Travel Industry

Hawaii Relocation Guide for Canadians

Living in Hawaii has always been a dream for many.  When you are finally ready to live out that dream, you will need a good Hawaii relocation guide to help you find out just where you need to be and what types of opportunities you will have awaiting you in the beautiful island state.  Of ... Read more Hawaii Relocation Guide for Canadians

The Best Hostels in Lima Peru for Travelling Canadians

Lima is the capital of Peru. It is a popular stop for tourists because of its many historical and archaeological sites, art galleries and famous food. To accommodate its many visitors, Lima has many excellent low-cost inns and hostels that cater to tourists. If you're planning on a trip to the "Gastronomical Capital of the ... Read more The Best Hostels in Lima Peru for Travelling Canadians

Find Out About the Best Hostels in the Caribbean

If you are wanting to take a vacation in the Caribbean, but you are on a strict budget, staying at a hostel would be your best bet. Hostels are typically where backpackers lodge, and they provide a sense of community that you will not always find in other types of lodging. If you do not ... Read more Find Out About the Best Hostels in the Caribbean

High Demand and Low Prices Make a Winning Combination

Various sources are anticipating that the year will end on a good note in terms of overall travel. Though it has presented to be challenging at some times or in certain sectors, overall this has been a better year than anticipated. Not to say that it’s the best ever, but the demand at the busy ... Read more High Demand and Low Prices Make a Winning Combination

Travel Trends for 2010

It’s almost the New Year, and that means it’s time for some predictions. As the travel industry wraps up a very adventurous and sometimes tumultuous year, there are many new predictions heading into 2010. Not only is this the start of a new year, but also of a new decade. This means that there are ... Read more Travel Trends for 2010

How to Save on Your Travel Needs

It’s that time of year again when so many people will feel the need to get away from it all. After a busy holiday season and the “blahs” of winter setting in, it’s no wonder that people want to just get away from it all. If you are like the many people out there that ... Read more How to Save on Your Travel Needs

U.S. Travel Industry Anticipates a Slight Recovery in 2010

Though there seems to be disagreement amongst even the most well informed, the consensus across the board is the any recovery within the U.S. travel industry may be modest at best. With the economy still quite weak within the United States, many speculate that there may be some sort of recovery within 2010 but that ... Read more U.S. Travel Industry Anticipates a Slight Recovery in 2010

90,000 Jobs Will Be Created In The U.S. Travel Industry Next Year

In the quake of the astonishing 4000,000 jobs lost in the travel industry in 2008 - 2009, replacing 90,000 positions is a good sign that the economy is regaining its strength. With business travel, leisure travel and international travel to the United States all expected to rise by at least two percent during 2010 these ... Read more 90,000 Jobs Will Be Created In The U.S. Travel Industry Next Year

Travel Companies Must Work to Build Customer Loyalty

Amidst new surveys within the travel industry, there are certain trends that continue to show up. Amongst them is a focus for travel companies of all kinds working to increase customer loyalty. Though this is not a new concept or theory amongst travel companies, it has never been more important. While travellers have many different ... Read more Travel Companies Must Work to Build Customer Loyalty

Tarmac Delays Limited to Three Hours

As the issue always seems to come up in the height of the travel season, this all comes at a great time. Though many travellers have suffered through long and drawn out wait times on the tarmac, a new rule puts a limit on how long that delay can be. Rather than sitting on the ... Read more Tarmac Delays Limited to Three Hours

Las Vegas Captures Top Travel Destination

Las Vegas has always been a popular travel destination. Though the travel industry tried a few years back to turn it into a family friendly travel destination, this didn’t last long. It will always be the “adult playground” and that’s what brings people back year after year. Though it’s always been popular, within the last ... Read more Las Vegas Captures Top Travel Destination

New Holidays Take Over Top Travel Times for the Year

Though many people think that Thanksgiving makes up the busiest time of the year, that may not be the case anymore. Though many people used to travel home for some turkey and family time, the average traveller is choosing alternate times of year to make it home. While Thanksgiving is still in the top five, ... Read more New Holidays Take Over Top Travel Times for the Year

Unprecedented Deals to Ski Resorts

As the winter season is upon us, that means that there are a few inevitable things to look forward to. The holidays are of course one major milestone, but for many others winter means much more. The ski season is in full effect, and that brings great news to those who like to hit the ... Read more Unprecedented Deals to Ski Resorts

Travel Industry Looks to Social Media

There’s no doubt that social media has changed the way that we do things. Not only has it proven to be a novel way of communicating, but it has also evolved into a rather practical business tool. For those companies that are progressive enough to see the value in social media, they are reaping the ... Read more Travel Industry Looks to Social Media

