News Release

The 2013 Flip Flop Report, an annual study commissioned by Expedia of behavior and preferences among beachgoers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia was released last week. Participants included 8,606 consumers across 21 countries who had either taken a beach vacation in the past year or plan to do so in the next year.

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A study shows that time on the road adds value to business travelers lives beyond business and is a source of personal happiness.

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Charlie Leocha, director of the Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), has been appointed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as the public interest representative to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Advisory Committee on Consumer Protections.

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Attorneys representing many of the passengers who were aboard the doomed Costa Concordia Cruise Ship that capsized off the Italian coast in January are filing an Amended Complaint on behalf of thirty-nine individual plaintiffs.

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Among those whose pets have traveled, 74 percent say their animals travel well, while owners themselves also take pleasure in the experience – with thirty-six percent maintaining that traveling with their four-legged friend is always enjoyable, and a further 41 percent saying it often is.

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The 2011 Corporate Travel Policy Benchmarking and Insight study, evaluating travel management trends and policies across North American and European organizations and assessing travel policy effectiveness overall was released.

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The Smithsonian Institution — fondly called “the nation’s attic,” was founded on this date in 1846.

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Who wouldn’t be interested in spending a night in a prison cell without having having a run in with the law? Dining underwater? How about peacefully sleeping the night in a passenger plane despite your fear of flying?

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While Hertz and Avis have struggled, good local, customer-focused service has led Enterprise to the top ranking in size among their rental car peers and now it is the top-ranked company in the rental car category.

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Dr. Beach, aka. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research has named Siesta Beach in Sarasota as the best beach in the the USA.

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