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graph Avoya Travel Had Its Best Year Ever in 2013 With Sales up 30 Percent From 2012
April 3, 2014

It was a banner year for Avoya Travel in 2013, which reported sales up 30 percent from 2012 levels. Avoya, an American Express Travel representative, also reported that 2013 was the best year in company history. More>>

washington dc ASTA Seeks to Overturn Hazardous Materials Passenger Notification Rule
April 3, 2014

ASTA is seeking to overturn the "Hazardous Materials Passenger Notification Rule." The agency organization estimates the regulations will cost the travel agency industry $58 million in 2015 alone. More>>

Barry Liben, CEO, Travel Leaders Group;  J.D. O’Hara, president, Tzell Travel Group; Tina Rose, managing director, Travel Leader Travel Leaders Group Combines Protravel International UK and Tzell UK into Travel Leaders UK
April 1, 2014

Travel Leaders Group has established Travel Leaders UK with a new headquarters in London’s Covent Gardens area. The new entity is a combination of two of the company’s largest United Kingdom (UK) businesses – Protravel International UK and Tzell UK. More>>

keyboard ASTA Provides Members With Webinar Series on U.S. Traveler Study Results
March 31, 2014

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has debuted a four-part webinar series based on data from the "Value of Travel Agents," ASTA’s new consumer study sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines and conducted by MMGY Global.More>>

newspaper Several Travel Agents in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA, Have Survived, Evolved and Thrived
March 24, 2014

John Madden started his Pennsylvania travel agency in the era of airline distribution and "order taking." But he and several other Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area agents have survived the ups and downs of an Internet world by offering creative products and changing with the times. More>>

mubeen walimomin Texas High School Senior Becomes Youngest CruiseOne Franchise Owner
March 13, 2014

The number of Millennials who own a CruiseOne franchise has increased by 16 percent in the last three years, showing that the travel franchisor’s new owners are getting younger, the franchise organization says. More>>

blank Inbound U.S. Travel Breaks Record in 2013
March 13, 2014

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) unveiled its 2014 Economic Impact report for the U.S. today -- reporting that international visitors spent a record-breaking $181 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services in 2013.More>>

handshake Maupin Travel Sold to Trevor and Jordan Smith
March 7, 2014

Tony Maupin, president of Maupin Travel, announced the corporate travel management company had been sold to Trevor and Jordan Smith. Trevor Smith is the new president, Maupin assumes the role of director of strategic development and the management team remains intact, the company said in a press...More>>

debbie fiorino Debbie Fiorino Named Senior VP for CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.
February 28, 2014

Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of human resources of World Travel Holdings, has been appointed as the new senior vice president of CruiseOne and Cruises Inc., effective March 31. She fills the slot previously held by Dwain Wall, who left the company late last year and is now a CLIA senior...More>>

dwain wall Duffy and Wall Talk CLIA's New Agent-Focused Executive Post
January 31, 2014

CLIA has appointed Dwain Wall, former general manager and senior vice president of CruiseOne and Cruises Inc., as its new senior vice president of agency and trade relations. We talked one-on-one with Christine Duffy, CLIA's president and CEO, and Wall about the new position and what agents can...More>>