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If you buy something through our links, we may earn money through our affiliate partners. Learn more. If you love to travel, are highly organized, and enjoy working directly with people, becoming a travel agent is a great career choice. You would think that with the ease of use of Internet search engines, the travel …

Tess Davis joins award-winning travel agency Cruise Planners as franchise owner. Tess Davis is based in Gulfport, Florida and specializes in fun and economical travel. Gulfport, United States – March 8, 2022 — Gulfport, Fla. – March 7, 2022 – Tess Davis announced today that she has joined Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, …

A travel agency RHYL posted record sales in January, just four months after it reopened.Polka Dot Travel, located on the High Street, opened in December 2017 and saw immediate success ensuring people go on holiday.However, with the pandemic putting such pressure on businesses and with the travel industry shutting down, they were forced to close …

Carol Fergus, Global Director of Travel and Meetings, Fidelity International Everyone knows that there is a labor shortage in the travel industry. The pandemic has exacerbated an already critical problem for travel agencies, which have long struggled to staff their ranks and even before the Covid-19 crisis wondered where they would find the next generation …

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Tuesday was the national plan for a day off, and although it’s only January, it’s not too early to plan. The Wishing Well travel agency in Harrisonburg is seeing more and more people willing to book travel, but many are finding treasured destinations hidden across the United States or within driving …

Diversity Travel has won a ‘multi-million’ pound contract to provide travel services to the University of Edinburgh – TMC’s biggest deal in its 14-year history. The TMC, which specializes in the academic, charity and not-for-profit sectors, said the University of Edinburgh deal was among £15million in new clients won in the last three months of …

A well-established travel agency in Staffordshire has changed hands after being taken over by a luxury tour operator. Journeys a la Carte, in Uttoxeter, has been acquired by Northamptonshire-based Avventura Group – which also owns Avventura Travels – for an undisclosed sum. Local businesswoman Margaret May – who launched Journeys a la Carte in 1995 …

With the exception of two glorious fall days in October, the travel club was parked due to COVID On the road once more, I just can’t wait to get back on the road. The classic Willie Nelson song must play again and again in the mind of Richard Craftchick and in the minds of the …

By: Dream vacation / CruiseOne | 2 shares 120 readings Door-to-door travel agency ranks in the top 100 and is #1 in the travel franchise category January 11, 2022 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Dream Vacations has been recognized as one of the Top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, …

The CDC’s advice that Americans should avoid taking a cruise was a “gut reaction” aimed at the travel industry, said ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby. Zane Kerby “Cruise is no more responsible for the spread of the omicron variant than travelers from southern Africa were at the start of the current crisis,” Kerby said …

The business travel industry’s M&A activity in 2021, while arguably less intense than some forecasts had predicted, has nonetheless been buoyant, particularly in the travel management company sector. American Express Global Business Travel’s acquisition of Egencia and TripActions’ takeover of Reed & Mackay – remarkably announced on consecutive days – were among the biggest of …

The British Eton Travel Group has been acquired by Chris Thelen, CEO and founder of TakeTwo Travel Solutions. The acquisition “will save jobs and talent while ensuring continuity of service to its customers,” said Thelen, who added that the company was “under pressure due to the pandemic” and “facing an uncertain future. “. Berkshire-based Eton, …

[ad_1] AAustria has joined with France in tightening travel restrictions on British arrivals, just as the ski season kicks off. From Saturday, all Britons wishing to visit the Alpine nation must show full proof of vaccination, a booster and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. While not an outright ban on …

[ad_1] AAustria has joined with France in tightening travel restrictions on British arrivals, just as the ski season kicks off. From Saturday, all Britons wishing to visit the Alpine nation will be required to show full proof of vaccination, a booster and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. While not an …

[ad_1] Indian Travel and Tourism Industry (Indian Travel and Tourism Industry) Tours and travel companies require a lot of hard work and a strong desire to learn new things and provide a better experience for their consumers, among other qualities. When customers are most comfortable, the expectations of their service providers are highest. To be …

ASTA was joined on Friday by its global counterparts, including the Association of South African Travel Agents, in calling once again on governments around the world to lift travel bans by country and region. “The recent and stricter border closures have severely affected already complex international travel,” the associations said in a statement, adding that …

ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby has rejected the Biden administration’s decision to restrict travel from certain southern African countries in a bid to prevent the spread of the omicron variant of Covid-19. “Country-specific travel bans are too blunt an instrument and often create unintended but substantial economic and societal harm,” Kerby said in a …

