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2/23/2018

Air Canada has started direct, seasonal service between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The service will operate three times a week through May 28, resuming on Sept. 6.

2/23/2018

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Maui is planning for the final phase of a three-year overhaul as it observes its 25th anniversary. Renovations include new covered, outside seating at the Banyan Tree restaurant and a new breakfast buffet at the Terrace restaurant.

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2/23/2018

Following a $50 million revamp three years ago, the Hilton Paris Opera hotel is attracting more visitors than ever. The hotel blends contemporary amenities with belle epoque decor, and its signature Le Grand Salon is perfect for socializing and dining.

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Travel Weekly
2/23/2018

Hawaii's popular tourism spots are well-known by travelers, but the state is full of lively neighborhoods and towns waiting to be discovered. Visitors can tour the Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm in Maui's Kula district, for example, and visit art galleries in the Oahu town of Haleiwa.

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Travel Agent Central
2/23/2018

When helping clients and prospects with travel plans, you often must personal questions in order to recommend the best options, but it is important to understand your boundaries, Charlie Funk advises. For example, if a client pays for a very expensive trip in cash, it wouldn't be wise to make assumptions about where the money came from.

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2/23/2018

Agents have to overcome many obstacles when selling cruises, including worldwide uncertainties, miseducation about cruises and an overabundance of promotions, agents say. To handle these issues, agents advise keeping clients updated about travel concerns when catastrophes occur, educating them on the value of cruises and developing a management system to keep track of promotions.

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Travel Market Report
2/23/2018

Diana Birkett Rakow, a vice president at Alaska Airlines, addressed local business leaders at an Economic Alliance Snohomish County event in Lynnwood, Wash., sharing the company's philosophy and commitment to community service. The airline plans to launch new service out of Everett's Paine Field in September.

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2/23/2018

American Airlines will join the Pentagon Federal Credit Union and Fogo de Chao San Juan steakhouse in sponsoring a two-hour benefit concert by Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band on March 2 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Credit Union Times
2/22/2018

Hilton has opened its first double-branded hotel property in Mexico, located in Mexico City's Santa Fe commercial district, the hotelier said. The Hilton Garden Inn Mexico City Santa Fe joins the DoubleTree by Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe, which opened in December 2016.

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2/22/2018

Thanks in part to aggressive global expansion and Air Canada Rouge, the airline's leisure carrier, Air Canada's earnings for 2017 were up 5.2% over 2016 at $153 million. "Our strong 2017 results underscore the effectiveness of our transformation strategy, as well as the success of our global expansion and the power of our comprehensive network," said Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada's president and CEO.

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