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Launched in early summer 2020, Brad Ludden founded Stoke Broker, a travel agency offering adventure experiences, in uncertain times for the travel industry. Having to deal with the uncertainty of new business in a struggling industry amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ludden spoke to Travel Market Report about navigating the rough waters of COVID-19 by implementing …

Adventure & Experience | Sports Is this the most exclusive travel club in the world? (Image credit: Carmel Denniss) With just six members and with an initiation that lasts at least a year, the World Runners Club is arguably the most exclusive travel club there is. J Jesper Olsen was only two days away from …

Senior airline executive Jeff Potter is behind the launch of a new travel and lifestyle membership service, Manifesto. Potter stepped down as CEO and President of Surf Air in 2017 and was previously a boss at Frontier Airlines for five years until 2007 and held the same position at Vanguard Airlines for one year in …

To help usher in the vacation return, qualified travel counselors are now eligible to receive special room rates for the remainder of 2020 as part of a new offering from the Walt Disney World Travel Agency Appreciation Program. Travel agents are now permitted to book stays until December 31 at select properties, subject to availability, …

After successful tests in June, an electronic version of the Eurail pass is now available online for travelers in Italy. The new mobile pass for Italy is currently available on the Eurail online store, with a mobile version of the global multi-country passes and additional passes for one country, to follow later this year. This …

In this week’s TravelSkills newsletter on SFGATE … Man’s best friend may come to the rescue of air travelers in the coming months. This week, we are reporting that Dubai International Airport (DXB) is using police dogs for rapid COVID-19 tests at the airport, which could produce results within minutes with 92% accuracy. Bow Wow! …

It has been a relatively quiet week for the distribution industry. Enjoy. Family Travel Club launched in the midst of a pandemic(“Online Family Travel Club launched by Wall Street Journal alumni not subject to pandemic”, July 20, 2020 via Skift Travel News) (subscription may be required)Last week saw the launch of The Expedition, an online …