Oslo, Norway's capital, is transforming from a nature center to a destination rich in art, culture and cuisine. Visitors can enjoy a ballet performance at the Oslo Opera House, see contemporary art at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and dine on butter chicken at Der Peppern Gror.
Travelport is right on schedule to promote bookings through the New Distribution Capability application programming interface in the coming months, chief executive Gordon Wilson said. Airlines will be able to use NDC to customize offers and sell all products via travel agencies.
Maximizing a website launch for home-based agents is critical for increasing their visibility and attracting prospects, Richard D'Ambrosio writes. Developing a well-defined brand, noting what makes the business unique and seeking advice from marketing professionals are key when starting a website, according to industry experts.
When you do something that prevents clients and prospects from heeding your advice, that sends up a red flag, Mike Marchev writes. Following up, staying knowledgeable about the industry and recognizing what you don't know are ways to avoid this.
Mark Dunkerley, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines for the last 15 years, officially steps down at the end of this month. In this interview, he talks about the transformation of the airline, his love of flying and Hawaiian's future. "I love this place. I'm a huge fan of everything about our community and I'm an optimist about its future. I want to have a front row seat to see how our community develops in the years to come," Dunkerley says.
Airlines for America reports that nearly one of every two Americans flew at least once in 2017, up from only 25% in 1977. Most were satisfied with their air travel experience, with 37% of surveyed travelers reporting they were "very satisfied" with their air travel experience.
Passengers will have another option between Tennessee's Nashville International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, after Southwest announced its third-quarter schedule which included a new nonstop option between the two destinations. "This new route brings competition to that market and provides additional options for our passengers," said Doug Kreulen, CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.
The 2018 Epicenter Logistics Accelerator, sponsored by FedEx, is taking applications. The program provides funding, programming and networking opportunities for startups looking to commercialize technologies in supply chain and logistics.
On March 16, United Airlines flight attendants will start using new designer luggage by Tumi. The bags are part of a uniform refresh that includes new apparel designed by Brooks Brothers.
FedEx interviewed Tahirah Lamont Brown on her journey to become the company's first female African-American pilot. "I ... tell young people to not allow negative attitudes to affect you," she said. "We can be our biggest barriers at times. We have to overcome our own personal barriers to achieve our goals."
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