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6/23/2017

Norwegian Pearl will host the four-night Walker Stalker Cruise in January, sailing from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, in January. Many stars from "The Walking Dead" TV show will be aboard for the annual cruise, including Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus.

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6/23/2017

Southwest Airlines is poised to add its 11th international destination with a flight to Turks and Caicos, increasing the airlines' growing presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. The airline has increased revenue from international flights by 69% in two years.

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6/23/2017

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the US, but it is big on education, culture and beach life. Travelers can tour Brown University, see works of art at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and enjoy the beaches on Block Island.

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6/23/2017

ASTA has used several successful strategies in its campaign to raise consumers' awareness of agents, and the release of its "How America Travels" study next month will become the focus of the campaign. "It will help us get our foot in the door to some media outlets we don't have a strong relationship with. It's a tool for media engagement because consumer awareness happens in the consumer media," Erika Richter, ASTA's director of communications, said of the study.

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6/23/2017

Blog writing requires a careful plan designed to captivate, capitalize and capture, Catherine Heeg writes. Tactics to use include captivating your audience with photos that include attention-grabbing captions, capitalizing on your relationship with your audience by including social media sharing buttons, and capturing the audience's attention with creative headlines.

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6/23/2017

Consumers are looking for agents who are experts, instead of agents who a play a "traditional" role, and the best way for agents to meet this demand is to specialize in a niche, Gifted Travel Network's Lisa Fletcher says. Targeting the right market that fits your niche is key to attracting prospects, she says.

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6/23/2017

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu stated that the company's commitment to staff to invest in training, the product and the customer experience are still a priority.

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6/23/2017

A new Airlines for America report highlights the job boost the industry is providing to the US economy, growing jobs at more than twice the rate of the economy as a whole.

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6/23/2017

American Airlines' new Terminal 8 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport features top-end shops from the likes of Chanel, Kiehl's and Jo Malone. The shops bring "an entirely new shopping experience that really caters to our modern, sophisticated customers and they're loving it," said American's Mike McKanna.

6/22/2017

Carnival Cruise Line engaged visitors live on Facebook on Wednesday with a promotion that debuted a weather-forecasting sloth named Bill. It was a mystery how the mystical sloth would predict how long summer's warm weather will last.

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