Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire HSMAI Accepting Entries for 2015 Adrian Awards Honoring Excellence in Travel Marketing The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is accepting entries for its 59th annual Adrian Awards, which honors noteworthy achievement in travel advertising, digital marketing and public relations. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:41:02 EST Etihad Airways President and CEO Addresses the Future of Global Airline Competition at Annual GBTA Convention Etihad Airways President and CEO James Hogan emphasized the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry during a public conversation before an audience of approximately 4,000 attendees at the 2015 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Orlando, Fla. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:32:07 EST Costa Cruises to Build Two Next-Generation Cruise Ships As Part of Carnival Corporation's Multi-Billion Dollar Contract with Meyer Werft Costa's two new cruise ships - part of a previously announced contract with Meyer Werft for four total next-generation ships - will be the largest ever built based on guest capacity Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:11:42 EST One in Four Companies Do Not Allow Travelers to Use Ride-Sharing Providers Study Reveals Ground Transportation Usage Patterns and Perceptions In The Business Travel Industry Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:01:58 EST How to Differentiate Brands in the Sharing Economy Yesterday, Enterprise Holdings' Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President Greg Stubblefield stressed what has changed for consumers is the concept of 'access' rather than non-profit 'sharing' on a broad scale. His comments were made during the 'Differentiating Brands in a Sharing Economy' panel discussion at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Orlando. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:49:41 EST ASTA and CLIA to Take Stage Together at Travel Industry Exchange Questex Travel Group today announced the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) would take the stage together for the first time in recent memory to kick off the general session of its Travel Industry Exchange event Sept. 15-17 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:11:21 EST May 2015 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.6 percent more workers in May 2015 than in May 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:32:47 EST Are We Becoming 24-Hour Workers? CareerBuilder Survey Explores the Demise of 9 to 5 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:33:30 EST GBTA Convention Panel Looks at the Future of Ground Transportation in A Sharing Economy Session Will Unveil Groundbreaking Research Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:19:42 EST New GBTA Study Shows More Companies Are Consolidating Meetings, Events and Travel Programs Technology Playing a Key Role in Knocking Down Barriers to Consolidation Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:50:29 EST American Express Global Business Travel Appoints Cindy Allen As Chief Marketing Officer In this role, Ms. Allen will oversee the Company’s brand positioning, marketing, product marketing and corporate communications and industry relations functions on a global level. Ms. Allen will report to GBT’s Chief Strategy Officer, Steve Curts. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:39:42 EST Airlines for America Names John Illson Managing Director of Safety Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named Capt. John Illson as Managing Director of Safety. Illson joins A4A from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) where he was Chief of Operational Safety. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:02:02 EST Airlines for America Launches ThereToHere Campaign Through online videos and sharable graphics, the campaign will bring to life the impact that U.S. airlines have every day and the benefits of going from 'there' to being 'here.' Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:48:57 EST Cornerstone Information Systems Will Unveil 4site™ and TravelOptix™ at GBTA - Innovation That Helps Solve Industry’s Biggest Challenges Cornerstone to showcase latest innovations designed to empower travel management companies to be more proactive by delivering actionable data to their corporate clients and corporate travelers Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:08:02 EST Crystal Cruises Selects Finn Partners As PR Agency of Record for North America Luxury Liner Ramps up Brand Promotion in Preparation for Expansion Plans Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:24:30 EST Royal Caribbean Names Jim Berra Chief Marketing Officer. Jim will be responsible for all aspects of the cruise line's marketing program, including brand strategy and positioning, consumer and trade advertising, web and loyalty marketing, research, brand development and communications. He will report to Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean International President and CEO. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:23:17 EST U.S. Travel Agencies Air Ticket Sales Essentially Flat In First Half Of 2015 Vs. 2014 Ticket Transactions Increased 4.86 Percent in First Six Months of 2015 Compared to 2014 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:38:20 EST DHISCO to Open Global Travel Database for College Competition DHISCO Inc., the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, and the Innovation Greenhouse at the University of North Texas in Denton today announced the Big Data Challenge, which will provide competing student, faculty and community teams 60 days to analyze, mine and derive insights from data supplied by the international travel company. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:51:53 EST Holland America Line Tempts Cruisers to Book a 2016/2017 Departure With More 'Explore 4' Rewards Than Ever Early booking benefits include free Signature Beverage Package and Pinnacle Grill dinner for booking any stateroom category Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:53:56 EST Webinar: Metasearch Vs. OTA Vs. Direct: Maximize Your Channel Management Strategies As the path to purchase becomes more convoluted and the cost of guest acquisition increases, gaining a true understanding of your distribution channels is vital. On August 4th a leading panel of experts will discuss key ways to ensure you are working with the most profitable channels for your business. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:48:48 EST