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Rough Seas Ahead? Some Fear Global Shakeup of Shipping Industry


Frustrated crews stranded on the high seas. Retailers livid about overdue shipments. Shippers, handlers and others unsure if they’ll ever get paid – and how. Welcome to the Hanjin Shipping shutdown, sluggishly making its way through the courts after throwing the international supply chain into a tailspin. Some experts, many who had long seen the demise of the world’s seventh-largest container shipper on the horizon, expect stormier seas ahead for the industry. READ MORE

Cheap Flights the Ticket to Corporate Travel Growth


International companies are pulling back spending on corporate travel, according to recent analysis. But the latest data from Advito finds the key to corporate travel growth spend increases. According to the firm’s 2017 industry forecast report, cheaper airfare is the ticket to expanding business travel in the year ahead. Analysis predicts hotel fares to rise slightly, but airline prices to stay flat for 2017. READ MORE

Hotel, Travel Industries Join Forces to Urge Congressional Action on Zika Funding


There are daily headlines about the Zika virus. Although local transmission of the disease is currently contained within a very limited space in southern Florida, public uncertainty abounds – especially around the state and among those with any plans to travel there. State and federal public health officials are working with the resources available to them – but the U.S. Congress, mired in election-year politicking, has failed to advance a Zika funding measure. READ MORE

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Travel Marketing Is More Frustrating Than Ever


It used to be that SEO and Adwords were the only game in town. These days we’re scrambling for mobile strategy and attribution models; first we needed a plan for Pinterest, then it was Instagram, now it’s video. Even when you (sort of) know what you’re doing it can make your head spin. And then you have to do it all in travel. READ MORE

What Baggage Handlers Recommend When Buying Luggage


If you have to check baggage when traveling, you want to make sure everything inside is protected, and that includes doing what you can to make sure it gets treated well by baggage handlers. Here’s what a baggage handler recommends you shop for in luggage to make sure it doesn’t get banged around too much. READ MORE

Travel Tip: CBP Preclearance Could Expand to More Countries


Preclearance is your best friend when returning to the U.S. from a number of countries overseas. It’s been around since 1952, and it applies to countries such as Canada, the Bahamas, Ireland, and even the United Arab Emirates. Here’s how it works. READ MORE

On High-End Flights, Amenity Kits Worth Keeping


Onboard amenity kits for first and business-class passengers on international flights are becoming hot-ticket items. While carriers may be stripping away perks for economy customers, they are lavishing them on the front-of-the-plane set. READ MORE

Be Upfront: Engagement Levels Fall for Travel Brands in Social Media


Many hotels used to ask their followers/fans in social media to get engaged with the brand – and it often worked. But now they appear to have changed tack. Ryan Solutions did some analysis of shared social media posts from 100,000 hotels and resorts over the last 12 months to see what is going on. READ MORE

American Airlines Unveils First New Uniforms in Nearly 30 Years


On Tuesday, the 70,000 workers at the world's largest commercial air carrier began wearing new uniforms. The new uniforms mark the first time that all of the carrier’s employees will have a unifying look. After the merger with U.S. Airways, American’s pilots, flight attendants, and ticket and gate agents all sported various looks inherited from two very different carriers. The new color palette uses slate gray, cobalt, and white, combining colors from both brands. READ MORE