Travelers this holiday season may have questions about how to easily navigate airports. The Transportation Security Administration provides tips for breezing through checkpoints, including when to arrive at the airport, what can and cannot go through checkpoints and how to avoid getting stuck in security lines.
United Airlines will in June 2018 add daily nonstop flights between California's Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. "That is a major, major United Airlines hub, and other airlines are there, too. You can get to virtually anywhere in the world from Chicago," said Fresno Mayor Lee Brand.
Norwegian Cruise Line will require final payment at least 120 days before departure starting next month, in order to ease and improve the selling and booking process for agents. The new deadline will "allow travel partners to sell with confidence, and help ensure that their clients who book early will receive optimal pricing and stateroom choice," Norwegian said in a statement.
Margaret Skinner of Air Canada talked to reporter Dibyendu Mondal about the airline's successful entry into the Indian aviation market and future plans. "Both the direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Toronto and Vancouver have been successful for us," Skinner said.
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport had a topping-off ceremony for its nearly $1 billion expansion. The project includes three new concourses, expanded parking and a consolidated checkpoint system.
It has become standard practice for cruise lines to offer elite cabins to attract travelers who desire exclusivity. Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International offer Suite Class, Carnival Cruise Line has the Havana Cabana and Holland America Line's version is the Neptune Lounge.
Atlanta is perfect for travelers looking for a budget-friendly destination with mild winters and plenty of activities. Travelers can enjoy seasonal drinks at the World of Coca-Cola, watch the Children's Christmas Parade and learn about the aquatic world at the Georgia Aquarium.
Supplier business development managers are a good resource for agents, who shouldn't feel reluctant to contact them, BDMs at a cruise event said. "If I see that you're trying, that's the kind of person I'm going to invite on a fam, that's the kind of person I want to help grow their business," said Dan Jemez of AIC Hotel Group.
Travel-related multilevel marketing schemes are on the rise, but they have a negative impact on the consumer and industry, Charlie Funk writes. Multilevel marketers encourage using predatory sales tactics, recruiting for the "downline" rather than making travel sales and working with suppliers who are not turned off by their questionable practices.
Brent Overbeek, Hawaiian Airlines' vice president of revenue management and network planning, answers questions about the carrier's inter-island service and how it could change now that former competitor Island Air is out of the picture.