To maximize your social media engagement efforts, discuss travel dreams with your online fans, according to Passport Online. "You have to humanize your brand, and create content that allows fans to have back-and-forth comments with you," Jeanne Colombo of Passport Online said.
UPS and Inxeption have launched "Inxeption Zippy," an e-commerce platform that lets business-to-business merchants list and sell products, and offers the option of having the products delivered by UPS. The new platform "creates simplified pricing solutions for B2B merchants with limited digital marketing and IT resources to easily manage all aspects of selling and shipping from one secure place," said Inxeption CEO Farzad Dibachi.
American Airlines and China Southern on Wednesday announced an agreement that allows American's AAdvantage and China Southern's Sky Pearl Club members to earn and redeem miles on each other's flights. Loyalty members can also book miles-earning flights on the other carrier's website.
Hawaiian officials, business leaders and the community gathered to welcome Southwest Airlines to its newest destination, citing more opportunities to travel for the residents of the Hawaiian Islands. "They are friendly, and they're passionate about hospitality, and they're excited to be our partners," said Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch. "We welcome them to the islands."
American Airlines Cargo has appointed Tim Isik as director of cargo sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Isik most recently led the American Airlines passenger team's leisure sales business across the UK, Ireland and Iceland.
The beautiful Caribbean island of St. Barts offers a variety of activities for a short stay. Travelers can shop for accessories at the Black Swan boutique, splurge on an upscale seafood dish at Orega and learn about the island's Swedish background at the Wall House museum.
Charlie Leocha of Travelers United writes that there is no need to increase passenger facility charges paid by airline passengers, as proposed by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. "A tax increase, even if painful, could be justified if airports were running out of money and struggling to raise new funds. But they're not, which means there's no reason for DeFazio to make travel more expensive," writes Leocha.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can use their points to book trips to Asia with the airline's Global Partners -- American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Korean Air. This article includes tips for travelers on booking a trip and what to expect when they arrive.
Officials at Alaska's Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport are expecting 68,000 more passengers than last year, an increase of 6%. "We're very excited at the fact that we've got two new destinations we're serving this year nonstop," the airport's manager, Jim Szczesniak, said.
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