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blank Top Legal Considerations for Independent Contractors
September 1, 2014

A leading attorney cites the main considerations agents operating as independent contractors and the agencies that work with them should keep in mind. More>>

blank Reuters Says Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Wants to Buy Regent/Oceania
September 1, 2014 Breaking News

The international news service Reuters says its sources are reporting that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), parent of Norwegian Cruise Line, is in serious negotiations to buy Prestige Cruise Holdings, parent firm of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. More>>

blank Five Ways Travel Apps Can Help Your Business
August 5, 2014

The average customer downloads 25 apps to their smart phone, according to and many of the best are geared towards travelers: GlobeTipping, for example, helps vacationers navigate cash questions in countries ranging from France to Japan; PackingPro provides suitcase-worthy lists and...More>>

blank Travel Leaders Posts 31 Percent Jump in New Business Travel Accounts
August 1, 2014

Business is booming at Travel Leaders, which gained nearly $75 million in new business travel accounts during the first six months of 2014. That's a year-over-year increase of almost 31 percent. More>>

blank Protravel & Tzell Launch NEXT to Recruit and Retain Young Advisors
July 31, 2014

Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group launched NEXT, a new initiative to help recruit, re-educate and retain young travel professionals. Training sessions begin this fall. More>>

blank Carnival Corp. Orders One New Ship for Princess Cruises
July 31, 2014

Carnival Corporation ordered one new ship for Princess Cruises. It's a sister vessel to Royal Princess and Regal Princess, with delivery slated for 2017. That's the only new ship delivery anticipated for all Carnival Corp. brands that year. Analyst Robin Farley and others provide insight. More>>

debbie fiorino CruiseOne Opens Its 900th Franchise Location
July 24, 2014

CruiseOne said it's opened its 900th franchise agency. Here's a look inside the company's recent growth. More>>

washington dc ASTA Showcases 2014 "Advocacy Successes"
July 18, 2014

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has released a summary of its major 2014 "Advocacy Successes" on behalf of its travel agent members. Here's a look at the full list. More>>

blank Ellen Paderson Scores "Repeat" for NEST's Golden Egg Award
July 16, 2014

Ellen Paderson of Smiles and Miles Travel, Easton, MA, is a repeat winner of NEST's Golden Egg Award -- for the second consecutive award cycle. More>>

blank Patrick Fragale Selected as Protravel’s New President
July 16, 2014

Travel industry veteran Patrick Fragale, former president and COO of Direct Travel, is Protravel International's new president. He'll report to CEO Barry Liben. Protravel's founder and long-time leader, Priscilla Alexander, recently retired from the agency, which has $870 million in annual sales. More>>