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February 08, 2016
Product of the Year Award - Destination France 2016: The Travel Agents Vote Is Open

Every year, Atout France gives away a Product of the Year Award to a tour operator during the Destination France road-show. The vote is now open for travel agents, allowing them to choose the most inspiring travel product in France. The ...
November 06, 2015
Signature Expands Its Hotel & Resort Program

Signature Travel Network announces the next phase of expansion of its hotel and resort program. The 2016 collection will feature 934 hotels, resorts, lodges, and spas in 460 unique destinations worldwide. In total, 91 new hotels and resorts...
November 06, 2015
Signature Welcomes Eleven New Members In 2015

At its annual Sales Meeting & Trade Show, Signature Travel Network announced the addition of 11 member agencies in 2015 for a total of 202, five of which have joined since the Signature Owners' Meeting in September. Signature's five new...
November 05, 2015
Signature Travel Network Celebrates Record Participation At Its Annual Sales Meeting

Signature Travel Network opened its annual three-day Sales Meeting & Trade Show today, which is free of charge for members, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This year, the Sales Meeting is hosting more than 2,200 attendees, ...
November 02, 2015
Signature Expands Network With 113 New Partners In 2015

Signature Travel Network continues to expand its selective preferred partner network, welcoming a diverse array of new partners in 2015 including: four cruise lines, three tour operators, three destination specialists, nine tourism boards, ...
September 22, 2015
Signature Selects The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel As Their 'First' Program Partner

Signature has announced The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel as the next selection for its 'FIRST' hotel sales and marketing program for 2016. The Beekman will be the only 'FIRST' hotel in New York City in 2016. The mission of this initiative is t...
September 11, 2015
Signature Travel Network Celebrates The Success of Travel Expert Certification Program

Signature Travel Network celebrated the success of its Travel Expert certification program today. Within the first 90 days of its June 1 launch, 269 travel consultants have graduated. The Signature Travel Expert certification course is ...
September 10, 2015
Signature Travel Network's Annual Owners' Meeting

Signature Travel Network's annual Owners' Meeting commenced today at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. The meeting includes 261 member attendees as well as 53 senior executives from Signature's key preferred-supplier partn...
September 09, 2015
Signature Travel Network Welcomes New Members

Signature Travel Network welcomes the year's new members at its annual Owners' Meeting. Special receptions for new members include a welcome luncheon today, Wednesday, September 9, and a new member forum Thursday, September 10. Seven n...
September 02, 2015
Sabre First To Automate Cuba Travel Certification Process For Agents

Sabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has announced the development of a capability that helps travel agents in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to comply with recently liberali...
June 03, 2015
AIG's Travel Guard Becomes A Preferred Supplier of THOR, Inc.

THOR, Inc., a world leading travel services company, has announced the addition of AIG's Travel Guard and its portfolio of travel insurance solutions and travel-related, as a preferred THOR services supplier. THOR suppliers provide its memb...
January 01, 2015
Signature Announces New Itinerary Management 'App' For Its Members

Signature has selected AXUS Travel App as its partner to jointly develop a new proprietary itinerary management system for its travel consultants. The app will streamline the communication process between consultant and client as the itiner...
December 15, 2014
Signature Travel Network Launches New Adventure Travel Microsite

Signature Travel Network is expanding its online marketing tools with the addition of the new adventure travel microsite. David Goodman, Signature's director of digital marketing, states, "We've created this new microsite so members can con...
November 10, 2014
Signature Travel Network Expresses Concern About Marriott's New Free Wi-Fi Offer

Signature is in conversation with Marriott International Inc. following their October 30th announcement that as of January 15, 2015, Marriott will offer free Wi-Fi to its 47 million Marriott Rewards members, but only if they book directly w...
November 08, 2014
Signature Expands Network With Over 90 New Partners In 2014

Signature Travel Network continues to selectively expand its preferred supplier network, welcoming over 90 new partners including: one cruise line, two tour operators, eight destination specialists, and over eighty hotels and resorts. S...
November 08, 2014
Signature Travel Network Expands Its 2015 Training Plan and Programs

Signature Travel Network is expanding its 2015 training programs with a new emphasis on supporting member agencies in attracting and training new talent, as well as expanding the number of front-line consultants who master all aspects of th...
November 07, 2014
Signature Travel Network Further Enhances Its Intranet Site

Signature Travel Network has announced new enhancements to its proprietary Intranet site for travel consultants, SigNet, during its annual Sales Meeting. SigNet has been redesigned to make it easier for front-line travel advisors to use the...
November 06, 2014
Signature Travel Network Expands Its Hotels & Resorts Program; 870 Properties Worldwide

Signature announced today the next phase of expansion of its hotels and resorts program, celebrating its tenth year. The 2015 collection will feature 870 hotels, resorts, lodges, and spas in 460 unique destinations worldwide. "We are very p...
November 06, 2014
Signature Travel Network Opens Its Annual Sales Meeting & Trade Show

