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ABTA set to launch direct debit system

ABTA has decided to launch a replacement version of its Single Payment System to members later this year. The technology has been developed by Travel Ledger. The direct debit system allows fast online payments between travel agents and tour operators. Transactions …

  • HSMAI Las Vegas Chapter Statement

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    The HSMAI Las Vegas Chapter Advisory Board and myself send our thoughts and prayers to all our members and especially to the families, friends, community and visitors that have been impacted by this horrific tragedy.   Las Vegas is blessed …

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  • ASTA announced Hilton sponsored VTA program

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the leading organization representing travel agents and advisors in the U.S., announced that Hilton will invest $10,000 to support ASTA’s Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) program. The VTA program, which launched last month at …

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  • Strong Passenger Growth in August

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 7.2% compared to the year-ago period. At the same time, the upward trend in seasonally-adjusted …

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  • Safety, Blocked Funds, Connectivity, Smarter Regulation Top Agenda for Africa

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts Africa will be a market of 350 million airline passengers by 2035 and identified four priorities which must be addressed if aviation is to deliver maximum economic and social benefits for the countries …

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  • Security, Infrastructure, Rising Taxes and Charges, Smarter Regulation Top Agenda for MENA

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed in order for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Muhammad Ali Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President …

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  • Cape Breton focuses on Chinese & LGBT travelers to boost its tourism

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    According to the tourism industry association of Cape Breton, Chinese families and LGBT travelers have the possibility to become the next big markets for the island.   Of late, Destination Cape Breton showcased its recent strategic arrangements at Cape Breton …

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  • PATA Global Insights Conference 2017 examines the future of tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    The highly acclaimed annual PATA Global Insights Conference was once again a resounding success with nearly 200 delegates hearing from high profile speakers representing major international brands such as Boeing, Microsoft and TripAdvisor.   Under the theme ‘R U Future …

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  • Cromwell’s New Walking Wine Trail Offers New Wine Experience In Central Otago

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    The 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail is the latest way to navigate around four of Central Otago’s premium wine tasting rooms. The new walking wine trail, just unveiled, provides an easy way for wine-lovers to visit four of Central Otago’s …

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  • The World’s Greatest Minds Come Together In The World Solar Challenge

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Solar Challenge. Every two years, the World Solar Challenge has welcomed the greatest minds from around the world to Australia to challenge the norms and travel the outback in a vehicle …

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  • South African Airways tables improved wage offer as flights operate as normal

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    South African Airways (SAA) would like to give an update that it has made considerable progress with the current wage negotiations dispute with labour unions represented at its maintenance subsidiary, SAA Technical (SAAT).   SAAT was served with a notice …

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  • ASTA Statement on Shooting in Las Vegas

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby issues the following statement in response to the Las Vegas shooting:   “Our hearts go out to the victims, friends and families impacted by yesterday’s horrific attack in Las Vegas. We are sickened by …

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  • Argentina Hosts The 2nd UNWTO Global Conference On Wine Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 September. The Conference was co-organized by UNWTO and the Ministry of …

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  • Delta Reports Operating Performance for September 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Delta reported operating performance for September 2017. The company carried 14.7 million passengers across our broad global network in the month. During the month, Hurricanes Irma and Maria affected operations across the Caribbean and southeastern United States.   Hurricane Irma …

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  • Bombardier Receives a Second Environmental Product Declaration for its C Series Aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) for the CS300 aircraft.   The news was made public one year after the CS100 aircraft received the same certification. …

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  • Hamad International Airport And Sita Enter Strategic Partnership To Enhance Innovative Solutions

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Global IT provider SITA and Hamad International Airport (HIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which provides a framework for the two partners to trial and enhance innovative passenger processing solutions at HIA. The MoU was signed jointly by Hamad …

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  • Trade event aimed at supporting Australian youth travel heads to Sydney in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation with the support of the Backpacker Operators Association New South Wales (BOA NSW), is delighted to announce WYSE Exchange Australia is scheduled to take place in Sydney from May 8-10, 2018. …

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  • STR strengthens partnership with PATA

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    STR, a data bench marking and analytic specialist, has renewed its preferred partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia …

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  • New research reveals increase in consumer recognition of ABTA

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    New research released today* reveals that positive consumer recognition of ABTA has increased slightly in the past 12 months, reaffirming ABTA’s position as the UK’s most recognised travel trade association. Almost three quarters (74%) of the public recognise the logo, …

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  • U.S. Travel Statement on New Travel Restrictions

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement:   “Security adjustments rooted in legitimate concerns will always be a fact of life for travelers. It’s essential that changes be clearly communicated and that …

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  • WYSE Travel Confederation announces 2017 Global Youth Travel Award winners

    Published on : Monday, October 2, 2017

    Outstanding contributors in the youth and student travel industry were celebrated on Thursday, 28 September during the 2017 Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTA). Winners of the 14 GYTA award categories, including 10 nominated and four consumer-voted awards, were announced at …

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