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Letter: Travel advisors would be hurt by new measure  The Triplicate

Dear Editor: I am really nervous about this. I am disabled and don't know what else I would be able to do if this bill passes.


Travelport, IBM develop hotel commission blockchain solution  Ledger Insights

With IBM, BCD Travel, Hyatt, other hotels, Travelport developed a blockchain solution to share hotel bookings and automate hotel commission reconciliation.


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.


Are you getting the best deal when you book through an online travel agency?  The Washington Post

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.


Budget travel: How to find affordable cruises at ports within driving distance of Phoenix  AZCentral

From Carnival to Disney, here's your cheat sheet to cruise lines within driving distance of Phoenix and the destinations they sail to.


Americans Waste More Than $200 Billion Annually By Failing To Use All Their Vacation Time  Forbes

In Texas and across the South millions of students are returning to school this week, to be joined in the next couple of weeks by their counterparts in the Midwest ...


Airline That Handles Ticketing for 350 Carriers Launches NDC Platform  Business Travel News

Hahn Air has developed a platform with New Distribution Capability standards. Its airline partners now can access the platform rather than develop their own ...


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.


Four online travel agency myths to stop believing now  PhocusWire

Online travel agencies developed in the early to mid-1990s, gradually becoming one of the first great internet success stories of the tech era. As we all know, ...


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 ...


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 ...


Ramona Bohwongprasert has been appointed Senior VP of Retail in Travel Channels, Asia-Pacific at Amadeus Office, Thailand in Bangkok  Hospitality Net

Ramona Bohwongprasert is now Amadeus' senior vice president of retail in travel channels, Asia-Pacific. In her previous role, Ramona led the consolidators ...


Travelex Insurance Services recognized as 'Best Service Partner' at Virtuoso® Awards  GlobeNewswire

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the 11th consecutive year, Travelex Insurance Services graciously accepted Virtuoso's 'Best *Service* ...


Hong Kong protests deal blow to Asia's hub airport  Nikkei Asian Review

GUANGZHOU -- The protests in Hong Kong that virtually shut down the local airport risk causing lasting damage to the city's status as one of Asia's major ...


Hahn Air introduces NDC platform and issues first NDC ticket  Travel Daily News International

DREIEICH - Hahn Air unveiled its new NDC platform. The company is extending its suite of products for partner airlines and travel agencies with a solution ...


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.


Online Travel Agencies IT Spending Market to Eyewitness Massive Growth by key players Intel, JP Morgan, Misys  Industry News Stock

HTF MI presents an in-depth overview of the Global Online Travel Agencies IT Spending Market Study, detailing the latest product / industry coverage and ...


Hahn Air Introduces NDC Platform and Issues First NDC Tickets  AviationPros.com

The company is extending its suite of products for partner airlines and travel agencies with a solution powered by IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Rwanda: American Tourists to Rwanda Grow By 114% - Travel Agencies Say  AllAfrica.com

Numbers of American tourists to Rwanda have grown by 114 per cent year on year, according to data from an international travel agency network.


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.


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.


Cathay Pacific Defeated By Propaganda  Forbes

A propaganda campaign against Cathay Pacific blended the trivial, conspiratorial and patently false to portray Cathay having a systemic safety problem while ...


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 ...


Biggest Opportunity in Travel Agency Software Market 2019-2026 with Clarcity Travel & Expense, PHPTRAVELS, Techno Heaven Consultancy, Qtech Software, Dolphin Dynamics  Market Expert

It helps travel agencies to get detailed reporting levels essential for the growing travel management customers for the purpose of billing, reporting, and ...


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 ...


Call to ban online travel companies  The Tribune India

Tribune News *Service*. Shimla, August 18. The Tourism Industry Stake Holders Association today demanded a complete ban on online travel companies from ...


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 ...


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 ...


Tourism Board to conduct trainings for Russian, German travel agencies  AzerNews

Azerbaijan Tourism Board expands measures to promote the tourism potential of the country in order to increase Azerbaijan's influence in the global tourism ...


