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8/21/2018

Three restaurants made their debut recently at The Source Hotel in Denver's vibrant RiNo neighborhood, with the industrial boutique hotel scheduled to begin taking overnight stays Sept. 1. A brewery also is on tap for the property, RiNo's second major hotel to arrive this year.

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8/21/2018

Istria, a lush peninsula that rests mostly in Croatia, offers foodies a variety of culinary attractions to visit. They can enjoy Italian dishes at Michelin-starred Monte, hunt for white truffles to taste at Prodan Tartufi and dine on locally sourced food at upscale Toklarija.

8/21/2018

Royal Caribbean International and The Travel Institute are teaming to offer agents who are master's degree graduates of Royal Caribbean University financial assistance toward the Institute's Certified Travel Associate certification.

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TravelPulse
8/21/2018

In a deal brokered by Berkadia Hotels Group, Summit Hotel Properties sold three hotels for $46.5 million. The transaction involved the Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Smyrna, Hilton Garden Inn Nashville-Smyrna and Hyatt Place Phoenix-North.

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8/21/2018

The addition of more than 600 rooms hasn't crimped hotel occupancy in downtown Milwaukee, though adjoining Brookfield, the next largest submarket, has suffered, according to STR. Downtown demand rose 6.8% in the first half of 2018 while occupancy reached 65%, outpacing the 2015 level even with four new hotels, the analytics firm reported.

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BizTimes Milwaukee
8/21/2018

Entrepreneurs Jeff Burns and Matt Comfort have revived an 82-year-old stucco motor inn in Santa Fe, Texas, that stole Burns' heart during a stay eight years ago. Noted designers Jay and Allison Carroll orchestrated a contemporary Southwestern look with vintage fidelity for El Rey Court.

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8/21/2018

The Charleston (S.C.) Planning Commission granted zoning changes in the first leg of an approval process for a five-star hotel and condominium project at City Market. Two more review boards await developers Somera Capital Management and Geyer Morris.

8/21/2018

Southwest Airlines has more than tripled its corporate sales team, from around 25 to more than 80, over the past year and a half, as well as simplified processes for small- and medium-sized businesses. "We want to reduce hurdles, give tools to the selling teams and let them do what they do best," said Dave Harvey, vice president of corporate sales.

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Travel Weekly
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8/21/2018

JetBlue Airways will grow its Mint service with Saturday flights to destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Costa Rica, St. Maarten and Saint Lucia. The luxury service features lie-flat seats, a self-serve snack bar, signature cocktails and a unique tapas menu.

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8/21/2018

UPS is making it easier for customers in Taiwan to receive deliveries by adding more than 850 "e-lockers" at post offices, apartment complexes and supermarkets. The recent UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study found that around 71% of Asian shoppers prefer to receive packages at alternative delivery locations.

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Air Cargo World