MSC Cruises to launch new agent booking tool

MSC Cruises to launch new agent booking tool
MSC Cruises said it will go live with a new agent booking tool on June 1. The system, called MSC Book, will have enhanced functionality and a clean modern look, MSC said. Booking will involve four steps: selecting the cruise and stateroom, finding …
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Restaurant booking is likely to evolve like online travel, say EazyDiner founders
Based out of Delhi, EazyDiner is India's first restaurant reservation platform that offers expert reviews, curated content, recommendations, special deals, insiders' tips and reservation services. The platform, started by Vir Sanghvi along with friends …
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IASB Staff Recommends One-Year Delay in New Global Revenue-Booking Rule
The staff of the panel which sets accounting rules for most companies outside the U.S. has recommended that sweeping new rules on how those companies book their revenue be pushed back by a year. The new rules would take effect in 2018, instead of …
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MSC Announces New Booking Engine at Cruise3sixty

MSC Announces New Booking Engine at Cruise3sixty
MSC Cruises has announced that it is preparing to launch MSC Book – a completely new booking engine for travel agents. “As MSC Cruises continues to grow in North America, it's critical that we provide our valued travel agent partners with the tools …
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Indian Railways launches ticket booking app for Android, Windows phones
indian railways, railway ticket booking app, railway booking, general ticket booking, tech As of today, rail commuters can use a mobile phone app to obtain general category tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian Railways takes forward its …
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NY State Fair having tough time booking Grandstand acts, director warns
Part of the problem is the yearly challenge of booking popular acts with during the fair's 12-day run, Waffner said. "The other challenge is that the price of artists has escalated beyond belief," Waffner said. So far this year, the fair made offers to …

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Bell ringers left confused by 'phantom' hotel booking in Sherborne
A GROUP of bell ringers is frustrated over a "phantom" booking taken by Sherborne Hotel. The Devon Ringkley Bell Ringers booked accommodation at the Sherborne Hotel for 40 members for late May but were shocked to learn that the hotel has been …
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Now, book unreserved category rail tickets via app
Passengers have the option of topping up the e-wallet at ticket counters or on the IRCTC website using a credit or debit card, the official said. Besides booking tickets, one can even renew season tickets using the app, which the official said will be …
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West End's GYPSY Extends Booking Period

West End's GYPSY Extends Booking Period
Jonathan Kent's critically acclaimed production of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Rose today announces an extension to the run at the Savoy Theatre with booking now to 28 November 2015. Kent's production originally opened at the …
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Before Booking That 'Perfect' Vacation Rental, Make Sure It's Not a Scam
When paying for a vacation rental, be careful of wire transfers and other methods of payment outside the system set up or recommended by the booking platform. I know I've written about vacation rentals recently. I don't want to be redundant, but in the …
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Travelzoo Q1 2015 Earnings Preview: Hotel Booking Might Recover Slightly
Travelzoo launched a new hotel booking platform last year but didn't generate enough traction. Travelzoo is striving to differentiate itself from the bigger OTAs by focusing on customer satisfaction rather than volume of transactions, according to the …
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German stadium causes outrage for booking right-wing Turkish event
On Thursday, the Konig-Pilsener-ARENA released a statement stating that in accepting the booking the operator of the stadium wanted to be fair to every group or organization, regardless of religious, political or cultural background. It said the event …
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Carrick best reads: Ten mistakes people make when booking flights

Carrick best reads: Ten mistakes people make when booking flights
The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick. Ten mistakes people make when booking flights. Not checking passport expiry dates, misspelling names, adding …
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Travel Tip: Booking Flights Through Apps & Social Media
If you thought booking flights with a credit card was straightforward, just wait until you see what technology the airlines are using now. JetBlue lets passengers pay for in-flight purchases using Apple Pay on iOS devices. Later this year, it will be …
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CheapAir becomes first online booking agency to offer direct US flights to Cuba

CheapAir becomes first online booking agency to offer direct US flights to Cuba
26 became the first online travel agency to offer U.S. travelers bookings into Cuba routed through third countries such as Mexico, Jamaica or the Bahamas. It now receives more than 1,000 searches per day related to Cuba, Klee said. But the company …
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Hotels, lodges to inform police on booking details
The City Police have appealed to the hotel and lodge owners to inform the police on the check-in details of strangers, so that a close watch on the visitors to the hotel rooms and the incoming and outgoing phone calls. Police has prepared a website …
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Bitcoin cash, which notably split from the original bitcoin in August, was gaining on its sister coin up until about 2 a.m. ET on Sunday. It later shed about $1,000, and by 11:35 a.m. ET it was only trading up 14.7% at $1,525, slipping back below Ethereum’s market cap.
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Rejoice, Uber riders, booking with Galaxy S6 will now net you a $25 discount

