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1/16/2017

Iceland's Design Hotels displays its versatility with two properties tailored to the country's distinctive ambience. The recently renovated ION Luxury Adventure Hotel reflects the stark beauty of the Mount Hengill area, while the 101 Hotel in urban Reykjavik still shows its origins as a 1930s office building.

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AsiaOne News
1/16/2017

Southwest Airlines hopes the Trump administration keeps commercial travel between the US and Cuba open for business. "Those flights have high demand both from the US and from Cuba and obviously we're hopeful that we can continue to operate them," said Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly.

1/16/2017

Peter Neffenger, a retired Coast Guard admiral, has left his post as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration as President-elect Donald Trump searches for a replacement. Neffenger, David Olive writes, will be remembered for his improvements to TSA, including the creation of a training academy and an operations center to make security checkpoints smoother for passengers.

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Security Debrief blog
1/16/2017

ARC's new sales tool, the Carrier Ancillary Matrix, matches airlines with ancillary products and global distribution systems in an easy-to-use table format. Agents can use the free tool to sell more products in an efficient manner.

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Travel Weekly
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1/16/2017

The towns of Goodsprings and Primm in Nevada cater to history buffs looking to experience spirits in this world and beyond. Travelers can stay at moonshine-inspired Whiskey Pete's and attend the paranormal investigation Haunted Lockdown to summon the ghost of actress Carole Lombard.

1/16/2017

Consumers looking for an agent don't need to be sold on travel, but they do need to be sold on trusting the agent's ability to direct their selection process and help them to make logical decisions, writes Richard Earls. Agents must radiate empathy and a client-centric perspective to get clients to trust them, which will lead to sales.

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Richard Earls
1/16/2017

Uncertainty has lessened but supply remains a drag on hotel growth as foreseen by two industry experts. Home-sharing and minimum wage increases loom as challenges to profitability.

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Airbnb
1/16/2017

One expert predicts that New York City lodging will continue an upturn that began in late 2016 after several years of decline in revenue per available room. An evident slowdown in home-sharing will help greatly, says Lauro Ferroni, JLL senior vice president.

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Forbes
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Lauro Ferroni
1/16/2017

Town officials will weigh whether two proposed developments, each combining a hotel with residences and restaurants, can be viable near one another in Coolidge Corner in Brookline, Mass. A decision on necessary zoning changes is expected in fall.

1/16/2017

FedEx Express is hiring 600 permanent, part-time workers at its World Hub inside Tennessee's Memphis International Airport and hosted a winter job fair on Saturday. "With nearly 12,000 employees working in operations, new opportunities are created for reasons including the fact that current employees promote into other positions or relocate to other areas," said Michael Bielskis of FedEx Express.