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Local restaurants on St. Thomas walking tours

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 15:55
Two new guided walking tours of downtown Charlotte Amalie and the Frenchtown area feature tastings at local restaurants and island history and culture along the way.

Villa project slated for Bequia in the Grenadines

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 15:55
The villas will be serviced by the existing Firefly Plantation Bequia.

Fla. flash sales extend beyond Cyber Monday

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:40
No need to wait until Cyber Monday to book these hotel bargains.

Commemoration set for 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:25
Garth Brooks will perform for the first time in Hawaii as part of the commemoration, teaming up with Trisha Yearwood for shows on Dec. 8, 9 and 10.

Alaska Airlines starts seasonal Hawaii Island service

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:20
The seasonal nonstop flights between Bellingham, Wash., and Kona Airport will run through April 1.

Oahu surf contests back for big wave season

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:05
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing kicked off earlier this week as the first rounds of the Hawaiian Pro were contested at Haliewa.

DOT says no to American-Qantas joint venture

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 13:20
The proposed alliance would reduce competition and consumer choice, the DOT said.

San Juan becomes a cruise hot spot

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:45
Blessed with a natural harbor, the destination has been working on attracting more cruise traffic and is having success with new calls and turnaround operations scheduled from several lines.

Viking: San Juan the place to start

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:50
Viking Cruises began a series of 10- and 11-day Caribbean voyages from San Juan in October, choosing the Puerto Rican departure point for its quick access to destinations that are a haul from South Florida.

New service Blackbird to launch scheduled flights on small planes

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 21:20
The San Francisco-based company's first flight will go from Silicon Valley's Palo Alto to Truckee, Calif., near Lake Tahoe.

Airbnb says resistance is futile

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 20:20
The homestay network has a message for the politicians who are warring with the company: You'll come around.

Avoya giving newbies a chance to prove themselves

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 19:00
The host agency is opening its doors to people with no experience, if they are willing to attend an online travel school.

44% of ASTA members are home-based agencies

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 18:25
The percentage is up from 7% in 2003.

Construction to begin on second terminal at Orlando Int'l

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 17:30
The faciity will add 16 gates to the airport, increasing capacity to 55 million annual passengers.

The big one that I gave away

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:35
Good agents must put the well-being of clients ahead of their own benefit. I had no choice but to tell a client his health can't accommodate a dream vacation.

Airbnb starts selling excursions under new Trips platform

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:20
The company is collaborating with local experts to lead the experiences, ranging from a food anthropologist giving interactive tours of an East Los Angeles marketplace to a jazz pianist leading a music-based Havana excursion.

Republic files reorganization plan

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:15
The carrier plans to emerge from bankruptcy during the first quarter of 2017.

Tasty changes at Ethel M Chocolates

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 15:50
"We realized it was time to refresh the brand and go deeper," said general manager Oren Young. The goal, he added, was to "allow our guests to see our chocolate in a little different light."

Mountain Travel Sobek hires CEO

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 14:50
The adventure travel company has named Kimberly Daley to replace Kevin Callaghan, who is retiring from day-to-day operations.

Sabre forms Travel Expert Index

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 14:40
A group including former ASTA counsel Paul Ruden and former American Airlines CEO Bob Crandall will give their opinions on several questions each month.