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Articles tagged “travel advisors”

Business Travel

Britain’s Travel Industry Turns Out to Protest Government Restrictions

A united front came together for a “Travel Day of Action” — but it'll take an extremely loud voice to convince policy makers to fast forward the proposed July 19 reopening date and pry open wallets for more cash handouts.

Britain’s Travel Industry Turns Out to Protest Government Restrictions

Travel Agents

85 Percent of U.S. Travel Agencies Won’t Survive the Year Without Aid, Trade Group Warns

Travel advisors play a critical role in the recovery of the leisure tourism sector. But these majority women-owned, small businesses will need relief to stay afloat if the U.S. travel industry is to benefit.

85 Percent of U.S. Travel Agencies Won’t Survive the Year Without Aid, Trade Group Warns

Online Travel

Expedia Is Now Marriott’s Exclusive Provider of Wholesale Rates for Travel Agents

If the Expedia-Marriott partnership works out as promised, then there will be fewer Marriott rates on metasearch sites that are deeply discounted compared to Marriott's own websites. And bedbanks and tour operators will have to sign up with Expedia — not Marriott — to get their hands on Marriott's wholesale rates.

Expedia Is Now Marriott’s Exclusive Provider of Wholesale Rates for Travel Agents

Coronavirus

What the $2 Trillion U.S. Stimulus Package Means for Travel Businesses

Lots of travel brands are eligible to earn U.S. government money through the so-called CARES Act. But firms will need to move fast to get their share. Here's how it could all shake out.

What the $2 Trillion U.S. Stimulus Package Means for Travel Businesses

Business Travel

Corporate Travel Advisors Put Global Airline Group in Crosshairs Over Refunds

Corporate travel agencies are becoming frustrated with IATA. While the airline body appears to be looking out for its airline members, there’s at least some action taking place behind the scenes, but time is clearly running out.

Corporate Travel Advisors Put Global Airline Group in Crosshairs Over Refunds

Business Travel

Will Travel Advisors Be Last in Line for Bailouts?

Airlines, cruise ships, and hotels rely on travel advisors to book a lot of their business. A lobbying effort is afoot to make sure that thousands of these small businesses don't get left out of recovery measures.

Will Travel Advisors Be Last in Line for Bailouts?

Coronavirus

Don’t Discount the Resiliency of Asia’s Vital Travel Industry and Its Smaller Players

A greater appreciation of travel and its many segments could be a positive outcome of the coronavirus pandemic. But until the storm blows over, many small businesses in the Asian tourism industry are facing survival threats.

Don’t Discount the Resiliency of Asia’s Vital Travel Industry and Its Smaller Players

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the cruise industry, with travel advisors caught in the middle as they deal with cancellations and questions from worried clients that are difficult to answer. Among the most troublesome aspects is the uncertainty of how long the crisis will last and how much worse it may get.

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Coronavirus

Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

While dealt a blow by coronavirus, the cruise industry is managing to hold the line on pricing, at least for now. The long-term impact of the crisis remains to be seen, but the cruise industry has weathered many others in the past.

Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Face Daunting Cruise Business Shake-Up From Coronavirus

The coronavirus is dealing a blow to travel in general, but ship quarantines and other factors may be making cruise especially vulnerable. Travel advisors are scurrying to chart the best way forward for their worried clients.

Travel Advisors Face Daunting Cruise Business Shake-Up From Coronavirus