Parma, the Italian city that's well known for its ham and cheese, is the perfect destination for lovers of the arts. Travelers can watch an opera at Teatro Regio, view 16th-century art inside historic structures, and learn about archaeology at the Palazzo della Pilotta.
In the second quarter, Hawaiian Airlines posted earnings growth of 62.9%, boosted by vacation travel and low fuel costs. Net income for the company hit $79.6 million for the period.
Southwest apologized to customers affected by computer technology challenges and announced flexible rebooking policies to accommodate customers at no additional cost.
ASTA announced Thursday a closer alignment with sister association NACTA, with the goal of strengthening supplier relations and membership development while capitalizing on its staff's talents. The integration idea came about at an ASTA event in May, which "was successful due in large part to the strong professional relationships and sales and marketing efforts of Ann (Chamberlin) and Bob (Duglin)," said ASTA CEO and President Zane Kerby.
Other people's experiences and ideas can help you boost your travel business, writes Mike Marchev. You should be prepared to share your thoughts and creative process with your peers and source opinions from individuals who think like you in order to succeed, he advises.
Alaska Air CEO Brad Tilden says he's confident that a $4 billion deal to merge with Virgin America will be finalized in time for integration during the fourth quarter of the year. The Alaska Air brand will remain after the merger, Tilden says, and the airline is currently studying the future of the Virgin brand to figure out "what's attractive to Virgin America customers in California."
Alaska Airlines has announced new direct service connecting San Diego, Calif., and Newark, N.J. This service will begin operating Nov. 21.
Patrick Marsden proposed to Molly Beucher aboard a United Airlines flight from Washington, DC, to Brazil. Airline staff helped plan the surprise proposal.
Alaska Airlines recently hosted 25 Washington fifth-graders for the inaugural passenger flight of its new 737-900ER, featuring a paint job in celebration of Boeing's century in business. Four former state governors and CEOs from Alaska Airlines and Boeing were on board.
JetBlue Technology Ventures and El Al have teamed up to create a new program dubbed Navigator with the goal of fostering aviation technology. Startups in the aviation technology field will be eligible for the program, which will include innovations in aviation safety, baggage handling and scheduling.
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