[ad_1] A group of former and former airline cabin crew members have come together to learn something positive from the pandemic and have started their own travel business. Their new Doors2Manual Travel Concierge Service utilizes the crew’s very in-depth knowledge of the best travel destinations around the world, coupled with their combined decades of experience …

[ad_1] Mark Supperstone is Managing Partner at ReSolve, Specialist in Business Advisory and Investments Mark Supperstone is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Insolvency Practitioner in the UK at ReSolve. By preventing companies from going bankrupt, he has helped secure over 20,000 jobs during his career to date. He talks to BTN Europe about his travel …

[ad_1] Panorama Travel Solutions, the Affinity Travel Technology Service Provider for Panorama, a Leading Membership Travel Company, Announces the Launch of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Travel Club to provide travel club services to the organization’s 1.4 million members. The new site, NARTravelclub.com, provides an optimized booking engine, a very low cost inventory in …

[ad_1] This year’s Travvy Awards, taking place in Miami during the three-day CruiseWorld event on November 11, celebrate the hard work of everyone in the travel industry following this pandemic. It has been a long time for the travel industry, especially for travel counselors and travel agencies. THE ADVERTISEMENT Many hospitality agencies, consortia and agency …

[ad_1] HotelHub hotel technology solutions specialist is ready to support TMCs, online booking agents, online booking tool providers and businesses with the implementation of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) in the framework of the revised EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The company says it has already undertaken developments on its online agent booking platform, which includes …

[ad_1] GreenGo Travel received the title of Ecuador’s Best Travel Agency at the World Travel Awards. Here, Breaking Travel News speaks with Sales Manager Angel Nunez to find out what it feels like to have been recognized by voters around the world. Breaking Travel News: After winning a top title at the World Travel Awards, …

[ad_1] Experts from across Europe joined forces to launch International Tourism Group (ITG); a new multinational agency that sets a new standard through a data-driven methodology applied market by market. Launched following 18 months of collaborative innovation between leading tourism experts in six countries, ITG aims to drive the recovery of global tourism through innovative …

[ad_1] Image credit: Klarna Klarna, a global retail banking, payments and purchasing services company, announced the acquisition of Inspirock, an online travel planning platform that uses local expertise and artificial intelligence (AI) . Exact financial details of the deal are not being disclosed. The announcement comes three months after the acquisition of Stockholm-based SaaS start-up …

[ad_1] Ultimate Travel Club Ultimate Travel Club is a subscription service that removes markups and commissions to deliver the lowest prices to consumers. For a monthly cost of £ 19, travelers have access to lower prices for hotels, vacation rentals, flights, car rentals, cruises and other leisure options such as theme parks, the cinema and …

[ad_1] World Travel Awards – the leading authority that recognizes and rewards excellence in travel and tourism – has revealed its 2021 Middle East winners to coincide with its Middle East Winners Day. Dubai, currently in full swing as the host of Expo 2020, has been voted ‘Top Middle East Destination’, while Dubai Tourism has …

[ad_1] The Red List has been reduced from 54 to seven. (Image: Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg via Getty Images) The red list was reduced from 54 to seven last night, with previously banned destinations such as South Africa, Mexico and Brazil back in the fold from Monday. The only destinations still on the red list …

[ad_1] © Provided by Travel + Leisure Getty Images Pablo Segarra grew up somewhere in the middle. As a child in the Bronx, he frequently listened to his grandparents poetically describe his ancestral homeland of Porto Rico. They were chatting about the food, the climate, the people and everything that made it such a spectacular …

A travel agency with branches across Lanarkshire has been awarded ‘Best Large Agency in Scotland’ for the 20th consecutive year at a prestigious awards ceremony in London. Barrhead Travel won the gong at the annual Agent Achievement Awards, hosted by Travel Weekly. It has celebrated excellence in the travel industry for a quarter of a …

[ad_1] Your Co-op travel agencies in Wiltshire and Somerset are celebrating a triumphant victory at the prestigious Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards, which took place in London last Thursday. Your Co-op Travel, part of the Midcounties Co-operative, has 76 branches in the middle counties of England, including five in Wiltshire and Somerset, in Melksham, Swindon, …

[ad_1] By Adedapo Adesanya Providus Bank has pivoted in the travel industry with the launch of an online travel agency, TravelTank. This was done in collaboration with a travel retail platform, Travelport Nigeria. Providus Bank Managing Director, Mr. Walter Akpani, explained during the unveiling of the new company that: “We are seeing the launch of …

