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3/28/2017

A new generation of ski apps augment the scenery with utility, social features and competitive game opportunities.

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3/28/2017

Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, will be offering wellness-themed trips in a partnership with Canyon Ranch starting in May 2017. The Seven Seas Wellness program will allow passengers to pair an excursion with an on-board spa treatment.

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3/28/2017

Toronto, Canada's largest city, boasts a diverse culinary scene and a variety of diverse neighborhoods. Travelers can dine on Asian and Italian fusion dishes at Nota Bene, shop for Canadian-designed fashions in the West Queen West area, and visit an ethnic center such as one of the city's five Chinatown enclaves.

3/28/2017

Sponsoring an event is beneficial for your business because it exposes you to new prospects, John Frenaye writes. If sponsorship fees are too high, you can still get your name attached to events by donating trips, bartering services and offering free accommodations via suppliers.

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3/27/2017

Southwest Airlines executive Bob Montgomery testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, saying an airport tax hike on passengers will drive away customers, especially those connecting to small and rural communities. "I have never seen an airport with a construction need that has not been addressed due to a lack of funding," Montgomery said. He added that while airports want more money, they haven't demonstrated a need for it: "There's an old Texas saying: Never ask a barber if you need a haircut."

3/27/2017

Airlines for America says $1 billion-plus that airline passengers have already paid for security has been diverted to reduce the federal deficit, and these funds should be brought back to their intended purpose rather than imposing unnecessary tax hikes. A4A's Sharon Pinkerton noted the TSA fee hike in the budget proposal "seems backwards." "I think the first thing Congress and the administration have to do is return that money to TSA," she said. "Obviously the amount of the fee increase was not specified in the budget document. We think any amount is too much when you're diverting $1.3 billion away."

3/27/2017

Agents are not seeing cancellations of London bookings by seasoned travelers following an attack on Westminster Bridge, a popular tourism spot in the British capital. "My clients see this incident in context -- this is neither the first nor the last time a lone wolf act of terrorism is likely to take place -- but it is not changing their travel plans," tour operator Kristine Hughes Patrone said.

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3/27/2017

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.

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3/27/2017

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.

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John Frenaye
3/27/2017

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.

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