By Robert Silk / October 04, 2016 Don’t get used to the free, unlimited WiFi you’ve been enjoying at most airports in recent years. That’s one lesson that can be drawn from the Airport IT Trends Study released by air transport information technology company SITA. According to the study, 74% of airports around the world
by Marilee Crocker / October 04, 2016 Tour firms are adding product to Asia and the South Pacific for 2017. Tour operators are venturing into new destinations and rolling out new programs for 2017, positioning themselves for an anticipated post-election comeback after a decidedly trying year. The additions to tour offerings reflect shifting travel patterns, especially in the
CLIA To Celebrate Travel Agents During Plan-A-Cruise Month by Daniel McCarthy / September 29, 2016 Photo: Roger W CLIA is gearing up for its 25th Plan-A-Cruise Month, this time with a “stronger call of action in the brand and activation of travel agents,” CLIA senior vice president of strategic marketing and communications Lorri Christou told TMR.
September 21, 2016 Average compensation for U.S. travel buyers saw a moderate 1.8 percent year-over-year increase in 2016 reaching $114,000, according to an annual study released today by the GBTA Foundation. Despite only a modest increase, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of travel buyers are satisfied with their compensation, while only 8 percent are dissatisfied –
During a recent business trip to the GBTA convention in Denver Colorado, GBTA arranged to have TSA Pre Check service available for registration and interviewing at the show. Awesome I thought, this would be a great opportunity to complete the process at a single meeting and location. Both my wife and I took advantage of
“Travel Temps” as they are called, are highly skilled travel consultants who will come into your office and provide office and reservations help to your clients when you have staff that is out on vacation, family leave, medical reasons or even a burst of business that only lasts for a short period of time.
by Barbara Peterson / August 19, 2016 Despite the fact that many recent college grads say travel perks are a definite plus in an entry-level job, many travel agencies say that recruiting and retaining good workers is not as easy it as it sounds. “It’s a
By Carol Fisher, Director of Corporate Travel, Cost Control Expert at STI Travel Inc. Too Many Technologies, Too Few Experts… Corporate travel industry is facing a technological revolution. And as with any revolution, there are conflicting views on whether traditional corporate travel management companies (TMCs) will disappear or evolve into something even stronger. The answer
By Chris Davis, Business Travel Network / July 18, 2016 Spring 2016 brought with it an uncommonly sunny disposition among buyers and managers of corporate travel and meetings, and not only because their average compensation this year has continued to rise at a healthy clip. The respondents to this year’s salary survey, the 33rd annual edition
by Daniel McCarthy / July 14, 2016 Ask any travel agency owner what his or her biggest concern is, and the answer is likely to be “finding good people.” So it comes as no surprise that 83% of the travel-agency respondents to a new survey said they have hired at least one person in the past