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November 2019 Business Travel News

By Travelink on November 11, 2019

IATA: Global Air Demand Continues to Slip

Global air demand grew 3.8 percent year over year for September, according to the International Air Transport Association, outpacing global capacity, which rose 3.3 percent year over year. Load factor climbed 0.4 percentage point to 81.9 percent, which was a record for the month. Even so, IATA executives said September fell short of the industry's long-run average growth rate of 5.5 percent.

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Traveling in a Winter Wanderland

By Travelink on November 1, 2019

The season of joy delivers the gift of quality time with loved ones, away from the daily hustle of busy schedules. Planning how to spend this valuable time is incredibly important. Imagine the excitement and anticipation your family will experience preparing for a destination holiday. Our team of travel advisors stands ready to plan your new favorite Christmas memory and to begin your dream holiday planning, we’ve provided a few favorites of our own. Also, you'll want to check out our video for our Top 5 Holiday Travel Tips before you leave on your holiday adventure!

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Topics: Australia, New, Privileged Journeys, Europe, Luxury, USA, Christmas

October 2019 Business Travel News

By Travelink on October 22, 2019

REAL ID or Passport Required for TSA Oct. 1, 2020

If you use your state-issued driver’s license to pass through airport security, you have 11 months to confirm or secure that you have one with the REAL ID gold star in a circle designation that will be required as of Oct. 1, 2020. Air travelers also will be able to use passports as identification for TSA. However, as many rely on state-issued licenses, the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration are making a push to ensure that all travelers have acceptable identification so as not to be denied access to a flight next year.

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Legendary Transylvania

By Sandy Schadler on October 9, 2019

The mere mention of Transylvania conjures images of vampires, werewolves, and haunted forests. Lying in wait for your arrival, at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, you'll find the home of many myths and legends in Transylvania. My husband and I toured this region before embarking on an AmaWaterways Danube River cruise. This bucket list experience was my birthday present and was truly magical. With all the dark lore surrounding this region, I was surprised at the magnificent beauty and authentic hospitality of the local people and I look forward to returning to central Romania.

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Topics: New, Tours, Castles, Romania

September 2019 Business Travel News

By Travelink on September 12, 2019

Global Load Factor Hit Record High in July

Global air passenger demand rose 3.6 percent year over year in July, according to the International Air Transport Association. In recent months, air traffic has been growing at a slower pace, and that continued in July, IATA noted. Capacity climbed 3.2 percent year over year, making July the third consecutive month in which capacity has grown slower than demand.

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Topics: News, Business Travel