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UFTAA and UNWTO strengthen tourism collaboration

World Federation of Travel Agents and World Tourism Organization join forces UFTAA and UNWTO strengthen tourism collaboration

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy

(eTN) ITALY - For the first time in the last 10 years, Mario Bevacqua, President of UFTAA, the World Federation of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, and Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO ...

Singapore Airlines extends distribution agreement with Sabre

Sabre to increase marketing campaigns for Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines extends distribution agreement with Sabre

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines has renewed its full-content distribution agreement with Sabre Travel Network, meaning all Sabre-connected travel agents will continue to have access to all ...

Trenitalia only rail company at meeting of Roman UFTAA

Universal Federation of Travel Agents Association Trenitalia only rail company at meeting of Roman UFTAA

ROME, Italy - More than 80 associations representing thousands of travel agencies from all over the world, of which only about 7,000 are in Italy, met in Rome from February 3 to 5 to take stock of ...

ARTA continues to be the voice of independent travel agents

Association of Retail Travel Agents ARTA continues to be the voice of independent travel agents

From its roots in 1963, when a small, but vocal group of retail travel agents founded the first agent-only trade association, ARTA, the Association of Retail Travel Agents, continues to be the ...

Dutch Association of Travel Agents commits to World Tourism Organization Code of Ethics

observing the principles of Ethics in Tourism Dutch Association of Travel Agents commits to World Tourism Organization Code of Ethics

UTRECHT, The Netherlands - The Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR), representing 200 tour operators and 1,400 travel agencies in the Netherlands, has pledged to observe ...

Visa waiver plan to boost Taiwanese tourism to US by 30 percent

Taiwanese tourism to USA Visa waiver plan to boost Taiwanese tourism to US by 30 percent

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The number of Taiwanese visitors to the United States could surge by more than 30 percent after Taiwan is included in the U.S.

New Centara CEO hosts leading travel industry members attending Thailand Travel Mart

extends cooperation among travel agents all over the world New Centara CEO hosts leading travel industry members attending Thailand Travel Mart

Thirayuth Chirathivat (3rd right in photo), the new Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, recently presided over a cocktail party to welcome leading members of the travel ...

Brits flock to Greece

British tourism to Greece soars Brits flock to Greece

British holiday bookings to crisis-hit Greece are soaring, despite the country's economic woes.

Thompsons Holidays travel agents enjoy fam trip to Seychelles

Agents enjoy a fully-packed itinerary Thompsons Holidays travel agents enjoy fam trip to Seychelles

After six-days of a fully-packed itinerary, touring various tourism establishments of Seychelles, the familiarization visit of a group of 30 travel agents of Thompsons Holidays ended with a ...

Kenya travel agents raise service fees

Travel consultations and booking fees goes up Kenya travel agents raise service fees

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

The Kenya Association of Travel Agents has just announced that their members will charge their clients an extra US$15 equivalent for consultations and bookings made on their behalf beginning April ...

Tapping into the US Hispanic travel market

NTA and ASTA create task force Tapping into the US Hispanic travel market

PUERTO VALLARTA-RIVIERA NAYARIT, Mexico - In a historic partnership between two visionary travel industry organizations, the NTA-ASTA Hispanic Business Development Task Force met for the first ...

Seychelles organizes travel agent training at Paris Office

B2B promotional activity program Seychelles organizes travel agent training at Paris Office

As part of its B2B promotional activity program, the Seychelles Tourism Office in Paris is organizing a series of destination and product training for travel agents in Paris and suburbs (île de ...

Belgium travel agents become acquainted with Seychelles

Educational visit to the Creole Islands Belgium travel agents become acquainted with Seychelles

A group of 43-leading travel agents from the Belgium-based tour operator of UNICLAM was recently in Seychelles on a five- day educational visit to learn firsthand of the destination.

ARTA continues to be the voice of independent travel agents

Association of Retail Travel Agents ARTA continues to be the voice of independent travel agents

From its roots in 1963, when a small, but vocal group of retail travel agents founded the first agent-only trade association, ARTA, the Association of Retail Travel Agents, continues to be the ...

Signature Travel Network fine tunes new marketing programs

Company gains USD1 billion in annual travel sales Signature Travel Network fine tunes new marketing programs

MARINA DEL REY, California – Signature Travel Network recently held its annual Marketing Committee meeting at the Marina del Rey Ritz Carlton.

ASTA Young Professionals Group to gather in Las Vegas

ASTA's Young Professionals Society annual Member’s Only Day ASTA Young Professionals Group to gather in Las Vegas

ASTA's Young Professionals Society (YPS) will again be holding its annual Member’s Only Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at the Topicana Las Vegas.

ARTA alerts travel agents refunds may be due for US ticket taxes

FAA Reauthorization Pending ARTA alerts travel agents refunds may be due for US ticket taxes

SCOTTSDALE, Arizon - The Association of Retail Travel Agents (ARTA) alerted members that certain US ticket taxes would not apply for tickets issued on or after July 23, 2011 or for tickets issued ...

Taj Hotels launches training program for travel agents

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Taj Hotels launches training program for travel agents

MUMBAI, India - Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has launched the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Specialist Program, developed in conjunction with Travel Agent Custom Solutions, the most ...

Sabre enters South African market

Sabre Travel Network Sabre enters South African market

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Sabre Travel Network, a global technology company serving travel agencies and suppliers, today entered the South African market.

Expedia launches "Expedia Access" portal for agents

"Expedia Access" portal launched Expedia launches "Expedia Access" portal for agents

Expedia.com has launched a new platform to support its Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP). The Expedia Access portal was developed to help agents manage their Expedia Affiliate ...

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