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ASTA Warns FAA Bill Could Impose Harmful Regulations on Travel Agencies

The organization estimates the potential economic impact on the industry to be nearly $30 million a year.

ASTA Warns FAA Bill Could Impose Harmful Regulations on Travel Agencies
How One Traveler Became a Loyal Travel Agent Client

Heather Speizman booked direct with airlines and hotels, or through online travel agencies—until she met Anastasia Damianeas.

How One Traveler Became a Loyal Travel Agent Client
Cozumel Voted ‘Best Island Destination in Mexico and Central America’

The World Travel Awards 2018 recognizes the Mexican Caribbean destination as a premier vacation spot.

Cozumel Voted ‘Best Island Destination in Mexico and Central America’
United Airlines is Changing its Boarding Process

The airline says the new boarding process will make it easier, and less stressful, for passengers to get onboard.

United Airlines is Changing its Boarding Process
Globus Family Rolls Out Cosmos Lite

One of the largest and oldest tour operators has introduced a new balance between structure and independence for its guests.

Globus Family Rolls Out Cosmos Lite
Sabre Expands Beyond NDC Program

New partners include United Airlines, BCD Travel, American Express Travel, and more.

Sabre Expands Beyond NDC Program
Chicago Hotel Workers’ Strike Continues

Twenty-six hotels are affected as the largest hotel workers' strike in Chicago’s history enters its second week.

Chicago Hotel Workers’ Strike Continues
Harley Davidson’s Ken Schmidt Offers Advice for Travel Agents

‘If the people you are serving aren’t telling others about what you are doing for them, you are not competing. And they are not coming back,’ says the turnaround artist who brought Harley from the brink of bankruptcy.

Harley Davidson’s Ken Schmidt Offers Advice for Travel Agents
Hilton and Playa Partner for 10 New All-Inclusive Resorts

Over the past decade, the all-inclusive resort segment has been rapidly expanding to include more luxury product, a trend that has been lucrative for the Caribbean.

Hilton and Playa Partner for 10 New All-Inclusive Resorts
Agents Play Key Role in Steering LGBTQ Clients Right

While travel agents should familiarize themselves with a destination’s laws and prevailing attitudes toward the LGBTQ community before booking a trip for gay and lesbian clients, there are other factors to consider. Part two of a two-part series.

Agents Play Key Role in Steering LGBTQ Clients Right
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Source: Telegraph