Amtrak's revenue for November was the highest in the company's history, thanks to a record number of passengers during the week of Thanksgiving. Amtrak has recently made almost $17 million in upgrades to its trains, including new carpet, drapery and cushions for seats.
JetBlue Airways has started nonstop service between Florida's Orlando International Airport and Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Florida's St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city, but there is nothing outdated about its holiday offerings. Travelers can stroll through the lit-up historic district during the annual Nights of Lights event, sip wine while taking a carriage ride tour of the city and enjoy artwork at the Grand Bohemian Gallery housed inside Marriott's Casa Monica Resort and Spa.
Using North American tour operators offers several advantages, such as their ability to solve your clients' problems and directly charge your clients' credit cards for tours, Jacob Marek writes. When choosing an operator to work with, you may want to ask them about key features, including a 24-hour emergency contact and marketing restrictions.
More agents are offering travel insurance because of regular occurrences of natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other issues over the past two years, Richard D'Ambrosio writes. As a result, a recent insurance study shows, insurance sales are slowly rising due to agents and travelers becoming more educated about insurance features.
Alaska Airlines on Thursday began new nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Hawaii's Kailua-Kona International Airport.
Hawaiian Airlines on Thursday unveiled a $128 million, 280,000-square-foot maintenance hangar at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. CEO Mark Dunkerley commented: "It's a much better environment for our employees to work in. They're going to have the facilities they need to do what they do so well."
Airlines are helping customers get into the winter holiday spirit with promotions including holiday dinners, special flights and early boarding for passengers wearing holiday sweaters.
Carnival Cruise Lines has started a new marketing push in New York City to get people thinking about a Caribbean cruise. In a warm tent with a live steel drum band playing, New Yorkers are treated to little cans of scented island air and asked to post on social media about the scents.
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