Signature Travel Network opened its annual three-day Sales Meeting & Trade Show at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas today. This year, the Sales Meeting hosts more than 2,100 attendees, including more than 1200 Signature travel consultants r...
November 06, 2014
Signature Travel Network Opens Its Annual Sales Meeting & Trade Show

Signature Travel Network opened its annual three-day Sales Meeting & Trade Show at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas today. This year, the Sales Meeting hosts more than 2,100 attendees, including more than 1200 Signature travel consultants r...
September 10, 2014
Signature Welcomes New Members

Signature Travel Network welcomes the year's new members at its annual Owners' Meeting. Special receptions for new members include a welcome luncheon today, Wednesday, September 10, and a new member forum Thursday, September 11. Nine n...
September 10, 2014
Signature Travel Network's Annual Owners Meeting Gets Started

Signature Travel Network's annual Owners' Meeting started today. This year's meeting is being held at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California. The meeting includes 260 member attendees as well as senior executives from Signatur...
August 12, 2014
Signature Expands Its 'FIRST' Sales & Marketing Program; Featuring Loews Regency New York Hotel

Signature announced the continuation of its new 'FIRST' hotel sales marketing program. The mission of this initiative is to drive sales and generate awareness for major re-openings of existing hotels or distinctive, soon-to-open properties....
August 11, 2014
Signature Expects Record Numbers For 2014 Sales Meeting In Las Vegas

Signature Travel Network's 2014 Sales Meeting and Trade Show will take place November 6-8, 2014, at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. This annual meeting brings together over 2,000 of the organization's travel consultants, managers, agency owners, a...
July 03, 2014
Sabre Partners With Blue Ribbon Bags To Offer Luggage Insurance To Travel Agents

Sabre and Blue Ribbon Bags have launched a new Red App that helps travel agents quickly and easily purchase luggage insurance for travelers. Blue Ribbon Bags, a leading baggage insurance company, created the Red App, which is available thro...
July 02, 2014
Grasp Technologies, Inc. Becomes A Preferred Supplier of THOR, Inc.

THOR, Inc., a leading travel services company, has announced the addition of Grasp Technologies, Inc., a provider of cutting-edge data management, integration, intelligence and consolidation solutions, as a preferred THOR services supplier....
May 01, 2014
Signature Members Recognized At Abercrombie & Kent Awards Gala

A number of Signature members were recognized for their sales achievements at Abercrombie & Kent's recent awards gala in Chicago. Every two years, Abercrombie & Kent celebrates sales excellence at its 100 Club Gala. Four Signature membe...
April 07, 2014
GTA's Enhanced Distribution Deal With Hilton Worldwide Goes Live As IPW Continues

Travel agents and tour operators will be able to accommodate travellers in even more parts of the world as GTA puts more than 4,000 Hilton Worldwide properties in 90 countries onto its online booking platforms. The dynamic distribution part...
March 24, 2014
Frosch Acquires Willett Travel

Travel management company, FROSCH, has acquired Willett Travel, effective April 2014. "Our growth over the past twenty seven years is an accomplishment of which I am extremely proud, but nothing compares to the honor I feel knowing tha...
March 13, 2014
Flight Centre Canada Partner Appreciation Event Held In Whistler, BC 5th Straight Year

More than 70 notable industry figures gathered at the Fairmont in Whistler, BC recently for a Partner Appreciation Event hosted by Flight Centre. The day began with an overview of the brands that make up Flight Centre Canada as President Gr...
March 07, 2014
Signature Honors Top Producing 'Horizon Club' Member Agencies

Signature recently conducted its 21st consecutive 'Horizon Club' incentive trip for its top producing member agencies. Every year, Signature invites its leading member agencies on a very special outing as recognition for their accomplishmen...
March 05, 2014
CWT Canada Grows Associate Program Through New Membership; Maintains 100% Renewal

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Canada continues to expand its travel agency network in Canada, adding new CWT Associate travel offices in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Cornwall, Sudbury, Quebec City, Montreal and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, whil...
January 29, 2014
Travel Tech Announces Support of Norwegian Air's Application For U.S. Expansion

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), which represents leaders in the online travel industry, announced today that it had filed a statement with the U.S. Department of Transportation supporting Norwegian Air International's appli...
January 02, 2014
FROSCH Acquires Adventure Travels of Pompano Beach

FROSCH has acquired Florida-based Adventure Travels of Pompano Beach, Inc., effective January 2014. Bill Cooper, Owner and President of Adventure Travels of Pompano Beach, Inc. stated: "I am pleased and excited to be joining forces with...
December 19, 2013
Member Engagement Propels Signature Travel Network's Growth Into 2014

With seven new agencies and strong sales over the past year, Signature Travel Network enters 2014 with a positive outlook and renewed focus on member engagement. The network now includes 215 member agencies with 417 retail locations through...
December 02, 2013
Flight Centre Opens First Two Shops In Winnipeg, Manitoba

