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3/23/2017

Agents selling all-inclusive trips to Berlin can now offer the Berlin WelcomeCard, a pass that covers public transportation and admission to 30 city attractions, such as the Jewish Museum. The commissionable card can be purchased for durations of 48 hours, 72 hours and four days.

3/23/2017

JetBlue has tapped Momofuku Milk Bar to provide sweet treats to Mint service passengers. Passengers will receive a gift box and pre-arrival cookie.

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3/23/2017

From reducing waste to sourcing local foods to incorporating the sharing economy, Tracy Stuckrath offers tips based on her experience attending Slow Food international's Terra Madre Salone del Gusto event.

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3/23/2017

A Jewish heritage-themed visit to Warsaw can be heavy, so travel agents in the know should add a visit to the Warsaw Zoo. During a guided tour, clients can learn about zookeeper Jan Zabinski and his wife, Antonina Zabinski, who risked their lives to hide more than 300 Jews in their villa and animal cages during the Nazi occupation of Poland. The visit takes place at the Zabinskis' preserved villa, where clients can step into actual hiding places and hear incredible stories of bravery.

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3/23/2017

Porto Elounda, on the Greek island of Crete, is a family-friendly island destination that's less expensive than the nearby glitzy Spinalonga Peninsula. The Kids Ark water park is a great fun spot for children, while adults can enjoy a spa treatment at the Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort.

3/23/2017

Since electronic devices are not allowed into the cabin of flights from eight designated countries, agents should prepare clients for how best to protect their devices in their checked luggage. Agents can suggest quickly retrieving bags from baggage claim, taking a device inventory and properly padding electronics, according to Bob Chambers of CSA Travel Protection.

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3/23/2017

FedEx reported an 11% boost in net income for the third quarter, with $562 million. FedEx Express reported revenue of $6.8 billion for the period, up 3% from the previous year.

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3/23/2017

Alaska Airlines has announced plans to retire the Virgin America brand in 2019. The airline said, "[M]any of the elements you love about Virgin America will live on, paired with Alaska's unbeatable performance and top-rated customer service." Alaska recently announced the addition of 21 new markets and plans to introduce redesigned cabins with new seats and amenities in 2018.

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3/23/2017

JetBlue's donation of $50,000 to the city of Austin, Texas, will be used to upgrade the city's Zilker Botanical Garden. The donation is the result of JetBlue's annual Green City Vote contest. JetBlue's Matt Ketcher said it's all about "giving back to our community and making sure that we're protecting the environment and offsetting our carbon footprint as best as we possibly can."

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3/23/2017

The FedEx Family House in Memphis, Tenn., provides families a place to stay while visiting Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, and the house is now expanding thanks to a $5 million donation from FedEx. The facility is asking for the public to support the $12 million project.