January 18, 2019 - Travel Advisor Daily ASTA Weekly - Publications - ASTA

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Issue: January 18, 2019

  • ASTA Members - Five easy steps to update your TravelSense profile

    We have some exciting updates coming to our consumer website, TravelSense.org. Make sure to build a complete profile on TravelSense.org so that new customers can easily find you when searching for a verified travel advisor. Follow these easy five steps to launching an impressive profile.


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  • Travel Headlines

  • Shutdown: ASTA calls for TSA pay from fees, Superbowl woes ahead (Travel Agent Central)

    With the partial government shutdown continuing, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is calling on the Administration and Congress to tap fee revenue to pay Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers and fund security operations.


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  • Travel agency air ticket sales soar 7.1 percent in 2018 (Digital Journal)

    Commenting on the health of the industry, Zane Kerby, president & CEO of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) said, "Travel advisors and agencies-whether online, brick-and-mortar or hybrid business models in between-play a critical role in our country's commercial aviation system.


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  • Illegal Airbnb listings highlight importance of working with travel advisors (Travel Pulse)

    While it's not clear what harm may have come to the travelers who booked rooms through the scheme, travel agents say reserving accommodations through Airbnb comes with its share of risks.


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  • Industry Insights

  • Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit (Travel Weekly)

    One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan.


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  • Enterprise Holdings to acquire Deem (Business Travel News)

    Enterprise Holdings is acquiring corporate travel technology platform Deem and will maintain it as an autonomous operation while providing the resources to speed up Deem's development plans.


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  • Hotels should be careful not to underestimate the impact of the U.S. government shutdown (Skift)

    March is usually a boom time for Washington hotels, as better weather and the U.S. capital's famed cherry blossoms draw tourists, school groups and armies of government contractors pitching goods and services to federal agencies.


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  • Trending with the Traveler

  • Brief, breezy and foolproof itineraries to 6 European cities (The Wall Street Journal)

    After a week of road-tripping through the Alps that landed us in Verona, Italy, for a few days, a friend in our group announced he'd never been to Venice, an hour train ride away.


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  • A taste of local flavors in Great Britain itineraries from Avanti Destinations (Travelage West)

    No matter what type of food and drink clients hope to try on their next trip to Great Britain, Avanti Destinations has a customizable itinerary that will fit the bill.


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  • Five things to do in Japan that you'll never forget (Pursuitist)

    Traveling to Japan anytime soon? If so, here are five things to do that might not already be on your list. Perhaps you've already seen the department stores and restaurants in Tokyo's Ginza District or the Zen temples and beautiful gardens of Kyoto.


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  • ASTA Spotlight

  • The ASTA International Showcase 2019 in Rhodes, Greece


    ASTA's bringing you a unique destination event in the southeastern corner of the Aegean. Join us and your peer travel advisors for the ASTA International Showcase 2019 taking place in Rhodes, Greece on May 12–16, 2019. 

    Registration rates include your event registration, airport transfer in Rhodes to host hotel, 4-nights at our host hotel at double or single occupancy, and more! Learn More

     


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