Travelocity Business seeks growth in changing industry

“Clearly 2009 was a tough year,” Yannis Karmis,  president of Travelocity Business, said in an interview with Travel Agent. “Among other things it focused businesses attention on their travel expenses and how effectively travel was being managed to produce a return on invested assets. Cost pressures will remain in 2010, as will pricing volatility.”
Karmis, a 12-year Sabre Holdings veteran [...]

Hawaii tourism’s signs of recovery reach Neighbor Islands

the Neighbor Islands, hardest hit by the state’s prolonged tourism slump, are finally beginning to see signs of recovery.
Visitor arrivals and spending rose statewide in January for the second month in a row, led by gains on the Big Island, Maui and Kaua’i, the Hawai’i Tourism Authority reported yesterday. It was the first time since [...]

Travel gurus predict trends for 2010

From’s Clem Bason:
• Travel sales will remain flat; travel deals will continue to improve.
• Hotel prices will continue to drop. Deal-hunters should watch markets such as Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco, where Hotwire expects unsold inventory could be sold at up to 55% off.
• Air prices will stay flat, as capacity cuts [...]