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China's austerity campaign has chilling effect on tourism industry

Chinese tourism hit by austerity drive China's austerity campaign has chilling effect on tourism industry

JINAN, China - An austerity campaign launched in China has produced a chilling effect on the tourism industry, with travel agencies having to realign their strategies to heat up their profits.

Korean travel agencies ask for government help due to drop in Japanese tourism

Japanese tourism to Korea declines sharply Korean travel agencies ask for government help due to drop in Japanese tourism

SEOUL, Korea - Korean travel agencies asked for financial help from the government on Monday to assuage their financial difficulties amid a sharp decline in the number of Japanese tourists to ...

US luxury travel destinations honored by very affluent Chinese travelers

2013 Luxury Travel Awards US luxury travel destinations honored by very affluent Chinese travelers

SHANGHAI, China - The Shanghai Travelers' Club has the pleasure to announce the results of its 2013 Luxury Travel Awards.

Research: Travel agencies "rob" South Africans

Tourism In South Africa Research: Travel agencies "rob" South Africans

Johannesburg - South Africans are being ripped off by traditional travel agencies which do not provide the best available flight prices for customers, according to research commissioned by online ...

Protecting the female traveler

Women Traveling Solo Protecting the female traveler

By Dr. Peter Tarlow, Tourism Tidbits

Since the inception of modern tourism, women have played a significant role in the development of the world's largest composite industry.

UK travel firms' profits suffer

Thomas Cook and TUI Travel face profits squeeze UK travel firms' profits suffer

Travel operators Thomas Cook and TUI Travel will reveal how they are coping with soaring fuel prices and weakening consumer confidence in second quarter trading updates in the coming week.

Russia may ban tourist flights to Egypt

Russian Tourism To Egypt Russia may ban tourist flights to Egypt

Russian tourism authorities said on Tuesday that they may have to ban tourist flights to Egypt in view of growing political tensions in the popular vacation destination.

How to survive in a zero commission world

UFTAA Extraordinary Assembly At TTG Incontri How to survive in a zero commission world

The international federation of travel agencies, gathering over 70,000 agencies worldwide, is facing a topical moment in its history and has chosen TTG Incontri to start the change.

Why are airlines stealing from travel agencies?

Letter To The Editor Why are airlines stealing from travel agencies?

By Gene Harley

I recently had an interesting discussion with one of the airlines that we book groups with.

Six Florida agencies charged in travel insurance scam

Bogus Travel Insurance Six Florida agencies charged in travel insurance scam

By Diane Lade

Florida regulators have charged six travel agencies, including one in Boynton Beach, with using unlicensed agents to sell bogus trip insurance policies through a company never authorized to do ...

Australia joins UNIGLOBE Global Partner Program

UNIGLOBE Travel International Australia joins UNIGLOBE Global Partner Program

By eTN Staff Writer

Australia’s Platinum Travel Corporation has joined the UNIGLOBE Travel International Global Partner Program – a worldwide network ...

Cracking travel agencies’ acquisition code

Travel Business CPR Cracking travel agencies’ acquisition code

By eTN Staff Writer

Acquisition is the fastest way to penetrate a market and minimize stress on employees and systems.

US travel agency fee cuts could become permanent

Travel Agency Fees US travel agency fee cuts could become permanent

By reuters.com

CHICAGO - U.S. online travel agencies, hungry for business in an economic recession, may extend or make permanent the booking fee cuts and waivers they implemented this year on a promotional ...

Despite economic slump, more Japanese tourists expected: Lai

Taiwan Despite economic slump, more Japanese tourists expected: Lai

By etaiwannews.com

Despite the current global economic downturn, the number of Japanese tourist arrivals is expected to increase by 4 percent to 5 percent this year, Tourism Bureau Director General Janice Lai said ...

Airline Fees Finding fees a tricky game even for seasoned fliers

By uk.reuters.com

US airlines have made a real meal out of charging for niceties -- like pillows, choice seats and food -- that used to be part of standard fares, but they aren't making it easy for passengers to ...

R.O.A.R.:  Airlines then, cruise lines next?

R.O.A.R.: R.O.A.R.: Airlines then, cruise lines next?

In the past 30 years, we agents have attended countless sales meetings, giving our time, and interest to keeping ourselves updated on our suppliers ideas, suggestions and whims.

THETRADESHOW announces new legal, industry seminars

Arming Professionals With Tools To Succeed THETRADESHOW announces new legal, industry seminars

By eTN

Alexandria, VA - In today's world, it is increasingly important that travel agency owners and managers be aware of the key industry issues that face them and take advantage of professional ...

Online travel agencies fear years of fast growth are over

online travel Online travel agencies fear years of fast growth are over

By Kyle Peterson, Reuters / iht.com

CHICAGO - Online travel agencies, after growing rapidly for years, could face a slump in bookings later this year when U.S. airlines start reducing the number of tickets for sale.

YTB faces legal action in California for illegal pyramid scheme

California ag catches up with YourTravelBiz.com YTB faces legal action in California for illegal pyramid scheme

By travelagentcentral.com

In a move that will be welcomed by many professional travel agents, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has sued YourTravelBiz.com for operating a gigantic pyramid scheme.

Extra fuel levy by airlines and agencies is illegal, says council

Israel Extra fuel levy by airlines and agencies is illegal, says council

The Consumer Council warned on Monday that travel agents and airlines charging an extra "fuel levy" after plane tickets have been ordered and paid for are acting "illegally".

Part-timers defended by stunned travel industry after controversial speech

UK Part-timers defended by stunned travel industry after controversial speech

Senior travel agency HR directors have defended their use of reduced-hours staff after a senior figure publicly told them: "don't employ part-timers".

Tourism exec warns on US visa racket

Philippines Tourism exec warns on US visa racket

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Tourism in Central Luzon has warned the public about an “instant visa” racket and called as “fraudulent and utter falsehoods” reports that some ...

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