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1/22/2018

Since 2012, the average airfare at Tennessee's Memphis International Airport has decreased by $181.29, leading to significantly higher numbers of passengers using the airport for their travels. "Passenger growth coupled with falling fares is a tremendous combination for Memphis. We're continuing to work hard to add flight options to help continue these trends," said Pace Cooper, chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.

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1/22/2018

Fortune's list of 50 most-admired companies includes Southwest Airlines. To create the rankings, Fortune asked executives to choose companies from a preset list.

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1/22/2018

Employees' emotional struggles can interfere with work and pose particularly difficult problems for managers. The best course often lies in making allowances and offering a measure of genuine empathy.

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1/22/2018

Southwest Airlines partnered with Washington, D.C.'s Lucky Dog Animal Rescue to fly more than 60 rescued dogs and cats to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

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1/22/2018

Macau's gaming revenue is expected to reach $43 billion by 2019, thanks in part to a boost in tourism to the area from mainland China, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Visitor numbers are likely to increase when a bridge connecting Macau and Hong Kong opens this summer, while hotels and casinos in the city plan a 14,000-room expansion during the next five years.

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1/22/2018

Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip wrote off $67.1 million as unpayable during the latest fiscal year, accounting for 1.1% of gaming revenue. Meanwhile, downtown Las Vegas wrote off $667,000 as unpayable.

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1/22/2018

Japanese legislators are expected to tackle the issue of integrated resort regulations during their 2018 regular Diet session, which began this week. Lawmakers still need to finalize the details of a Problem Gambling Bill and the IR Implementation Bill before the country can welcome its first integrated resorts.

1/22/2018

Northwest Indiana's five commercial casinos gained new competition recently with the addition of a fourth tribal Four Winds Casino and its 1,800 gaming machines and four restaurants. "We have seen several new casino properties open in this region over the last 10 years, and Blue Chip has continued to compete successfully each time over that time frame," said Boyd Gaming spokesman David Strow.

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1/22/2018

The government has put nearly 103 acres of land in trust for the Shawnee tribe, which plans to build a 42,309-square-foot casino in Oklahoma. In addition to gaming, the facility also will include retail space, a restaurant and offices for the Shawnee Gaming Commission.

1/22/2018

Iberostar has unveiled a new logo and rebranding effort that includes organizing its properties into three segments: City Hotels, Ocean Resorts and Heritage Hotels, which encompasses historic or culturally significant properties.

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