competition against Airbnb and low profit margins from ...


Reviewing Travelzoo (TZOO)'s and TheStreet Inc. (NASDAQ:TST)'s results  The NBO News

Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) and TheStreet Inc. (NASDAQ:TST) compete against each other in the Internet Information Providers sector. We will compare them ...


Head-To-Head Comparison: TUI AG/ADR (TUIFY) versus OMV (OTCMKTS:OMVJF)  Mayfield Recorder

OMV (OTCMKTS:OMVJF) and TUI AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:TUIFY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two ...


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 how much Berryessa, Milpitas BART tickets will cost  East Bay Times

The 10-mile extension is not expected to open until late this year.


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 ...


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 ...


BBB Tip of the Week: Shady Travel Agencies Scam Schools, Students, and Parents  The Spokesman-Review

School trips can be incredible, life-changing experiences for students. But don't let scamsters steal the magic of such experiences.


With rise of digital booking platforms, local travel agencies continue to grow, adapt, while adding personal touch  Lynchburg News and Advance

Online platforms such as Airbnb, Skyscanner, Uber and Travelocity have changed the way consumers think of modern travel.


List: Birmingham’s largest travel agencies  Birmingham Business Journal

Just in time for spring break, the BBJ's newest List spotlights local travel agencies helping vacationers book their next big trips.


Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy  PhocusWire

One in four hotel guests are canceling their booking ahead of a stay - an increase being driven by the sales tactics of online travel agencies. The trend is causing ...


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.


Why Are So Many South Korean Travel Agencies Closing?  Skift

Last year was gloomy for Korean tour agencies. In October, major brand Top Travel, which had its heyday in the early 2000s selling cheap flight tickets,


Who’s Really Winning the Direct Booking Wars Between Hotels and Online Travel Agencies?  Skift

So, who is winning the so-called direct booking wars? Is it the hotels? Is it the online travel agencies? Is it Google? Is it the consumer?


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 ...


How to Work With a Travel Agent: A Guide for First-Timers  TravelPulse

So, you've decided to work with a Travel Agent. Fantastic. Agents are the industry's matchmakers, harnessing the power of relationships with both suppliers and ...


Sarasota travel agencies find success through specialization, one-of-a-kind experiences  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Because of a tech-savvy, educated client base, one-of-a-kind vacation packages and a personal touch you're not going to get from a wholesale internet booking ...


Trade spat hands Thailand chance to lure more Chinese  Bangkok Post

Thailand's tourism sector is expected to get a windfall from the growing tension between the US and China as tourists from the mainland shorten their long-haul ...


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

Let's say you'll be spending a night in San Francisco -- the night of Feb. 19, to pick a date at random. You check for hotels on Expedia.com, find a room listed for ...


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