Flight Centre has announced the opening of its first two shops in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a third due to open in the Spring. They represent the fourth & fifth shops to open in the Prairies in the past year joining the company's three loca...
November 18, 2013
Signature Travel Network Expands Network With Over 75 New Partners

Signature Travel Network announced the expansion of its preferred supplier network during its annual Sales Meeting and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The network welcomes five new tour operators, ten new destination specialists, and over sixty ne...
November 14, 2013
Signature Travel Network Kicks Off Annual Sales Meeting With Record Attendance

Signature Travel Network commences its annual three-day Sales Meeting & Trade Show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas today. This year, the Sales Meeting boasts an impressive record total of over 2100 attendees. Among them, over 1200 Signature t...
September 25, 2013
Signature Travel Network Commences Annual Owners' Meeting

Signature Travel Network commences its annual Owners' Meeting at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. today. The meeting includes 260 member attendees representing 83% of the member organization. An additional 45 industry executives, r...
July 30, 2013
Flight Centre Celebrates Arrival In Canadian Prairies With $5,000 Dream Vacation Contest

Flight Centre is celebrating its arrival in the Prairies with a $5,000 Dream Vacation contest. The global travel agency has 3 businesses in Saskatoon and will be opening its first in Winnipeg this September. One lucky person will win a $5,0...
June 26, 2013
CWTVacations.ca Allows Travellers To Book Exclusive Offers Online Customized By Their Location

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Canada recently introduced a new leisure booking website, www.cwtvacations.ca, for Canadian travellers. Fulfilling the online portion of CWT's Click, Walk, and Talk service offering, travellers can now book the...
June 12, 2013
U.S. Travel and Brand USA Recognise GTA Among America's Top International Buyers

GTA, one of the world's biggest wholesalers for fully independent travel (FIT) has been awarded for its continuing excellence in promoting travel to the United States and the sheer amount of business it sends to US shores. Martin Jones, ...
March 13, 2013
Signature Travel Network Launches Ultimate Experiences Publication

Signature Travel Network is capitalizing on trends in luxury travel with the launch of Ultimate Experiences, a publication for the affluent traveler. Signature, an industry leader for more than fifty years, has seen double-digit growth i...
November 13, 2012
Signature Concludes Successful Sales Meeting & Trade Show

Signature successfully concludes its annual Sales Meeting and Trade Show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (November 13) after three days of meetings, workshops, networking events and trade show. Alex Sharpe, Chief Operating Officer and E...
November 13, 2012
Signature Expands Its Hotel & Resort Program; 2013 Will Feature Nearly 800 Properties Worldwide

Signature announced a continued expansion of its hotel and resorts program at its annual Sales Meeting and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The 2013 collection, now in its eighth year, will feature 789 hotels, resorts, lodges, and spas in 450 uniq...
November 12, 2012
Signature Expands Network With 78 New Partners

Signature announced the expansion of its preferred supplier network during its annual Sales Meeting and Trade Show in Las Vegas (November 12). The network welcomes four tour/land operators, one cruise line, five destination specialists, fou...
November 12, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Canada "Gets More Going" During Fall CWT Training Academy

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Canada recently hosted a series of CWT Training Academies for over 600 owners, managers and counsellors. Executive leaders Louise Gardiner, senior director, Leisure Travel, and Nick Polifemi, senior director, ...
October 15, 2012
Plaza Travel Opens New York City Location

Plaza Travel opens its first New York City location at 37 West 20th Street with six new travel consultants. Expanding from the Los Angeles area, the New York City office marks the fourth Plaza Travel branch, adding to its Encino headquarter...
October 09, 2012
Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Targets Travel Agents As Major Influencers of Long-Haul Travel

Record high number of travel agents around the world now trained to sell Canada as a destination through Canada Specialist Program. As a key factor in guiding travel decisions, especially for travellers making complex trips from abroad,...
July 10, 2012
Las Vegas Announces The Return Of "Cash In On Vegas" Incentive Program

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has announced that it will offer a special promotion for travel agents. The "Cash in on Vegas" booking incentive will offer top-selling travel agents the chance to qualify to win their...
June 06, 2012
Toronto Travel Agents Visit Aruba On WestJet Inaugural Flight

The Aruba Tourism Authority celebrated the new WestJet non-stop flight to the One happy island, which launched on May 6 with a familiarization trip organized for Toronto-based travel agents. The new service, operating once weekly on Sundays...
November 21, 2011
Signature Enhances Professional Development Programs For Front Line Travel Consultants

Signature announced new and expanded professional development initiatives for front line travel consultants at its Annual Sales Meeting and Trade Show in Las Vegas last week. Signature kick started their training initiatives with the la...
November 15, 2011
Thomas Cook Travel Launches In Canada

