AirTran Airways and Frontier have formed a marketing alliance that will almost double the number of destinations each can offer. The alliance, which is not a code-sharing deal, is the first formed between discount carriers.
A market research firm says that by 2007, online spending on travel will hit $128 billion. This year, travel industry revenue from online sales is expected to be about $85 billion. The firm says the increase will be driven by higher consumer spending and better products available online.
A resort on St. John, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, offers the opportunity for tourists to visit the Caribbean island without harming it. Guests sleep in tent-like cottages made from recycled materials.
American Express Business Travel is launching online tools that go beyond air, hotel and car rentals to streamline travel planning for its corporate clients. The new system will allow travelers to book airport parking, event tickets, package shipping, make restaurant reservations and more.
"Affluent travelers" increasingly rely on the expertise of travel agents to research and book trips that require luxury accommodations, a survey says. Among the findings, 54% of affluent travelers went to an agent to settle on a destination, up from 39% in a similar 2004 study.