Travel agents have previously expressed concern over the integration of Starwood and Marriott reward programs.
Cruise leaders talk about how to help their travel agent partners succeed by taking advantage of cruise industry trends.
During a tumultuous first 16 months at the helm, new president Scott Wiseman has overseen an internal restructuring and expansion of new product.
Travel agents who specialize in Cuba spoke to TMR about what last week's news really means for the industry.
Hurricanes, political unrest, and terrorist attacks may be behind a heightened attention on certain types of travel insurance.
Alaska Airlines will end its daily Los Angeles-Havana flight Jan. 22, as a result of the new individual travel rules announced last week by the Trump Administration.
In a press release, the company said that "about 80 percent of Alaska's flyers to Havana visited under a U.S. allowance for individual "people-to-people" educational travel. Changes to U.S. policy last week eliminated that allowance. Given the changes in Cuba travel policies, the airline will redeploy these resources to other markets the airline serves where demand continues to be strong."
While individual and educational travel is still allowed under the new rules, travelers and travel agents remain confused about booking trips for these purposes. A similar category, "Support for the Cuban People," still provides Americans with an approved license for travel to Cuba that enriches the country, or provides for the kind of meaningful interaction between Americans and Cuban residents that the "people-to-people" license previously offered.
Alaska Air started the Los Angeles-Havana flight on Jan. 5, 2017. Alaska guests who have travel booked to Havana after Jan. 22 will be rebooked on another airline at no additional cost or offered a full refund.
A week ahead of Thanksgiving, agents talk loyal clients, commission upturn, supplier support, and a flexible schedule.
After a rash of prominent involuntary passenger removals from flights this year, American consumers are increasingly wary of being offered compensation for voluntarily leaving their seats.
Barceló Hotel Group is teaming up with TravPRO Mobile, creator of mobile sales solutions for agents, to launch a new platform for North America travel professionals.
TravPRO Mobile’s native sales companion apps provide travel agents with anytime/anywhere access to training and rewards programs, booking and sales tools, real-time directories, sales tips and offers.
Launching TravPro into the all-inclusive hotel space, the Barceló platform will launch before the first-quarter 2018.
TravPro recently announced a partnership with the Globus family of brands, which includes the development of an all new training platform for Globus, Cosmos, Monograms, and Avalon Waterways, as well as customized Sales Companions for each to arm. TravPro works with other travel industry organizations include Visit California, The British Virgin Islands, and Fiji.
In observance of Veterans Day, travel suppliers are offering free access and other travel specials to thank those who served.