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Kirk Cassels

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Kirk Cassels is a Contributing Web Editor for TravelAgentCentral.com. Formerly, he was TAC’s Web Managing Editor. He worked at Plum TV as Network Ticker Editor and helped launch the company's Hamptons website as Online Editor. While receiving his master’s degree in journalism at Temple University, he assisted in the creation of the school’s Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab. He also has over 10 years editing and writing experience for seven print publications.


Recent Articles By: Kirk Cassels

On AgentNation: Which GDS Do You Prefer?
May 24, 2010

Global distribution systems provide the electronic infrastructure behind travel transactions. So as a member of our social community members asks for help making a decision, we turn to our readers

Southwest Launches Service in Panama City Beach
May 24, 2010

Good news for Florida tourism, in the wake of the recent oil rig crisis, arrives today as Southwest Airlines is celebrating its new service at Northwest Florida Beaches (Panama City) International Airport.

State of Emergency Declared in Jamaica
May 23, 2010

Air Jamaica cancels flights: JM 037 to depart Kingston at 5:35 pm for Fort Lauderdale; JM 036, to depart Fort Lauderdale at 9:25 pm for Kingston; JM 017, to depart Kingston at 7:25 pm for New York.

Kirk Cassels' Weekly Wrap of User Comments: May 17-21
May 21, 2010

As the summer travel season approaches, readers are commenting on who to use a travel agent, what cruise inclusivity may mean for them, and adding feedback on vacation rentals, Traverus and even NCL.

Study: Interest in Vacation Rentals Remains Strong During Recession
May 20, 2010

As second home ownership and vacation rentals aid some U.S. homeowners during the housing crisis and poor economy, how can agents benefit?

Sheraton Enters Big Apple's Largest Borough
May 20, 2010

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is opening the Sheraton Brooklyn New York, a 25-story full-service hotel that features 321 accommodations.

Vail's Summer Projects to Upgrade 2010-2011 Winter Season
May 20, 2010

Vail Resorts, Inc. is investing $75-85 million in the 2010-2011 winter season with "high-profile amenities" projects and the opening of two new real estate properties.

The Weightlessness Experience in Las Vegas
May 19, 2010

Zero Gravity Corporation is offering thrill-seekers and luxury flyers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to defy the laws of gravity.

Crystal Symphony Adds Spice to Mexico Cruise
May 19, 2010

On a 10-day itinerary, the U.S. Ambassador of Tequila and Latin American master sommeliers and chefs will showcase the essence of Latin flavor aboard Crystal Cruises' Wine and Food Experiences of Discovery voyage.

Virgin Holidays Celebrates 25 Years in Florida With First Ever Liveried Plane
May 19, 2010

While some travelers, agents and/or suppliers may be on edge about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and its potential effect on the state of Florida, Virgin Holidays is not flinching.