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    Beverages, bookings at former Virtuoso exec's Austin lounge

    A new platform for retail travel sales is now open in Austin, Texas. More»

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    Exploring expert fee models

    A growing number of agencies are charging professional fees for travel consultation, a model that experts say redefines both the travel seller and the clientele. More»

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    Travel 101

    An increasing number of colleges and universities are offering programs focusing on all facets of travel and tourism. More»

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    Celebrity recounts decisions after Millennium breakdown

    The choice faced by Celebrity Cruises management wasn't pleasant. They could try to repair a damaged propulsion pod on the Celebrity Millennium at the risk of a third failure, or they could swallow the millions of dollars of expense required to cancel four cruises, send 2,000 people home by chartered plane and swap out the pod in an unscheduled drydock.They decided to spend the cash. More»

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    Nonprofit leads effort to boost Washington state marketing

    In the two years since Washington state's tourism office shut down, the travel and tourism industry has managed to maintain a bare-bones marketing and promotion operation but is doing little else with a meager budget of $481,000 that puts Washington at the bottom of spending by the 50 states. More»

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    Governments chip in as Liat contends with fleet woes

    For regional Caribbean carrier Liat, there could finally be light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a new fleet and additional financing. However, it's been a bumpy summer for the cash-strapped carrier, and things might get a bit worse before they get better. More»

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    2013 Consumer Trends

    In our annual Consumer Trends survey, we take the pulse of consumers' travel-purchasing behavior. More»

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    Travel Weekly's 2013 Power List

    This year's ranking of companies with $100 million or more in travel-related sales reveals some changes at the top, several newcomers and a few names lost to consolidation, as well as continued developments in globalization, mobile apps and diversification. More»

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    Going GUI

    Other industries long ago moved to graphical user interfaces, or GUIs, but many agents have continued to rely on so-called green-screen technology. The rise of ancillary fees may soon change that. More»

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    Throwing a demand curve

    Since 1978, airlines have tried one failing scheme after another in their quest for elusive profits. Finally, through consolidation and discipline, they've found the secret ingredient: capacity cuts. More»

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