Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire Cruiselines International Association (CLIA) Names Christian Savelli Vice President, Research and Business Analytics ffective today, Savelli will lead CLIA’s research initiatives while supporting and keeping in alignment with CLIA’s objectives and mission of acting as the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:24:55 EST In Global Study, US Consumers Are Most Satisfied with Amount of Leisure Time Coinciding with the beginning of summer and the vacation season, the latest GfK study examined satisfaction levels with amounts of leisure time around the world - and United States consumers ranked as happiest with their time off. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:21:53 EST UNWTO and the Turkic Council to Work Together on Tourism Development UNWTO and the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration in advancing tourism as a key driver of socio-economic growth and inclusive development (Madrid, Spain, 26 June 2015). Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:12:21 EST New Whitepaper Unveils Best Practices for Increasing Efficiencies with ERFPs Use of electronic Request for Proposals (eRFPs) to source hotels and venues has boomed in recent years. This joint whitepaper focuses on trends in eRFP use from the perspective of all constituencies involved in the sourcing process including corporate/association buyers, hoteliers, third party buyers, meeting management companies, meeting technology companies and convention & visitor bureaus. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:10:31 EST 87% of Leisure Travelers 45-Plus Have Taken A Road Trip in the Past Year A brand-new survey from AARP Travel finds that more than 7 in 10 people 45-plus say that road trips are their favorite way to travel. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:51:21 EST Expanding Coast-to-coast Service, Delta to Offer the Most Seats of Any Airline Between JFK and LAX, SFO Transcon expansion complements significant investments at JFK, LAX airports Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:41:58 EST Viking Ocean Cruises Celebrates Float Out Of Second Ship Set to Debut in Spring 2016, Viking Sea Meets Water for First Time Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:33:21 EST United Airlines and Azul Brazilian Airlines Form Long-Term Strategic Partnership United to make $100 million strategic investment in Azul Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:18:19 EST Holland America Line Breaks Ground on New Base Camp Complex at the McKinley Chalet Resort at Denali National Park New area at the Alaska hotel to feature a restaurant, bar, entertainment and more Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:16:14 EST More Americans Will Travel, but Spend Less, on Summer Vacations in 2015 The sixth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index released today by Allianz Global Assistance USA. This year's survey suggests that consumers are eager to save money on their summer travel and will be looking for trips that offer the best possible value. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:54:25 EST How Will Hyperlocal Data Technology Impact the Future of Guest Service and the Hotel Industry? - By Alan E. Young President, Puzzle Partner Ltd The current boom in mobile technology innovations are once again transforming the travel and hospitality landscape. Hyperlocal data and information can be incredibly useful for digital engagement in today’s mobile world. The capability to deliver useful, proactive content to travelers can enrich the guest experience and ultimately heighten the visibility and relevance of the hotel. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:27:01 EST Educational Sessions, Leading Speakers Announced for Travel Industry Exchange Questex Travel Group today announced a robust roster of speakers, panel discussions and educational seminars for its inaugural Travel Industry Exchange event, to debut Sept. 15-17 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:21:13 EST DHISCO Partners With Luxury Travel Start-up SuiteStory DHISCO Inc., the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, today announced it is partnering with SuiteStory Inc., an international luxury travel start-up aimed at helping hotel companies book their high-end but often least-occupied rooms. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:13:12 EST New Survey Reveals Surprising Shifts in Travel Habits/Booking Trends Insights From 2015 Portrait of American Travelers® Survey Challenge Current Perceptions About Travel Intentions and Preferences Among Americans Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:48:30 EST Seven in Ten Americans Plan on Hitting the Road This Summer Road tripping in a vehicle with the ability to act as a mobile Wi-Fi 'hotspot' would elevate enjoyment for many, Millennials in particular Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:40:24 EST U.K. 2015 Summer Travel Trends This year, Dubai is the most popular destination internationally, Edinburgh is now more expensive than London for a hotel stay, 37% of Brits are heading to Spain and the average one week hotel spend is £1036. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:36:00 EST Seven Holland America Line Ships to Sail 98 Caribbean Departures Roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale and Tampa in 2015-16 Cruises range from seven to 21 days; Veendam repositions to Tampa Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:24:46 EST Bookings Open for 2016 Caribbean Cruises on Holland America Line's Newest Ship, Ms Koningsdam Ship to sail seven- to 11-day itineraries roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:16:41 EST Norwegian, Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, Launches Flights from the U.S. to the Caribbean Norwegian has announced it will launch flights from Boston, Baltimore/Washington, D.C. and New York City to two beautiful and unspoiled Caribbean destinations: the Guadeloupe Islands and Martinique. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:07:54 EST First Latin America Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange Kicks Off in Costa Rica LAMITE, held in partnership with SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, brings together top-producing, Latin America-based meeting and incentive buyers with leading global suppliers for two and a half days of exclusive networking opportunities and prescheduled one-to-one meetings in luxury suites. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:55:10 EST