Posted November 14, 2017

Heeding Trump's Drive To Deregulate, DOT Asks Public Which Regulations To Axe

The U.S. Department of Transportation is taking public comments "on existing rules and other agency actions that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension or modification," according to a notice in the Federal Register last month. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted August 15, 2017

ASTA, Travel Tech, Others Back Sabre's Bid For US Airways Appeal

The American Society of Travel Agents, Travel Technology Association, Travelers United and two economists are backing Sabre's appeal of the judgment in the US Airways antitrust case. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 4, 2017

GUEST: ASTA's Mark Meader On Full Content

Concerns surrounding airline/GDS "full content" agreements have been very much in the media of late, and with the prevalence of news articles on the topic, the American Society of Travel Agents reached out to a number of its members to obtain a read on the situation. Read More »
Posted by: Mark Meader | More by Mark Meader
Posted March 30, 2017

Consolidation Drives Latest Wave Of Agency Declines

The number of ARC-accredited travel agencies fell nearly 4 percent from 7,162 in February 2016 to 6,905 last month, according to ARC data. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted February 14, 2017

Regulatory Freeze Raises Questions On DOT Bias Rule Status

A new U.S. Department of Transportation rule that prohibits travel agencies and airlines from biasing flight displays without notice officially takes effect Wednesday. Or, maybe it doesn't. DOT has declined to say for sure whether the scheduled Feb. 15 enactment will occur amid the Trump administration's regulatory freeze, leaving airlines, agencies and distributors in the dark. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted November 23, 2016

Judge Blocks New Labor Department Overtime Rule Opposed By ASTA

A U.S. Department of Labor rule that would have extended overtime pay to millions of salaried workers, including many travel agents, has been blocked from taking effect on Dec. 1, according to a preliminary court injunction issued Tuesday. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted August 31, 2016

U.S. DOT Pushes Ancillary Fee Requirements To A Later Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Transportation has divided its long-awaited Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections III rulemaking into three separate proceedings, passing off a contentious provision on ancillary fee disclosures into a later batch of rules that likely won't be considered until the next presidential administration. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 20, 2016

Labor Department Rule Puts Travel Agents In Sweet Spot For Overtime Pay

On average, travel agents earn salaries that place them squarely in the zone of workers impacted by a new U.S. Department of Labor rule on overtime pay. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted September 9, 2014

ASTA: Revenues Higher But Profit Ratios Lower For Corporate Agencies

A recent American Society of Travel Agents survey found that just over half of polled corporate travel agencies saw first-half 2014 revenues increase from the prior-year period. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted July 16, 2014

Agency, Distributor And Other Groups Continue Fight For 'Transactability' Mandate In DOT Fee Rules

In its proposed rules governing the disclosure of ancillary fees in various sales channels, the U.S. Department of Transportation went short of what some groups representing distributors, agencies and consumers had advocated: that airlines be required to enable the sale of ancillaries in multiple channels, not just disclose their cost. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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