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IATA Will Now Require Travel Agents to Enter Passenger Contact Information During Bookings

An old IATA recommendation has become a mandate and will require all travel advisors and travel agencies to enter passenger contact information when booking air tickets.

IATA Will Now Require Travel Agents to Enter Passenger Contact Information During Bookings
Hard Rock Readies to Debut World’s First Guitar-Shaped Hotel in Florida

The first of its kind, the property is part of a $2.2 billion expansion to the Seminole Hard Rock properties in Tampa and Hollywood, both opening this fall. 

Hard Rock Readies to Debut World’s First Guitar-Shaped Hotel in Florida
Seven Ways to Sell More Expedition Cruises

Top-performing travel advisors give tips on who the best expedition cruise prospects are and where to find them.

Seven Ways to Sell More Expedition Cruises
Disney Cruise Line and Port Canaveral Enter New Agreement, Expand Operations

After $46.5 million in terminal improvements, Port Canaveral will be home for two of Disney Cruise Line’s three new ships.

Disney Cruise Line and Port Canaveral Enter New Agreement, Expand Operations
South Africa’s Big Three Cities

As travelers become more experienced and more interested in cultural immersion, many are turning their attention beyond the Big Five of the wildlife reserves to the Big Three of urban culture.

South Africa’s Big Three Cities
Holland America Line Updates Travel Agent Appreciation Rates for 2019

The travel agent rates include a number of sailings on some of the latest ships from Holland America.

Holland America Line Updates Travel Agent Appreciation Rates for 2019
Getting to a Million: Top Travel Agents Share Tips for Six-Figure Sales

There’s no magic to making it to the million-dollar mark in annual travel sales. It takes focus and training — and the patience to hang in there, often for four or five years, until your hard work starts to really pay off.

Getting to a Million: Top Travel Agents Share Tips for Six-Figure Sales
Nine Places to Visit Before Seeing ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Long-time fans of the franchise will love to tour these exotic locations around the globe, seen in the films as other-worldly places.

Nine Places to Visit Before Seeing ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
DFW Airport and American Airlines Announce Plans for New Terminal

The design of Terminal F will utilize innovative technologies to better facilitate the needs of customers, maintain cost efficiencies for airlines, and improve operational performance.

DFW Airport and American Airlines Announce Plans for New Terminal
Travel Advisors Step Up at Tourism Cares for Puerto Rico

A focus on food and an endearing destination helped spur travel agency attendance and sponsorship as Tourism Cares headed to a farm in the hinterland.

Travel Advisors Step Up at Tourism Cares for Puerto Rico
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Places to Visit Ahead of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

1. Whippendell Woods, UK - Naboo Forest in “The Phantom Menace”

2. Villa del Balbianello, Lenno, Italy - Naboo Lake Retreat in “Attack of the Clones”

3. Mount Etna, Italy - Mustafar in “Revenge of the Sith”

4. Death Valley National Park, California - Tatooine in “A New Hope”

5. Finse, Norway - Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back”

Source: TMR