Thomas Cook, a global leader in travel for more than 170 years, has announced the launch of its new, much anticipated Canadian website -- Thomascook.ca. The website, in conjunction with the rebranding of 150 Thomas Cook retail locations acr...
October 04, 2011
Signature Announces Mobile App: Pocket Travel Consultant

Signature announced a comprehensive and innovative new mobile travel app: Pocket Travel Consultant, at its annual Owners' Meeting, recently held at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando. The Pocket Travel Consultant will be simultaneously r...
September 23, 2011
Signature's Sales Meeting and Trade Show Concludes

Signature's annual Sales Meeting and Trade Show successfully concluded over the weekend with exceptional feedback -- here are a number of testimonials from several key members, suppliers and partners represented at the event. "As new mem...
June 06, 2011
Signature Travel Network's Growth Continues With 17 New Members

Signature Travel Network has welcomed 17 new members, 34 new locations and an additional $1 billion in gross annual sales in 2011. Signature's membership has now grown to 375 retail locations throughout the United States and Canada owned an...
October 14, 2010
Oceanside Travel Joins Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associate Program

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Canada recently welcomed Oceanside Travel, Inc., with offices in Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo, British Columbia, into its Associate program, which offers independently owned travel agencies the opportunity to gro...
May 03, 2010
Colombia Specialist Travel Agent Program Unveiled

On Monday, June 14, The Colombian Tourism Board and Travel Agent University will unveil the country's first Colombia Specialist Travel Agent Program. This free online curriculum will provide U.S. travel agents with the comprehensive knowled...
December 03, 2009
Signature Travel Network's Annual Sales Meeting And Trade Show

Signature Travel Network kicks off its annual Sales Meeting and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada today. The three-day event will run through Saturday December 5th at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 1500 travel professiona...
October 15, 2009
Travelocity.ca Declares an End to Booking Fees on All Flights

With reports of the "green shoots" of economic recovery appearing in the news, consumers might expect to see the end of many of the special promotions and economic stimulus deals introduced during the summer. At Travelocity.ca, however, the...
October 15, 2009
ALTOUR Agents Report Cruise Travelers Booking Far Ahead

While their clients continue to reserve one to three months ahead of travel overall, ALTOUR agents are reporting a trend toward longer-range bookings in the cruise market, with travelers looking as far ahead as Spring and Summer 2010. This ...
September 10, 2009
Trams Introduces New Dashboard Technology For Travel Agencies

Trams, Inc., a leading provider of back-office and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for travel agencies, today introduced a new dashboard feature for its ClientBase CRM product. This ClientBase enhancement will provide an ea...
August 20, 2009
The Latest ALTOUR Index Says...

In a market still led by European travel, exotic destinations are on the rise for U.S. travelers' itineraries. Europe continues to track at 84%, while exotic destinations rated in the top three for the first time at 36%, in a three-way tie ...
August 19, 2009
POTHOS Receives Dual Honors for Performance & Diversity

POTHOS, Inc. was recently recognized by the Small Business Administration, San Diego District, as the Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year for 2009 and by DiversityBusiness.com for placing in the top 500 Organizations for Diversity in 2...
March 16, 2009
Sabre Launches New Profile Management Solution For Travel Agencies

Sabre Travel Network has announced the upcoming launch of PowerPlus Profiles, its new profile management system for travel agencies around the world. The supremely configurable system -- delivered free of charge to Sabre-connected agencies ...
February 23, 2009
Aeromexico Travel Agents and Accompanying Friends Get Special Discount

From now until December 2009, Aeromexico Airlines will offer travel agents a 90% discount and an 85% discount to their traveling companion when traveling to any Mexican destination from any of their US departing city. Discounts will be appl...
December 15, 2008
GOGO International Expansion Ready For Take-Off

WHOLESALE travel giant GOGO Worldwide Vacations is set to embark on a new era of international growth. For the first time, GOGO will expand internationally, with the brand to be launched in Canada early in 2009. The Canadian expansion wi...
September 25, 2008
Colpitts World Travel Launches "Go Green" Program

Looking to take a more proactive approach in furthering the green travel movement, Colpitts World Travel announced today that it has launched its "Go Green" program. "What we're doing at Colpitts makes sense for any and every size compa...
September 04, 2008
Mazatlan Mazters Launched To Travel Planners

Mazatlán Hotel Association invites travel professionals to experience the real Mazatlán through its new Mazatlán Mazters online training program. Featuring interactive study courses and a digital travel library, this free program also offer...
April 25, 2005
AAA Travel Renews Pegasus Contract

Pegasus Solutions, Inc. has signed a contract extension with AAA Travel to continue providing hotel commission consolidation and processing services to the prominent U.S. agency. A global leader in providing technology and services to hotel...
December 09, 2004
American Express To Provide Travel Agents With A Choice

American Express Consumer Travel Network (CTN) today announced that it will give independent travel agents a choice in how they pay for usage of CTN's proprietary travel programs for Platinum Card and Centurion Card members -- including Fin...
December 01, 2004
Jurni Network Partners With WorldTravel Vacations

