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6/21/2018

Proving a former employee or independent contractor solicited clients is difficult, because an agency needs either documentation proving the ex-IC made specific requests or circumstantial evidence such as clients severing ties with the agency, Mark Pestronk advises. To combat the problem, it's best for agencies to state in their IC contract that once an IC leaves, the IC is banned from "handling" or "servicing" the clients instead of soliciting them.

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6/21/2018

Hawaiian Airlines' strong international presence and growing fleet ensure that the carrier can quickly respond to changing market needs, according to CEO Peter Ingram. "I think we would be opportunistic about expansion, whether that be frequency or new destinations," Ingram said.

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6/21/2018

JetBlue Airways now offers four flights a week between John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Curacao International Airport.

6/21/2018

Dan Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, called on governments around the world to accelerate aviation negotiations with the UK ahead of its exit from the European Union in 2019.

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6/21/2018

United Airlines will offer passengers maple wafers from Byrd Cookie Co. on all domestic flights leaving before 9:45 a.m. "We know that maple is an increasingly appealing flavor, and we are always looking for ways to capitalize on trends in taste buds," said Charlean Gmunder of United Airlines.

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6/21/2018

Air Canada continues to embrace seatback in-flight entertainment systems because they allow the airline to offer the latest movies, according to Air Canada's Andrew Yiu.

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6/20/2018

Carnival Cruise Line introduced Loyalty Rocks this week, an agent-reward program that includes new features such as perks and a mobile-compatible design. "The rewards program is focused at the agent level, recognizing the individual agents and all that they do for Carnival Cruise Line in a more impactful way," Carnival sales executive Adolfo Perez said.

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6/20/2018

To meet a growing consumer demand for river cruises, AmaWaterways aims to add three new ships in 2019, including the AmaMagna, its largest ship to date, company executives said. The AmaMagna will include more eating options, larger staterooms and other features designed to attract more cruisers.

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6/20/2018

Bustling Hong Kong is a place where visitors can check out a variety of hip and trendy attractions. Travelers can enjoy upscale amenities at boutique hotel Tuve, dine on dim sum at Michelin-starred Duddell's and shop for Japanese housewares at Sake Central.

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6/20/2018

Consumers often want the cheapest option. However, creating a unique image for your brand and determining the valuable services you offer consumers beyond basic travel products will allow you to counter price differential issues, Mike Marchev advises.

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