A New Orleans Guide to Romance

EMILY HARTENSTEIN | March 12, 2019

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Jasmine-scented, musically inspired and tastefully delicious are some of the ways to describe New Orleans and why this destination sets the perfect stage for romance. Full of charm, New Orleans is bursting with dreamy things to see, experience, eat and drink.Come visit and see the sparks fly!

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The Travel Technology Company (TTC)

The Travel Technology Company (TTC) is a subsidiary of The Handa Travel group. The Handa Travel group was established some as far back as 1976, consists of several divisions, S-trip.com (Handa Student Travel is one of the 50 top best managed companies of Canada for 2013), handatravel.com (Consumer choice award for excellence for the last 17 years), GlobalNetFares (Consolidation) and TTC. Even though the appellation of "TTC" has been adopted in 2012, has been developing Travel Technology since 1997 (from Sabre Scripts to our present TTC), producing Sabre-approved IBEs (Internet Booking Engines) like: TFE (The Flight Engine B2B - B2C - B2B2C), AFS (A Sabre RedApp, "Air Fare Shopper").

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