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U.S. Travel Offers Free PSAs to Promote Travel
from Travel Agent Central
In partnership with the U.S. Travel Association to amplify the case for why travel matters, the Travel Channel has created four public service announcements (PSA) to promote the benefits of travel. Three 15-second spots promote the benefits of travel for health, education, creativity and job performance, as a 30-second spot promotes the benefit to overall well-being. All are available for download by the entire travel community. More
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Social Networking Behaviors of Leisure Travelers

Learn what social networking sites leisure travelers in the US are using for travel and how they share information following their trips. National representative study of 1,000 leisure travelers includes data on trip planning behavior, the process of choosing a destination, hotel brand usage, leisure activities, business travel, and more. Report available for purchase. Contact Laura Mandala: Laura@MandalaResearch.com or 703.798.5452.

Airport Scanners Stir Fears Over Security Lines
from USA Today
The government's plan to install body scanners in dozens of airports could lengthen security lines and congest terminals, airline and airport officials warn. Scanners that look through passengers' clothing to find hidden weapons are significantly larger than the metal detectors they will replace. And they take at least five times longer to scan a single passenger. More
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General-aviation Security Proposal is being Scaled Back
from The Washington Post
Citing industry objections, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing to scale back a controversial plan to expand aviation security rules for the first time to thousands of private planes. TSA officials said this week they expect to issue a revised plan this fall that will significantly reduce from 15,000 the number of U.S.-registered general-aviation aircraft subjected to tougher rules. Also, instead of mandating that all passengers aboard private planes be checked against terrorist watch lists, name checks in many cases could be left to the discretion of pilots, they said. More
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American Airlines to Charge $8 for Blankets, when Available
from USA Today
Now that air travelers are warming to the idea of paying extra for service amenities, American Airlines is going to ask them to pay to stay warm in the air. Beginning May 1, coach passengers on American's domestic flights that last more than two hours, as well as those on flights to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, will have to pay $8 for a blanket and inflatable neck pillow. The airline will throw in a $10 off coupon for purchases of more than $30 at Bed Bath & Beyond stores. More
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Seeking a Place at Airports
from The New York Times
Even if an airline can gain access to runway slots at appealing times, it must negotiate the right to use an airport’s gates, which are typically controlled by the airport authority and airlines that have long-term leases. Established airlines have been reluctant to sublease their gates to low-fare competitors. Or, if they do, they demand high rents, which is why airlines like Southwest have gravitated toward secondary airports like Chicago Midway instead of O’Hare International Airport. More
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TravelCom 2010: Actionable Strategies for Tomorrow
from the U.S. Travel Association
At TravelCom 2010, in Dallas, Texas, March 9-11, you will network and learn from the top sources at Google, Forrester, Marriott, Loews, Maritz, Hitwise, Expedia, Jet Blue, TripAdvisor, TravelSpike, Visible Technologies, and many more. They will organize and highlight the information needed to bring your company to the next level. With their knowledge and experience these industry leaders will leave you with the tools to apply "Actionable Strategies for Tomorrow." Learn more about the agenda and register today.
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More than 700 Suppliers Registered
For International Pow Wow

from the U.S. Travel Association
There are over 700 U.S. supplier organizations that have registered for International Pow Wow, May 15-19, in Orlando, Florida. During the event, U.S. suppliers conduct business in up to 44 pre-scheduled appointments with international buyers from more than 70 countries. There is still time to become an exhibitor and take advantage of the scheduling process that will open in a month. Learn more at www.powwowonline.com.
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Mandala Research
Marketing to the African American Traveler
Sponsorships available for this one day workshop featuring research and strategies for addressing the unique needs of the African American market. E-mail us or call 703.798.5452

 
     
 
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