NTA has announced new criteria for participation in its China Inbound Program. With the China National Tourism Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce, NTA issued these changes in order to ensure Chinese group leisure travelers to the United States have a safe and quality vacation experience.
Tripware, the travel service that allows booking out of Microsoft Outlook, proudly announces the addition of Michael Jacques to their team. A business travel industry veteran, Michael, will head up Tripware's business development efforts and focus on seeding the Tripware travel service as an option for corporate travel management. Michael Jacques adds significant travel industry talent to Tripware.
10Best Solutions announces a partnership with Oban Multilingual to offer both localized multilingual search engine optimization (SEO) and English SEO to clients in the travel and hospitality industries.
Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) have traditionally charged airline ticket booking fees ($5-$7 per ticket). Recently the top 3 U.S. OTAs (Expedia-43% market share, Orbitz-26%, Travelocity-22%) followed Priceline's example and removed these booking fees permanently. When Priceline removed these fees back in 2008, they quickly gained market share: from 7% in 2007 to 9% in 2008 (PhoCusWright).
Tripware, a new travel service launched last month, offers business travelers the ability to book trips directly in Microsoft Outlook via an innovative plug-in dubbed Tripware OutBook. Tripware OutBook allows travelers to plan, book, and manage their own business trips directly in Outlook 2007 without the need to surf websites, reenter preferences, or talk to a travel agent.
At the 2009 NTA Tour Operator Spring Meet, NTA revealed the beta version of its new NTA Partner 2 Partner ProgramTM. Set to officially launch at Convention '09 in Reno, Nov. 14-18, the NTA Partner 2 Partner program is an online business community designed to facilitate member connections 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In his new role, Mr. Qualantone will manage and direct all strategic relationships with global supplier partners, including airlines, hotel and car companies, tour operators and cruise lines, as well as maintaining strategic relationships with all technology providers including global distribution systems and booking tools.
If you're not protesting an election or promoting a product, Twitter, the microblogging site that has been getting so much attention these days, can be easy to dismiss.
Vacations Made Easy has recently updated the front page of its website, highlighting a variety of popular summer travel destinations featuring nationally known theme parks. The update has been made in an effort to showcase vacation ideas that the entire family can enjoy.
According to the June edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer international tourism declined by 8% between January and April compared to the same period last year.