Travel Business News - North America.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Travel Business News North America) Jan 8, 2012Airlines Reporting Airlines Reporting Corp. Names Reitz as Chairman. The Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) said it has named Bonnie Reitz as chairman of its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Reitz will succeed David Landuyt, who will assume the honorary position of chairman emeritus in recognition of his 24 years of service on the board. OOn behalf of the ARC board of directors, we are delighted to welcome Bonnie as chairman,O said Mike Premo, ARCOs president and CEO. OHer background and experience on the air carrier side of our industry, coupled with her appreciation of the value of travel agencies, uniquely qualify her for this role.O A veteran of the travel industry, Reitz began her career at Eastern Airlines in 1977. She is founder and president of InsideOut-Culture to Customer, a management consulting firm based in Saint Petersburg, Fla. She also was part of the turn-around team at Continental Airlines, where as senior vice president of marketing, sales and distribution, she focused heavily on rebuilding the airlineOs relationships with travel agencies. Reitz also held executive posts at System One. OARC is a unique and vital organization, which through its many innovations over the years, has helped airlines and travel sellers work smarter, faster, and more economically,O said Reitz. OFrom my due diligence and exposure to ARCOs executive team, itOs clear that ARC today is positioned to be an even more important contributor to the industry going forward. I am looking forward to working closely with the ARC board, Mike, and the companyOs executive team as we continue to expand and offer valuable new products and services to the travel industry and beyond.O Jan 3, 2012 Blue Sky Tours Blue Sky Tours Launches January Booking Bonus for Agents. Blue Sky Tours, a leading Hawaii wholesaler, said it is offering a USD50 booking incentive for travel agents. Agents who book Blue Sky Tours electronically in the month of January either through Blue Sky ToursO travel agent only website or VAX VacationAccess can earn an extra USD50 per booking. OWe recognize that January is the start of our busy season and there can be longer hold times on the phone,O said Susan Kownacki, director of sales and marketing for Blue Sky Tours. OBy utilizing our online booking tools you will be able to book faster and earn a booking bonus.O Agents need to use the promo code JANWEB when making a booking online to earn the USD50 per booking. The booking window for this promotion is through Jan. 31, 2012, for travel through Dec. 15, 2012. To qualify for this promotion the minimum hotel stay is five nights. By utilizing the website agents can avoid hold times during the busy season as well as boo...