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  • Higher expenses swallow revenue gains at Choice Hotels

    Choice Hotels International’s second-quarter profit fell 11% from a year earlier due to higher selling and interest expenses. More»

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    Agents at TW event say business is exceptionally good

    Business is booming for travel agents who attended Travel Weekly’s Global Travel Marketplace here. Participants in several "Think Tank" sessions said they were seeing advance bookings in a way that they haven’t seen for years. More»

  • Higher costs and missed targets hurt Expedia

    Expedia Inc.’s second-quarter net income dropped 32% from a year earlier, as expenses spiked, particularly for Trivago, the travel metasearch company Expedia acquired in March. More»

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    American Express penalized for Cuba bookings

    American Express has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Treasury Department over more than 14,000 tickets that were issued by its foreign subsidiaries for travel between Cuba and countries outside the U.S. More»

  • Starwood strong in North America in Q2

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ second-quarter net income rose 12% from a year earlier, as demand rose at North America hotels and the company slashed costs within its vacation-ownership and rental operations. More»

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    Up to 40% of Trafalgar's top sellers expected to retire by 2018

    Retail travel faces a substantial workforce gap in the next five years as an estimated 30% to 40% of top-producing agents retire, Trafalgar Tours USA President Paul Wiseman told a symposium here held in conjunction with Travel Weekly's Global Travel Marketplace event. More»

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    Bill requiring cruise lines to pay more taxes is in the works

    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said on Wednesday that he intends to introduce legislation to close the “loophole” that exempts foreign-flagged cruise lines from U.S. corporate income taxes. More»

  • Wyndham Worldwide boosts Q2 revenue and profit

    Wyndham Worldwide’s second-quarter profit rose 3.9% from a year earlier, boosting sales in its lodging and timeshare divisions. 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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