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Feb 03, 2015, 10:13 ET
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Airline Commission Cuts, 20 Years Later: Today's Travel Agency Industry Reinvented and Robust

 February 9 will mark the 20th anniversary since U.S. airlines first capped – and then cut – travel agency commissions, leading...

Jan 26, 2015, 12:16 ET
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Luxury Travel's Top International "Up and Coming" Destinations for 2015 Include Cuba

 While Europe is far and away the most enticing getaway destination for luxury travelers from the United States, the top "up and coming"...

Jan 20, 2015, 10:21 ET
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"Now Is the Time to Travel to Europe" as Dollar's Value Reaches Highest Level in 10 Years, Travel Leaders Group Advises

 As the U.S. Dollar continued its dramatic rise against most major world currencies, including its highest level against the Euro last week...

Jan 12, 2015, 10:48 ET
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"Business Travel" Expected to Increase in 2015 According to Latest "Travel Leaders Group" Survey

 According to the results of the top business travel trends survey from Travel Leaders Group, released today, over 45% of Travel Leaders...

Dec 18, 2014, 13:06 ET
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Alaska Cruises Dethrones Las Vegas as Top U.S. "Destination" for 2015 in Travel Leaders Group's Latest Survey

 Today, Travel Leaders Group unveiled the 2015 results of its authoritative annual Travel Trends Survey.  Based on the findings, there is...

Dec 17, 2014, 15:38 ET

Travel Leaders Group Applauds Move Toward Normalization of Relations with Cuba

 Given today's news regarding the move toward normalization of relationships with Cuba, Travel Leaders Group CEO Barry Liben has issued the...

Oct 09, 2014, 11:03 ET
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Luxury Hotel Travel Bookings Lead the Trends in High-End Travel in Latest Survey from Travel Leaders Group

Today, Travel Leaders Group, released its latest survey findings specific to luxury travel that pinpoints strong bookings in all major luxury...

Sep 25, 2014, 10:58 ET
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Year-Over-Year Business Travel Bookings Increasing as are Number of Clients Flying in the "Front of the Plane"

Today, Travel Leaders Group provided survey data specific to its business travelers in which nearly 86% of those polled stated business travel...

Sep 10, 2014, 14:30 ET
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Travel Leaders Group reveals Fall Travel Trends

 Today, travel industry powerhouse Travel Leaders Group released findings from its most recent nationwide survey of travel agents.  Based...

Jun 02, 2014, 11:52 ET

Nearly half of Americans polled "check in" at work while on vacation according to new Travel Leaders Group survey

 Whether it is the strong American work ethic or a new cultural "norm" at the office, a recent consumer survey by Travel Leaders Group reveals...

May 20, 2014, 10:59 ET

Common Travel Dilemmas Lead to Americans Answering "What Would You Do?"

 While air travel etiquette – or lack thereof – is a frequent topic of conversation among travelers, there are myriad more common...

May 01, 2014, 12:28 ET

Majority of Travelers Satisfied with Airport Security, but Cannot Identify if TSA PreCheck has Improved Wait Times

In the world of travel, airport security continues to be a hotly discussed topic on many levels, which is why Travel Leaders Group recently...

Mar 28, 2014, 14:32 ET

Travel Leaders Group opens United Kingdom headquarters to target European growth

 Travel Leaders Group (, one of the United States' largest travel companies operating in the leisure and corporate...

Jan 27, 2014, 14:26 ET

Top "Money Well Spent" Item Sought by High-End Travelers is Luxurious Accommodations

While "jet-setting" is synonymous with luxury travel, the release of the top luxury travel trends for 2014 from Travel Leaders Group indicates that...

Jan 10, 2014, 12:59 ET

Top Business Travel Trends for 2014

 Nearly 40% of Travel Leaders Group's business-focused travel agents have indicated that business clients will be traveling more in 2014 than...

Dec 19, 2013, 16:07 ET

Travel Leaders Group "2014 Travel Trends Survey"

 Today, Travel Leaders Group unveiled the 2014 results of its authoritative annual Travel Trends Survey.  Based on the findings, the...

Apr 22, 2013, 10:41 ET

Vast Majority of Americans Say "No" to Cell Phone Use and Pocket Knives Inflight According to New Survey

 Later this week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow certain items on onboard airplanes as part of carry-on baggage...

Apr 09, 2013, 13:11 ET

Americans Reveal If They Would Use Tax Refund Money for Leisure Travel in New Nationwide Survey

With "tax day" fast approaching, Travel Leaders Group asked Americans across the country if they would use any part of their tax refund...

Dec 19, 2012, 15:26 ET

Travel Leaders Group "2013 Travel Trends Survey"

Today, Travel Leaders Group unveiled the 2013 results of its authoritative annual Travel Trends Survey.  Over 92% of Travel Leaders Group...

Nov 06, 2012, 10:12 ET

Tzell Travel Group signs deal to merge with Protravel International, Inc.

 Today, New York City's two premier travel companies are announcing that they're joining forces: Tzell Travel Group – a Travel Leaders...