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8/14/2018

A 108-key Moxy hotel is slated to open in Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 1.

8/13/2018

InterContinental Hotels Group has introduced a new program aimed at companies with less than 250 employees that offers a simplified customer portal, discounted rates and loyalty rewards. Some 1,500 businesses have already signed up for Business Edge.

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8/13/2018

Venice, Italy, home to 177 canals, is rich with historical attractions to explore. Travelers can visit the limestone Bridge of Sighs, tour the basilica of St. Mark and watch traditional glassmaking techniques at the Vetreria Murano Arte glass factory.

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8/13/2018

It's important to regularly engage with new and senior clients, according to rising agents. Other success tips include going to events to find prospects, sending handwritten notes to celebrate clients' personal milestones and inviting your best clients to exclusive travel events.

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Travel Agent Central
8/13/2018

JetBlue Airways reported 4.76 billion revenue passenger miles for July, up 6.2% compared to July 2017. The carrier's capacity was 5.35 billion available seat miles, up 4.1% from a year ago, and its passenger load factor for the month was 88.9%, up 1.8 points compared to last year.

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8/13/2018

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced the American Aviator Act, a bill designed to create grants to help pay for military veterans' flight school and training. The program would also help regional airlines in need of more pilots, according to Airlines for America spokesperson Sharon Pinkerton.

8/13/2018

Airlines are improving meal options for passengers who are looking more for healthier, more flavorful choices. From gluten-free to vegetarian selections and partnerships with celebrity chefs, expanded in-flight food options can add to passenger satisfaction and build customer loyalty.

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8/13/2018

Southwest Airlines stepped up after the Austin Fire Department in Texas asked the airline for help to get a firefighter to El Paso in time to accompany a fallen cadet's child on his first day of kindergarten.

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8/13/2018

A study by social analytics firm NetBase identifies this year's top 10 most-loved hospitality brands. The list includes American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

8/13/2018

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of singer Diana Ross, stars in new advertisements for Chase's United Airlines Explorer credit card.