State Laws Impacting Travel Agents Could Extend Across The US  Travel Market Report

Industry warns that detrimental legislation like California's proposed IC labor law could spread to other states if agents don't become politically active.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


The Behind-the-Scenes Carrier That Can Bring More Airlines Within Agents' Reach  Business Travel News

As an Germany-based airline with a small, mostly charter business, Hahn Air is not a carrier most corporate travelers will fly, but a large number have used Hahn ...


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.


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.


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, ...


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 ...


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.


Atlanta Small Business Profile - Richard Gerber, Aladdin Travel Services  Atlanta Small Business Network

On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, our host Ted Jenkin sits down with Richard Gerber, Co-Owner of Aladdin Travel Services.


American tourists to Rwanda grow by 114%, travel agencies say  The New Times

American tourist to Rwanda have grown by 114 per cent year on year, according to data from an international travel agency network. Gorillas are among the ...


Nigeria: Travel Agency Trains Partners  AllAfrica.com

Finchglow Travels, one of Nigeria's leading Travel Management Company (TMC), recently held training with its trade partners in Abuja, on how to collaborate ...


CCTO: AB 5 Expected to Pass to Senate Floor  Luxury Travel Advisor

AB 5, a bill in the California Senate that would change how an independent contractor is defined in the state, is expected to pass to the Senate floor, according to ...


airBaltic sees strong demand for heavy cabin baggage  Travel Daily News International

Since the introduction of the *service* by airBaltic in March, more than 100000 bookings for the heavy cabin baggage have been made by the airline's passengers ...


Resort fees on Las Vegas Strip are on the rise. Here's why they're likely here to stay  Reno Gazette Journal

Since May, two major casino companies have raised resort fees on the Strip to the highest they've ever been.


Mainstream media give leftists a pass on hate  Lifesite

It seems hate is identified depending on the hater and the hatee.


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.


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.


Baby Cobra minicars offer open-air drive through Gifu:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

GIFU--On a recent day, small open-top cars in various colors were seen stopping in front of the lobb.


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 ...


Dominican Republic resort temporarily closed after mom's savage 'beatdown'  New York Post

The Dominican Republic resort where a Delaware mother said she was savagely beaten and left for dead has temporarily shuttered — because fewer and fewer ...


Virtuoso Travel Week: Matching High-Tech With High-Touch  Luxury Travel Advisor

“What's on your Wanderlist?” That's the theme of Virtuoso Travel Week 2019. Wanderlist is a new tool offered by Virtuoso that aids with long-term travel ...


Aviation tech provider Hitit trains sights on expansion in Asia  TTG Asia

Turkey-based aviation technology player Hitit is prioritising Asia in its expansion plans by targeting airlines in Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and ...


Hold on to wallets while touring in Turkey  Korea Times

Chung, 35, encountered an unpleasant experience in July while traveling around Turkey on an INTERPARK Tour package, one of the nation's major online ...


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 ...


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 ...


Chinese tourist dies after being swept away while taking selfies at edge of Nusa Lembongan's Devil's Tear cove  Coconuts

A Chinese tourist died on Saturday after she was swept away by a huge wave while standing near the edge of the Devil's Tear cove on the island of Nusa ...


Amadeus unveils new tool for travel agencies  Travel Weekly

Amadeus has today launched a new and enhanced version of its web services solution.


Blue voyage on turquoise coasts  Hurriyet Daily News

When famous Turkish Poet Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu went on a blue cruise in the 1950s with his literary colleagues, he described it as “a fairytale, untold, unwritten ...


Big Boom in Travel & Hospitality Market Over Forecast Period 2019-2026 With Major Companies Like Avaya, Cisco, Five9, Huawei Technologies, BT, 8×8, Ameyo, Enghouse Interactive, Aspect Software  Market Expert

The travel landscape continues to evolve with a new breed of traveler focused highly on technology for everything from researching and booking a trip to ...


German Interior Minister floats evicting refugees who practice holidaymaking at home  RT

Refugees frequenting their war-ravaged countries on vacations will risk being deported from Germany, as such “holidaymaking” means they are no longer in ...


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.


Spending New Year in Brazil? You should book now  The Brazilian Report

Celebrating New Year in Brazil is always an unforgettable experience, but managing to book your trip can be an unwanted hassle.


With help and a willingness to change, travel agents can survive  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 ...


