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States to pursue licensing standard for travel insurance sales

(Dive Travel Business News - October 31, 2010) -- U.S. state regulation of the sale of travel insurance could be moving in a new direction following an agreement among state insurance commissioners to work toward uniform guidelines for travel agents.

Impulse Travel Market Expands, poses challenges for travel pros

(Dive Travel Business News - November 2, 2010) -- The 2010 Portrait of American Travelers - a recent study by Ypartnership/Harrison Group - indicates that irresistible travel offers are driving impulse demand, encouraging more Americans than ever before to take “last minute” vacations.  

(Dive Travel Business News - October 29, 2010) -- It's time to double check ticket reservations.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will launch it's Secure Flight Information procedures next week.   As of Nov 1, 2010, ticketing information must have the passenger's name, date of birth and gender that matches their government-issued identification.

Spa Industry changes with the times

(Dive Travel Business News - November 1, 2010) -- Spas, they are a changin'.  According to a recent article in the New York Times, demand has waned the over-sized opulent spa service at most large hotels and destination resorts. The troubled economy and low hotel occupancy rates have caused hotel spas to scale back plans, adjust their service offerings and create new promotions to keep their spas viable.

TSA Implements New Pat Down Procedures in US Airports

The Transportation Security Administration said it is implementing new pat-down procedures at airport security checkpoints nationwide in the U.S. The TSA called the initiative "one of our many layers of security to keep the traveling public safe," but has so far declined to detail exactly what its new procedures entail.

St. Lucia Reopens after Hurricane Tomas
(Dive Travel Business News - November 03, 2010) --  St. Lucia's airports in the north and south of the island are “fully operational” in the aftermath of Category 1 Hurricane Tomas last weekend, and the island will resume tourism activities on Nov. 5 -- a week earlier than previously forecast.

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