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U.S. Travel Association's IPW event's economic impact four times greater than Super Bowl
from Trade Show News Network
The estimated economic impact of U.S. Travel Association's IPW, formerly known as International Pow Wow, is four times that of the Super Bowl. Bringing 6,000 travel buyers, suppliers and media to a host city for three days filled with upwards of 90,000 one-on-one business appointments, the three-day event packs an economic wallop that extends far into the future.
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Travel execs to Obama: What about airport upgrades?
from USA Today
Travelers eager for President Obama promote transportation in his State of the Union speech want to hear more about improving airports. Obama referred to infrastructure only once in the speech recently, focused on rebuilding roads and upgrading ports.
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Brazilians are taking New York City by storm — with their cash
from PRI
VideoBriefWhen news came out a few months ago that, in Brazil, you could pay $30 for a cheese pizza, it probably didn’t seem like such a big deal to New Yorkers. New York, after all, is a city where — as the great American humorist Howard Stern once said — "everything costs a million dollars."
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How much is that seat? A travel site breaks it down
from The New York Times
The online travel company TripAdvisor will introduce an ambitious redesign of its Flights search feature that will provide detailed information globally on any given flight's price — including added charges for options like extra legroom — as well as on in-flight amenities like the availability of Wi-Fi and in-seat power ports.
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Travel jobs seeing upswing across U.S.
from The Salt Lake Tribune
Last month was a good one if you were looking for a job in the travel industry. A January Labor Department employment report showed that the travel industry added 11,000 jobs in December, accounting for 15 percent of the country’s overall employment gains.
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Travel as a health regimen
from Chicago Tribune
The report doesn't undertake any added science but simply synthesizes previous studies, and the involvement of an insurance company might be cause for skepticism, but a recently issued white paper reaches a conclusion always worth repeating: Travel is good for you.
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The travel industry is racing to catch up with tourists' and business travelers' mobile habits
from Business Insider
Travel is one of the world's largest industries, and it continues to get bigger and bigger. The Internet had a huge impact on the travel industry early on, as consumers swarmed to online travel agencies to find the best prices on flights and hotels, and took to online travel guides to plan their trips in advance.
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New study shows travel can make you smarter & richer
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VideoBriefNew research has found that adults who took educational trips in their youth make $5,000 more per year and were significantly more likely to graduate from college than those that did not take such trips.
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Brand USA hosts pavilion at SATTE 2014
from Voyager's World
Subsequent to the positive response generated at SATTE 2013, Brand USA is participating at SATTE 2014. The delegation comprises more than a dozen leading U.S. exhibitors from various travel industry segments. The participants include Alamo Rent A Car, Best Western Global Marketing Group, Best Western India, FRHI Hotels & Resorts, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Nevada Commission Tourism, Caesars Entertainment, State of Nevada, Sea World Parks & Entertainment, Team America Receptive Tour Operator, Tours Limited, Universal Parks & Resorts, Visit Florida, and Walt Disney World.
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Travel experts say Chicagoans just want to get away
from Southtown Star
Like most of us who hunkered down under Round 2 of this miserable polar vortex, Carolyn Saunoris has had enough. "Everybody's sick of the cold and this stupid snow," she said. But Saunoris is among the lucky ones — she's getting out.
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Nassetta's 5-point plan to boost U.S. arrivals
Hotel News Now
With such long lines, unnecessary expenses and mind-numbing bureaucracy facing inbound travelers, it's no wonder the United States is falling among the ranks of top destinations in the world.

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Report: Travel industry's job recovery outpacing rest of U.S.
Travel Weekly
The travel and hospitality industry has recovered 99 percent of the jobs it lost during the recession of 2008-09, while the U.S. economy as a whole has seen the return of only 86 percent of all jobs.

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You really need to take time off
The Kansas City Star
The human resource department wants you to take time off. Really. You may have trouble believing that, but a recent poll by the Society for Human Resource Management found strong support for vacations from personnel managers.

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Local airport signs on for TSA PreCheck
from The News Herald
A special green checkmark on an airline boarding pass now means expedited security screening for the passenger. TSA PreCheck, a new program launched by the Transportation Security Administration, allows approved travelers to move more quickly through airport security by no longer requiring removal of shoes, laptops, jackets or belts.
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IPW appointment scheduling closes in two weeks
from U.S. Travel Association
Don't miss out! Online appointment scheduling for IPW Chicago, April 5-9, closes on February 19. Register now to maximize your investment in the travel industry's premier international marketplace.
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