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Three Online Booking Horror Stories That Show the Value of a Good Travel Agent

While the OTAs promise consumers big savings on travel, there are many accounts of travelers being left stranded in far-away locales or having significant expenses added to their travels

Three Online Booking Horror Stories That Show the Value of a Good Travel Agent
First Look: Universal Orlando’s Latest Hotel

The seventh on-site hotel for the brand, Surfside Inn and Suites will be a value-driven property. 

First Look: Universal Orlando’s Latest Hotel
Windstar Cruises to Invest $250 Million into Star Class Ship Expansion

The project includes a capacity increase of 24 percent, 50 new suites and all-new guest experiences.

Windstar Cruises to Invest $250 Million into Star Class Ship Expansion
The Ultimate Roundup of Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Deals

With two of the biggest consumer purchasing days right around the corner, here’s a summary of some of the hottest travel promotions being offered.

The Ultimate Roundup of Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Deals
U.S. Adds New Sanctions on Cuba Hotels and Tourist Attractions

The hotels include Iberostar Grand Packard to Paseo del Prado hotels in Old Havana.

U.S. Adds New Sanctions on Cuba Hotels and Tourist Attractions
Carnival Cruise Line Kicks Off Construction of its Largest Ship Ever

The line’s president said the new ship will be truly special, from its groundbreaking technology and one-of-a-kind features to its distinctive livery and hull design.

Carnival Cruise Line Kicks Off Construction of its Largest Ship Ever
The Bad Luck of the Irish: TTC’s Gavin Tollman on Ireland’s VAT Increase

Industry leader calls for action to protect the economic activity in the tourism sector that delivers not only tax revenues, but jobs, earnings, sense of purpose, productivity and participation.

The Bad Luck of the Irish: TTC’s Gavin Tollman on Ireland’s VAT Increase
Southwest Airlines Extends Nashville Schedule

The low-cost carrier is also adding new flights between Nashville and a number of major hubs, including Boston, Detroit, and San Diego.

Southwest Airlines Extends Nashville Schedule
Crystal-Balling the Travel Industry: Agents Give Their Predictions for 2019

As we enter the final quarter of 2018, Travel Market Report asked our readers what they predict the future will bring and what they are doing to prepare for 2019.

Crystal-Balling the Travel Industry: Agents Give Their Predictions for 2019
Uber and Lyft Launch Rewards Programs

Perks for frequent riders include discounts on future rides, upgrades to premium vehicles, priority pickup at airports, and better customer support.

Uber and Lyft Launch Rewards Programs
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Beyond Booking Travel: Where the True Impact Lies

In an industry that advances thanks to the traveling public’s leisure choices, some travel players are doing their part to ignite positive change that will have long-lasting effects.

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That’s how you get to know your clients better, the nuances of their desires. Here’s a trick – story begets story. So, if what you want from them is a story, give them a story and they will give you a story back. Kindra Hall, Steller Collective
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Tallest Buildings in Asia

1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

2. Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, Mecca

4. Ping An Finance Cneter, Shenzhen

5. Lotte World Tower, Seoul

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