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Issue: April 19, 2019

  • Now Accepting Applications for 2019 ASTA Entrepreneur of the Year Award!

    As we wish our members a Happy Easter and a joyous Passover, we wanted to alert Travel Advisor Daily readers to a great opportunity. Wouldn't showcasing your business in front of travel executives, 1,000+ travel professionals and Randi Zuckerberg be a fantastic way to promote your business? Enter for your chance to be recognized as the 2019 ASTA Entrepreneur of the Year and receive a $10,000 prize! We'll be inviting three finalists to appear on stage at ASTA Global Convention 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 25-27) to participate in a live, "Shark Tank" style competition featuring Randi Zuckerberg as a guest judge. Just like the show! Applying is quick and easy.

    For more information on eligibility and how to enter, click here.


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  • Travel Headlines

  • Miami-Dade commission gives MSC go ahead to build new terminal at PortMiami (Miami Herald

    Miami-Dade board of commissioners approved the construction of a new cruise ship terminal for Geneva-based MSC Cruises. Dubbed Terminal AAA, MSC expects it will be completed by 2022 and big enough to accommodate two of MSC's forthcoming 7,000-passenger ships at once.

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  • Will the new Marriott Expedia partnership impact travel advisors? (Travel Pulse)

    It remains unclear what impact, if any at all, this deal will have on travel agents. Julia Matheson, owner of Travel Julia's Way , described the newly announced deal as largely a non-issue for the agent community. 

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  • US Airlines are wrongfully rejecting passenger claims (Travel Pulse)

    United States-based airlines wrongfully reject more than 25 percent of compensation claims from travelers following flight disruptions and the worst offenders are Delta, United, and American Airlines. 

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  • Industry Insights

  • Delta cuts back how far you can recline your seat (CNN)

    As I flew Delta Air Lines from Chicago to Atlanta on Thursday in coach, I spent a few minutes guessing if the tall man in front of me would recline his seat.

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  • What local news tells us about overtourism: New Skift research (Skift)

    Overtourism manifests itself differently in every locale, but most destinations recognize the importance of local sentiment in understanding the problem. 

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  • New study shows Americans are lying about their vacations (Travel Pulse)

    According to research from flight-comparison site Jet Cost, travelers from the United States have cited being embarrassed, the desire to seem well traveled and the hope of impressing someone as the main reasons behind their lies. 

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  • Trending with the Traveler

  • New study shows Americans are lying about their vacations (Travel Pulse)

    Orlando, Florida, is the No. 1 destination for U.S. travelers for the second summer in a row, says a new AAA survey; rounding out the Top 10 are London, Rome, Vancouver, Dublin, Paris, Seattle, Anchorage, Honolulu and Punta Cana. 

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  • The top unconventional spring break destinations of 2019 (Travel Pulse)

    When analyzing the motivation behind travel, one thing is clear according to a recent survey commissioned by American Express Travel: people are booking trips with a specific purpose in mind. 

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  • Kensington Tours lets travelers make history beneath the sea (Travel Weekly)

    With travelers saying that once-in-a-lifetime, one-of-a-kind trips and adventures make them much happier than possessions, the luxury travel industry seems to be proving wrong the old adage that money can't buy happiness. 

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  • ASTA Spotlight

  • ASTA welcomes new supplier members

    Thank you to the following companies for joining the ASTA community! Interested in joining, click here for more information.


    Blu Cove Greece


    Cozy Vacations International LLC

    (United States)

    Great Golden Empire Co., LTD


    Indochine Pioneer Co., LTD

    (Viet Nam)

    Israel Tourist and Travel Agents Association


     Italy Luxury Tours


    JeemGoMo by 24 Jan. Travel (Kenya)

    Marnella Tours

    (United States)



    Ocean Travel GmbH


     Peru Full Adventure S.A.C.


     Sacred Dot Tours LLP


    Sogda Tour USA LLC

    (United States)

    South Seas Island Resort

    (United States)




    Tourism Myanmar-Myanmarvisa



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