Between Airbnb and online travel agencies, independent motels are struggling to keep up  SmartCompany.com.au

Independent motels are struggling to keep up with digital economy disruption as regulators catch up with the likes of Airbnb and online travel agencies.


As programmatic advertisers get smarter, agencies shake up the trading desk model  Digiday

Agency trading desks were previously viewed as black-box buys of cheap inventory, whereas now they're more focused on using ad tech to buy quality media.


Hospitality SMEs: 5 reasons investing in cloud-based growth is a must now  The Financial Express

One of the simplest ways an emerging or a small and mid-size enterprise in hotel or hospitality sector can scale growth is by adopting relevant cloud or ...


Complaints filed against Jordanian travel agencies after haj  ZAWYA

AMMAN — The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is looking into a total of 68 complaints from Jordanians who have recently returned to the Kingdom after ...


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.


Trudeau non-committal on blocking Jihadi Jack's return, says only that it's a crime to travel with terror motives  National Post

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Jack Letts should remain locked up in a Kurdish jail.


2025 Projections: DVD and Blu-ray Rentals Online Market Report by Type, Application and Regional Outlook  Financial Newspaper

The qualitative research study now available with Market Study Report, LLC on Global DVD and Blu-ray Rentals Online Market Report provides primary Data, ...


Travel agencies will have to use middle dinar exchange rate to calculate holiday prices  Serbina Monitor in English

The official middle dinar exchange rate will have to be used in the future by travel agencies when forming the price and collecting payment for foreign holidays, ...


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.


Indian tourists eyeing Middle East destinations  ArabianBusiness.com

Spending on international travel amounted to about $1.6 billion in Q2 2019.


Prague night mayor Jan Štern: Tourists often don't realise “party zones” are residential areas  Radio Prague

Prague's first “night mayor” Jan Štern is tasked with finding ways to alleviate problems caused by noise and rowdy behaviour. But what are the most effective ...


Sabre to push through deal for NDC specialist Farelogix  Travel Weekly UK

Sabre aims to complete its acquisition of Farelogix next week regardless of whether the US Department of Justice (DOJ) signs off the deal. Travel technology ...


Vietnam promotes tourism in Argentina - Nhan Dan Online  Nhan Dan Online

NDO - The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina held an event on August 14 to introduce Vietnam's tourism potential to representatives of many Argentinian travel ...


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 ...


Outlying island county magistrates in Beijing for travel ban talks | Cross-Strait Affairs | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Beijing, Aug. 12 (CNA) The heads of Taiwan's three outlying counties are expected to meet with the Chinese official in charge of Taiwan affairs Monday ...


The Chatbot Landscape – 20 Chatbot Applications Across Industries  Emerj

Some of the most common application areas for chatbots include customer *service*, healthcare, and financial advisory. We compiled a list of 20 chatbot ...


Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District eyes Africa tourist market  Trade Arabia

Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District, the third property under Hyatt's modern essentials brand portfolio, is keen on attracting a bigger share of the African market as ...


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 ...


This Week’s Wedding Announcements  The New York Times

All of the weddings right here on one handy page for you.


Hahn Air issues first NDC ticket  Travel Trends Today

Hahn Air has unveiled its new NDC platform. The company is extending its suite of products for partner airlines and travel agencies with a solution po...


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.


Alpha Windward LLC Takes Position in Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR)  Mayfield Recorder

Alpha Windward LLC acquired a new position in shares of Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent ...


Yong Tai fails to impress  The Edge Markets MY

DATUK Wira Boo Kuang Loon, CEO and executive director of Yong Tai Bhd, warns against being too optimistic. The 46-year-old learnt that the hard way when ...


Q3 profit outlook for 61 pct of listed firms cut on Japan trade row  Yonhap News

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korean brokerage houses have cut their third-quarter earnings forecasts for about 61 percent of major listed firms due to a ...


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.


Comment: Suppliers? Operators? We should really call them 'partners'  Travel Weekly UK

The glue that binds traditional travel agencies like Barrhead Travel together is our partners.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


The Rise of the 'Surprise Travel' Agency  Travel Market Report

Companies like Pack Up + Go are shaking up the industry by promoting surprise travel experiences rather than destinations.


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 ...


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