SeaWorld announced travel agents are eligible for a 30% commission on all Discovery Cove bookings completed this year. Discovery Cove is SeaWorld's upscale theme park in Orlando, Fla., and it features several unique activities such as swimming with dolphins and shark watching.
The high-end travel sector has had a very successful year so far, and suppliers in the cruise, hotel and air industries expect to see double-digit growth into 2019. Business is so strong there is a demand for more new agents to meet the needs of the upscale-cruise market.
Spain's Madrid is famous for its top-tier museums such as the Reina Sofia and the Prado, but there are plenty of not-so-famous attractions travelers should visit. Travelers can row a boat on Retiro Park's lake, view the expansive city from the Faro de Moncloa observation tower and feel like a soccer player touring the Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
The most desirable earn-out formulas are clear and predictable, which helps avoid lawsuits and disputes, Mark Pestronk advises. You should consider six factors when defining a formula, including the client base, sales percentages and frequency of payment.
UPS has launched full container load service between Hong Kong and Duisburg, Germany. "By launching this new rail freight connection, UPS is committed to helping our customers in both Europe and Hong Kong grow their businesses and reach new markets." said UPS Europe executive Mike Harrell.
With travelers expected to fly in record numbers due to bargain fares this summer, US airlines and the TSA are prepared to handle the rise in passengers. This summer, the TSA is adding an extra 1,000 officers at screening areas and airlines are deploying heavier schedules, with an extra 116,000 seats per day.
A student-staffed FedEx call center has opened at the University of Memphis Lambuth campus in Jackson, Tenn. "The UMRF Ventures Call Center on our main campus in the FedEx Institute of Technology has been a huge success, and we are excited to be opening our second one on the UofM Lambuth campus," said university President M. David Rudd.
Atlas Air has announced the addition of Jane Lute and Sheila Stamps to its board of directors. "Ms. Lute's in-depth knowledge of cybersecurity and information technology and Ms. Stamp's diversity of strategic and financial experience make them welcome and highly qualified additions to our board of directors," said Robert Agnew, Atlas Air Worldwide's board chairman.
United Airlines is partnering with The Private Suite to offer some travelers a luxury experience at Los Angeles International Airport that includes private security screening, top-tier menus, private suites and chauffeur services to take them directly to the aircraft. "We are excited to offer this new experience for our customers who are seeking additional efficiency, comfort, privacy and the ultimate service during their travels," said Janet Lamkin, California president for United Airlines.
Airlines for America estimates that 246.1 million passengers will fly aboard US airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31. "As the economy grows along with household net worth, passengers are taking advantage of persistently low airfares for their summer travel plans," said John Heimlich, A4A's chief economist.
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