Editorials A wished list December 24, 2012 Share 1 -- The year is ending with the expected mix of ups and downs, with some nice ups for travel. We don't remember specifically what we wished for a year ago, but we are cheered by the fantasy that the list below is maybe just what we were wishing for -- and got: We would like for ARC to rewrite its clunky Agent Reporting Agreement. We want to see the Cuba travel market open up just a bit. We want to see the return of Mississippi River cruises. We wish the Transportation Department would postpone its plan to require travel agents to disclose their override arrangements. We'd like to see Congress, which is deadlocked on so many big issues, tackle a few small projects, such as legislation to blunt the impact of the E.U. emissions trading scheme on U.S. airlines. We want to see a little less volatility in fuel prices. We wish the cruise industry would recover enough from the impact of the Concordia disaster that the Big Three would confidently place some new ship orders. We want to see some results from ASTA's efforts to reach out to young travel professionals. We wish some low-fare carrier, like Allegiant, would start low-fare service to Hawaii and broaden the market a bit. We wish that Virgin Atlantic would finally find a partner with feed traffic. We want to see the Obama administration make some meaningful gesture of support for the travel industry, like developing a travel and tourism policy or something along those lines. We'd like to see Mexico have a record year in tourism arrivals. We wish Amtrak could spiff up some of its routes in the Midwest and go faster than the current 79 mph speed limit. We'd like to see some big holdouts, like mortar-bound Liberty Travel, embrace the online dimension. We want an end to Hertz's interminable pursuit of Dollar Thrifty. We want to get Taiwan into the Visa Waiver Program. And as a final holiday wish, may everyone in travel grow to appreciate where we are and how far we have come, even as we dream of moving on.