FedEx plans to award $60,000 in grants to small businesses in Singapore and Hong Kong. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest launched in the US in 2012, and the company is expanding it to international locations this year.
Travel agents shouldn't assume their work is done when they complete a first sale for a client, advises Mike Marchev. It is best for agents to always be planning for future sales with the same client. If they are still taking bookings from the same client in decades to come, their business will be very profitable.
Carnival Corp. aims to enhance passengers' access to high speed Internet. The company announced on Wednesday it would expand the Wifi@Sea system on the majority of its 100-strong fleet across 10 global brands throughout 2016. The new Internet connection should be up to 10 times faster for guests.
As the polar ice melts in warmer weather, larger ships are able to visit Nome, Alaska. This melting process marks the start of the Arctic cruise season. Passengers keen to visit the little-known city will find it's more accessible now, with a greater scope of excursions. Travelers enjoy sailing through the Artic because they are able to spot large wildlife, including polar bears, whales and walruses.
Detroit has gone through some positive changes recently and is proving popular as a must-visit travel destination with international tourists, especially German tourists. Do-it-yourself art, interesting locals and affordable food including $3 beer make this city a great place to visit on a budget.
IdentoGO, a private company that screens travelers for enrollment in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, will expand its hours at Indianapolis International Airport to include Saturdays. The expanded hours are expected to allow the enrollment center to process 2,300 more travelers per month.
The Delta Air Lines Foundation awarded $150,000 to West Michigan Aviation Academy for the purchase of a Cessna 172. "The airline industry will need qualified employees in the coming years, and WMAA has the capacity to produce talented future leaders," said Gil West, chief operating officer for Delta.
General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee welcomed seventh-graders on Thursday to tour Southwest Airlines operations. The students observed pilots, baggage handlers and mechanics at Southwest.
Air Canada plans to offer passengers the option to purchase half-price seats for musical instruments. Musicians will also have the option of preboarding so they may safely store instruments overhead.
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