Rejoice, Uber riders, booking with Galaxy S6 will now net you a discount
The crowdsourced cabby service Uber issued a press release, detailing a partnership with none other than Samsung, resulting in a generous promo offer to get them hooked on the cheapo urban transportation solution. Newly-minted owners of the Galaxy S6 …
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Reserve, a restaurant booking and payment app, launches in Chicago
A New York-based restaurant app that competes with OpenTable launches Tuesday in Chicago, offering smartphone-based booking and payment services at more than 20 eateries here. Reserve has been available since late last year in New York, Los …
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Online booking for the 2015 NWT camping season opens Wednesday
The territorial government's online reservation system on, which will go live at 10am Wednesday, allows campers to select and book sites in more than a dozen campgrounds across the NWT. The site also includes cost and power options, maps, …
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Barclays Center Eyes West Coast Expansion for Booking Business

Barclays Center Eyes West Coast Expansion for Booking Business
We’re in the booking business.” Execs want someone on the West Coast, just as they have people in New York and elsewhere who can spearhead industry relationships to help build their businesses. “I think it’s important for someone to be out there,” says …
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By: Leon County Sheriff’s Office
Tallahassee, FL – Attached is a PDF file containing all bookings at the Leon County Jail from April 10, 2015. The PDF can be found below as “Booking Report 4-11-15.” DISCLAIMER : The arrest records are available through this website are public information.
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TripAdvisor gobbles up Brazilian market, acquires restaurant booking site
In terms that have not been disclosed, and for reasons that suggest BestTables was in a poor bargaining position, it was reported with little fanfare on Friday that TripAdvisor acquired Portuguese restaurant booking site BestTables. According to local …
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Business travel is not easy and it is expensive particularly if you have just started your own setup and you

are on a limited budget, here I have six tips for you to save money when you travel for business.

1. Travel in the first three months of the year. January, February and March happen to be less expensive time

to travel, but there are a couple of exceptions you need to make. Leisure travelers avoid traveling in winter

months once the New Year has passed people don’t usually travel much on day like Martin Luther King Jr.’s

birthday or the President Day.

2. Travel through alternative airports.
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rather traveling from these places, fly from Baltimore, Oakland, San Jose or Calif. Low price flights often

fly from secondary airports. So try flying from secondary airports in order to save money.

3. You need to keep a check on the airlines ticket cancellation or changes policies, chances are that on a

leisure trip you might not need to change the dates of your traveling but when you are on a business trip you

might need to make a last minute adjustment. So always keep a check on the cancellation and change policies

or else you will end up losing your precious money.

Useful Tip – If you don’t even want to pay for the coffee you can sit in the parking area of McDonalds and

check your messages and emails.


Spending money on a taxi and bus rides is just another addition to the expenditure, it will be best if you

hitchhike. Hitchhiking is very common in many countries you can ask for a lift if you are heading to a nearby

town or area. Hitchhiking is the best way to get friendly with the locals; you can toss your thumb in the air

and get a lift from the next ride coming your way. If for some reason you aren’t comfortable in hitchhiking

then don’t take a lift and go with the traditional way of traveling, hire a taxi.
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Useful Tip – If you are traveling to Iran, never put your thumb in the air because for them it means the same

thing as the middle finger.
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I love the Big Apple! This is what you would hear from every visitor traveling to the city for the first

time. What can we say about one of the most striking and popular tourist destinations on the planet? One can

largely gather a plethora of reasons that largely compose the fact why New York is on everyone’s mind when

they think about taking up a vacation in one of the most marvelous cities on Earth.
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It would not be wrong to state the fact that many vacationers go by the perception that the world begins and

ends in the New York City (NYC).

The locals take a great sense of pride for being a part of this great metropolitan town where life is always

on the go. It may sound as a cliché to you but the fact you cannot turn your back on is that this city of New

York plays host to a huge number of visitors that take flights to such an amazing city. This is because of

the fact that there is simply no dearth to a number of attractions in this metropolis. So, there is something

or the other for the people from all walks of life.
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Several people don’t have much idea about miles, how they can be availed and how they can be used on

different things. It’s not essential that you can earn frequent flyer miles only by flying, there are many

other ways through which you can earn miles.
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We all are aware of the fact that when you plan to travel you need to keep a watch on your expenses, and make

the full use of every dollar that you spend.

