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Issue: July 15, 2019

  • Video: How to grow your business with TravelSense.org

    ASTA's consumer-facing website TravelSense.org attracts 80,000 consumers per month, all looking for a travel advisor to help them build their dream getaway. We recently re-launched TravelSense with a new platform, expert travel content and even a chat feature for travelers to connect in real-time with the advisor of their choice. If you're not already utilizing this key ASTA member benefit, now is the time to start! Learn how to navigate your way to increased leads by watching the training video below created by ASTA's webmaster Lynden Saltibus.


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  • Travel Headlines

  • Virgin Galactic to go public (NEXT Travel Stream)

    Richard Branson's space-tourism company, Virgin Galactic, plans to go public this year.


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  • France plans airline 'eco tax' (Business Travel News)

    France next year plans to introduce an "eco tax" ranging from 1.5 to 18 euros per ticket for flights originating in France French transport minister Elisabeth Borne announced this week. 


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  • Marriott resort fee lawsuit puts new target on long-held hotel industry practice (Skift)

    A lawsuit pending against Marriott in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia may very well result in the company and its franchisees paying millions of dollars in restitution for resort fees that it is accused of deceptively charging guests. 


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  • Industry Insights

  • FAA sources say the Boeing 737 Max may stay grounded until 2020 (Skift)

    Boeing Co.'s 737 Max may stay grounded until early 2020 the Wall Street Journal reported months later than the guidance the planemaker is privately providing customers for resolving a software issue that surfaced last month. 


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  • How travel advisors are handling Hawaii clients impacted by Maui Wildfire (Travel Pulse)

    A family of five heading to The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas Ka'anapali in Hawaii had to fly through smoke yesterday as they landed in Maui only hours after a massive wildfire began destroying roughly 10 000 acres of land.


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  • Airlines feeling the pressure from climate activists (Travel Weekly)

    With climate change activists becoming increasingly influential especially in Europe the issue of emissions took center stage at major aviation industry events in Seoul South Korea and Paris last month. 

     


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  • Trending with the Traveler

  • Where to travel this summer based on your go-to playlist (Forbes)

    Summer 2019 is here, which means it's time to take that much needed vacation. If you can't decide where to go, why not let your taste in music be your guide?


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  • You can still legally travel to Cuba - Here's how (Travel + Leisure)

    Cuba has something for everyone. The island is known for cigars, beaches, and classic cars — but it's also home to a burgeoning culinary scene, excellent mountain climbing and scuba diving, and world-class music and dancing.


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  • Summer travel destinations to stretch the U.S. dollar (CNN)

    We know that choosing where to vacation depends on a lot of things: what kind of vacation you're after (city, country, beach or mountains), when to go, how long to go for, and, of course, how much money you have to spend.


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  • ASTA Spotlight

  • Thank you to Travel Leaders!

    The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) thanks Travel Leaders for being a 2019 Proud Partner! ASTA is honored to call Travel Leaders a Diamon- level Proud Partner, the highest level of support for ASTA. With their generous support and membership contribution we are better able to lead global advocacy and consumer awareness efforts for all travel advisors. Thank you to Dina Ruden and the entire Travel Leaders team. 


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