How to choose the best hotel for your trip to Scottsdale

By BRIAN KERR | MALCOLM LOPEZ Arizona State University travel agent Lisa Adams knows a thing or two about hotels.She also knows how to make sure you have the best deals on everything.Adams is the director of sales for the Arizona Travel Association, a group of travel agents.She has been traveling for 20 years and …

Why travel agencies are the new high-tech hoteliers

Business travelers are increasingly taking on more of the financial burden for hotel and motels, and the high-end travel agencies that handle their costs are gaining in popularity.Many travel agents and hoteliers are now looking to be the new hoteliers.“They’re the new breed of hotelier,” said John R. Bogle, president of the National Travel Agents …

How to get to the best deals in travel online –

Albuquerque, New Mexico – The trip from Albuquerque to the coast has become the new normal, as more Americans have become accustomed to flying.And now, a travel agency is hoping to help you save money by giving you more than just an airline ticket.The Albuquerque Airport Authority has announced a new loyalty program, which allows …

Travel agency that charges $15 for first visit to Italy

The first time an Italian tourist walks through the doors of a new Italian-themed travel agency and is greeted by a smiling, bearded woman, the man will have a very different reaction than the first time.Italian tourism company Axiom Travel Agency has launched a new business model that charges the tourist $15 (€14.50) for the …