US Travel urges aviation security reforms

After a decade of enhanced aviation security post 9/11, US Travel Association president Roger Dow is set to testify in a Senate Committee Hearing on 2 November, claiming current security procedures a...

US House votes to protect US airlines from EU tax

The House of Representatives passed a bill prohibiting U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme this week, a move commended by the U.S. Travel Association.

Visa process costing travel, MICE industries: Dow

U.S. Travel Association president and chief executive, Roger Dow, took the opportunity of speaking at IMEX America to talk up some of the challenges facing the U.S. travel and meetings industry, taki...

How you can use Twitter for your business

Use Twitter to stay connected with your loyal followers, promote news and offers, post interesting tidbits, photos and articles or delight fans with your quirky personality.

NTA applauds new TRIP Act

The introduction of the Travel Regional Investment Partnership (TRIP) Act means good news for U.S. domestic tourism and ultimately job creation, says the NTA.

UN deputy talks up tourism at UNWTO forum

UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has urged governments, donors and financial institutions to get behind tourism, hailing the industry’s ability to “stimulate economies and overcome povert...

IATA opposes new passenger tax hike

The international Air Transport Association (IATA) has conveyed its disagreement with the US Governments proposal to double the 9.11 passenger security fee.

ASTA agents expecting solid 2011-12: study

A recent survey by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has revealed that most of its members are expecting profits for the 2011-12 fiscal year to be on par with 2008 levels, reflecting a big...

ASTA CEO calls for members

With only one in four travel agents members of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the organization’s new chief executive has told agents “ASTA’s door is open”.

8 Ways to Test Your Website

Your website is the "storefront" of your business (even if you have a literal storefront, too). Your website needs to attract customers and keep them coming back for more.