Here is my simple tactics for earning or buying reward miles:
• Getting registered for earning miles program.
• Earn free miles for every dollar that you spent.
• Keep a close eye on promos and bonuses.

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Get Registered For Loyalty Programs:
The first thing you need to do is get registered for a loyalty program and keep a track on the miles that you

earn and have in your account.
I would recommend that you bookmark the places from where you get free miles or you can sign up for airline

and hotel programs. There are free services like Award Wallet through which you can keep a track on your

miles before they expire. This service is available for free but there are also paid versions for it, you can

always get the paid version and keep track of your miles accounts and their passwords. So far I told you how

you can get partnerships and signup for loyalty programs to get miles, now I’ll tell you how you can

maximizes the miles you have earned and bought.
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As per recent reports, travel lovers often plan one or two trips in foreign countries in addition to weekend

getaways. Cheap international air ticket booking and exposure of information in this cyber age are primary

reasons for this emerging lifestyle.
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ticket used to be a quite costly affair, but now it is all about efficient planning and timings. The dream of

travelling abroad can be easily fulfilled by making flight reservations at right time, for right destination

and with the right carrier. Here is a list few tips that can prove to be handy while planning a budget

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Planning Well in Advance

It is an important element of hassle-free travel trips. This is the first step, which needs to be taken quite

carefully as it acts as the primary base. Travellers are suggested to start planning four to five months in

advance. It includes place to be visited, number of days of and the companion. Such decisions are based on a

number of other factors such as the cost involved, and this leads to the second point.
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If you have ever had a flight cancelled, had a boarding pass but were denied boarding because they

overbooked, been bumped just before boarding, sat on the tarmac for hours, or find that your luggage has been

lost or delayed on arrival at your destination, you know how maddening it can be.

This is especially stressful if it’s not just you and now you have a melee of angry passengers looking to re

book. To put it mildly they are stressed and upset and make it obvious, Then you have the drunk and the

crying kids all of which add to the stress level when all you want is to board a plane and get to your

destination on time.

In all of these cases, the airline owes you for your trouble. Sometimes it’s by law and other times it’s just

good customer service – not all airlines are equal in the way they handle a variety of problems. Here are

some of your legal rights you may not know you have..
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Research and Know Your Rights in Advance

So you have been saving every bit for that much awaited vacation with your loved ones! A holiday where you

get to enjoy your stay in a luxury vacation rental is like a dream come true. Sure enough, and why not? The

world all over is dotted with luxury villas and holiday rentals spread across the different continents. So

what are the elements that are characteristic and quite integral to luxury villas rentals?
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Destinations such as Aruba, Cancun, St. Thomas, and Bahamas have an infrastructure that is well suited to

all-inclusive and not all inclusive resorts because there is a wide election of restaurants and amenities for

tourism. Jamaica and the Dominican Republic on the other hand don’t have the tourism infrastructure in place

and are best suited for all inclusive vacations.
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You’ll want to consider carefully before choosing an all inclusive resort. Resorts do vary — some are

designed for couples, some for singles, some for gays and some for families. Some cater to a younger or older

crowd. There are also some that offer clothing-optional activities.

1. Set against great locations and scenic beauty – A luxury holiday rental will definitely have a charm of

it’s own. However, choosing it in the cradle of the scenic beauties of Mother Nature magnify their grandeur

and along with the opulence call for a better enriched stay.

2. World class features and amenities: There are state of the art holidaying properties available with

features that are ‘class par excellence’. They include top of the line facilities which encompass exotic

swimming pools, association with golf resorts to name a few and tie ups with different clubs.

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The most excellent way to discover luxury vacation rentals is by logging onto a website that offers luxury

vacation homes. All you must do is fill in the destination and some other minor details like the number of

rooms you are looking for, facilities, amenities and comforts. Once you have filled in this information you

just have to click the search button and it will bring up a detailed list of all the various properties that

correspond to your specified query. The result will also display the tariff and the various other amenities

and comforts they offer.
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But be ready to pay an extra little as these luxury getaways are exclusive and hence run high as compared to

the regular holiday rentals. But they cost a great deal lesser than the other luxury resorts or hotels. The

final cost will depend entirely on all the comforts and services that you wish for. All additional services

will come at an extra. If you happen to book for a long period of time like an entire month or even maybe

during the off season, you can look forward to a hefty discount.

