Parma, the Italian city that's well known for its ham and cheese, is the perfect destination for lovers of the arts. Travelers can watch an opera at Teatro Regio, view 16th-century art inside historic structures, and learn about archaeology at the Palazzo della Pilotta.
The increasing incidence and expense of data breaches make cyberinsurance a must for the hotel industry, experts advise. The average total cost of a breach rose to $4 million in 2015, according to an IBM-sponsored study by Ponemon Institute.
In the second quarter, Hawaiian Airlines posted earnings growth of 62.9%, boosted by vacation travel and low fuel costs. Net income for the company hit $79.6 million for the period.
Southwest apologized to customers affected by computer technology challenges and announced flexible rebooking policies to accommodate customers at no additional cost.
ASTA announced Thursday a closer alignment with sister association NACTA, with the goal of strengthening supplier relations and membership development while capitalizing on its staff's talents. The integration idea came about at an ASTA event in May, which "was successful due in large part to the strong professional relationships and sales and marketing efforts of Ann (Chamberlin) and Bob (Duglin)," said ASTA CEO and President Zane Kerby.
Other people's experiences and ideas can help you boost your travel business, writes Mike Marchev. You should be prepared to share your thoughts and creative process with your peers and source opinions from individuals who think like you in order to succeed, he advises.
Heavy investment in renovation should be undertaken with infrastructure needs and guest expectations in mind, hospitality design expert Harry Wheeler advises. Careful planning should include maintaining enjoyable customer experience during the process itself.
Red Roof Inn opened its first hotel in Japan recently as part of an international growth strategy that also emphasizes Brazil, Canada and Thailand. The company intends to exceed 500 working properties by year's end.
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