Jurni Network, the leisure travel agency consortium, and WorldTravel Vacations, the leisure division of WorldTravel BTI, today announced that WorldTravel Vacations has selected Jurni Network as its preferred leisure travel consortium. Worki...
January 26, 2004
Milwaukee's Adelman Travel Group Acquires The Travel Academy

Adelman Travel Group, the largest travel management firm based in Wisconsin, acquired Milwaukee's only independent travel school to train new travel agents and provide advanced courses for current employees. Adelman, the 28th largest travel...
January 12, 2004
ACTA Launches New Careers Website --Careers In Travel

The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) has launched a new service on its website (www.acta.ca) to provide employers and career seekers with an electronic recruitment tool specifically for the travel industry. Careers in Travel o...
June 25, 2003
Budget Introduces Latin American/Caribbean Promotion For Travel Agents

Latin America and the Caribbean are still among the hottest vacation destinations. To help agents get their clients there, Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. has announced the launch of a Latin American / Caribbean Promotion for U.S. travel age...
August 22, 2002
Bay Travel Becomes Maritime Travel @ The Bay

The Bay has announced that its travel operation, Bay Travel, is being renamed to Maritime Travel @ the Bay. In January 2002, Maritime Travel Inc. purchased the Bay Travel and as a result, all 20 Bay Travel locations will adopt the Maritime ...
June 18, 2002
WorldTravel BTI Ranked As The Nation?s Third Largest Travel Agency

WorldTravel BTI was named among the top three U.S.-based corporate travel agencies, according to the May 27 issue of Business Travel News? (BTN) annual business travel survey. The BTN survey was based on U.S. gross air sales for the year en...
March 25, 2002
Unicard Limited Time Offer

Unicard Inc. has announced a special limited promotion providing 40% commissions to travel agencies for the sale of all Unicard policies (when bookings are entered on the www.unicard.com website, as noted below) effective immediately throug...
March 25, 2002
Worldspan Announces Home Free Plan

Worldspan has announced the Worldspan Home Free Plan, free single-user access to Worldspan Go! via the Internet for anytime, anywhere booking freedom. Tailored especially for the independent travel agent working from a home office, Worldspa...
March 25, 2002
Cyberes Signs Exclusive International Outsourcing Agreement With Sabre

Cyberes plc, the British online travel reservation system for independent travel agents, has signed an outsourcing agreement with Sabre. Sabre will use Cyberes' unique on-line travel reservation system as a cost-effective channel to deliver...
December 21, 2001
Uniglobe.com Makes Further Cost Cuts

In keeping with many companies' cost saving efforts in the travel industry, online travel leader and cruise specialist, Uniglobe.com Inc. has laid off an additional 7 percent of its staff and will implement a 15 percent pay cut to all emplo...
December 03, 2001
Unicard Offers 40% Commissions On All Policies Through December 31

Unicard Inc., the leading supplier of travel insurance in the world, has announced a special limited promotion providing 40% commissions to travel agencies for the sale of all Unicard policies (when bookings are completed through the www.un...
November 28, 2001
700 Influential German Travel Agents Visit British Columbia

BC will host approximately 700 travel agents as Germany's DERTOUR Travel Academy, one of Europe's most influential tour operators, visits Vancouver from November 28 to December 10. Germany's second largest tour operator and its top seller o...
October 11, 2001
Top 10 Travel Agency TQ3 Maritz Travel Solutions Signs with Pegasus

Pegasus Solutions, Inc. has achieved the business milestone of handling hotel commission management for all of the top 10 largest U.S.-based travel agencies. The success landmark was reached with Pegasus' newly inked agreement with St. Loui...
October 11, 2001
Carlson Hospitality Worldwide Leads Travel Industry Recovery Initiative

Carlson Hospitality Worldwide, along with parent Carlson Companies, Inc., are spearheading industry efforts to bring the economic plight of the travel and tourism industry into the congressional spotlight in Washington, D.C. Carlson Compani...
October 09, 2001
e-famtrips By Tourania Available Via Galileo e-Agent Internet Portal

Galileo International and Tourania, Inc., a distribution and management application for familiarization trip opportunities, have announced the addition of e-famtrips by Tourania on Galileo e-Agent Internet portal for travel agents. Agents c...
September 19, 2001
ASTA To Hold Referendum On Membership Bylaw Changes

On Oct. 5, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) will be sending out formal ballots to its membership regarding the proposed changes to the bylaws, as well as information on how the proposed changes will affect membership and how mem...
September 17, 2001
ASTA Urges CRS Companies To Suspend Shortfall Penalties

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today sent letters to the major Computer Reservations System (CRS) companies asking them to suspend all CRS penalties and extra charges for segment shortfalls until the year's end. In the lett...
September 17, 2001
ASTA Offers Assistance To DOT Task Forces On Airport & Airline Security

