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As the era of COVID-19 vaccination makes travel safer, many people who have stayed at home during pandemic closures are on vacation again. The number of airport checkpoints increased by about 20% from January to mid-June 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, according to data from the Transportation Security Administration. Rewards like points …

MADURAI: The Madurai Travel Club is preparing a report on lesser known tourist spots in southern districts with the help of tourism industry players. The report would be submitted to state and central governments, urging them to develop and promote them as the second wave recedes. Club leaders are betting on domestic tourism, as international …

Vinny and Brenda Donnelly, members since 2009, are enjoying a trip to Europe with their colleagues. Photo courtesy of Donnellys Founded in 1964, the Shillelagh Travel Club moved around NOVA before moving to Vienna for the past 20 years. The club originally had its own plane that took members from all over the world on …

Marshall Travel strives to create unforgettable, personally designed vacation experiences for busy people “We are seeing a number of bookings for the 2021 vacation, as well as several bookings from October of this year,” says Founder and Director Geraldine Marshall. “The number of inquiries we have received is really encouraging both for us and for …

New York-based travel agency Embark Beyond identified a trend that began about three weeks ago when European countries began opening their borders. Embark’s first long-term stay in Europe was booked on June 1, followed by two more the following week and four last week. This week, the agency is working on six long-term stays in …

To infinity and beyond! The world’s first travel agency that wants to send you into space now has a land base – and that’s in the UK. Launched by London based RocketBreaks, the agency has a full service to offer potential travelers, including coordination of flights, accommodation, meals and dedicated training programs to be in …

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) A Taiwanese travel agency plans to offer a five-day, four-night vacation to Guam, after the U.S. territory launched a program allowing foreign travelers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for their vacation. Yu Kuo-chen (游 國 珍), spokesperson for Lion Travel, one of Taiwan’s largest travel agencies, told CNA on Tuesday that …

Dollar Flight Club Courtesy of Dollar Flight Club After a year of being stuck inside, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind travel. That you are fancy a beach vacation or a trip to town, consider planning your well-deserved getaway with Dollar Flight Club. Dollar Flight Club started in 2015 when Jesse Neugarten, CEO and Founder, …

Andrea, Daniela and Nina Lazzari, Italy Image Credit: Provided Dubai-based brand, The Skin, is the latest travel agency to land in the United Arab Emirates to be established by the most experienced Italian travel designers, Andrea and Daniela. They specialize in creating bespoke, unique and specially designed luxury experiences for each individual. The Skin is …

Upon entering the Expedia Cruises offices in Sydney, you are immediately drawn to the enormous floor-to-ceiling wall map of the world, which dominates the room. Continents and countries with different shades of blue are alluring and promise exotic places and adventures. The map, rightly so, is the mainstay of a spacious travel agency with six …

Adventurous travelers looking for their next big trip now have a new travel agency to plan their big getaway, but not in a conventional way. SkipTown was started by Riley Ellis-Beach, a part-time Spanish teacher at Thompson Valley High School with a heart for travel. Instead of choosing the location themselves, Ellis-Beach organizes a getaway …

London-based travel and meeting management company Reed & Mackay has added a meeting booking service to its platform by white-labeling the Meetingsbooker.com tool, the companies told BTN. As of today, Reed & Mackay customers can now book travel, accommodation and events in one place through TMC’s platform, according to Reed & Mackay. Users will have …

Last month’s first story generated an almost equal number of angry like or love emojis, along with dozens of comments indicating how much it had divided opinions. One of them who drew a lot of support said, “I am all for a stance against racism but I will not support anyone or anything that shares …

Airline tickets sold by travel agencies through the global distribution system are recovering much more slowly than those for hotel bookings, according to data disclosed by Saber. The distribution and technology provider says gross air bookings through the GDS in May were 62% lower than in May 2019. Hotel transactions fell about 35% over the …

The number of meeting planners with face-to-face programs on the books for the second half of 2021 is growing rapidly, according to the latest i-Meet sentiment survey of meeting and event planners. About 52% of the 262 respondents surveyed from May 24 to 30 had contracted in-person events for the third quarter of 2021, compared …

Local tourism company Ying Hai Group Holdings announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Zhuhai Huanya International Tourism Co., Ltd. Founded in 2014 and focused on tourism services, entertainment, and cultural and creative products, Ying Hai is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, Zhuhai Huanya companies cover travel and airline …

ORLANDO, Florida – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Panoramic travel solutions, the affinity travel group and technology service provider for the world’s largest membership travel company, Panorama, today announced the addition of six new customers for its Viewpoint Resort & Timeshare management software and Owner’s Travel Club (OTC) products. Silver Beach Club in Daytona Beach, Florida, Lake Chelan …

WHY IT RATES: Repeat attendees reported an increase in business shortly after the Pivot & Prosper event. —Codie Liermann, editor-in-chief Denise Canon, owner of Kansas City-based travel agency Travel Concepts, hosted her second intimate travel agent retreat in early May in Cancun, Mexico. Held at the Grand at Moon Palace and Sun Palace Resorts, the …

BP’s Andrew Carne speaks: Work with BP’s sustainability division on meeting and event initiatives How new tools can help reduce or offset event emissions The effect of virtual event elements on broadcasts Energy and petroleum company BP, through its procurement department and sustainability division BP Target Neutral, updated its carbon emissions calculator for events and …

Hilton Worldwide will begin offering Groups360’s GroupSync Engage direct booking solution for meetings and events this month, the companies said Thursday. The tool allows planners to see real-time availability and book blocks of guest rooms for small groups. It will eventually be available at 5,000 of Hilton properties around the world, according to Hilton. The …