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2/23/2017

The luxury Broadmoor resort outside Colorado Springs, Colo., is joining with a local brewer to create its own brand of beer. Broadmoor executive Krista Heinicke said Red Leg Brewing Co. was attractive for its community roots and its ownership by military veterans.

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2/23/2017

The Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort in Halkidiki, Greece, allows children to experience spa treatments and explore the spa's healing waters at certain times during the week. The resort is the world's first and largest Thermae Resort and features four thermal pools, a sauna, floating sauna and cold plunge walking path.

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2/23/2017

With just 20% of this year's off-camera Oscar nominations going to women, a social media campaign called #OscarsSoMale is prompting discussions about the inherent bias against women in the industry, as well as the federal investigation into Hollywood's policies. "No matter how many giant hit movies come out starring female characters, there still is [a feeling of ] 'Yeah, yeah, but what if that's a one-off?'" Academy award-winning actor Geena Davis says in this "Today Show" video, alongside Academy Award-nominated editor Joi McMillon, director Patty Jenkins and screenwriter Brit Marling, who all spoke about the ongoing divide between men and women behind the camera.

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2/23/2017

Contiki has debuted ContikiU, an agent program featuring 12 online courses covering several subjects, such as destinations, trips, selling techniques and company history. "ContikiU will further enhance our commitment to our valued travel agent partners and provide them with the insight and expertise they need to be successful," said Melissa da Silva, president of Contiki.

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2/23/2017

Chiang Mai in Thailand is a historic but hip city, with a vibrant culinary scene, an array of cultural events and must-visit ancient sites. Creative travelers can tour a 14th-century temple, view art exhibits at Gallery Seescape, and dine with artists at The Gallery Restaurant.

2/23/2017

If you haven't been successful at keeping your business-related New Year's resolutions, amend them to help your business improve, Lisa Iannucci writes. You should focus on developing a niche, staying in touch with past clients, and utilizing social media, as well as traveling to learn about destinations firsthand.

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2/23/2017

The CEO of one of three companies which Hilton Worldwide split into in January says greater agility and tax advantages maximize competitiveness and growth potential for the trio. Hilton's Chris Nassetta spearheaded the spinoff into his own fee-based management and franchise company, along with the Park Hotels & Resorts real estate investment trust and the Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare business.

2/23/2017

The luxury Pan Pacific Hotel in Seattle has been sold for $79 million by Vulcan, the development firm of Microsoft's Paul Allen. The deal with Hersha Hospitality Trust of Philadelphia completes Vulcan's sell-off of a complex in the city's South Lake Union neighborhood.

2/23/2017

Increased resort fees at Caesars Entertainment beginning March 1 will help pay for amenities and catch up with competitors, the company says. Fees will go up at some venues by $1 to $30, and at others by $3 to $35.

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2/23/2017

Hawaiian Airlines has launched a new program called Opinions Take Flight, in which passengers can earn loyalty points in exchange for providing feedback about their experiences. Currently the program is running in the US, but Hawaiian plans to expand internationally in the future.

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