US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

...Most operators are tiny storefront travel agents in the Miami area with names like Alina's Travel Co. and Gina's Travel Services. Those agents then charter planes from carriers like American Airlines to transport the groups.About 170,000...

Priceline extends last-minute bookings

...Priceline.com, the name-your-price Internet travel company, is extending last-minute travel booking to all travel services. The Norwalk, Conn., company officially launched last-minute automobile rental bookings this week. Priceline...

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Rising health care costs encourage innovation

...year in health insurance costs. Co-owner of A&I Travel Services Inc. in Memphis, Tenn., she opted for a new health...including the one now used by Rebecca Martin's travel services company. Called Emphesys, it attempts to cut costs...

American Express lays of 3,300; none cut in Augusta

...off 3,300 workers this year, or about 5 percent of its employees, in an effort to improve the performance of its travel services unit. None of people in the Augusta area who work with American Express travel offices will be laid off. Instead...

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Biz Bits

...Master Specialist Certification from the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau.Details: She works for Trip Quest Travel Services. MAU WORKFORCE SOLUTIONSAward/honor: Named one of the Top 100 Native American Owned Businesses in the US by DiversityBusiness...

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...Washington Road, Evans; $225; (706) 833-7677, juliesos@hotmail.comFRIDAY: Ribbon cutting, Trip Cut Travel Services, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 4424 Evans to Locks Road, Evans...

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...Washington Road, Evans; $225; (706) 833-7677, juliesos@hotmail.comFriday: Ribbon-cutting, Trip Cut Travel Services, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 4424 Evans to Locks Road, Evans...

Renard lauded

...Realtors - Cornerstone.STEVE GRIFFIN Award/honor: Named the top producer for June from SunTrust MortgageTRIP QUEST TRAVEL SERVICES Award/honor: Received the Master Cruise Counselor designation from Cruise Lines International Association

Learjet crash lawsuit returns to state court

...this week. U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr. on Monday granted the request by the jet's owner, Inter Travel & Services Inc. of Irvine, Calif., and its operator, Global Exec Aviation Inc. of Long Beach, Calif., to return the...

Bigger losses for airlines expected

...grow. "This incident is going to cost them billions," said Tom Parsons, chief executive of Bestfares.com, a travel services firm, referring to the airlines. "This is something they've never been faced with. And they are already on a...