[ad_1] Grant Shapps discusses the introduction of a ‘simpler’ travel system A getaway to Spain this fall now costs 38% less than before the pandemic, vacation comparison site TravelSupermarket found. And a week for two in southern Portugal is available for under £ 199 per person. Cheaper deals than before the pandemic are available for …

[ad_1] As the Cayman Islands enter phase three of their reopening to international tourism, the London office has appointed White Tiger PR as their UK and EU public relations agency. The rendezvous comes as the Cayman Islands prepare to safely welcome doubly vaccinated visitors after their borders were closed in March last year and a …

[ad_1] American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and European Travel Agents ‘and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) – which , together, representing the interests of hundreds of thousands of travel agencies and employees around the world, collectively call …

[ad_1] The UK’s traffic light system, widely criticized by the travel industry, is expected to be overhauled in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. The government appears poised to drop the current green and orange categories and replace them with a system that allows vaccinated travelers to travel to countries with …

[ad_1] People who plan to travel to Southeast Asia after the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided and borders reopened often rely on travel agencies in their home country to book all of their travel details. But why wouldn’t you use a local travel agency in South East Asia handle the details? Unless the people employed by …

[ad_1] Training staff to work with technology and investing in digitization helped a traditional travel agency weather the wave of layoffs and closures that hit Hong Kong’s tourism sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. Goldjoy Travel became the first travel agency in Asia to launch a real-time booking platform for cruises with two of Genting Hong …

[ad_1] Mark Muren, Sales Director, British Airways Complaining about the incumbent flag bearer is the national sport of travel buyers and bosses of travel management companies across Europe. British Airways in the UK is no exception. So when United Airlines executive Mark Muren crossed the Atlantic in November 2019 to become the UK airline’s sales …

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A local travel agency is working to boost tourism in Oregon and help its clients experience adventures all over the world, even as they face the challenges the pandemic has brought imposed on world travel. Modern adventure CEO Luis Vargas has said he expects a big comeback in the industry …

[ad_1] Photo courtesy of https://soullifetravel.net/ The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted a myriad of things in the way we live. Not only have we learned to value our personal spaces and our community solidarity, but we have put into perspective the way we travel and the value we place on freedom of movement. Together, these learnings made …

[ad_1] Good news for people traveling to Costa Rica: there is officially a black and female owned travel agency in the area and it is founded by a native. Sadie jordan spear Soul Life Travel to fill a need for representation, especially on the Caribbean coast of Limón. “There was a void in the travel …

[ad_1] British travel agency to open new store in Halifax This move marks the resumption of the agency’s expansion plan, made possible by the return of confidence in the travel industry alongside growing demand for the services of a travel agent. The all-new store located in the Woolshops Mall will open next month with an …

[ad_1] A South African travel company that organized a school trip to New Zealand said it is still waiting for the visa refund 18 months later. Moabi Malebye runs TravelPA organized a school trip to New Zealand for a private girls’ school in Johannesburg before the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Provided Immigration New Zealand has so …

[ad_1] Almost 550 days after its 2020 event, the American Lodging Investment Summit met on Monday for its 20th anniversary with the support of nearly 1,800 attendees in person, according to a spokesperson for the Burba Hotel Network, a division of Northstar Travel Group, which also owns BTN. The Covid-19 pandemic took hold in the …

What is travel agency software? Travel agency software is software that helps companies manage a wide range of travel products (flights, accommodations and activities) to offer packages, quotes, itineraries, launch marketing initiatives, process payments and track the financial health of the organization. The global growth of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries has been so …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] Last month the San Francisco Small Business Commission added Castro Yankee Clipper Travel (4115 19th St.) to Legacy Business Register, which recognizes the “long-standing community-serving businesses” that have established themselves in neighborhoods across the region for at least three decades. Currently there are 275 small businesses throughout the city on the register. Yankee Clipper …

The European Union took new steps on Wednesday to reopen travel to international visitors, with ambassadors from the 27 member states agreeing that people who have received EU-approved vaccines for Covid-19 should be allowed to enter the bloc . They also agreed to relax the criteria on what should be considered a “safe country” from …

