Lake Michigan, which behaves like an inland sea, offers beaches and waves, ports, and ferries, writes Rich Cohen. Travelers can work their way around the lake, which is 118 miles across and 307 miles from top to bottom, starting and ending in Chicago, and taking in four states along the route.
United Airlines plans to take steps to improve its on-time performance through investing in technology and training.
A new 67-room boutique hotel will open in La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 15. The Charmant Hotel was acquired for $30 million by Weber Holdings LLC. The destination hotel is one of four hotel developments planned in downtown La Crosse, increasing total occupancy by 392 rooms.
Corporations are considering hosting conventions in the Persian Gulf, but they aren't making many bookings yet. As agents seek to solve the lack of booking executions, this region could be the next big convention hotspot. Almost three out of four associations have considered many Arab countries including Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates for events, according to a study by Development Counsellors International. However, just one third went on to book an event.
There is no magic pill to make travel selling simple and successful, writes Mary Stephan. However, hard work and dedication will help travel agents achieve their goals. Agents should build strong relationships and take their time to strengthen their business, instead of searching for a quick fix or shortcut that doesn't work.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority said a 12.1% increase in airline seats to Maui helped boost tourism to the island in July. Maui hosted 243,041 visitors in July, a 7.6% increase from the same month last year.
Some Rapid Rewards credit cardholders received a special treat from Southwest Airlines. Cardholders had the opportunity to tee up with golf pro Peter Jacobsen at the Pebble Beach Golf Academy in Pebble Beach, Calif., through Southwest's Access Events program.
Delta Air Lines opened a Sky Club last week at San Francisco International Airport that features a wall of windows to watch aircraft departures and arrivals. The 9,000-square foot lounge also features Vietnamese-inspired food such as pho.
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