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1/23/2017

Unused utility space has been converted into a quiet room for guests at Oregon's Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, complete with soothing lighting, religious materials and yoga mats. The feature was inspired by accommodations the hotel had made for nursing mothers on its staff.

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1/23/2017

Chicago's Radisson Blu Aqua hotel is launching a "modern tea menu" for 2017, while Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, has created a "Russian tea service." The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee is offering an all-silver afternoon tea service, tea butler included.

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1/23/2017

There are plenty of ways for agents to successfully increase bookings to Waikiki in Oahu, Hawaii, including marketing to a variety of avid travelers and millennials. Agents should also have expert knowledge of Waikiki's hotels, highlight the destination's memorable experiences and run a monthlong promotion.

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TravelAge West
1/23/2017

Galle is a beautiful beachfront city that appeals to bohemian, stylish travelers to Sri Lanka. Visitors can stay at the inconspicuously chic Fort Bazaar hotel, dine on traditional local dishes at the Amangalla hotel and shop for artwork created by local artists at KK the Collection.

1/23/2017

When agents understand that their mission is to help others travel, their business becomes client-centric, writes Richard Earls. It is best to share in your clients' excitement and enthusiasm during the planning process by showing your eagerness to help them.

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1/23/2017

Analysts say United Airlines is poised to boost financial performance under the leadership of company President Scott Kirby. "It seems clear his handle on [United's] business is growing firmer by the day," says Wolfe Research analyst Hunter Keay.

1/23/2017

Nearly three-quarters of airline chief financial officers surveyed by the International Air Transport Association say passenger numbers will increase in the coming year.

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Air Transport World
1/23/2017

Anchorage-based Capt. Jodi Harskamp will undergo surgery in March to donate her kidney to Jenny Stansel, a colleague and flight attendant for Alaska Airlines. "Jenny is a fabulous person. I'd like to see her stick around for a long time," said Harskamp.

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Alaska Airlines Blog
1/23/2017

RW Development and Jacobs Entertainment have reportedly reapplied to build casinos on sites along the Mississippi's Gulf Coast. The developers' previous applications to build on those sites had been denied.

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1/23/2017

An estimated $800 million project proposed for Clark County, Nev., would create a 130-acre facility south of the Las Vegas Strip featuring a casino, a 640-room hotel and various extreme sports. Developer Josh Kearney says The Edge will include lakes for surfing and wakeboarding, an indoor skydiving facility, space for off-road dirt biking, zip lines, rock climbing and bungee jumping.