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Sunny Days

CLIA Agent Outlook: Majority See Growth In All Segments

Over 75% of 700 North American CLIA agents surveyed expect continued growth in sales through 2017. The 4th quarterly CLIA Agent Outlook survey of the year found an optimistic mood, with over 80% saying sales are stronger than this time last year. The survey results also found overall spending is up across all 4 major cruise segments. Open JawOJ

Room For Savings

Policy Enforcement Could Cut Biz Travel Spend By 15%

Businesses could cut travel spend up to 15% by enforcing travel policies says new CWT research. The study found the biggest reasons employees don’t follow policy is because they rarely consult the rules or are driven by loyalty programs or personal preference. There are valid business reasons sometimes too, which the study calls ‘forgivable non-compliance.’ BuyingBusinessTravel

Island Hopping

Karisma Plans To Double Room Count By 2021

After a year that saw the debut of several new resorts, Karisma Hotels & Resorts plans to add 9 properties to its current portfolio of 26 - virtually doubling its room count to just under 10,000 by 2021. The focus will be on significantly extending Karisma’s reach beyond Mexico. “We are really going to raise the bar in the Caribbean,” said exec Daniel Scheiman. TravelPulse

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