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  • FAA seeks biggest fines yet against 2 unruly passengers 

    Associated Press (Travel Weekly, 2022-04-11)
    The FAA is seeking to collect the largest fines yet for passengers who disrupt flights. The two fines are civil penalties one of which is $81,950 while to other is $77,272.
  • 11 New Members Join Preferred Hotels & Resorts 

    Pfalz, Lacey (Travel Pulse, 2022-04-06)
    Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 650 hotels, resorts, and residences across 80 countries, is delighted to reveal that 11 new member properties have joined its ...
  • Eye on Europe: What You Need to Know About Norway Travel 

    Hartbeck, Scott (Travel Pulse, 2022-04-08)
    In Norway, there are well over 1,500 fjords lining its coastline, any visitor who visits Norway on May 17th 2022, will experience fun in a traditional way. Details about how visiting this European Nation can be exciting ...
  • How To Make the Most Out of Working With a Travel Advisor 

    Liermann, Codie (Travel Pulse, 2022-03-30)
    A number of people often hesitate towards working with travel advisors for a couple of reasons. These could be as a result of the expensive cost in travel bookings through Agency or desire to personally plan their trips ...
  • Tourism Begins to Bounce Back in Africa 

    Christoff, Janeen (Travel Pulse, 2022-04-06)
    Visitor numbers in the travel industry are begining to rise according to ForwardKeys research. Some parts of Central America and the Caribbean have shown significant increase in its visitation. International arrivals into ...
  • ASTA Praises Passage of New COVID Relief Bill 

    Christoff, Janeen (Travel Pulse, 2022-04-07)
    The American Society of Travel Advisors ASTA is applauding the passage of a new bill designed to provide further aid to small businesses hit hard during the pandemic.
  • United Airlines is investing in sustainable-fuel startup Cemtiva 

    Silk, Robert (Travel Weekly, 2022-03-29)
    The venture capital arm of United Airlines is investing with a Houston-based biotech startup Cemtiva Factory to develop a method to convert carbon dioxide to sustainable aviation fuel.
  • ASTA's first river cruise expo gives travel advisors firsthand experience 

    Edenedo, Nicole (Travel Weekly, 2022-04-01)
    ASTA members met in Budapest and enjoyed touring several different cruise lines such as Amadeus River Cruises, AmaWaterways, Emerald, Scenic, Uniworld, and Viking as a means of learning more about the different cruises and ...
  • American Cruise Lines adding national parks post-tours 

    Stieghorst, Tom (Travel Weekly, 2022-04-02)
    American Cruise Lines is offering its guests a post-cruise excursion package to three of the most iconic national parks in America. •The guests are eligible if they have taken a ricer cruise in the Pacific Northwest this summer.
  • Toy Story Hotel Officially Opens at Tokyo Disney Resort 

    Wood, Donald (Travel Pulse, 2022-05-04)
    On Tuesday. the Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel officially opened its door to the public, bringing the joy of the classic Disney film franchise to life.
  • Beyond Green, &Beyond Launch New Booking Platform for Sustainable Experiences 

    Pfalz, Lacey (Travel Pulse, 2022-04-05)
    Beyond Green, Preferred Hotel Group’s independent hotel and resort collection has partnered with &Beyond, a leading luxury experiential travel company, to create a new booking platform that provides custom booking of ...
  • Destinations Funding Sustainability Through Tourist Taxes 

    Novotny, Melissa (Travel Pulse, 2022-04-06)
    The addition of tourist tax to traveler's bill during booking or when they checking into hotel are being considered by destinations and accommodations to be one of the easiest ways for globetrotters and visitors to give ...
  • Hawaiian Airlines Announces Carbon Offset Program, Return to New Zealand 

    Wood, Donald (Travel Pulse, 2022-04-06)
    Hawaiian Airlines has announced the addition of a carbon emissions offset program for passengers and the carrier’s long-awaited return to New Zealand. The airline announced a new partnership with Conservation International ...
  • Navigatr inks deal to acquire travel agency consortium Ensemble 

    Biesiada, Jamie (Travel Weekly, 2022-04-06)
    Pending shareholder approval, Ensemble Travel Group has entered into an agreement to be acquired by private investment company Navigatr Group.
  • Foray into groups is good business for World Travel 

    Biesiada, Jamie (Travel Weekly, 2022-04-02)
    Corporate travel has long been the mainstay of Exton, Pa.-based World Travel. But the agency's newly launched division, World Group Vacations, seeks to capitalize on current trends toward leisure by offering several escorted ...
  • Leisure and Hospitality Left Out of Jobs Recovery 

    Christoff, Janeen (Travel Pulse, 2022-04-01)
    The March employment report showed that 431,000 jobs were added. Hospitality and tourism gained as well but in much smaller numbers than anticipated.
  • How To Make the Most Out of Working With a Travel Advisor 

    Liermann, Codie (Travel Pulse, 2022-03-30)
    People are hesitant to work with a travel advisor because they think it cost more than booking a trip themselves. Actually, it is no more expensive and perhaps less expensive as a ravel advisor might be able to find discounts.
  • Using Event Technology to Enforce Proof of Vaccination at Live Events 

    D Adamo, John (Corporate Event News, 2022-03-09)
    As people begin to return to their "normal lives, there are many event organizers and venues thinking about how they can best protect attendees. Some venues are looking into helping those who want the vaccine get it by ...
  • Community Voices: This Is Why Advisors, Suppliers and Clients Are Frustrated Right Now 

    Kate, Thomas (TravelAge West, 2022-03-22)
    Travel agents are experiencing slow wait times to receive proposals from suppliers, and often finding that these proposals do not match up with what they requested. Trips in progress have the same issues, with slow response ...
  • UNWTO Releases Women’s Empowerment Guidelines for the Travel Industry 

    Emma, Weissman (TravelAge West, 2022-03-16)
    Nearly two years after the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its strategy on a sustainable restart to tourism, the agency is putting forth a new set of guidelines — but this time, they will focus ...

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