The Riviera Palm Springs in California will join Starwood Hotels' Tribute Portfolio next month. The resort, which is undergoing a multimillion-dollar upgrade, includes an 11,000-square-foot spa, 398 guestrooms, three outdoor pools and Circa 59, its signature restaurant.
Building and managing Facebook successfully takes work, but travel agents can reach out to a huge client network with five easy strategies, advises Lori Hardegree. To encourage more client engagement, agents should keep posts short, post simple videos, ask easy questions, stop putting the focus on making a sale and post often.
Certain island resorts offer guests the chance to visit beautiful beaches and experience new cultures in a peaceful setting with fewer crowds. Lesser-known destinations such as Barbuda, Grenada and the British Virgin Islands are ideal places to discover gorgeous scenery and tranquility in the Caribbean and Latin America.
An advertising campaign from Southwest Airlines touts the carrier's "transfarency," The airline defines the word as a philosophy "in which customers are treated honestly and fairly, and low fares actually stay low." "It's time to remind people that there's a different airline out there," said Kevin Krone, the carrier's chief marketing officer.
The Department of Justice is unsure of how to regulate industries where all price and supply data is available to consumers, which has led it to scrutinize the fare practices of US airlines for decades, former American Airlines executive Rob Britton writes. "Thanks to the Internet, customers have instant information to every airline's fares, rules, extras, the works," he writes.
Chung Mak has been hired by Atlas Air as its new vice president APAC for sales and marketing. "We continue to grow and strengthen our business on a global basis, and Chung's deep industry knowledge and experience will help us further develop our presence in the Asia-Pacific region," said Bill Flynn, president and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide.
A4A President and CEO Nick Calio said that Congress forcing airline customers to pay for the Highway Trust Fund, or anything else unrelated to air travel, is a bad idea that should have never gotten off the ground.
"Congress's plan is a money grab that completely ignores the rights of airline passengers, who already pay too much in taxes and fees to the federal government every time they fly," Calio wrote in an op-ed in The Hill. "The burden to fund the highway trust fund should not fall on the shoulders of airline passengers. Congress can and should fix its mistake. Those who fly are counting on them to do so," added Calio.
Passenger traffic for Southwest Airlines increased 11.4% in September. Capacity rose 8.4% for the Dallas-based company that now operates 180 daily flights at Love Field.
United Airlines in April will launch a nonstop flight from Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco. "This is a response to demand from our customers for direct flights to one of the United States' most popular business and tourism destinations, with the added benefit of convenient onward connections from our San Francisco International hub," said Avi Friedman, United's managing director of sales in Israel.
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