Bigmouthmedia Reports Most Travel Companies To Begin Aggressive On-line Marketing

Bigmouthmedia’s travel report for the 2010 season shows that many travel companies are planning an aggressive on-line campaigning strategy for next year. Marketing is a huge part of any company’s ability to prosper. The report shows that travel companies plan to increase the amount of on-line marketing by as much as fifty percent. "There can be little ... Read more Bigmouthmedia Reports Most Travel Companies To Begin Aggressive On-line Marketing

Kenya To Get First Ever Kiosks

Kenya Airports Authority in conjunction with SITA announced a ten year, $26.7 million agreement to upgrade the passenger processing system at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi and Moi International Airport (MIA), Mombasa, the countries two international gateways. Passengers travelling to Kenya have never been afforded the luxury of self-check in before. Thirty-seven different airlines will ... Read more Kenya To Get First Ever Kiosks

Ground Travel Is Making A Big Comeback This Holiday Season

As the world economy continues to struggles with the effects of the recession, more people than ever are starting to learning the true meaning behind that old adage “A penny saved is a penny earned”, and with the holiday season almost in full swing every penny saved is a plus. The holidays can be really expensive, ... Read more Ground Travel Is Making A Big Comeback This Holiday Season

Holiday Travelers Should Brace For Higher Fees And Fewer Flights

The up and coming holiday season may not be so merry for some holiday travellers. Between the overcrowded planes, and the additional fees for just about everything you could imagine, it’s definitely not the best time of year to be in the air. "It will be worse than last year – fewer seats, higher (passenger loads) ... Read more Holiday Travelers Should Brace For Higher Fees And Fewer Flights

The Stress Of Air Travel This Holiday Season

Though some believe the recession is over, other are still feeling the effects of it on a daily bases. As such, making ends meet is a top priority. For those consumers that plan to travel this holiday season, finding a good rate is of the utmost importance if they are going to stay within their ... Read more The Stress Of Air Travel This Holiday Season

New Changes To U.S. Customs FAST Program

If you are a member of the U.S. Customs FAST Program, you are familiar with the ease with which you can cross into and out of Canada and the United States. Having a FAST card is a plus when travelling and transporting goods across the border. Starting in January of 2010, however, the old FAST ... Read more New Changes To U.S. Customs FAST Program

Holiday Travelers Can Expect Lower Costs For Travel This Year

The cost of travelling is always a concern for consumers. Where can they find the best deals? What is the cheapest mode of transportation? Will things be cheaper or more expensive this year than they were last year? These are the types of questions that many people grapple with as they prepare to make their ... Read more Holiday Travelers Can Expect Lower Costs For Travel This Year

Orlando Summit Brings Together American And Chinese Tourism Leaders

American and Chinese tourism officials continue their efforts to grow travel relations between the two countries. For the third time, officials from both countries gathered together to look at the opportunities before them, and to explore how they can jointly strengthen and expand international travel between their prospective countries. The two-day Orlando summit drew representation from ... Read more Orlando Summit Brings Together American And Chinese Tourism Leaders

Trimming Your Business Travel Expenses

Whether you’re a small business owner or you work for a large conglomerate, business travel can be a huge factor in helping a business to grow. Though the quickest, and often the most used, form of travel is by the airways, trimming your business travel expenses no matter which mode of travel you choose is ... Read more Trimming Your Business Travel Expenses

Travelers Are Saying No To The Airways And Yes To The Roadways

This is the time of year that people travel more than any other. In fact, for some people this is the only time of year they travel any substantial distance from their homes. Choosing how to get from point A to point B, and save the most money at the same time, is a sign ... Read more Travelers Are Saying No To The Airways And Yes To The Roadways

Amtrak Ridership Near Record High Numbers

Although Amtrak announced that its ridership had decreased by more than one million passengers over the past year, the total number of passengers riding the rails was still the second highest number in the railroad’s history. Amtrak reported that it transported 27.2 million passengers over the past twelve months that ended on September 30, 2009. The ... Read more Amtrak Ridership Near Record High Numbers

A Bargain Isn’t Always A Bargain

Just because something is labeled as a sale, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good deal. Take, for instance, the latest sales that Southwest Airlines has marketed with regard to airfares. Southwest Airlines has long been considered to be the nation’s leader in low-budget air travel. With one-way coast-to-coast tickets as low as $99.00, and round trip ... Read more A Bargain Isn’t Always A Bargain

Travel Leaders And Homeland Security Secretary Discuss Issues Affecting The Travel Industry

Leaders in the travel industry meet in Washington to discuss current issues that are impacting the travel industry. Among them are the H1N1 flu epidemic, how to prepare for it, as well as ways to invite more international visitors in the country. The gathering was one more piece of the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus’ continuing ... Read more Travel Leaders And Homeland Security Secretary Discuss Issues Affecting The Travel Industry

