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blank CLIA: Travel Agents Key to Attract New Cruisers
March 1, 2012

CLIA reports 14 ships to be introduced in 2012 and through 2015 an investment of $10 billion.
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Puerto Rico Study: Puerto Rico Had Fourth Highest Hotel Occupancy in 2011 in the Americas
March 1, 2012

According to Smith Travel Research (STR), Puerto Rico placed fourth in 2011 hotel occupancy in the Americas, behind Chile, Uruguay and Curacao.
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blank Special Needs Market Promises Sustained Growth
February 29, 2012 Exclusive

Agents will see more requests to support special needs travelers.
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blank Conference Board Reports Consumer Confidence Gains
February 28, 2012

Despite increases in gas prices, consumers are more optimistic about the short-term economic outlook.
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blank Fuel Costs Cited as Airfares Go up Again
February 27, 2012

Hugo Martin shows how airfares and hotel rates are both on the rise.
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blank Agency Locations Continue Decline While Sales Soar
February 27, 2012 Exclusive

ARC-accredited agency locations fall below the 14,000 mark for the first time.
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blank DOT Reports November Results
February 27, 2012

DOT reports 1.9 percent fewer international passengers.
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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Airlines distribute information to travel agencies through high-cost and outdated GDS-mandated technology, IATA says.
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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.
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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.
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