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8/30/2016

Our annual survey measures changes in how travelers find an agent, why they use social media, who uses peer-to-peer services and more.

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8/30/2016

Industry watchers say air travel during the coming Labor Day weekend may be cheaper than it has been in recent years. The average ticket price is $50 less than 2014, according to a travel site.

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8/30/2016

Belgrade, the gritty capital of Serbia, is an ideal destination for travelers who like to experience a city's cultural scene. Visitors can view historical sites in Kalemegdan Park, taste Balkan cuisine at chic restaurants and tour the Museum of Yugoslav History.

8/30/2016

After incorrect reports of an active shooter caused chaos at New York JFK on Aug. 14, leaders of ASTA chapters in New York and New Jersey have called for an independent investigation into how the situation was mishandled. "Travelers reported no communication at all for hours from anyone in a position of authority," the presidents said in a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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8/30/2016

The British vote to leave the European Union will drive down UK travel to the US by 5% next year after a record volume in 2015, according to the US Travel Association. Tourist spending has been declining for several years due to depreciation of the pound, which Brexit has exacerbated.

8/29/2016

One of the best ways to enjoy Barcelona is to head off the tourist trail and to the city's lively barrios. Visitors can tour art galleries in El Poblenou's barrios, take a walk through scenic Jardins de Laribal and stop by a charming bookstore in the Born district.

8/29/2016

From a cabin nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a mansion suite overlooking Savannah's historic district, visitors to Georgia's luxury spa resorts can tailor a perfect getaway. Yoga, aromatherapy, massages and skin treatments are complemented by distinctive settings.

8/29/2016

Agents can now take part in Margaritaville Adventures' first agent incentive program. The program will target prime Jimmy Buffett fan markets and include a 10% commission on couples bookings.

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8/29/2016

Hostelworld Group's $70.7 million acquisition of its principal rival in 2013 has been a drag on the booking platform's performance, raising questions about continuation of multiple brands. Bookings through the Hostelworld site have boomed in recent months, while those through former rival Hostelbookers and other subsidiaries have plummeted.

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8/29/2016

Sam Chang's McSam Hotel Group has purchased the Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport in New York City's Queens borough for $37.6 million from Michael Pomeranc. Chang's firm controls five hotels near John F. Kennedy International Airport, and airport hotel lodging is surging in the city.