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has sent a letter to the members of two newly created task forces on airline and airport safety issues, offering the assistance of travel agents in the development of new security measures the go...
September 17, 2001
Congress Urged To Extend Financial Relief Legislation To Travel Agents

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today sent a letter to Congress asking that it include financial relief for travel agencies when considering legislation to aid the airline industry as a result of Tuesday's terrorist attack. ...
September 12, 2001
Radius Expresses Sadness And Calls For Unity In The Travel Industry

RADIUS - the global travel company joins the worldwide outcry of condemnation and sorrow over yesterday's terrible and brutal attack on not only America, but on the very foundation of the world in which we live and the industry in which RAD...
September 06, 2001
Amadeus Re-Affirms Its Ongoing Commitment To Agents

Amadeus North America has announced a series of ongoing programs and tools to help travel agents address the challenges of commission cuts and take advantage of long-term opportunities to evolve and grow their businesses. "Amadeus' effo...
September 04, 2001
ACTA Meets With Independent Transition Observer -- Air Restructuring

Randy Williams, President and CEO of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA), met (September 4) with Debra Ward, the Independent Transition Observer, Air Restructuring to discuss recent developments related to the airline industry....
August 30, 2001
ACTA Responds To Commission Cap Cuts

The outpouring of anger from Canadian travel agents to Air Canada's decision to follow the example of a number of U.S. airlines in capping commissions at $14 and $28 has been unprecedented. Randy Williams, President and CEO of the Associati...
August 23, 2001
ASTA Announces Operation CARE In Response To Commission Cuts

In an emergency session Wednesday, the Board of Directors of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) approved Operation CARE (Campaign for Agent Rights and Equality). The campaign was ASTA's response to an Aug. 18 commission reduction ...
August 23, 2001
Radius Calls For Level Playing Field For Travel Agents

RADIUS - the global travel company has challenged the three major airlines (American, Delta and United), who have cut travel agency commissions by 60% on round trip domestic tickets, to reveal their internal distribution costs for bookings ...
August 21, 2001
ACTA Joins ASTA In Condemning American Airlines' Action

Randy Williams, President and CEO of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA), stated that: "American Airlines' announcement that commission caps will be reduced a drastic 60% is an insult to the travel agency community that works ...
July 30, 2001
United Airlines Is Third Major Carrier To Use Sabre Compensation Manager

Sabre Holdings Corporation announced that Sabre Compensation Manager was activated for United Airlines for selected transactions with Sabre Connected travel agencies in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Puerto Rico. Compens...
July 30, 2001
Galileo's LeisureShopper Promo For Travel Agents

Galileo International, Inc. announced that there is still time for travel agents to get their summer rewards! The LeisureShopper Summer Rewards 2001 promotion, available to travel agents who book tours and cruises through LeisureShopper or ...
July 26, 2001
ACTA Comments On CTA Review Panel Report

Randy Williams, President and CEO of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA), has elaborated on ACTA's response to the Canada Transportation Act Review Panel Report, which was made public on July 18. "While generally pleased with t...
July 26, 2001
Uniglobe.com Reports Financial Results For Second Quarter Of 2001

Online travel leader and cruise specialist, Uniglobe.com Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. During 2000, the Company announced...
July 05, 2001
GIANTS To Use RADIUS Hotel Programs Exclusively

RADIUS(r) - the global travel company and GIANTS (Greater Independent Association of National Travel Services) announced they have further strengthened their strategic partnership with an agreement to offer the RADIUS suite of hotel program...
June 27, 2001
Uniglobe.com Announces Affiliate Program

Online travel leader and cruise specialist, Uniglobe.com Inc. has announced an Affiliate Program for companies to enhance their own Web sites with full travel agency services and to generate commissions from referred business. Potential a...
June 27, 2001
Radius Recogizes Outstanding Agencies And Suppliers

RADIUS - the global travel company, the world's largest travel management company, recently held its Tenth Annual North American Supplier Fair and Golf Tournament at the Wyndham Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This annual meeting, which ...
May 31, 2001
ASTA Launches Power In Numbers Campaign

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has unveiled a new membership campaign that will emphasize the value of membership in the Society. The Power in Numbers campaign, which will provide the framework for all of ASTA's membership eff...
May 18, 2001
ASTA To Develop Nationwide Alert System

At its quarterly board meeting held May 15-16 in Mexico City, the Board of Directors of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) approved the development of a nationwide alert system for travel scams, bankruptcies or other activity that...
May 15, 2001
ASTA's Congress Spotlights Value: A Week In Spain for $755 USD

Travel agents can add unbeatable value to their list of reasons to join the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) at its World Travel Congress in Seville, Spain, on Nov. 6-11, 2001. For as little as $755, delegates can spend a week in Sp...
May 11, 2001
Amadeus-Owned Vacation.com Acquires Action 6

Vacation.com, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amadeus, and North America's largest vacation-selling network, has announced the acquisition of Action 6, a significant and profitable leisure travel network with a strong representation in New Eng...
May 08, 2001
ACTA Voices Competition Concerns

