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Low-Cost Airline XL Airways Will Now Offer Flights from New York to Tel Aviv

Fares include one checked bag, one hot meal on each flight, and wireless entertainment.

Low-Cost Airline XL Airways Will Now Offer Flights from New York to Tel Aviv
Puerto Rico Left Without Power After Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall

Travel companies are being forced to react to yet another natural disaster as Maria barrels through Puerto Rico and now toward the Dominican Republic.

Puerto Rico Left Without Power After Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall
Suppliers Earn High Marks From Travel Agents Post Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

So far, hotels, tour companies and airlines are getting kudos from agents as they rebuild client itineraries and try to obtain refunds.

Suppliers Earn High Marks From Travel Agents Post Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Booking Flights Direct Doesn’t Delight Passengers, Study Finds

New study finds that booking direct flights through airline websites made passengers less than happy.

Booking Flights Direct Doesn’t Delight Passengers, Study Finds
Central Mexico Rocked By 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake, Hundreds Killed

The death toll climbed to 226 as emergency workers continue to search for survivors.

Central Mexico Rocked By 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake, Hundreds Killed
InterContinental Hotels Group Reveals Name of New Midscale Brand

IHG also shared renderings of the proposed properties.

InterContinental Hotels Group Reveals Name of New Midscale Brand
Hurricane Maria Causes More Caribbean Cruise Itinerary Changes

Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line have both modified itineraries with more expected to come because of Maria.

Hurricane Maria Causes More Caribbean Cruise Itinerary Changes
Hurricane Maria Intensifies as it Moves Toward Puerto Rico

Airlines begin to prepare for a third major hurricane to make landfall on U.S. territory in the last four weeks.

Hurricane Maria Intensifies as it Moves Toward Puerto Rico
Miami and its Beaches Are Open for Business Post Hurricane Irma

Local tourism officials work hard to shift perceptions formed by last week’s nonstop cable television footage and viral videos of downtown Miami flooding.

Miami and its Beaches Are Open for Business Post Hurricane Irma
Peter Greenberg: Hotels Imitating Airlines Is “the Road to Disaster”

With four airlines now owning a majority of the market, hotels seem to be heading in the same direction, Greenberg, the travel editor at CBS News, told a meeting of the New York chapter of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.

Peter Greenberg: Hotels Imitating Airlines Is “the Road to Disaster”
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The suppliers I can tell appreciate the patience and kindness as well, as we have all been working very hard to manage the influx of work. I see the travel agent community and the suppliers working in harmony.

Emily Rawlins, Merriway Travel