American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Thursday that there are several signs the industry is bouncing back, providing welcome news for both consumers and investors. Parker said that American is investing in its employees and increasing pay.
Vacationers looking for a few relaxing hours in Las Vegas will appreciate this list of five top local spa treatments. The most unusual could be the Watsu massage at Spa, Salon & Fitness center at Bellagio, a 70-minute experience that features stretching and shiatsu massage while floating in a 94-degree private pool.
The Wyche Law Firm is selling a building in downtown Greenville, S.C., to the Kessler Collection. The company will turn it into a 160-room Grand Bohemian boutique hotel with a spa, gallery, restaurant and bar.
Spanish seaside resort San Sebastian is a hotspot for high-end culture, including fine food and modern art displays. Visitors can take a walking tour of Rafael Moneo structures, taste craft beers at Mala Gissona Beer House and seafood dishes at Antonio Bar, and shop for fashions in the Gros neighborhood.
Asia will see 10% of all travel and tourism investment dollars spent in the next decade, according to a report from the World Travel & Tourism Council. China will account for roughly half of that, with countries like Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines struggling to attract enough funding to keep pace with increasing demand.
Travelers considering a Vietnam getaway may want to think about spending some time in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, a well-preserved historic town on the country's central coast. Those looking to see the attraction at one of its cultural peaks should schedule a visit around the town's Full Moon Lantern Festival, which happens the 14th day of every lunar month. "The locals turn off their lights, leaving the town bathed in candlelight," said Noel Cameron, general manager of Anantara Hoi An Resort.
Next year should be an outstanding year for bookings across all travel segments, according to an Ensemble Travel Group survey. Some 62% of participants expect a rise in overall sales in 2017 over 2016, while 65% foresee an increase in cruise bookings.
Since taking the helm in 2015, United CEO Oscar Munoz has undertaken several efforts to engage and invest in his employees, which has resulted in improved performance, enhanced customer service and a new culture that has created momentum for United. "It's just this personal level of engagement that we've been able to bring to the workforce that has created an energy and a momentum," he said.
Starting next year, the Department of Transportation will require regional airlines to submit performance statistics.
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