Ottawa (Ontario) -- Mr Randy Williams, President and CEO of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA), has kicked off the Association's awareness campaign on Parliament Hill. Travel agents from all across Canada will be meeting with ...
May 07, 2001
Worldspan Orders & Updates; Online Ordering Puts Agency in Control

Worldspan has announced the launch of Worldspan Orders & Updates, a time-saving e-business solution that enables Worldspan travel agencies to order new equipment and to review the status of orders via the Internet without having to contact ...
May 06, 2001
TIA: Funniest Questions Asked By Travellers

In celebration of National Tourism Week May 6-12, 2001 The opportunity to disengage your brain for some true relaxation is one of the greatest attributes of leisure travel. A fringe benefit for travel industry employees is the comic relief ...
April 30, 2001
ACTA Launches Electronic Travel Events Calendar

Ottawa (Ontario) - Mr Randy Williams, President and CEO of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA), today announced the launch of a new service of benefit to the travel industry. Starting on May 1st, and in partnership with TravelA...
April 17, 2001
InsureMyTrip.com and Unicard Announce Travel Insurance Partnership

InsureMyTrip.com announced today a business partnership with Unicard Inc.. "This strategic relationship allows Insuremytrip.com customers to purchase the very comprehensive Unicard protection plans," said Insuremytrip.com President James Gr...
April 17, 2001
Qantas Airways Announces Retail Travel Agent Sweepstakes

To further celebrate the spirit of uncapped commissions for retail travel agents, Qantas Airways announces a sweepstakes to win up to $5,000 for business and first class bookings. This week retail travel agents will be sent an announceme...
March 22, 2001
ASTA/Fodor's Survey Shows No Sign of Travel Slowdown

Despite rising temperatures, travel agents are still booking Orlando more than any other domestic city, according the Spring 2001 Hot Spots Survey by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and Fodor's. "Regardless of the season, Or...
March 22, 2001
ASTA, Pharmacia Launch Major Consumer Travel Health Education Program

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and Pharmacia Corp., a leading international health care company, today launched a major consumer travel health education campaign aimed at providing travelers with information on how to cope wit...
March 16, 2001
Thrifty Car Rental, ASTA Unveil Branch Agency Program

In an effort to increase the participation by American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) travel agency members that have multiple branches, Thrifty Car Rental is offering branch agency managers access to ASTA communications for a limited time...
February 27, 2001
Sabre Debuts Web-Based Point of Sale Portal for Travel Agencies

Sabre Holdings Corporation debuted eVoya Webtop for Sabre Connected travel agencies. eVoya Webtop is a customizable, Web-based tool that integrates travel agents' access to hundreds of travel suppliers including airlines, car rental compani...
February 21, 2001
Qantas Travel Agent Promotion For Los Angeles And Melbourne

To celebrate its status as the only non-stop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne as of April 2, 2001, Qantas Airways announces a travel agent incentive promotion. Travel agents can earn an extra $100 for every First or Business Class ...
February 20, 2001
UATP Insider's Club Travel Insurance Plan For Travel Professionals

Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc. (UATP) released today new enrollment for The Insider's Club(r) travel program through the company's web site UATP.com. The Insider's Club(r) is a unique, worldwide membership program with insurance benefits d...
February 20, 2001
Galileo's Viewpoint 2.5 Launches on Travel Agents' Desktops

Galileo International today announced its latest release of Viewpoint, version 2.5. The industry-leading graphical user interface (GUI) travel management booking solution, Viewpoint 2.5, streamlines business processes, ticketing and documen...
February 20, 2001
Galileo And Unicard Joint Marketing Through Galileo e-Agent Portal

Galileo International and Unicard today announced an agreement that provides Galileo's travel agents with an easier and more direct way of marketing Unicard's comprehensive travel insurance during the travel transaction. Through the Galileo...
February 14, 2001
Signature Vacations And American Express Strike Strategic Alliance

Signature Vacations and Amex Canada Inc. announced today that they are forming an alliance to grow their respective leisure travel businesses in Canada. Under the agreement, Signature Vacations will acquire 18 wholly-owned leisure travel...
February 08, 2001
Worldspan And Unisys Strategic Alliance For The Travel Agency Community

Worldspan and Unisys Corporation today announced a strategic alliance to provide back-office accounting products to the travel agency community. As Worldspan's global preferred partner, Unisys will support and enhance Worldspan's World Ledg...
February 07, 2001
Order Foreign Currencies Online From SkyTeller Via Sabre

Sabre Holdings Corporation today announced an enhancement of its partnership with SkyTeller, LLC, a provider of pre-departure destination currency for international travelers and a subsidiary of First Data Corp. Sabre and SkyTeller now prov...
February 06, 2001
Uniglobe.com Announces Marketing Partnership With Onvia

