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Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards Announced

  Holland America Line Named Number One for Cruises to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and the Panama Canal and Central America in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards Premium cruise line takes eight total honors Seattle, Wash., July 17, 2019 — Holland America Line claimed the top spot as the favorite cruise line for [...]

2019-08-20T18:01:14+00:00August 20th, 2019|Industry News, Press Release|

Travel Buyers Looking to Bring Innovation to Booking Process

Travel Buyer Role Continues to Broaden Alexandria, VA (August 9, 2018) – Consumerization, personalized booking and live chat top the list of booking innovations travel buyers are most excited about offering through their travel program to improve the user experience, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership [...]

2018-08-17T19:37:59+00:00August 17th, 2018|Press Release|

GBTA Announces Successful Women Leading in Business Travel Panel at GBTA Convention 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today unveiled its first Center Stage panel for the 50th edition of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15, 2018 in San Diego. “We look forward to these women leaders sharing their experiences along their pathway to success and the problems [...]

2018-08-12T04:02:39+00:00August 12th, 2018|Industry News, Press Release|

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+00:00March 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+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Industry News, Press Release|

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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 18th, 2016|Industry News, Press Release|

PATA Chapters to be at Travel Industry Exchange, Dec 13-15, San Diego

  Please stop by our PATA SoCal/San Diego Chapters table, located just outside the Main Entrance to the Tradeshow and say hi to your PATA Chapters Team. This is the one show you DON'T want to miss, especially for Cruise, Romance, Family and Luxury Travel Specialists. Register TODAY!  Details below.  See you there... As a travel agent in high demand, [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:50+00:00November 10th, 2016|Press Release|