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2/24/2017

Grand Cayman offers millennials "a sense of place," boasting an entire local culture outside of its cruise port destination reputation, said agent Lindsey Epperly. The island offers last-minute activities, local authentic experiences and enough restaurants to satisfy a variety of culinary tastes.

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2/24/2017

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is expanding and flights across carriers could grow by 8% this year, according to Morgan Stanley. As the largest airline at the airport, JetBlue will continue to "grow thoughtfully" in the market, a spokesperson said, and is planning to roll out its Mint service in Fort Lauderdale later this year.

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2/24/2017

UPS has announced plans for a $275 million project to build one of its global network's largest sorting facilities in Salt Lake City. Chairman and CEO David Abney noted that the company has embarked on the "most sweeping transformation of our network" in its history. The facility should open in 2018.

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2/24/2017

Southwest Airlines will provide 10,000 round-trip tickets this year to people in need of specialized medical care. "We really believe it is our responsibility to give back, and one of the best ways we can give back is through air travel," said Southwest's Debra Benton.

2/24/2017

The sun-drenched tip of New Zealand's South Island has become a mecca for food and wine lovers. The first modern winery was opened in Marlborough in 1977 and today the region is home to more than 120 wineries and 90 percent of the country's sauvignon blanc vines. About 76 percent of New Zealand's total wine production can be traced to this region, making it a tourism hot spot. Clients can also taste nature's bounty when top chefs create remarkable dishes from the freshest local ingredients, including organic olive oil, honey, fruit, produce, local meat and seafood.

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2/24/2017

Trinidad is not a touristy spot; rather, it's an authentic, homey Caribbean destination with a vibrant local culture. Travelers can learn about the country's history at the National Museum and Art Gallery, watch a play at the Big Black Box, and enjoy savory and sweet crepes from the food truck G-Spot.

2/24/2017

If you want to strengthen your client relationships, you need to connect with your clients through caring, trust and knowledge, Mike Marchev writes. You can demonstrate these qualities by showing interest in clients and prospects, looking them in the eye, and answering their questions correctly.

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2/24/2017

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings grew net profit in 2016 by $34 million over 2015. Highlights for the year include the company's acquisition of Southern Air entering into a wet-lease contract with Amazon. Atlas CEO Bill Flynn noted, "With our expanding business base and the ongoing development of our strategic platform, we are well-positioned to grow earnings [in 2017]."

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Air Transport World
2/24/2017

The US Postal Service has extended its express air transport agreement with FedEx into the second half of 2024. "We are pleased to be able to extend this agreement and to continue the outstanding service that FedEx Express has provided to the USPS for more than 16 years," FedEx Corp. executive David Bronczek said.

2/24/2017

United Airlines' route from San Francisco to Xi'an, China, would mark the first nonstop trans-Pacific route to Xi'an operated by a US airline. The route is still pending governmental approval.

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