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2014-09-16 23:05:47

HotelPlanner Welcomes the State of Mississippi as its Newest Government Client. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 HotelPlanner is proud to welcome the State of Mississippi as its newest government client. Under this state contract, HotelPlanner, a non-exclusive, negotiated contract vendor under the Travel Agency Services contract, may source special rates and book hotel rooms for state agencies, plus cost reimbursable contractors and subcontractors on official state business,...

2014-09-16 10:09:02

Vacation planning has changed dramatically over the past 20 years, when even independent travelers would need to step into a travel agent to book flights and arrange stopovers along the way. Today, however, the travelers themselves have the freedom to book flights and accommodation direct with service providers, or to use booking sites to nab special discounted fares and rates. They can also read reviews from other travelers before they go. How the Internet changed travel forever...

2014-09-16 00:20:18

91% of Western Europeans willing to make sacrifices to save money when flying; Travelers under 35 years of age more willing to forego perks and fly longer on LCCs LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Expedia.com®, the world's largest full service online travel site*, released the results of the Expedia® 2014 LCC Airline Index, a study conducted by Northstar that examined Western European traveler attitudes towards Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), a surging sector of the aviation...

2014-09-15 16:20:45

Ticket Transactions Up 2.34 Percent in First Eight Months of 2014 vs. 2013 ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies rose 4.68 percent* year-over-year in the first eight months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totaling $63.1 billion versus $60.3 billion in 2013. Sales for August 2014 were up 1.04...

2014-09-05 08:22:06

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the advice of Horace Greeley who proclaimed, "Go West, young man and grow up with the country," Reserve Direct has done just that with the launch of its new travel website, Reserve San Diego (www.reservesandiego.com). As a popular California destination, San Diego marks Reserve Direct's 12th market and first on the West Coast--not to mention its fourth new travel website in 2014. As with their other destinations, Reserve San Diego...

2014-09-04 08:21:35

Travelers can Purchase Flights, Hotels and Train Seats with Cryptocurrencies CALABASAS, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapAir.com® announced today that the online travel agency now accepts Litecoin and Dogecoin in addition to Bitcoin, and has launched a dedicated e-support line staffed by CheapAir Travel Advisors for digital currency travel advice and questions. In November 2013, CheapAir® became the first U.S. online travel agency to accept Bitcoin, and later, the first...

2014-09-04 00:21:55

New Expedia Tablet App Introduces Industry-First Combined Hotel and Flight Search, Integrates Personalized Travel Data Across Multiple Different Devices BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia.com®, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites*, today released the all-new Expedia® app for tablets. It is available today for free download from the App Store and Google Play. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142765 Expedia's tablet app presents a fresh...

2014-08-26 12:21:23

US Airways Fares Withdrawn from Orbitz Beginning Sept. 1 FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has withdrawn its fares from consumer websites powered by Orbitz, effective immediately. American Airlines Group has notified Orbitz it also will withdraw US Airways fares on Sept. 1, 2014. Corporate clients that use Orbitz for Business to book travel are not affected by this change. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "We have worked...

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2014-08-21 03:30:47

American Friends of Tel Aviv University TAU study finds direct link between online price competition and longer flight times Once upon a time people planned their vacations by booking flights and hotel at local travel agencies. But with the Internet launching of hundreds of online flight vendors, travel agencies have virtually disappeared into the ether — and shorter flights have disappeared with them. In a study scheduled for publication in The Review of Economics and Statistics,...

2014-08-18 16:20:27

Ticket Transactions Up 2.65 Percent in First Seven Months of 2014 vs. 2013 ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies rose 5.15 percent* year-over-year in the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totaling $56 billion versus $53.3 billion in 2013. Sales for July 2014 were up 5.2 percent at...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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