Amadeus believes blockchain technology has the potential to become a huge game-changer for travel. Blockchain could enhance baggage tracking, make loyalty points more accessible and simplify the passenger identification process, as well as streamline payments between airlines and travel agencies.
United Airlines has signed a deal with AIG to offer travel insurance to the airline's customers. The multiyear deal will offer insurance that covers trip cancellation, baggage loss and emergency medical services to its passengers in the US and 15 other countries.
The Spanish Balearic Islands consist of four main islands: festive, well-known Ibiza and three hidden gems. Island hoppers can unplug and do yoga on Formentera, cycle and hike across Majorca and tour ancient megalithic rock sites on Menorca.
The five-star Alexander House Hotel in Sussex, England, is tapping into a Danish tradition of serenity and mindfulness by serving guests Hoogly Tea. The drink was fashioned by Brighton resident Tina Gloggengieser in homage to the cheery Danish concept of Hygge.
One goal travel advisers should be pursuing is continued self-improvement, which can be difficult, Mike Marchev writes. You can work on enhancing several skills if you want to become extraordinary, such as being reliable, responding quickly, listening and asking relevant questions.
Advising affluent people can be challenging, unless travel advisers are confident enough to tell them their best travel option instead of going along with their ambivalent desires, according to Bobby Zur of Travel Artistry. The key to properly guiding wealthy clients is to build strong relationships with them and gain in-depth knowledge about them, Marilee Crocker writes.
When the Blackburn Inn in Staunton, Va., reopens as a boutique hotel next year, guests will savor a redesign that retains the signature features of the 1828 landmark. Up-to-date amenities will blend with the heart pine flooring, arched hallways and other features created by master builder Thomas Blackburn in the 19th century.
Cargo customers who use Alaska Airlines to ship freight throughout Alaska will save up to 90% in shipping costs. The Freight for Less perk is a new benefit in the airline's Club 49 loyalty program.
Passengers aboard American Airlines 787-9 Dreamliner select flights from Australia to the US will enjoy its Premium Economy service, which offers more leg room, upgraded premium seats and improved food and beverage options. The new service will begin Oct. 31.
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