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June 17th, 2015

Sightseeing News & Views - June 17th, 2015




Seeking more bookings, airlines pulling fare data from 3rd party sites Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The New York Times
When Josh Marion had to book a last-minute business trip to New York, he knew the plane ticket wouldn't be cheap. A loyal Delta flier, he went to TripAdvisor, which lists flights from many airlines, to compare Delta's price against those of its rivals. He hit a wall. "The fare wasn't even there," he said. READ MORE

Summer vacation '15: Fewer trips, bigger spend Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel-Intel Magazine
While the numbers are trending down when it comes to counting the nation's plans for summer vacation this year, the numbers show the trips that are planned will involve higher dollars. Fewer adults (66 percent) plan to take at least one leisure trip during the next six months, down three percentage points from the same period last year (69 percent) READ MORE


Social setback: With ROI falling short, small business owners are getting lukewarm about investing in social media Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bulldog Reporter
Survey shows SMBs think Facebook returns the most value. A new survey from small business consultants Manta reveals more than half of small business owners (59 percent) don't see a return on investment from their social media efforts. The usual lineup of social networks — with Facebook at the forefront — are actively courting small businesses for advertising revenue, but the study results clearly suggest that social networks need to communicate real value to small business owners. READ MORE

Are you up to date with US custom regulations? Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel and Tour World
It is always nice to bring back gifts from your travels, but keep in mind that customs regulations set some limits on them. Flight passengers are allowed to bring back gifts duty free and tax free for the maximum amount of 430 euros. "This means that a small statue a couple buys together for 1,000 euros must be declared, for instance," explains Customs Chief Inspector Kirsi Taipale. READ MORE

MasterCard names world's most popular travel destinations; London tops the list Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
FTN News
London has been crowned the world's most popular travel destination, according to the annual MasterCardGlobal Destinations Cities Index released recently. The research, which provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world, said that London will welcome 18.82 million international overnight visitors who will spend a total of £13.3billion ($20.23billion) in 2015. READ MORE

The ultimate holiday destination. The perfect vision of paradise. Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Maldives lets you discover aspects of the planet denied to most people. Famed for its profusion of psychedelic colors and the abundance and variety of life underwater, it has become a fascination to divers and snorkelers worldwide. Let's Go Maldives, one of the largest and most established agencies, offers the widest variety of holidays anywhere in the Maldives, be it exotic resort hotels, lavish safaris, unique excursions and even your very own private island and luxury yacht. READ MORE

How airlines are starting to keep track of your luggage Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel and Tour World
In almost every part of the world, delayed and lost luggage poses a perennial worry for the airline passengers. In the 2015 baggage report of air transport, IT specialist SITA revealed that the rate of mishandled luggage last year was set at 7.3 bags per 1,000 passengers. READ MORE

Tips for family travel for summer vacation Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Huffington Post
Summer is here! And with that comes summer vacation. Whether you're heading to Europe to take advantage of this year's great exchange rates or you're simply visiting nearby grandparents, your summer will most likely involve some sort of family travel. Good news! Here are some tips that will make your trips go smoothly. READ MORE

Las Vegas pools: Epicenter of Cool in LV Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel-Intel Newsletter
Summer in Las Vegas is all about the pool. Cool by day, a healing antidote to life's ills and sublime contrast to the desert heat when the moment strikes. By night the pool is the party, watery lights and sexy sweat reflections, pumping music and undulating shadows against a dark empty sky. In Vegas, this is where it happens May to September and every resort pool has its purpose. READ MORE


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