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High Praise for State Department’s New Travel Agent Website

Wow!  ASTA and PATA San Diego Chapter are both praising the U.S. Department of State for its recent launch of a dedicated travel agency website with useful resources for agencies and their clients in an effort to better prepare agents to assist clients before and during their international travel. The website addresses some of the most [...]

2017-04-18T18:03:34+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Industry News|

New Route from Swiss International Air Lines Announced!

  The Switzerland-based airline Edelweiss, a sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, has announced it is expanding its route network to North America. From June 9, 2017, the airline will now offer seasonal flights between Zurich and San Diego. An Edelweiss Airbus A340-300 will fly twice weekly between Zurich and San Diego, directly between [...]

2017-04-18T17:56:14+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Industry News|

PATA Chapters U a Hit with Top Travel Advisors

SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2017 — On March 2nd and 3rd, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) San Diego Chapter (SANPATA) provided an exceptional educational travel industry conference at the Bay Club Hotel & Marine, Shelter Island, California, USA.  The PATA Chapters (Americas) U featured informative and engaging sessions on Travel and Tourism to the Asia Pacific region with leading industry speakers, including [...]

2017-03-27T17:39:52+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Chapter News, Industry News, Press Release|

Korean Air Discounts – Book By Feb 7, Travel by April 30, 2017

HAPPY Lunar New Year!  Enjoy these discounts from Korean Air! Lunar New Year Gift Coupon Celebrate New Beginnings with Extra Saving and our Lowest Fares of the Year Economy Class 3% Off to Korea Coupon Code: KOREA3 2% Off to Asia Coupon Code: ASIA2 Business Class 3% Off to Korea Coupon Code: KOREA3BIZ 2% Off [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:47+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Industry News, Press Release|

Emirates launches daily New York (Newark) to Athens flight

Emirates is excited to announce today it will launch a new daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport to the Greek capital city of Athens, starting on 12 March 2017. The new route complements Emirates’ existing four daily flights between New York’s JFK airport and Dubai, by offering global travelers with another convenient access point [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:47+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Industry News|

CCRA Releases Results of 2017 Travel Agency Outlook Survey

  FORT WORTH, TX - January 10, 2017 More than 1,000 travel agencies within the CCRA network took part in this extensive study on their outlook on business, marketing, suppliers and more. CCRA has published the results of their 2017 Agency Outlook Survey, which gathered information from over 1,000 travel professionas in their network on [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:48+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Industry News|

PATA San Diego Chapter plans educational event of the year: PATA Chapters U, March 1 – 3, 2017

January 9, 2017 AGENTS TO SET SALE (SAIL) FOR PATA CHAPTERS U, March 01-03, SAN DIEGO, CA. Invitations for travel agent delegates have gone out to the PATA Chapters of North America, anticipated to attract upwards of 100 Asia Pacific-focused sellers of travel to the PATA Chapters U educational conference, March 01-03, San Diego, CA. Featuring informative and engaging Breakout Sessions [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:48+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Chapter News, Press Release|

PATA San Diego Chapter Attends Travel Industry Exchange

  The PATA San Diego Chapter was thrilled to be present at this past week’s Travel Industry Exchange event at the Hilton Bayfront, downtown San Diego, CA.  We saw many of our local travel colleagues at the show amongst the 300+ agents and 130 exhibitors, including our preferred travel suppliers from Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, [...]

2017-04-03T21:51:16+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Chapter News, Press Release|

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Celebrates the San Diego Zoo Centennial on the Bayfront December 11 and 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2016 SAN DIEGO, CA — Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 45th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bay front crowds during the evenings of December 11 and 18, 2016. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:49+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Chapter News, Press Release|

From USA Today: Why travelers are returning to travel agents

"Sure it was fun, empowering, often money-saving in the early days, when online travel agencies like Expedia and Travelocity became a presence on the Web for price-shopping, and TripAdvisor, CruiseCritic and Hotels.com became fonts of reviews and opinions. Now, though, your fingers are a little worn, you have a headache, you are confused about where [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:50+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Industry News, Press Release|