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Frustrated U.S. fliers willing to pay to improve service
from Los Angeles Times
American fliers are willing to pay up to $4 more per ticket to improve efficiency and have a range of airlines to choose from, new survey says.
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Airline performance declines in 2014
from USA TODAY
Airline performance dipped last year, with fewer flights touching down on time, more bags mishandled and more fliers logging complaints.
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Congress should put trade atop its to-do list
from The Washington Post
On the returning Congress's crowded agenda, no item is more important than the passage of a bill known as Trade Promotion Authority.
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WikiLeaks disclosure shows U.S. airlines received billions in subsidies
from Skift
A 2009 report is shedding new light on the spat between Delta, United, and American and the three largest Gulf carriers over government subsidies and Open Skies agreements.
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Brand USA launches module on National Parks for online training program
from Travel Biz
Brand USA has launched the 'National Parks' module on its USA Discovery Program, enabling agents to learn about the diverse destinations and experiences available in the U.S.
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TSA plans to tighten up PreCheck starting this month
from TravelPulse
In a move that is more security-conscious, the TSA will tighten up measures at airports that utilize the PreCheck program beginning this month.
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New study shows millennials willing to sacrifice comfort for cheaper travel
from Forbes
A new study revealed some interesting trends ranging from the obvious to the quizzical among young people coming of age in the travel industry.
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Six ways hotels are keeping guests fit beyond the gym
from USA TODAY
An increasing amount of hotels are weaving fitness into the guest experience in a number of different ways.
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Understanding the business traveler of 2015
from 4Hoteliers
According to a survey by Virgin Airlines, 61 percent of business travelers enjoy their job; traveling for work is a luxury.
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How are you celebrating #NTTW2015?
from U.S. Travel Association
National Travel and Tourism Week is coming May 2-10! U.S. Travel's toolkit provides a number of free resources to aid planning for Travel Rally Day (May 5) and other activities throughout the week. Use the hashtag #NTTW2015 on Twitter and Instagram to see your posts come to life on our social media wall. Let us know about your event plans by sending a message to: rallyday@ustravel.org.
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Join us in Portland and save up to $110
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...But only if you register by May 22. Attendance for the can't-miss destination marketing event of the year is already on pace to break records! Come to Portland, Ore. August 23-25, for ESTO (Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations), where you'll join author Cheryl Strayed, economist Anirban Basu, Nike executive Patty Ross and many more inspiring speakers. Act quickly to take advantage of early-bird rates.
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