[ad_1] Claire Moore, Managing Director of Peakes Travel Elite The industry bible Travel Trade Gazette recently named Peakes to its list of top agency power. Peakes was one of only three agencies in central England to make this prestigious list. More than 400 travel agencies and branches applied for the TTG Top 50 list, from …

[ad_1] One of Ireland’s oldest and best travel agents and tour operators, Joe Walsh Tours, has closed its doors after 60 years in business. The Aviation Regulatory Commission (CAR) said Joe Walsh Pilgrimtours Ltd, which operates under ten different brands including Joe Walsh Tour, is unable to meet its obligations to customers and has gone …

[ad_1] Through: Dream Vacation / CruiseOne | 2 actions 292 readings April 05, 2021 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Florida – April 2021 marks the fifth anniversary of Dream Vacations, which was launched as a sister brand of CruiseOne® in response to the need for a global brand that speaks to everyone types of vacation …

[ad_1] Last year Travel Factory partner / director Russell Berry was with a group of tourists to the Holy Land which was one of the last to take off from Tel Aviv, Israel, before it was shut down due to the pandemic. of COVID-19. “We were the last to leave, and we’ve been back here …

[ad_1] The UK’s largest tour operator, which has around 33 branches in Scotland, said the travel industry and Main Street “are both facing unprecedented pressure” due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 273 employees affected by the decision will be offered new roles in other locations, he added. Register now to our daily newsletter The newsletter …

[ad_1] Holiday company TUI has announced the closure of 48 additional retail stores across the UK. It comes as the government has announced that travelers will face a fine of £ 5,000 if they go on holiday abroad without ‘reasonable excuse’. The UK’s largest tour operator has said the travel industry and Main Street “are …

[ad_1] HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – From airlines to cruise ships to resorts, the travel industry is changing. Like many other industries, the travel industry has been hit by the pandemic. However, Terrie Dean of The Wishing Well in Harrisonburg said many people are eager to get out and travel. The Wishing Well is a three-part …

The huge financial toll the pandemic has taken on the travel industry, which the World Travel and Tourism Council says lost $5.5 trillion last year, renews complaints from hotels, airlines and tour operators regarding the largely invisible percentages of their revenue that they have to pay to online travel agencies, or OTAs, including the giants …

[ad_1] The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is calling on its members to contact their local lawmakers with the goal of securing more than $ 9 billion in COVID assistance. Travel agencies are expected to lose $ 9.3 billion in revenue in the last three quarters of 2021, according to a membership survey of …

[ad_1] As 2020 draws to a close – good riddance! – what will the new year bring to the travel industry? As we confirmed during the pandemic, the travel industry and its trusted pillars – professional travel counselors – are incredibly resilient and ready to get back to work, in the skies and on the …

[ad_1] If someone invites you to join a travel club, don’t go, run! But if you’re reading this, you probably haven’t. You’ve fallen for the offer of a free cruise or vacation. You attended the presentation, with its laughable and pressured sales tactics. And you ended up with a worthless travel club membership. Now you …

[ad_1] A travel agent admitted to pocketing thousands of pounds in cash. Jordan Stewart deposited £ 5,000 into his own bank account while running ABR Travel in Lanarkshire. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to theft at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week on East Kilbride News reports. And now her former boss Liz Ross says she’s devastated …

[ad_1] The push for digitalization is getting stronger with each passing day. Internet services are on the rise, as brick and mortar stores fall from grace; consumers are becoming tech savvy and adapting to the idea of ​​ordering through the gadget they carry in their pockets instead of visiting a store. It is becoming the …

[ad_1] “I was supposed to take my initial franchise training on September 12, 2001,” recalls Jenny Reed. “Obviously that didn’t happen.” Reed had been an entrepreneur all his life and set himself the ambitious goal of owning a business by the age of 30. She also had a strong passion for travel. So when an …

[ad_1] In the hotel industry, not a day goes by without a new “iconic” product being brought to market. The future always arrives; the old is forever swept away to make way for the new glorious and unimaginable before. Over time, one learns to take such predictions with more than a pinch of salt. In …

Dear stumbled, Earlier this year, I used STA Travel to book a British Airways flight from Tucson, Arizona to South Africa, departing in March. Then the pandemic hit, one of the flight legs was canceled and I canceled my trip. After a few round trips, STA got a refund from British Airways. An STA representative …