Uniglobe.com Inc. today announced a marketing agreement with Onvia.com, Inc., a leading business-to-business online exchange for small business buyers and sellers. Under terms of the agreement, Onvia users will have access to the full ra...
February 01, 2001
Maritz Travel Company Renews Agreement With TANGO

By renewing its licensing agreement with Travel Analytics, Inc., Maritz Travel Company continues to be the only mega-travel agency offering clients strategic sourcing and analytical support for carrier negotiations and selection through TA...
January 31, 2001
ASTA Praises Aviation Consumer Right To Know Act

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today praised Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) for their continued leadership on consumer aviation issues and announced its enthusiastic support for their Aviation Consumer ...
January 25, 2001
CLIA And ICTA Join Forces To Train Travel Agents

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA) are joining forces to encourage travel agents to improve their sales acumen through cross training. Under the joint arrangement, travel age...
January 24, 2001
Uniglobe.com And clikVacations.com Announce Cross-Marketing Partnership

Uniglobe.com Inc. and tour provider clikVacations.com, a Certified Vacations Group company, today announced a cross-marketing partnership for their Web sites. In this relationship, Uniglobe.com will provide its extensive cruise offerings...
January 23, 2001
Uniglobe.com Announces Additional Financing

Uniglobe.com Inc. today announced a financing for US$2.345 million with Westmark Hotels, Inc., an Alaskan corporation that owns and operates 15 hotels and caters to the general tourism and cruise business. Westmark is providing the US$2....
January 18, 2001
ASTA Subsidiary TravelSellers.com Makes Its Debut

TravelSellers.com, a for-profit subsidiary of the American Society of Travel Agents, Inc. (ASTA), is now open for business. The Internet-based, business to business (B2B) virtual company will issue unique numbers, provided by the Internatio...
January 17, 2001
ASTA/Fodor's Survey Uncovers Photo Favorites

Ever wonder what fills the pages of vacationers' photo albums across the United States? What destinations and landmarks get the most camera clicks? To find the answer, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and Fodor's asked those who...
January 17, 2001
ASTA's Cruisefest East To Draw Twenty Ships At Florida Ports

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) will welcome more than 20 of the newest and most popular cruise ships as they open their doors for inspection at ASTA's Cruisefest and Travel Showcase on March 22-25. Because of growing demand, t...
January 15, 2001
ASTA Launches Free Public Relations Kit Exclusively For Members

As part of its continuing efforts to increase consumer awareness of the benefits of using a travel agent, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is sending a public relations kit to its members. Developed exclusively for ASTA members...
January 10, 2001
Uniglobe.com Named Premier Cruise Provider To Xylo

Online travel cruise specialist Uniglobe.com today announced a strategic partnership with Xylo, Inc., that will see the Company provide value-added cruise products to Xylo and its extensive customer base. Xylo is a leading provider of We...
January 08, 2001
ASTA's 2001 Eastern Regional To Focus on Diverse Educational Seminars

The focus of the American Society of Travel Agents' (ASTA) 2001 Eastern Regional Conference will be on providing travel agents with a range of seminar topics to maximize profitability in today's marketplace. The Regional, which will be hel...
January 03, 2001
TraveLeaders Group Becomes Latest RADIUS Shareholder

RADIUS - the global travel company today announced that TraveLeaders Group has become a RADIUS shareholder through its recent merger with long-time RADIUS shareholder Sundance Travel International of Irvine, Calif. TraveLeaders, headquar...
December 19, 2000
Uniglobe.com Closes On Investment From Amadeus

Online travel specialist Uniglobe.com Inc.today announced it has completed its strategic relationship and financing agreement with Amadeus NMC Holding, Inc. ("Amadeus"). The agreement in principle for the relationship was previously announc...
December 18, 2000
Traveleaders Acquires World Wide Travel, Alliance With Cruise Planners

TraveLeaders Group, one of the nation's fastest-growing travel companies, today announced it has acquired Lancaster, Pa.-based World Wide Travel and formed a strategic alliance with Coral Springs, Fla.-based Cruise Planners. Both moves are ...
December 13, 2000
Maritime Marlin Travel One Of Canada's 50 Best Managed Private Companies

Maritime Marlin Travel, a winner in the Canada's 50 Best Managed Private Companies Program in 1998, has requalified for 2000. Maritime Marlin Travel also requalified in 1999 and is the only representative of Canada's travel industry among C...
December 05, 2000
Uniglobe.com Teams With Exodus To Bring Faster, More Reliable Service

Uniglobe.com Inc. is now utilizing Exodus Communications, Inc., a leader in complex Internet hosting and managed services, for its network and Web site management. By choosing Exodus, Uniglobe.com is able to offer optimal performance and fa...
December 04, 2000
Uniglobe.com Announces Partnership With Hotwire

Uniglobe.com Inc. has announced an online distribution agreement with Hotwire (www.hotwire.com) - the recently launched online site offering the easiest way for leisure travelers to get the best deals from trusted travel brands. "At Uni...
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