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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|

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|

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE TO DEBUT NEW SHIP DESIGNED FOR ALASKA CRUISING IN 2018

SEATTLE, Wash., October 13, 2016 – Norwegian Cruise Line will once again pioneer a new era of Alaska cruising beginning June 2018, as the company announced today that its next new vessel, named Norwegian Bliss, will be the first cruise ship custom-built with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruise experience. Norwegian Bliss will [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:50+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Industry News, Press Release|

Guam Tourism Board Reports: FY2016 smashes 1997 record in tourism arrivals

A joint release from the Governor’s Office and Guam Visitors Bureau “Tourists come to Guam for many reasons – white sandy beaches, diving, blue skies, warm smiles, great culture. Guam is an amazing destination! Hosting 1.51 million visitors means we have found success in working collaboratively with our public and private partners in tourism. I [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:51+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Industry News, Press Release|

OWN A PIECE OF PARADISE SOUTH OF THE BORDER

I was invited to visit and explore a part of beautiful Baja California/Sur – South of the Border, specifically La Paz, Loreto, Los Cabos, and Todos Santos. Other than driving the Baja 500 or Baja 1000, the best option is to fly from Tijuana, San Diego or Los Angeles. Luckily Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air flies directly [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:52+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Industry News|

The Stone Statues In Easter Island Have Bodies!

This is absolutely incredible. Here we’ve been thinking for all these years that they were just heads. They are going to be absolutely huge when they are completely excavated. It all just adds to the mystery of these amazing sculptures. Maybe now they can get more information about them seeing as they have writings on [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:55+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Industry News|

India extends visa-on-arrival facility to 180 countries

NEW DELHI: In a significant step towards liberalization of the visa regime, the government on Wednesday cleared two initiatives: visa on arrival and electronic travel authorization for all countries barring eight “prior reference” countries including Pakistan, Iran, Sri Lanka and China. ETA will allow foreign travelers to apply for a visa from home and receive [...]

2016-10-13T22:47:51+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Industry News|

U.S. Travel Association Survey

U.S Travel survey reveals that four of the top five air travelers are frustrated due to the checkpoint process, though a majority of travellers are supportive of recent initiatives to improve traveler facilitation by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association to mark the 10th anniversary of TSA, the survey results [...]

2016-10-13T22:47:51+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Industry News|