Amtrak has had a good year, with passenger numbers up 1.5% over 2016 at 31.7 million. "Amtrak offers a more comfortable and convenient travel experience with great amenities such as free Wi-Fi on most trains, plenty of leg room, and no middle seat," Wick Moorman, co-CEO, said of why travelers choose Amtrak.
Cunard Line is adding a fourth ship to its fleet in 2022 after spending $172 million over the past two years to update its ships. Cunard will also end its two-decade absence from Alaska with voyages to the state in 2019.
Travelers used to avoid El Salvador because of its high crime rate, but its burgeoning cultural scene is attracting intrepid tourists. Visitors can marvel at the El Rosario Church's stained glass ceiling, see signs declaring gender equality in Suchitoto and tour the street art of Concepcion de Ataco.
Agents should master both the arts of selling and multitasking to be successful, recommends Carlos Castro of Bayside Travel, a Virtuoso Agency in Bronxville, N.Y. "It's important that you are a strong multitasker who can listen to client requests, manage their travel plans and suggest travel options," he said.
The cruise industry is growing, and there are things agents can do to take advantage of the growth and raise sales, cruise line executives say. Agents can share clients' travel pictures on social media, set business goals and enhance their product knowledge.
The number of Hawaiian air cargo jobs grew 978% between 2001 and 2016, with workers earning an average hourly wage of $37.47. Inbound cargo has been increasing since 2002, with the uptick largely driven by e-commerce, says a report released by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
UPS is considering building a new sorting and delivery facility near East Midlands Airport in Leicestershire, UK, which could employ about 1,000 workers.
One of Hawaiian Airlines' Airbus A330 aircraft is equipped with instruments that help scientists monitor the health of the earth's atmosphere. The plane collects data while it flies its usual routes.
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.
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