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2012-06-11 10:22:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC announced today that the company's Board of Directors voted to approve revisions made to the ARC Agent Reporting Agreement (ARA). The ARA is the three-party contract between a travel agency, ARC, and ARC participating carriers, defining the requirements to receive and maintain ARC accreditation. The Board endorsed the revised ARA, which will go into effect July 2013, during its semi-annual meeting in Chicago. This effective date will allow all...

2012-05-07 06:21:41

ARLINGTON, Va., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC announced today that the company's Joint Advisory Board for the Agent Reporting Agreement (JAB-ARA) has endorsed significant updates to the Agent Reporting Agreement (ARA). The ARA is the three-party contract between a travel agency, ARC and ARC participating airlines, which defines the requirements to receive and maintain ARC accreditation. Initially written in the early 1980s, the agreement had become unwieldy and challenging to navigate, and...

2011-12-22 03:20:00

Dominican Republic Escorted Tours is establishing a âœgreen teamâ to help guide efforts to GREEN their business. (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Dominican Republic Escorted Tours, a subsidiary of Ocean View Travel Agency and a green member of Asta, is making every reasonable step necessary to becoming green. The Green Members of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) recognize that fighting against global warming is going to be of crucial importance in...

2011-02-15 07:47:00

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, today announced that ASTA Marketing Services, Inc. (AMSI) has selected mPassport®, the worldwide medical concierge, as a preferred service that allows ASTA members to give their clients peace of mind no matter where their travels take them. mPassport is a mobile and online service that helps travelers find carefully selected, English-speaking doctors in more than 180...

2011-01-20 07:15:00

More than 115 Founding Members of Open Allies for Airfare Transparency Include Largest U.S. Travel Sellers, Major Trade Organizations, Corporate Travel Departments from Companies Including Dell, Oracle, News Corp. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 115 of the nation's largest travel companies and organizations today launched Open Allies for Airfare Transparency, an industry-wide effort to urge major airlines to share all of their fare and ancillary fee...

2010-12-15 12:11:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), Business Travel Coalition (BTC) and American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama praising his leadership, and that of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, for working to make all airline fees visible to consumers before they purchase a ticket. Text of the letter follows. President Barack H. Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear...

2010-09-23 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), Business Travel Coalition (BTC) and American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today submitted signatures from more than 50,000 travelers on a petition urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to require airlines to share all of their ancillary fees through every booking channel in which they participate. "Only two weeks ago, we asked travelers to tell us how they felt about hidden airline fees, and we...

2010-09-07 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), Business Travel Coalition (BTC) and American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today released the results of an online survey of 1,396 travelers showing widespread surprise and anger over hidden airline fees for services such as checked baggage, advance seating and priority boarding. Responding to traveler anger, the groups announced the launch of a new website, http://MadAsHellAboutHiddenFees.com, that will allow...

2010-08-06 15:48:00

HONOLULU, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Travel of Hawaii's network of travel agent clients has just surpassed the $100 million landmark in cumulative online sales. Panda Travel of Hawaii, the largest and oldest travel agency in Hawaii, also has the largest network of Hawaii travel agent clients that purchase travel inventory on a wholesale basis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100806/LA47291LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100806/LA47291LOGO) "Virtually...