Topic: Running a Travel Agency
The American Society of Travel Advisors' latest efforts against the legislation include urging travel advisors to send a letter to local news publications about the importance of amending it to protect the current travel agency model. More here.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has criticized commissions levied on staff tips by Booking.com as "grossly unfair," and the trade association has called for the immediate discontinuation of the policy. Learn more here.
This is the second time the retail travel agency organization has been recognized as a Facebook Success Story. Read more here.
Last week, the bill—which alters the requirements that makes a worker an independent contractor—passed a state Senate committee without an exemption for travel advisors. Here's ASTA's take on what agencies can do next.
With this year’s hurricane season underway, insurance companies and websites are offering timely tips and reminders for travel advisors and their clients on travel insurance and hurricanes and tropical storms. Here's what you need to know.
The California Federation of Labor, the organization sponsoring the California independent contractor bill, has offered to meet with the California Coalition of Travel Organizations (CCTO) next week. More here.
A California Senate committee passed a bill without voting on amendments to "carve out" exceptions for specific industries. Here's what's next.
Growth in both domestic travel and overall travel to the United States is set to soften over the next six months, however, warns the U.S. Travel Association. More here.
A new bill that would change how independent contractors are defined—and, thus, their employment status—is progressing through the California Senate. Here's the latest on the situation.
There are some signs of an economic recession ahead, but there are still reasons for the travel industry to remain optimistic, according to MMGY Global's Portrait of American Travelers 2019-2020. Here’s why.