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7/18/2018

A new business and lifestyle center called The Circle is under construction near Switzerland's Zurich Airport, and it's expected to increase tourism, Martin Sturzenegger of Zurich Tourism said. The Circle is set to open in 2020 and will include many features such as an art attraction, high-end retail shops and conference facilities.

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7/18/2018

Riga offers many interesting attractions for visitors looking to explore the cultural side of Latvia's trendy capital. Travelers can tour the Hanseatic old town on foot, listen to live music at Kanepes Cultural Center and behold the architecture of the National Library of Latvia.

7/18/2018

There are several steps agents can take to achieve a million dollars in sales. Agents who have accomplished this feat advise specializing in a niche, participating in familiarization trips and selling your authentic self.

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7/18/2018

Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines, attributes the earnings success of the company to the nimbleness of the airline and its employees, enabling them to continue to deliver great customer service and operate efficiently throughout the network. "Our customers and our customer service are coming back really positively, so it is nice to have wins quarter after quarter for the people of our company," Munoz said.

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7/18/2018

The US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that domestic airfares cost an average of $346 in the first three months of the year, about 3.7% less than the same period in 2017.

7/18/2018

American Airlines has again added year-round, weekly flights between LaGuardia Airport in New York and Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas. The service will start Dec. 22.

7/18/2018

American Airlines is launching the Spafax Profile Skill for Alexa, which allows users to ask about available in-flight entertainment options.

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7/17/2018

The Real ID Act, which becomes effective Oct. 1, 2020, will require all travelers residing in the US to carry Real ID verification when traveling, Tammy Levent writes. The act was created in 2005 and is designed to help reduce identity fraud.

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7/17/2018

Due to high demand and low supply, there have been several recent acquisitions in which retail agency sellers scored very good prices for their businesses, according to Bob Sweeney of Innovative Travel Acquisitions. "Sellers are getting higher multiples than they ever have in my career, and they're getting better terms than they've ever gotten before," Joselyn Consulting Group's Robert Joselyn said.

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7/17/2018

Thailand is a country full of worthwhile, less-frequented destinations, according to Kittipong Prapattong of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Travelers can examine ancient settlement ruins in the Chiang Rai province, relax at the tranquil beaches of Koh Mak island and attend a wellness retreat on Koh Phangan.

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