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DEMA Invites Industry To Strategic Visioning Session

(Dive Travel Business News - May 24, 2011) -- The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association invites industry members to a strategic visioning session in Long Beach on Sunday June 5, 2011 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, in conjunction with Scuba Show 2011.

Iceland Volcano Erupts Affecting Travel to/from Scotland

(Dive Travel Business News - May 24, 2011) --  Iceland’s  Grimsvotn volcano, which lies beneath the ice of the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland - about 120 miles east of the capital, Reykjavik - began erupting Saturday May 21, 2011 for the first time since 2004. It was the volcano's largest eruption in 100 years.

(Dive Travel Business News - May 17, 2011) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's new proposal on the disclosure of airlines' ancillary fees through global distribution systems will likely not be announced until next year. However, a draft of the rule is expected to be sent to the Office of Management and Budget in August and will be evaluated until the end of the year.

Longtime Dive Travel Specialist Terri Dold of Scuba Travel Ventures

(Dive Travel Business News April 14, 2011) -- A long time Travel Agent and friend to many in our industry, Terrie Dold passed away most unexpectedly, shorty after five p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011 after suffering a cerebral aneurysm on Sunday morning from which she was unable to recover.  Terri and her husband Gene became Travel Agents for Scuba Travel Ventures in San Diego after owning and operating their own business, Aqua Dreams Travel, for many years.  

 

Above-average Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted for 2011

(Dive Travel Business News - May 22, 2011) -- The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration anticipates an active 2011 Atlantic hurricane season with between 12 and 18 named storms predicted.  The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30.  

Online Dive Magazine "Blue" offers up Caribbean dive destination details.

(Dive Travel Business News - May 12, 2011) -- Blue magazine continues to promote the scuba diving and ecotourism markets of the Caribbean in its current issue, which is now available through various dive centres and tourism affiliates, regionally and internationally.

The second issue, April-July 2011, features Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis, all chosen for their increasing popularity and success in the tourism sector.
 

Tour Operators Feel It's Safe to go back to Egypt.

(Dive Travel Business News - March 19, 2011) -- Less than two months ago, the U.S. State Department called for the evacuation of US citizens out of Egypt as political protests turned violent.  But Egypt's tourism industry is anxious to get its wheels in motion again after grinding to a dead halt, and tour operators are lining up to assure travelers that it is indeed safe to go back to Egypt.

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