The AmaDara river cruise ship offers passengers a seven-night adventure along the Mekong River from Vietnam into Cambodia. The ship's crew will teach travelers about the region's culture, history and geography, as well as how to say basic Vietnamese words.
Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced the Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act, a bill that would exempt agencies from the US Department of Labor's overtime rules. "[T]ravel agencies are the very picture of retail businesses and we think it's indefensible that agencies are denied use of this exemption from overtime rules," ASTA president and CEO Zane Kerby said in applauding Rooney's efforts.
Punta Cana is the Dominican Republic's top draw for tourists, but Santo Domingo, the country's capital city, has made changes to become more appealing. The city has renovated its colonial zone and expanded its culinary scene, and plans on welcoming five hotels by 2019.
You are in the travel business, but you are also in the marketing business and it is vital that you market yourself and your services, Mike Marchev writes. To gain results from marketing, you should use marketing tools consistently, incorporate your target audience into your database and increase your free publicity efforts.
Failure to negotiate starting salaries and pay increases is costing women up to $1.5 million in lost lifetime earnings, research has found, with 56% of men and 38% of women reporting comfort negotiating salary bumps. One reason women may avoid pushing for higher salaries is they are less likely to see results than men who negotiate pay.
Alaska Airlines will bring commercial service to Everett, Wash.'s Paine Field, near Seattle, in 2018 following the construction of a new passenger terminal. The airline says it will bring nine daily departures to the airport.
Airlines for America is a sponsor of the Aviation Community Foundation's 2017 Student Expedition, offering more than 100 students hands-on exposure to aviation, including a behind-the-scenes look at JetBlue Airways' operations. "The entire aviation industry recognizes the importance of attracting top talent and supporting the next generation, especially as we continue to grow in both scope and size," A4A's Sharon Pinkerton said.