Monthly Archives: April 2015

More Cruise Lines Doing Away With Last-Minute Discounts

Royal Caribbean Cruises is the latest cruise line to discard its last-minute discounting policy for most of its sailings in a bid to maintain pricing integrity and encourage early demand. Many loyal customers can become disgruntled by the uncertainty of getting the best price by planning their trip in advance, which can undermine the cruise company’s brand image. Cruise companies are looking to improve upon that image by keeping their loyal customers happy.

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Domestic Airfare is Down When Adjusted for Inflation

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics found that the average domestic airfare of $391 in 2014 was 16% lower than 2000 prices when adjusted for inflation.  According to a survey by TripAdvisor, 92% of its website members plan to fly domestically this year and there is an increase in demand for international travel.

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President Obama to Nominate Coast Guard Official for TSA Post

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, who has served for three decades in the U.S. Coast Guard, to lead the Transportation Security Administration. Neffenger will be bringing his experience to help address the complex issue of terroriest crossing our borders due to the growing threat of the Islamic State.

 

 

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GBTA Projects Rise in Business Travel Spending in India

India will see a 9.8% increase in business travel spending this year and a 10.9% increase next year — which would be the country’s first double-digit growth in spending since 2011, according to the latest BTI outlook by the Global Business Travel Association. India is also looking to enhance its tourism industry through a new tourism policy that includes infrastructure improvements.

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Airlines Release New Versions of Apps for Apple Watch

With the debut of the Apple Watch on Friday, five U.S. carriers are releasing updated applications that feature capabilities. JetBlue, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Airlines updated their apps to offer users of the watch a slightly different experience then smartphone users. All the airlines have a ventured to provide their travelers with an user experience that is simplified.

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