Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire Vacation Rental Travelers Relax More, Finds Wyndham Vacation Rentals Study 92 percent say they feel less stressed after returning from a vacation rental stay compared to other lodging options - and one amenity in particular makes a big difference Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:13:38 EST Travel Dilemmas on Airplanes and at Major Tourist Attractions Travel Leaders Group survey asks American travelers about airplane 'seat sprawl,' the 'knee defender,' middle seat arm rests, selfie sticks, and tourist behaving badly. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:46:18 EST Virtuoso Travel Dreams Survey Sizes Up The Trips And Destinations Trending In 2015 More than 5,800 travelers completed this year's survey, weighing in on their Top 10 Travel Pursuits, Top 10 Dream Destinations and Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime. And travel they will: 59% will take 1-3 trips this year, 29% will take 4-6 trips and 12% will take 7 or more. That's a lot of miles as they follow their Top Travel Pursuits, covering just about every experience: Cultural/Historical (42%), Cruising (40%), Adventure/Nature (37%), Beach (31%), Family (25%), Food & Wine (24%), River Cruising (22%), City Getaways (19%), Relaxation/Spa (16%), and Romantic (15%). Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:27:17 EST Google Manipulates Search Results, According to Study From Yelp and Legal Star Tim Wu - re/code Google knowingly manipulates search results according to a research paper published Monday from several academics. The study presents evidence that the search giant sets out to hamper competitors and limit consumers’ options. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:04:02 EST Alaska Airlines Starts Service Between Seattle and Milwaukee, Seattle and Oklahoma City, and Portland and St. Louis Expanded service operated by SkyWest Airlines on new Embraer 175 aircraft Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:42 EST Whitepaper: How to Attract, Engage and Retain Talent in an Evolving Hospitality Sector In this era of unprecedented digital disruption, strategies, plans and investments are all worthless if you don't have the right people with the right skills in place to implement them. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:44:06 EST Cornerstone Information Systems Announces Launch of Two New Travel Solutions - 4site and TravelOptix 4site™ and TravelOptix™ enable Travel Management Companies to be more proactive by delivering actionable data to their corporate clients and corporate travelers Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:32:01 EST Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule Through Early March 2016 Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is giving Customers a first look at its early 2016 flight schedule by extending it from Jan. 6 through Mar. 8, 2016, and is offering special pricing for new nonstop service connecting these longtime Southwest cities: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:03:01 EST United Airlines Purchases Stake in Fulcrum BioEnergy with $30 Million Investment Airline has opportunity to purchase at least 90 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel a year - Single largest investment by a U.S. airline in alternative fuels Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:35:28 EST Sunwing's New 2015/2016 Cruise Brochure Offers Customers a 'One-Stop' Cruise Shopping Experience Sunwing Vacations has just launched its 2015/2016 cruise brochure, offering customers a 'one-stop' cruise shopping experience where they can select from a range of 7, 8, 10 or 11 night fly/cruise itineraries across the Caribbean, Mexico, Cuba and Florida, or opt for a two-week cruise & stay package. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:19:08 EST Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Opens in Myrtle Beach Hilton doubles its timeshare presence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with new resort developed by Strand Capital Group; launching city’s first new-build oceanfront resort in seven years Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:20:48 EST Thailand and China Top List of World's Most Connected Travelers TripAdvisor Study Reveals 42% of Travelers Worldwide Use Smartphones to Plan or Book Their Trips Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:04:41 EST Insider Report from CruiseCompete Reveals The 7 Most Popular Cruise Ships By Category, January to June 2015 Consumer Reviews Share The Best Cruise Ships for Discerning Cruise Travelers Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:42:19 EST 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 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 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