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U.S. Travel Applauds DHS Measure to Allow for Electronic REAL ID Applications

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to allow for the electronic submission of required documents for REAL ID applications:   “DHS’ …

  • U.S. Travel Applauds DHS Measure to Allow for Electronic REAL ID Applications

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to allow for the electronic submission of required documents for REAL ID applications:   “DHS’ …

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  • Women Travel The World With USTOA Tour Operators

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) is highlighting women-focused itineraries offered by its tour operator members. Spanning the globe from Iceland to Ireland, Japan to Chile, each program offers small …

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  • Asia Destination Film Forum held in Bangkok

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    “Destinations can inspire travelers to explore new experiences, through films, and human impact stories,” said Jens Thraenhart, the founder of the Asia Destination Film Forum.   A one of its kind and intensive Asia Destination Film Forum was held in …

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  • Routes Europe 2021 to be held in Lodz

    Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2020

    At a press conference today, it was announced that the third largest city in Poland, Lodz, had been selected to host the 16th European Route Development Forum in 2021.   As the main stage for Europe’s leading airline decision makers, …

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  • Getting Ahead of the Curve at the PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020

    Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2020

    The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 began on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, attracting 368 delegates from 33 destinations in attendance for the three-day niche event with international delegates comprising 40% of the total. …

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  • ITB this year will discuss on business evolution

    Published on : Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    The business travel market is changing: travel and event managers have to adapt quickly and efficiently to changing economic circumstances and new technology. On 4 and 5 March 2020 the ITB Business Travel Forum of the ITB Berlin Convention will …

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  • Pacific Delight Tours No Longer Member of USTOA

    Published on : Saturday, February 8, 2020

    Effective February 3, 2020, Pacific Delight Tours suspended its tour operator business and is no longer a USTOA Active Member. Accordingly, Pacific Delight Tours no longer participates in the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.   “Travel agents should be …

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  • Tenon Tours Joins USTOA

    Published on : Friday, February 7, 2020

    Terry Dale, president and CEO of United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), announced today that Tenon Tours, specializing in customized itineraries to Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy and Iceland has joined USTOA as its newest Active Member. This brings the …

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  • CLIA Statement on 2019-Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

    Published on : Monday, February 3, 2020

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading voice of the global cruise industry, issued today the following statement in response to the 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration of a global health emergency.   “The safety …

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  • Statement on Coronavirus from Terry Dale, President & CEO, USTOA

    Published on : Sunday, February 2, 2020

    In the wake of the news on the coronavirus outbreak and travel advisory from the U.S. Department of State, USTOA conducted a survey of its Tour Operator Members with programs to China to determine the reaction of guests and travel …

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  • PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 announces final line-up of speakers

    Published on : Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse line-up of international experts at the forefront of the adventure travel industry to explore the nuances, trends and dynamics of one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors at the upcoming PATA …

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  • The Pacific Asia Travel Association predicts one billion foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    In the next five years, Asia Pacific is solidly preparing itself to welcome close to one billion international visitor arrivals (IVAs). This is one of the prime forecasts from the Executive Summary of the Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2020-2024, unveiled …

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  • TTAG terms state tourism department’s tourist footfall statistics as ‘inaccurate’

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG), the apex body representing the hotel and travel trade in Goa, termed the state tourism department’s statistics on tourist footfalls as ‘inaccurate’. It has rejected the claims of the tourism department that there …

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  • CLIA Announces Enhanced European Focus with Addition of Seasoned Communications Expert

    Published on : Monday, January 20, 2020

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading voice for the global cruise industry, announced today that it would be growing its European presence with the addition of Julie Green as Vice President of Strategic Communications and the establishment of the …

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  • USTOA Extends Deadline to January 31, 2020 For Cox & Kings, The Americas Traveler Claims

    Published on : Monday, January 13, 2020

    The USTOA Active Membership of Cox & Kings, The Americas (including its affiliate East India Travel Company) was terminated on October 15, 2019.   Passengers who have lost deposits or payments made prior to October 15 for travel with Cox …

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  • USTOA To Host Sustainability Is Responsibility Summit In Norway

    Published on : Friday, January 10, 2020

    This May, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), in partnership with Visit Norway, will host its first SIR – Sustainability is Responsibility Summit in Bodø, Norway. The two-day executive-level interactive member conference will bring together leaders from across the …

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  • Russia among top 3 destinations in the world for Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    This month a new runway will be operational along with a gleaming new international terminal, Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport has set an ambitious target that would help to double traffic to 100m passengers in a year. Almost half are set to …

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  • Thomas Cook India signs strategic agreement with Yas Island Abu Dhabi

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Thomas Cook (India) has entered into a strategic long term agreement with Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations, to drive visitation in 2020 and …

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  • MCE Central & Eastern Europe will bring meetings’ industry together once again

    Published on : Monday, January 6, 2020

    With a new decade started the new year brings the celebrative 10th annual edition of MCE Central & Eastern Europe. The event has been moving throughout the region to highlight the MICE progress within the region, started out in 2011 …

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  • Five million Brits head abroad for the great Christmas and New Year getaway

    Published on : Thursday, December 26, 2019

    The Travel Association estimates that five million passengers are heading abroad over the Christmas and New Year period [18 December – 2 January], with the peak travel day being 20 December, and Christmas Day the quietest.   Holidaymakers are departing …

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