It is against the law for companies to include terms and conditions that threaten consumers for posting honest reviews or give companies the right to remove negative online reviews, Mark Pestronk advises. However, the law does not apply to group, corporate or institutional clients, nor employees and independent contractors.
United Airlines is adding new colors to its palette, a branding update that will first be seen on new employee uniforms in 2020. The airline's signature Rhapsody Blue will be joined by United Blue, Pacific Blue, Premium Purple, Runway Gray, Sky Blue and Atlantic Amethyst.
Southwest Airlines will begin flights to Hawaii by the end of the year and plans to eventually add interisland service. The airline will hire for positions at the Honolulu and Kahului airports, while outsourcing aircraft servicing in Kona and Lihue.
United Airlines will begin recruiting pilots in September for the 787 pilot base it plans to open at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport next year. United said it might use the 14 787-10s it has ordered from Boeing to fly transatlantic routes.
United Airlines reported increases in traffic and capacity and "eye popping" load factors for July. Domestic routes posted the best numbers, especially regional routes, while strong trans-Atlantic performance compensated for weak trans-Pacific growth and decreases in Latin America.
Galleon and Belle Epoque are the signature scents of the 97-key Kimpton Palladian hotel in Seattle and an example of how luxury hotels appeal to the senses. "We opted for scents like sage, fig, vanilla, honeysuckle and coffee that weren't overtly floral or woodsy," general manager Ben Thiele said.
Business travelers who circumvent their company's preferred booking channels may cause increased supplier costs for their companies. New technologies allow travel managers to combat the issue in several ways, such as tracking employees' emails to check for violations.
Boise, Idaho, is a hotbed for Basque culture. Travelers can tour a shepherd exhibition at the Basque Museum, dine on Basque cuisine at Txikieto and enjoy Basque-inspired cocktails at The Modern Hotel and Bar.
Specializing in a travel niche can make an agent stand out, but agents should consider several factors when picking a specialty, Tammy Levent advises. Lucrative niches include adventure and luxury vacations, and ocean cruises and all-inclusive travel are popular specialties.