The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) recently announced that it has rebranded to the American Society of Travel Advisors and launched a new marketing campaign — “We’ll take you there”.
TUI’s most recent booking trends report shows good demand for Greece (+16%) as well as Spain (+16%) and Bulgaria (+25%), a continuing strong recovery for Egypt (+58%) and Tunisia (+125%), and the company expects double-digit growth for Thailand and the Maldives
Hotel price hikes in Spain have prompted big travel entities to opt for Greece and Balkans destinations.
Thomas Cook Group executives say they expect a 40% rise in demand for Greek destinations.
Sabre has just announced the addition fo HRS content, giving agents far more flexibility and choice for serving clients.
MetaMarketplace, a travel technology company, has announced having acquired B2B vacation rental platform IAVRA via its parent Demeure Operating Company. Now one of the world’s most innovative digital vacation connects is powered by a leading commerce technology company.
According to new from Expedia this morning, the world’s largest full service online travel site just released the Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP). TAAP gives US travel agents access to Expedia’s global inventory and allows them to earn commissions on hotels, package travel deals , and more.
TUI AG, one of the world’s most successful and well known travel tour groups, has just announced their Half Year Financial report. Furthermore, TUI’s CEO, Fritz Joussen now says his company is well positioned for growth. With Europe rapidly becoming a stagnant market over east vs west tensions, just how solid are TUI or any other big tour company’s projections?
Brandwatch, the most powerful social media monitoring and analytics tool we’ve found, just released their travel and hospitality report for 2014 – Social Listening & the Tourism Industry: A Snapshot. The detailed report amounts to the first of its kind primer for travel executives to understand the impacts of social media on traveler decision making.
What was OctopusTravel has now become a GTA booking portal called TravelCube, this according to Travel Weekly. However, appropriate a rebrand is, the question arises; “What’s the best future travel agent conduit to success.”
Leading B2B vacation rental platform IAVRA has just announced latest reported inquiries for the coming World Cup 2014 and seasonal rental trends. According to the company chalets and city apartments top the list for Brazil, while a surge in Christmas inquiries show prominence with IAVRA agents.
InteleTravel, a leading booking tool for travel agents, has just announced having selected Travel Insured International as their Preferred Travel Protection Partner for this year. According to the news release, InteleTravel will now automatically provide the offer of travel insurance during their reservation process.
Horrible news for high street and travel, Thomas Cook will cut some 2,500 UK jobs and close nearly 200 agencies according to news from Reuters, the world’s oldest travel firm. The Euro and other economic crises in key markets for Cook are to blame for what might end a fatal blow to the 172 year old company.
TUI Travel PLC’s CEO talks about what’s to come in 2013, as well as profitably for 2012. There’s a lot to be said for TUI, sunshine, and smiles – out of the gloomy forecast, some TUI brightness appears to shine.
For US travelers considering venturing to new and exciting destinations previously undiscovered, Turkey should be at the top of any list. Mysterious and majestic, inviting and fascinating, the land that was part of Sargon of Akkad’s vast empire, is today a place of still existent legend, and maybe even more immeasurable beauty. In this article […]
The United Travel Association has just named Travel Services (MyTSOnline) the top travel agency for the US. The member’s only service offers deep discounted prices for travel, hotels, condos, rental cars, and even cruises.