Highly visual and used by scores of millions worldwide, Pinterest is a star player in social media marketing by the hotel industry. "It's a two-way dialogue -- the brand and consumer are connecting more than they have before," social media professional Rachael Samuels said.
Cienfuegos offers visitors a rich selection of Cuba's historical attractions to explore. Travelers can tour the Tomas Terry Theatre, admire the city's cute "gingerbread" homes and enjoy oceanfront views at 1920 Club Cienfuegos.
To offer the independent hotel experience to your clients, you should stay abreast of individual properties and their location offerings, as well as build relationships with their proprietors, hotelier Andrew Benioff advises. You can learn about independent hotels through lodging networks such as Small Luxury Hotels and Preferred Hotels.
Red Roof is wooing franchisees as well as customers with budget pricing as it rolls out its Red Collection soft brand, which it characterizes as upper midscale. The first of the new line, the St. Clair in Chicago, underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation and is set to open Oct. 1.
Beer for breakfast and taps in each of its 32 rooms distinguish the new DogHouse hotel, attached to the US headquarters of Scotland-based BrewDog brewery in suburban Columbus, Ohio. BrewDog co-founders James Watt and Martin Dickie claim theirs as the world's first brewery-hotel.
Massages, classes, therapy sessions, bedtime reading materials and intimate dining are among ingredients of a Happiness in the City Package being offered through 2018 by the St. James's Hotel and Club in London. The luxury property has teamed with an elite massage service and the School of Life to provide what it markets as a respite from the hubbub of the city.
United Airlines is launching a Crowdrise fundraising campaign to support communities impacted by natural disasters and will match the first $50,000 raised. Funds raised will support the airline's relief partners, including the American Red Cross and Global Giving.
FedEx is opening a 900,000-square-foot distribution center in Middletown, Conn. The courier corporation has hired more than 500 workers to staff the facility and expects to do additional hiring closer to the holiday season.
American Airlines President Robert Isom talks about the strength of the commercial aviation market domestically and internationally. Challenges include rising fuel prices and balancing travel experiences to appeal to customers at different price points.
Atlas Air has reached an agreement with SF Express, China's top express service provider, to operate a Boeing 747-400 Freighter, increasing operating capability between China and the United States. "We are delighted to welcome SF Express as a strategic customer and to continue expanding our position in the express industry and the Asia-Pacific market," says Atlas Air Worldwide President and CEO William Flynn.
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