[ad_1] Elayne Pink, co-owner of Absolute Travel Specialists, says her team is trying to bring Atlantic Canadians to Cuba this winter The owners of a Halifax travel agency hope to extend the Atlantic bubble to the Caribbean this winter. Elayne Pink, co-owner of Absolute Travel Specialists, plans to help travel-hungry Atlantic Canadians spend this winter …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] Skift take This approach to managing steroid travel could backfire on yet another new title that is sure to confuse legacy gamers. Pointing out all the intricacies of travel, corporate clients may begin to question whether it is worth it. Matthew Parsons, Skift Travel management companies are, for whatever reason, determined to highlight how …

[ad_1] Travel Market Report is proud to announce a new partnership with MMGY Myriad to produce a monthly industry tracking survey to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel agencies. Travel Counselors COVID-19 Sentiment Barometer is an online survey designed and analyzed by MMGY Travel Intelligence and now lives here. “The Travel Market …

[ad_1] Editor’s note: Our Entrepreneurship series documents how businesses and workers are dealing with the economy’s slow return to life after it suddenly closed in March – and adapt to new challenges ahead. Cathy Nystrom arranges trips for a living, but that doesn’t shield her from the vagaries of an industry ravaged by the coronavirus …

[ad_1] ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (WOIO) – From tropical Hawaii getaways to European river cruises, for nearly 30 years, Ann Huber has been helping clients plan their dream vacations. She owns Landfall Travel in Rocky River, and once the coronavirus pandemic began, her business began to collapse. “If no one travels for the next four, five, …

[ad_1] As the travel industry grappled with the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak earlier this month, an agency took advantage of the crisis to adapt its business model by offering customers the option of being a tourist “in their own backyard”. The Pack Up + Go agency is a travel agency with a unique …

[ad_1] The swimming pool at the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa. Q: We recently visited the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa. This was our second trip and we were thinking of going back year after year. The resort gave us the opportunity to save on future vacations through its travel club. My husband …

[ad_1] Traveling is fun. Traveling is surprising because you never know what to expect. Talking about tailor-made itineraries or seeing a place like a local, taking a group or solo trip, travel is the new trend among young people. With hundreds of travel agencies pictured, differentiating itself from the league is one such company, which …

[ad_1] On a hot day in early August, David Prior was in the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily when he came across the Perfect Granita. “Wild blackberries – from the island of Vulcano – and fig granita, then they put the cream on it,” he recalls. “It’s sort of the perfect analogy between …

[ad_1] From finding vacations to creating itineraries and booking, travel planning is increasingly done on mobile phones and Singaporean start-ups are creating apps to capture market share. A recent study by analysts at Euromonitor International found that global mobile travel sales were US $ 96 billion (S $ 130 billion) in 2014 and are expected …

[ad_1] crop.jpg Daryl Turner and Robyn Bernstein in a photo on Bernstein’s Facebook page in 2013. (Robyn Bernstein / Facebook) Daryl Turner and his wife Robyn Bernstein have pleaded guilty to a travel scam that netted the couple millions of dollars over a period of at least five years. Turner is serving a seven-year sentence, …

[ad_1] boozle0610 6 Kurdzuk in June-crop.jpg Daryl Turner at a hearing in June. (Tony Kurdsuk / The Star-Ledger) Daryl Turner, the man behind a fraudulent travel agency network that has scammed hundreds of New Jersey residents with false promises of a dream vacation, is heading to jail. He pleaded guilty yesterday in Burlington County Court …

[ad_1] WATERLOO – By the time Peter Schwartz left his role as Co-Managing Director at Descartes Systems Group in 2003, he had spent so many grueling hours on planes that he thought he would never travel again. But traveling, when done right, opens up a world of experiences, he says. “Whether you have a backpack …

[ad_1] Conrad Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Conrad Algarve, located in the elegant Quinta do Lago resort in Portugal. Designed for the discerning and sophisticated traveler, the contemporary 154-room hotel is the latest addition to the Conrad range and allows guests to enjoy the “luxury of being yourself”. The luxury resort offers …

[ad_1] Cruise Planners – American Express Travel, the nation’s largest home travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, recently discovered that the majority of new franchise owners are going into selling cruises without any previous professional experience in the travel industry, according to an internal audit report of new franchisees. From stay-at-home moms to …

[ad_1] Ed Perkins explains how to separate honest vendors from outright scams. Through ED PERKINSSmarterTravel Contributing editor March 25, 2010, 3:35 p.m. • 4 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article Aug 13, 2010 ?? – Everywhere you turn, someone is trying to sell you something. Often the pitch is that spending …