Tag archive for ‘travel industry’
By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

US business travel industry spends $72.8 billion in Q2

A leading travel industry forecast found business travelers spent an estimated $72.8 billion on US-originated business travel during the second quarter of 2014, a 7.1 percent year-over-year growth. This rise in More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

US citizen international travel up 17 percent

US travel to overseas markets totaled 2.43 million, up 10 percent in April and up five percent for the year. Regional results were: Europe, 868,000 travelers, up seven percent Caribbean, 630,000 travelers, up 16 More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Russia’s travel and tourism exhibition better than ever

Held annually, MITT is Russia’s largest travel and tourism exhibition for international companies to promote themselves to the Russian outbound travel and tourism market. For the past 20 years, MITT has become More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Travel and tourism professionals: WTTC wants you!

Members of the travel and tourism industry are being asked to participate in a new World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) campaign to help change the perception of a career in the sector. Travel and tourism professionals More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

TripAdvisor acquires Tripbod

NEWTON, MA – TripAdvisor today announced it has acquired London-based Tripbod, a travel community that helps connect travelers to local experts and, in doing so, is able to deliver to travelers relevant recommendations More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

ATM 2014 opens with updated Tourism Vision 2020

A high-profile, panel-led discussions about the state of play of a year-old strategic framework ahead of Expo 2020, and Dubai was on track to meet its goal of 20 million visitors and treble the sector’s economic More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 1st, 2014

European Travel Commission (ETC) targets tourists from Latin America

The European Travel Commission (ETC) exhibited at World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America in Sao Paulo (Brazil) from April 23-25, 2014. ETC and the National Tourism Organizations of Flanders (Belgium), Ireland, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Advance bookings save business travelers money

Travel Leaders Corporate, a division of Travel Leaders Group (a travel agency network) reported its clients’ first quarter booking data for 2014, including evidence that US-based business travelers who book their More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014

20th Anniversary as One of the Top 50 Travel Agencies in the U.S.

In 1994, Michael Gross and Randall Warren cofounded GlobalTravel with the objective of becoming the Costco of the travel industry: building up millions of members, and helping them save money on their business and More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, April 25th, 2014

Travel agents rally against anti-consumer Transparent Airfares Act

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) launched a grassroots campaign for fighting anti-consumer legislation—The Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R.4156)—making its way through Congress More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Thursday, March 20th, 2014

More than 3,300 travel agents have taken part in Europe training saessions

February marked the official launch of Transat Holidays’ 2014 Europe program with the Europe Training Academies, held in 34 cities across Canada. The Transat sales force was able to engage over 3,300 travel agents More...