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”.
Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has taken home four top honors at this year’s Stevie Awards® for Sales and Customer Service.
On the mobile booking scene, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announced recently a pilot program for booking hotels via their award winning travel app, CWT To GoTM. The company#s research has shown that more than half of all travelers, and some 65% of travel managers consider mobile booking crucial.
The area surrounding Lake Văcărești in Bucharest, a 183 hectares stretch of green, has been declared by the Romanian government a protected area of national interest, and named Văcăreşti Natural Park. The General Council of Bucharest approved the decision on April 29, with a majority of 41 votes and 4 abstentions. This makes Bucharest the […]
Northstar Travel Media has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, according to new from the B2B information company. Symposium, which runs a leading conference that attracts mountain destination pros, would seem the perfect fit for serving Northstar’s travel meetings services.
airBaltic announced an interesting option for the food you eat in the aircraft. They now offer their passengers the possibility to choose their in-flight meal after they booked their seat. There are over 70 pre order meal options for passengers’ virtual tray, suitable for various tastes and diets, as they include vegetable risotto, fish souvlaki, […]
yStats.com, the secondary market research firm established in Hamburg, Germany, has recently launched its “Global Online Travel Report 2012” – an objective analysis of the International travel market, based on statistics, business reports, journals, company registries and new portals.
The Maldives government has ordered the closure of all spas and massage parlors in its luxury resorts, almost one week after massive protests from Islamist opposition parties demanding an end to “anti-Islamic” practices, reports AFP.
Zurich based Kuoni Group announces their latest initiative, environmentally aware travel. The Switzerland travel company Alfred Kuoni began back in 1906, has grown to be a leader where innovation, and the term “best” suits guests. With branch operations in over 30 countries about the globe, Kuoni is known for their specialization, but the company probably should be more popular with the mainstream, here’s why.
When the new ICANN Dot Branded gTLDs hit the web, some feel larger corporations will further distance themselves from the little guy in online business. Expensive, highly targeted and branded domains like dot apple and dot hilton may in fact shove out competition online.
According to the news from Azerbaijan, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski met with Azerbaijani Parliament Speaker Oktay Asadov today to further strengthen those nations’ ties. The meeting in Baku, Komorowski’s first stop on a trou that covers Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, was primarily focused toward Poland’s interests in Azerbeijan’s energy sector.
According to a report from UK travel search site Skyscanner, Estonia, Madagascar and Iraq emerge as travel hot spots for UK travelers. Spain is, as always, a favorite among vacationers in Britain, but non-traditional destinations are headlining Summer travel so far.
Today, the Global Business Travel Association (GTBA) announced a new Travel Value Chain panel comprised of noted industry CEO’s at major travel providers.
Just when you’d think European travelers may have had their fill of airline delays and disruptions, industry workers in the UK, Greece, and France decide it’s time to strike some more. A walk out by taxi drivers in Paris, striking air traffic controllers in Greece, and UK border officials demonstrating, these latest upheavals cannot help Europe travel.
In hotel news from Moldova, Best Western has just opened their first Best Western Plus hotel in that country’s capital of Chişinău. With more than 765 “Plus” hotels around the world, Best Western continues to spread their famous brand about Europe.