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5/17/2018

Peter Ingram, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, visited Phoenix for an employee town hall and also took some time to answer questions on camera. Ingram said the airline will transition from the Boeing 767s it currently uses in Phoenix to Airbus A321neo or Airbus 330-200 jets, and that decisions about future service are still being considered.

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KNXV-TV (Phoenix)
5/17/2018

A recent study by Luth Research and Expedia Group Media Solutions found technology, software and IT workers are the most likely to take a business-leisure trip. Some 24% of technology workers and 60% of business travelers took bleisure trips in 2017.

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5/17/2018

AmaWaterways recently presented the first illustration of its latest vessel, the AmaMagna, which will set sail in May of next year. The AmaMagna will include 98 staterooms, as well as a Concierge Golf Program and a platform for water sports.

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AmaWaterways
5/17/2018

The island of Sicily is an affordable destination with an array of historic sites to visit. Travelers can tour the remains of the sixth-century B.C. Temple of Apollo, marvel at the holy relics at the seventh-century Cathedral of Syracuse and walk through the 17th-century Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo underground tunnels.

5/17/2018

Having a travel blog is essential, because it allows you to directly communicate with your clients and helps you increase your customer base, Tammy Levent advises. It can take up to five hours to write and publish a blog post, and it's best to post once or twice a week.

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5/17/2018

Hawaiian Airlines has begun nonstop daily flights between Maui, Hawaii's Kahului Airport and San Diego International Airport.

5/17/2018

A United Airlines promotion allows MileagePlus members to bid on a trip designed to allow participants to say a final goodbye to the Queen of the Skies. Winning bidders will receive a trip for two to Memphis, including a visit to the Universal Asset Management Aircraft Disassembly Center, where three United Boeing 747s are being held.

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USA Today
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Boeing, United Airlines, MileagePlus
5/17/2018

JetBlue Airways will anchor the new South Terminal under construction at Orlando International Airport in Florida. The terminal will be built with 24 gates and is designed to be expanded by five to seven gates per year, up to 120 gates.

5/17/2018

The Marriott Moments marketplace covers 1,000-plus destinations with more than 110,000 experiences to choose from. The marketplace is adding Facebook Messenger integration and expert recommendations.

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5/17/2018

The CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey shows airlines are making more free seats available to rewards-program members. Columnist Brian Sumers credits the increase in available seats to airlines' agreements with credit card companies, which use airline points to reward their customers.

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