Independent travel boom will continue
- A roundup of this week's top news for those driving the business of travel. May, Kevin; Taylor, Ian; Dennis, Juliet // Travel Weekly (UK);6/5/2009, p16
The article introduces a section of the journal "Travel Weekly," related to business strategy and market intelligence for the travel industry. The section includes regular commentary from the journal's team of journalists, and analysis and news from its sister title "Travolution."
- Corporate Conversions. Holly, Tricia A. // Travel Agent;5/24/2004, Vol. 316 Issue 12, p24
Discusses the benefits to travel agents of cross-selling leisure products to corporate clients. Increase in customer loyalty; Improvement in revenue; Ability to focus to leisure travel.
- Leisure World Travel takes an online holiday. Carroll, David // Travel Trade;1/18/2006, p1
The article reports on the new ventures of Leisure World Holidays in 2006 in Sydney, New South Wales. It has announced the acquisition of lneedaholiday.com.au in January in order to expand its operation into the online and experiential touring markets. Ineedaholiday has provided niche products...
- Joystar: Profile of a Successful Host Agency. Fernandez, Jennifer // Travel Agent;9/4/2006, Vol. 326 Issue 10, p44
The article presents an interview with William Alverson, chairman and CEO of U.S.-based travel agency Joystar Inc. When asked about the competitive edge of his company over other host agencies, he stresses that it has become increasingly difficult for other non-Joystar affiliated host agencies...
- RFU to set up travel agency joint venture. // Marketing Week (01419285);4/15/2004, Vol. 27 Issue 16, p5
Reports on the plan of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to introduce an England rose-branded travel agency in 2004. Negotiations of the RFU with a number of travel companies; Services that will be offered by the RFU; Potential partners of the RFU for the planned travel agency.
- Triton Search going free. Robertson, Edward // Travel Weekly (UK);12/1/2006, p8
The article presents information related to the business planning of Triton Travel Group Ltd. The company is planning to make its Triton Search dynamic packaging system free to all members at a cost of �500,000. Director Andrew Botterill said the step will help travel agents in competition and...
- Luxury objectives evolving -- Kuoni. Ferguson, Martin // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;12/5/2008, Issue 2845, p16
The article presents the predictions of Kuoni's sales director Manuel Mascarenhas towards the success of travel agents in Great Britain. Mascarenhas suggests that the value for money should be the main concern of agents' sales strategy. He recommends them to provide customers with much...
- TCF puts risk-based fees to its board. // Travel Weekly Australia;1/12/2007, Issue 32, p3
The article reports on the issues concerning the consideration of Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) to develop a risk-based fee structure for travel agents after a review was completed and submitted to the board in Australia. Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs has requested the TCF trustees to...
- Education Update. Evanko, Alicia // Travel Agent;9/17/2007, Vol. 331 Issue 3, p60
A list of sessions that address the concerns as an attendee of Home-Based Travel Agent Expo regarding travel industry is presented. The first session is for optimizing of supplier relationship which is a vital component of a home-based agent's business, the second is for upselling strategies...