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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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