Travel Websites Are Doing Well

Although there are areas of the travel industry that seem to be hard hit by these tough financial times, on-line travel companies are weathering the storm quite well. PhoCusWright Inc., in partnership with Compete Inc., conducted a study of travel web sites. The Online Traffic and Conversion Report shows that monthly traffic and conversion activity ... Read more Travel Websites Are Doing Well

Green Travel Isn’t Catching On

The most recent travelhorizons survey reported that although American travellers know what green travel means, they aren’t ready to embrace it; or at the very least, they won’t pay extra out-of-pocket in order to support it. The terms ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘green travel’, aren’t new to Americans. For decades, practically every sector of the country, or ... Read more Green Travel Isn’t Catching On

New Mariner Society Rewards Program Offers Incentives To Holland America Line Passengers

If you’ve ever sailed with Holland America Line you’ll appreciate the new incentive program they’ve recently launched. From onboard discounts and special rates on select cruises, to reduced or free third and fourth rates that apply when you book future travels with the Holland America Lines, past guests will really have something to look forward ... Read more New Mariner Society Rewards Program Offers Incentives To Holland America Line Passengers

South Africa Standing Out As A Travel Destination

Today Visa Inc.’s Tourism Outlook: South Africa report, reveals that international cardholder spending is on the rise in South Africa. This increased spending is a continuation of upward spending from 2008. In 2008 Visa network realized an eleven percent increase from 2007 in the number of international transactions to South Africa. Thirteen million transactions were made ... Read more South Africa Standing Out As A Travel Destination

America’s Future Train Travel Capabilities

Currently there is only one high-speed corridor in the United States. That could change, however, if the president’s plan to hasten the development of high-speed rail (HSR) is implemented. The plan includes upgrading existing railways, and creating new rail lines that will accommodate high-speed trains in a number of corridors across the country. Acela, Amtrak’s only ... Read more America’s Future Train Travel Capabilities

Marketing Outlook Forum To Give The Travel Industry Forecasts For The Future

The Marketing Outlook Forum, held in Little Rock, Arkansas this year, is where many businesses in the travel and tourism industry will get their first look at future projects with regard to their trade industry. Companies that specialize in different aspects of travel will learn about what they can expect in the up-and-coming future. Dr. Suzanne ... Read more Marketing Outlook Forum To Give The Travel Industry Forecasts For The Future

Travel Promotion Act Passes U.S. Senate

In a 79 – 19 vote, the United States Senate passed the Travel Promotion Act (S. 1023), one more step to further efforts to promote the United States as a premier travel destination. The act will create new jobs, draw millions of visitors into the country, and help to strengthen the economy, and as a result, ... Read more Travel Promotion Act Passes U.S. Senate

Business Class Airfares Projected To Increase In 2010

The latest American Express Global Business Travel Forecast indicates that airfare in the business class sector is projected to increase by the end of 2010. Using telepresence and teleconference technologies, eXpert insights, hired by American Express Business Travel’s Global Advisory Services, reported that business class airfares are expected to rise as a result of diminished capacity ... Read more Business Class Airfares Projected To Increase In 2010

Travel Numbers Are Up; Especially In The Leisure Sector

If you’re still waiting for the travel industry to stop its downward spiral, it looks as if you won’t have to wait anymore. The most recent numbers and percentage from a host of surveys indicate that the travel industry’s freefall may be coming to an end. Recent analytical reports from Piper Jaffray and Citibank strongly ... Read more Travel Numbers Are Up; Especially In The Leisure Sector

Crystal Cruises Announces New Value-added Features

Crystal Cruises, one of the world’s most affluent luxury cruise lines, has announced that it has reviewed, and re-priced, the special savings packages it will offer guests in 2010. Crystal Cruises value-added features have been extended to include: - Two-for-one fares for all destinations - All Inclusive - As You Wish spending credits for all destinations - up to $2,000 ... Read more Crystal Cruises Announces New Value-added Features

The Best Ways To Have Access To Your Money When You Travel

There once was a time when travellers checks were the safest means by which to have money at your disposal while travelling. In recent years, however, more and more travellers report that they have a lot of trouble with these tried and true checks. These days, trying to cash a traveller’s check can be met with ... Read more The Best Ways To Have Access To Your Money When You Travel

Hot Travel Destinations in 2010

As the New Year quickly approaches, many want to think through their travel plans for 2010. Though demand is down in some sectors of the travel industry, many are still looking for great trips to exciting destinations. One of the hot spots that the travel industry is tagging for 2010 is Germany. Though Germany is ... Read more Hot Travel Destinations in 2010