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5/23/2018

Amtrak travel for July is already up compared to last summer, and more than 320,000 passengers are expected to ride Amtrak during the Memorial Day holiday period, the company said. In preparation for this heavy demand, Amtrak is directing attention toward its most-used Acela Express, Pacific Surfliner and Northeast Regional trains.

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5/23/2018

In 2017, 62% of agents worked as independent contractors, whereas 71% of agents were classified as employees in 2009, according to a study by The Travel Institute. The shift is being fueled by newbies drawn to the lifestyle of independent contractors, The Travel Institute President Diane Petras said.

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5/23/2018

Cayos de Villa Clara, which consists of the islands of Ensenachos, Las Brujas and Santa Maria, is perfect for travelers seeking rest and relaxation in Cuba. Travelers can spot flamingos and other birds at the Buenavista Biosphere Reserve, enjoy the sounds of the Conga La Salsa Band in the town of La Estrella and take a stroll along the beach at the Dhawa hotel.

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5/23/2018

Social platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter allow you to analyze your followers' top interests and use those data to enhance your sales and marketing efforts, Catherine Heeg advises.

5/22/2018

Air Canada on May 17 added four new daily nonstop routes between Canadian and US cities: Montreal-Baltimore/Washington; Vancouver-Sacramento, Calif.; Toronto-Providence, R.I.; and Montreal-Pittsburgh.

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5/22/2018

Universal Orlando Resort has debuted several new attractions and dining options for summer visitors. New additions include the Fast & Furious -- Supercharged entertainment complex and Universal's version of the Voodoo Doughnut shop, with more than 50 types of unique doughnuts.

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5/22/2018

To meet consumer demand for luxury camping, aka glamping, a variety of upscale camps have popped up across Tanzania. For example, the Highlands in Ngorongoro features canvas and glass domes that offer great views of the Serengeti, and Jabali Ridge provides guests with spa treatments as part of the wilderness experience.

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Travel Weekly
5/22/2018

For newlyweds seeking to experience a honeymoon like the one Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are enjoying, Europe offers a variety of castles, chateaus and manors. Your newly married clients can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Rhine River from a room at Germany's Castle Hotel Schoenburg, tour extravagant gardens at Gravetye Manor in England and dine on upscale French cuisine at L'Origan, a restaurant at Chateau d'Artigny.

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5/22/2018

Success is not based on being a favorite or a big company, Mike Marchev advises. If you show up prepared and put in work, you have a good chance of succeeding despite the odds.

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5/22/2018

JetSuite, a private charter service backed by JetBlue Airways, will order up to 100 hybrid-to-electric planes from start-up manufacturer Zunum Aero, which also counts JetBlue as an investor. "The aim is to improve the experience of flights under 1,000 miles, with shorter trips through the airport and cheaper-to-operate flights," said Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Technology Ventures.

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