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8/23/2016

Katarina Line, a small Croatia-based cruise line, is running promotional pushes to build relationships with more North American agents, especially those who cater to the luxury market. Over 95% of Katarina's sales are a result of bookings by agents, who receive commissions up to 20%.

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North American
8/23/2016

Phoenix, a premier culinary city, offers food lovers an array of healthy, fusion and traditional dish choices. Foodies can enjoy tasting duck confit and some local wine at FnB, Asian-accented meals at Elements and home-style Southern cooking at The Larder and Delta.

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FNB
8/23/2016

If you do a good deed, don't expect any recognition for it, but your kind action could serendipitously lead to an increase in bookings, advises John Frenaye. Giving back to your community could cause others to want to do business with you because of your unselfish investment.

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John Frenaye
8/23/2016

In June 2017, United Airlines will start direct flights between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and San Francisco. United's boardings at the Cincinnati airport are up 44% since 2013.

8/23/2016

Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, has received federal funds to upgrade its taxiway and build a fire station. Gate and ticket counters will also be updated with the $4.4 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.

8/23/2016

Alaska Airlines has started work on its $40 million Anchorage aircraft maintenance facility, part of the airline's $100 million in capital expenditures in Alaska.

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The Associated Press
8/23/2016

An analysis by IdeaWorks and SwitchFly says that rewards programs from JetBlue and Southwest Airlines offer the most rewards for occasional flyers. "For everyday consumers buying the lowest fares, the pay-with-points method embraced by JetBlue and Southwest delivers the best reward deals for economy class travel in the US," said the joint study.

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Skift
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Southwest Airlines, JetBlue
8/22/2016

Travel agents are now able to provide better flexibility to clients booked on United Airlines, as the airline revealed updates to its ticket change policy. Changes have been enhanced to include which airports can be used for rebookings, a longer timeframe for new departure dates and the termination of a weather waiver for certain flights.

8/22/2016

Clients face psychological obstacles when it comes to booking travel, leading them to become overwhelmed with the whole process, writes Richard Earls. Agents should streamline their channels and make their service fast, highly responsive and engaging in order to achieve better sales results.

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Richard Earls
8/22/2016

Capri, off of Italy's Amalfi Coast, is a beautiful island that attracts glamorous socialites and celebrities. Visitors can stay at the luxurious JK Place boutique hotel, dine with supermodels at Da Paolino and shop for high-end fashions on the Via Camerelle.