In basketball circles they call it March Madness. In the travel biz, it is pretty much the same thing.

Follow the bouncing ball, then, as we revisit the mad -- and the glad -- tidings of the month of March:

Mad:A proposal by the DOT would require agents to disclose override arrangements.

Glad:Alan Fredericks, editorial vice president of Cahners Travel Group and former editor in chief of Travel Weekly, wins the American Business Press' Crain Award.

Mad:Martin Shugrue, who led the old and new Pan Ams, dies at 58.

Glad:ASTA names William Maloney to succeed Dick Knodt as executive vice president.

Mad:Eight tourists are murdered by Rwandan Hutu rebels in Uganda's Bwindi National Park.

Glad:Amtrak rolls out plans to unveil Acela, its high-speed rail service, later this year in the Northeast.

Mad:AeroPeru shuts down all international service in order to reorganize under Peru's bankruptcy law.

Glad:Air Jamaica schedules twice-weekly nonstop New York-Grenada service starting May 27.

Mad:The DOT sets July 13 as the day agents must comply with new rules for disclosing airline code-share and change-of-gauge arrangements.

Glad:Agents post sales of nearly $6.24 billion through ARC in February.

Mad:Royal Caribbean grounds Grandeur of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas for engine repairs.

Glad:America West reaches a tentative labor agreement with its flight attendants.

Mad/Glad:FAA clips Kiwi's wings for safety reasons.

Glad:A Travel Weekly consumer survey shows that leisure travelers believe the trade is the best place to go for solving problems and evaluating alternatives.

Mad:Mexico says it will impose a 150 peso ($15) visitor entry fee on July 1.

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