European Travel Commission: European Tourism Shows Modest Growth in 2016

European tourism demand continues to grow and proves resilient to safety and security challenges and political turmoil. Overall growth, however, has slowed from the previous year (+5% in 2015) affected by those destinations required to rebuild market confidence following tragic events. The most visited region in the world welcomed 620 million international tourist arrivals in 2016, a 2% increase compared to the same period in … [Read more...]

New Study Reveals Financial Leaders Must Embrace Travel and Expense Solutions Strategically to Drive Growth and Innovation

Managing Expenses and Cash Flow is the Single Most Challenging Responsibility Cited by Financial Decision-makers A new commissioned global study conducted by Forrester Consulting released today explores how mobile and digital channels have disrupted travel and expense management, creating new challenges for finance managers. The study offers exclusive insights into the steps finance managers are taking to successfully overcome these challenges … [Read more...]

Visa Launches the First of its Kind Digitally Integrated Airport Privilege Program in Asia Pacific

Replaces traditional one-dimensional lounge program with a comprehensive digital solution to create a unique and seamless "total airport experience" for Visa cardholders -- Visa announced the launch of "Visa airport companion" program. This program, the first of its kind in Asia Pacific, offers Visa cardholders a complete airport experience via a digitally integrated mobile platform. The Visa airport companion program is a comprehensive digital … [Read more...]

Alaska Airlines is in a Newark State of Mind

New service added from Seattle; Portland, Oregon; San Diego and San Jose, California Alaska Airlines announced a significant expansion to the New York City area with multiple new routes to Newark Liberty International Airport. The new service comes as the Federal Aviation Administration approved Alaska Airlines' request to operate four additional daily flights to Newark. New service from Newark, New Jersey to Portland, Oregon and San Diego, … [Read more...]

It’s Time to be Authentic

The People Part of Travel Sales By Joy Martinello   LIVING THE TRAVEL DREAM People dream of seeing far off places and having exciting experiences. They dream of bustling cities, exotic animals, and foods they’ve never tasted. They dream of perfect beaches and much needed relaxation. Or maybe they dream of going back to where they were born to see the house they grew up in.   Whatever travel dream your client is … [Read more...]

Report on Disabled Traveler Market – 2015

Reprint authorized by   Premise   Improvements in trauma care have increased the number of survivors among military and civilian populations. Over the past decades, progress in medicine has led to an increasing number of live births that were hitherto not possible. The first Boomers have passed their 65th birthdays. More than 65% of all the humans who have ever lived on this planet and reached the age of 65 … [Read more...]

Royal Carib to Leave Majesty of the Seas In Short Cruise Market

RCI announced they will sail the Majesty out of Port Canaveral in 2016 as reported to Voom, the fastest internet at sea, will be available free and unlimited exclusively for guests on Majesty of the Seas to stay connected, brag about their vacation to friends and family, stream their favorite movies and music, and enjoy popular online video gaming. New features to be introduced on Majesty of the Seas include … [Read more...]

It Didn’t Take Delta Long

I knew it would happen it was just a matter of time.  Delta's purchase of a considerable stake in Virgin Atlantic's stock has resulted in The demise of Virgin's unparalleled customer service. On my flight yesterday from Atlanta to Heathrow I was able to experience the downgrade first hand. It started with the check in process  The young Delta uniformed check in agent was working the premium check in for virgin Atlantic. I presented my passport … [Read more...]

Great Article on Millennials Travel Booking Behaviour … [Read more...]