Travel News Report
Jan. 22, 2014

Meetings Mean Business initiative launched
Meetings Net
A coalition of meeting and travel industry organizations, coalescing under the name of the slogan first created in 2008, Meetings Mean Business, rolled out a new public relations campaign at the Professional Convention Management Association annual meeting in Boston on Jan. 14.More

Report: The cellphone is underrated as a travel inspiration tool
Many travel companies have turned to iPads and other tablets when they want to inspire travelers to dream of their next vacations, but in so doing they may be short-changing the mobile phone, and they may want to rethink their app-development priorities.More

High-speed rail proposed between US and Mexico
PBS NewsHour
High speed trains could be the future of travel across the U.S.-Mexican border. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Texas Department of Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin and Mexican officials met with Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx in Washington to discuss a possible high-speed passenger rail line between San Antonio, Texas, and Monterrey, Mexico. The project could begin in 2015, with a projected completion as early as 2018.More

Gas prices stay steady in Texas, despite cold-weather disruptions
San Antonio Business Journal
Drivers in the Lone Star State are paying $3.12 on average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline, the same as a week ago and 5 cents less than a year ago, according to a new survey by auto club AAA. Texas' average fuel price is 18 cents less than the national average of $3.30, making its among the 10 least expensive states in which to fuel up, also says.More

AT&T, Sabre to test and develop new mobile services for travel industry companies
AT&T and Sabre, a global travel technology company, have announced they will jointly explore solutions which could usher in a more personalized, stress-free trip experience for travelers.More