Austin may be the capital of Texas, but it is uniquely different from other Texas cities. Travelers can shop for vintage clothing at Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds, take a two-hour van tour of the city's landmarks, and enjoy pastries from Gourdough's food trailer.
To achieve your goals, you have to give back by serving non-profits and your community, Richard Earls advises. When you volunteer, you gain networking contacts, provide goodwill and attract new business.
Alaska Airlines is planning the future of its fleet now that the carrier has acquired Virgin America and its fleet of Airbus aircraft. Alaska Airlines says it will maintain a mixed fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircraft for at least six years, though a long-term decision has not been reached.
American Airlines flew 25 Medal of Honor recipients to Washington, D.C., for National Medal of Honor Day. "American Airlines and our more than 100,000 team members are proud to partner with the National Medal of Honor Society to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the recipients of our nation's highest military award for valor in combat," said American's David Seymour, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
A trip to San Antonio, Texas is not complete without a visit to the Alamo, where a fierce battle with Mexican troops was fought in 1836. Travelers can also participate in such essential activities as dining al fresco along the 15-mile River Walk and shopping for cowboy boots at Leighelena.
Air Canada is offering vacation packages to Iceland as the carrier prepares to launch its service to Reykjavik in June. The seasonal service aboard Air Canada Rouge will feature four weekly flights from Toronto and three from Montreal.
A study from the Pew Research Center finds 69% of Americans think men should have paid paternity leave, while 82% think women should have paid maternity leave. The survey also says most people think employers should pay for this benefit.
The Grand Velas resorts in Mexico are included in agents' list of their favorite family-friendly all-inclusive resorts that suit a variety of budgets and travel needs. The chosen resorts have fun activities for children and amenities designated for adults.
Airports are increasingly offering travelers unique amenities that entertain or showcase regional charm. For example, Colorado's Denver International Airport has an open-air plaza where travelers can enjoy a Denver-themed miniature golf course, plus events like seasonal ice skating and tastings from local distilleries.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes an inside look at air traffic control congestion and how an upgraded, improved ATC system can make flying better for travelers. "The congestion on the ground continues to grow at the largest airports in the country," LeBeau reports. American Airlines executive Lorne Cass says the biggest priority is that the ATC system needs to be upgraded.