A few decades back, most airlines enjoyed a monopoly status in their respective regions. However, the onset

of new and cheaper technologies led to the emergence of other service providers in the industry. This further

led to the regulation of the market and reduction in the cost of air travel.
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A few years later, the concept of low-cost carrier came into the industry that acted as a catalyst in

popularising the price-based competition and pushing airlines to offer services at the cheapest possible

costs. AirAsia is one such carrier that played an important role in bringing the benefits of air travel to

budget travellers.

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Domestic and international flight offers by it, in addition to the cheap reservation costs, make air

travelling an economical affair. This Malaysia-based airline serves more than 100 destinations across the

globe and operates most of its flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It recently commenced

operations in India and announced international flight offers for Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok from different

Indian cities to attract new fliers.

Off Season Travel
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The best way to save money is by traveling in the off-season period, many hostels and hotels reduce the

prices of the lodgings. Similarly, travel agencies and tourist guides also lower their cost during the off-

peak season. This is the best time to travel if you are flexible with weather conditions and other things,

because traveling in the off-season can help you in saving money.

Refine Your Bargaining Skills
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When traveling there is no chance that you won’t do shopping. You will shop to buy gifts and souvenirs for

friends and family, so it’s best that you refine your bargaining skills. If you think that the retailers may

reduce the price if you bargain with him, then there is no harm in negotiating. But when bargaining remember

to be as polite and humble as possible.

It makes sense to know your rights before you book. When you are stranded at the airport is no time to start

researching to find out what you are entitled to and what rights you have in the particular situation you end

up in. There are two resources that will help you understand your rights the US Department of Transportation

Airline Passenger Protection Bill and the Air Consumer Flying Rights.
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When traveling the biggest thing you have to deal with is airline ticket. And most of the flights are not always cheap. Finding a cheap air ticket would be a neat skill to learn. This is where the Internet comes in handy.

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The answer is simple really. Online cheap airline tickets sites get their tickets from the company by buying them wholesale. As you may know wholesale spot price. At the online offer, you see that the price is relatively lower than the normal price.
Some cheap airfare sites include Travelocity, Expedia, Preview Travel, Thetrip, Hotwire and Webflyer .. These are some of the sites that are popular and have a good track record for the sale of airline tickets.
Today, there is no specific definition of luxury, especially when you are talking about hotels. Everything

has a “luxury” element in it, starting from the detergents to a coffee blend. But, to an experienced

traveler, luxury hotels have entirely different meaning. To them, leisure means something very indifferent

and specific.
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How Can You Judge Whether A Hotel Is Luxurious Or Not?

The hospitality department mostly considers the star rating of a hotel before giving it the luxury tag. As

there is no specific standard set for a “luxury hotel”, both five-star and four-star hotels can use this tag

with their name. Guests pay extra charges for enjoying this leisure and thus, they have the right to expect

standard services in room, dining as well as ambiance that every good hotel offers.

What to Expect From a High-Class Hotel?
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An Easy and Smooth Reservation Process:

Simple and easy room booking and reservation process, such that customers do not face any hindrance. Whether

you are booking via phone, agent or online the entire process should run smoothly without creating any

inconvenience and misunderstanding. They should sound polite and try to help you in every possible way.

Most frequent flyer applications allow you to earn positive travel advantages primarily based on the variety

of miles (or typically the number of journeys) you fly on a specific airline. Customary awards include a free

ticket or a complimentary upgrade from coach to first class. Some airways additionally present “elite”

programs, which give check-in and boarding priorities, and “affinity” bank playing cards, which gain mileage

credit score when you use them for products and services.
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With a purpose to earn these benefits and coupons you will need to turn right into a member of that airline’s

list. This may usually be performed via a journey agency. There’s no limit to the variety of packages you

could join. Sooner than deciding on which program(s) to affix, examine them cautiously. You don’t wish to get

“hooked” on one agenda by accumulating a excessive mileage stability, solely to be taught that another plan

offers better benefits on your express situation. In making your decision it’s essential to take into


Online booking enabler for hotel Commeasure raises $ 1M funding from Jungle

Online booking enabler for hotel Commeasure raises $ 1M funding from Jungle
Business centric hotel search engine Commeasure has raised $ 1 million seed fund from Jungle Ventures, an entrepreneur backed venture firm that funds and helps early stage startups to scale across Asia Pacific region. The company will deploy funds to …

Singapore Parliament takes new steps to regulate taxi booking apps
Singapore's Parliament has proposed new laws for the regulation of third-party taxi booking apps such as Uber and GrabTaxi, as reported by Today Online. The regulations in question echo the basic regulatory framework proposed by Singapore's Land …
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