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Issue: August 14, 2018

  • Day passes available for ASTA Global Convention 2018

    Can't take three days out of the office to attend ASTA Global Convention 2018 coming up next week, August 21-23, in Washington, DC? Register for a day pass! Prices start at $99! Be sure to register soon, online registrations closes this Friday, August 17th at 5:00 PM ET.


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  • Travel Headlines

  • Customers cram carry-ons as U.S. airlines look the other way (Skift)

    Don't look for airlines to impose weight limits on carry-on bags anytime soon, even though jet fuel prices are climbing and heavier loads eat up fuel.


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  • American Airlines and BCD Travel join Amadeus' NDC push (Travel Weekly)

    AA and BCD will both join Amadeus' NDC-X program, an effort to bring New Distribution Capability-enabled solutions to life. Just last week, American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel joined as partners in the program.


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  • Three takeaways from Marriott CEO's appearance (Business Travel News)

    Marriott opens a new room almost every thirteen hours around the world, and its portfolio comprises about 15 percent of the U.S. hotel market. It's safe to say that where Marriott moves, other hotel companies may follow.


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  • Industry Insights

  • Auto Europe offers assistance to travel agents affected by California fires (Press Release)

    Auto Europe, in solidarity with their travel agent partners, is pledging $5.00 per reservation booked by any travel agent, nationwide, for their client now through December 31, 2018 towards a relief fund to assist agents affected by the record breaking wildfires raging through California.


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  • Maximize supplier rewards programs (Travel Weekly)

    Travel agent rewards and loyalty programs offer a variety of benefits and perks for agents, from cash rewards and free nights at hotels to discounts on personal travel and more.


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  • Marriott and Starwood clean house ahead of combining loyalty programs (Skift)

    Marriott and Starwood are ready to pull the trigger on integrating their loyalty programs — but will their hotel and loyalty members ever be ready for the change?


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  • Trending with the Traveler

  • Stats: Italy, Turkey top fall destinations (Travel Agent Central)

    The Middle East is seeing a comeback among upscale Americans this fall and holiday season, according to new findings from Virtuoso. The luxury travel network examined data from its warehouse of more than $40.7 billion in transactions to find the most in-demand places.


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  • Millennials seek safety and convenience for family vacations (Travel Market Report)

    Millennial families primarily seek safety, lower prices and convenience when considering their vacation plans, a recent survey shows, creating a significant opportunity for travel agents who understand the key drivers for this demographic.


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  • The best outdoor murals to snap a selfie around the city (Chicago Parent Magazine)

    Our city has some of the best iconic places to take pictures. From our skyline to the lakefront and even the street art, around every corner is an Insta-worthy picture.


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  • ASTA Spotlight

  • Webinar Today: Sitka – Alaskan Dream Cruises FAM

    Interested in attending the ASTA/NACTA FAM trip to Alaska with Alaskan Dream Cruises in September? Join ASTA for a detailed look into what you'll experience on this FAM. Come with us and experience exotic destinations and unique products for ultimate hands on learning. Learn more about this FAM by clicking here.

     

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    Time: 2:00 PM ET

     

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