Travel Associates Network announced plans to further expand its
consortium empire by purchasing the 540-member Aura, based in St.
Paul, Minn. TAN officials said the acquisition will boost its
presence in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. However, New
Age-inclined industry analysts said TAN's interest in the
spiritually named Aura probably had more to do with "just good
Galileo said airlines that participate in the Apollo and Galileo
CRSs will be subject to an average 3.4% booking-fee hike, effective
March 1. That choked, muffled sound you're hearing is the U.S.
travel agent community trying to stifle its gleeful tittering.