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blank IATA Offers Views of GDS, Agents and Distribution
February 27, 2012

Airlines distribute information to travel agencies through high-cost and outdated GDS-mandated technology, IATA says.

blank Job Growth Maintains Consumer Confidence
February 24, 2012 Trend Watch

Inflation-adjusted personal consumption expenditures can be expected to grow by 2.3 percent in 2012.

blank Opinion: Are We Ready for Ancillary Fee Explosion?
February 23, 2012 opinion

Many airlines are unbundling services from their core flight product by selling preferred seating, meals, checked baggage, and other services separately, as well as offering additional services provided by third parties. A recent Travelport study raises new insights into this phenomenon.

blank Amadeus: Be Aware of Shifts In Online Shopping Behavior
February 22, 2012

47 percent of U.S. travelers experience frustration online when shopping.

blank Cruise Pricing Is Steady, Says UBS Warburg Analyst
February 21, 2012 Trend Watch

Analyst Robin Farley told the firm's investors in a cruise industry trend note that it continues to see no significant sequential declines in prices.

blank Tracks Pet-friendly Travel
February 16, 2012

Pet policies and amenities important when selecting accommodations and destinations.

A solo traveler in the Serengeti Travel for One
February 15, 2012

As more people set off to see the world on their own, the industry is adjusting to a new niche market.

blank GBTA: Euro Debt Crisis Threatens U.S. Business Travel
February 15, 2012

According to a new report, U.S. Business Travel Outlook: European Debt Crisis Scenario, if the European debt crisis grows significantly worse it would wreak havoc on U.S. business travel.

blank Survey: Consumers Plan to Travel More in 2012
February 10, 2012

New data from Travelocity’s annual "Traveler Confidence Report" reveals 53 percent of consumers plan to travel more in 2012 than 2011 despite a lack of confidence in the state of the economy.

blank Agents Start New Year With Strong Air Sales
February 10, 2012 Trend Watch

ARC reports promising 22.3 percent increase over 2010.