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(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.

OWUSS scholarships 2011

(Dive Travel Business News - September 7, 2010) -- For more than 35 years, the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society and Rolex have fostered the development of future leaders of the underwater environment and are now calling out for new applicants to be considered for the 2011 Scholarships.

IATA reports increased fares to Asia

(Dive Travel Business News - September 9, 2010) -- Asia-Pacific airlines are raising ticket prices in response to a strong economic rebound in Asia, led by China, reflecting growing consumer confidence across the Asia-Pacific region. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that the global passenger traffic to expand by 7.1 percent this year despite a projected easing of the economic rebound in the second half of 2010. 

US Travel Promotion Act begins Sept 15, 2010

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 8, 2010) -- Earlier this summer, the U.S. Government raised U.S. passport fees substantially, increasing the cost for US citizens traveling abroad. This fall, the focus will be on inbound travel with the new U.S. Travel Promotion Act:  This Act, which goes into effect next week on Wednesday, September 15, calls for a $14 fee to be levied on travelers from 36 nations who enter the U.S.

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