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Jennifer Merritt


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South America Rising
September 10, 2007

Everyone in the industry knows how dramatically overseas travel stalled after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. However, in the months that followed, travel to South America picked up, with many tour operators reasoning that travelers deemed the destination neutral. It somehow only seems...more >>

Delta Expands Cancun Service
September 7, 2007

As cold weather nears, Delta Air Lines is launching nonstop services between Cancun and various cities across the East Coast.

Disney Extends Year of a Million Dreams
September 7, 2007

Given the success of its Year of a Million Dreams promotion, launched earlier this year, Disney announced it is extending the campaign through December 31, 2008 at its parks in Orlando, FL and Anaheim, CA

DVDs Showcase Central Holidays Destinations
September 7, 2007

In October, Central Holidays will release two DVDs showcasing the tour operator's products, which the company hopes will serve as sales and marketing tools for agents.

Dragonair to Join Oneworld
September 5, 2007

On November1, China's Dragonair will join the Oneworld alliance, adding 12 destinations and one new country to Oneworld's network.

ARC Proposes Fee Hike, Prompts Anger From ASTA
September 5, 2007

The Airlines Reporting Corp. is proposing raising its participation fee for agencies and corporate travel departments from $145 to $395 in 2008.

SkyTeam Introduces First Associate Airlines
September 5, 2007

Madrid's Air Europa, Panama's Copa Airlines and Kenya Airways are the first carriers to join the SkyTeam alliance as associate airlines.

Agents Eager for Virgin America Outreach
September 3, 2007

It's been just under one month since Richard Branson's low-cost start up carrier, Virgin America, began operations from its San Francisco hub to such cities as New York, Los Angeles, and soon, Washington, D.C.

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
September 3, 2007

Of all the things Budapest has to offer, you might be surprised to hear the one thing it has an abundance of-American tourists. Such visitors were present on a recent visit over the long weekend ending August 20, which is when Hungary celebrates St. Stephen's Day (the former Communist...more >>

InterContinental Asia Pacific Specialist and Rewards Contest
September 3, 2007

The two most recent winners in the InterContinental Asia Pacific Specialist and Rewards contest are Sharon Stremmel of Omega World Travel, Jacksonville, NC and Traci Conway of American Express Corporate Vacations, Dearborn, MI. Both won three nights at any InterContinental hotel in the Asia/Pacific...more >>