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Expedia Group Makes Commitment To Partners

Expedia Group Makes Commitment To Partners Expedia Group has announced that it is committing $275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts. Its recovery program is comprised of global initiatives to support industry recovery and property-level relief designed to help... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Some Final Thoughts

Fix Things Now, There’s Always Going To Be Another Disruptor

Some Final Thoughts In the final part of a three part series, tripcentral.ca’s Richard Vanderlubbe writes about agents and the need to pay them properly for the services they provide to both their customers and their suppliers. Vanderlubbe is nothing if not practical and one of the points that he makes this... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

TravelBrands Makes It Simple

Plus TravelBrands Earns Chairman’s Circle Honors In The US

TravelBrands Makes It Simple While planning and booking group travel can be considered difficult, a new process from TravelBrands is making it a lot easier. As of now, agents can block air seats through TravelBrands’ Access platform as opposed to via email and phone. Frank DeMarinis, president & CEO,... more ›
Posted in Events, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Cruise, Sunquest And More From TravelBrands

Cruise, Sunquest And More From TravelBrands   TravelBrands is providing an easy-to-use Cruise and Air packaging program for travel agents. Through its Access platform, travel agents can customize cruise and air options for their clients. Nathalie Tanious, COO, TravelBrands, explained: “We are partnered with dozens of... more ›
Posted in Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Exclusive: After The Fever Breaks

Exclusive: After The Fever Breaks At a time when the world has been turned upside down and each and every one of us is searching for a way to move forward, tripcentral.ca’s Richard Vanderlubbe provides some thought-provoking ideas that the industry may want to pack on its journey to recovery. In a three-part series that... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Law, Trends & Research

Farelogix Helping Carriers With Social Distancing

Farelogix Helping Carriers With Social Distancing Farelogix reports that many of its airline customers – including a tier one U.S. carrier – are using the FLX Merchandise offer engine to support in-flight social distancing. The solution dynamically adjusts seat maps to ensure individual travelers are seated apart while on board a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Technology

Destinations Get Social, Make Changes

Destinations Get Social, Make Changes Changes have taken place at the Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board. Rosemarie Wilson has been representing Turks & Caicos across Canada for over 20 years, "doing so with great passion for the destination and all that it has to offer." Wilson has now retired from the position --... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Destinations, News, Technology

Stay Home Today, #TravelTomorrow

Stay Home Today, #TravelTomorrow “By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow,” that’s the message from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Using the hashtag #TravelTomorrow, the UNWTO is sending out a message of solidarity and hope, and calling for shared responsibility among travellers and the tourism sector... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations

Hold on… Agents’ Choice Will Be Back Shortly

Hold on… Agents’ Choice Will Be Back Shortly As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the hearts and minds of our industry, Baxter Media has decided to hit the pause button on its Agents’ Choice 2020 program. “While most of the travel agent community had voted prior to COVID-19 taking over, there are some who didn't get the... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Weddings & Honeymoons

COVID-19 UPDATE: HAL, MSC, Transat, Cunard And More

COVID-19 UPDATE: HAL, MSC, Transat, Cunard And More Holland America, MSC, Rocky Mountaineer, Cunard, Carnival extend their service pause; a "Hapi" message from the Solomon Islands; a new video from the U.S. Virgin Islands; SAA; Shep; and more. Holland America Extends Pause Holland America is advising that due to the continued port... more ›
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