The Walt Disney Co. has maintained high occupancy rates across its budget-to-luxury hotel chain by mating thematic immersion with quality service, a Skift analysis finds. The report puts Disney's 2016 domestic hotel revenues at $2.8 billion, with 89% occupancy.
The Regent Seven Seas Explorer luxury cruise ship features a pampering spa operated by Canyon Ranch in partnership with Red Flower, which created signature treatments for the ship. Amenities include a thermal suite with an infrared sauna, steam room and cold room, and an outside private deck with a plunge pool.
Making a "diagnostic" phone call to clients to discuss an agent's expertise and worth is a requirement for agents who make it onto Wendy Perrin's Wow List. "A savvy agent can very effectively demonstrate his or her knowledge and connections, and the value he or she will add to the trip, with the right type of diagnostic phone call," Perrin said.
Cyprus' Paphos, 2017's European Capital of Culture, is the perfect winter escape with its sunny days, good food and low prices. Visitors can soak up the sun's vitamin D-filled rays by a pool, dine on Mediterranean dishes at Ouzeri and shop for bargain-priced accessories at the bazaar-style Paphos Market.
Hotel bookings for 2017 are well ahead of 2016's early pace in most regions of the world, according to Tourico Holidays' annual survey of nearly 80,000 properties. Room nights are up 26% in the US, 38% in the UK and 52% in China.
A redesign and a new development have gotten the hospitality year off and running in Orange County, Calif. Additionally, Irvine, Calif.-based Pacifica Hotels has assumed management of the landmark Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica.
Stock analysts are increasingly bullish on American Airlines Group, a standout in the Transportation-Airline sector. The company has strong upside potential for investors, analysts say.
United Airlines is now using Embraer 175 aircraft for flights from Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, offering passengers more room. "If you're buying a ticket business-class to New York, Chicago, Paris or whatever, you'll be able to start that seating in Harlingen," said Jose Mulet of Valley International.
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