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1/14/2022

Officials in Placer County, Calif., will seek $16.7 million from the state's Project Homekey program to purchase a hotel to house homeless people. The Board of Supervisors voted to acquire and refit the 85-room Hampton Inn & Suites for apartment-style transitional living if the funding is obtained.

1/14/2022

Delta Air Lines will give employees a profit-sharing bonus on Employee Appreciation Day, Feb. 14. Delta CEO Ed Bastian applauded employees for providing "unmatched service" amid a pandemic.

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Fox Business
1/14/2022

To mark National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Southwest Airlines is highlighting Ayuda, one of its charitable partners. The organization provides a range of services for low-income immigrants in the Washington, D.C., area, where human trafficking is a critical issue due to its central location near a travel corridor and the diversity of the area, which includes a sizable immigrant population.

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1/14/2022

The Federal Aviation Administration introduced 42 new "descent profiles" for large airports in 2021 with the aim of decreasing aircraft emissions by improving efficiency. Optimized descents allow aircraft to fly longer at higher altitudes where they burn less fuel.

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Simple Flying
1/13/2022

This is the time of year for setting goals, but Richard Earls says that to make goals, you have to know what you want. He recommends that travel advisors write down what they want because articulating those goals is a necessary step toward achieving them.

1/13/2022

Hospitality and leisure workers were the only cohort to see gains in real wages last year, as US workers overall posted their largest pay increases in decades only to see them surpassed by the inflation rate. Hotels and restaurants bumped up compensation to alleviate labor shortages from the pandemic.

1/13/2022

US residents who book stays via Marriott International's website or mobile app will be allowed to purchase travel insurance through Allianz Partners. Reimbursement of any prepaid cost, such as rooms, airfare and cancellations, may be available under the Allianz Global Assistance program.

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TravelPulse
1/13/2022

In advance of a planned January 19 rollout of 5G service, the Federal Aviation Administration is issuing flight restrictions around certain airports to safeguard against potential interference with aircraft systems. "We are grateful to the FAA for their work to implement a range of mitigations for impacted airports to help reduce inevitable flight delays, diversions and cancellations," Airlines for America said.

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1/13/2022

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian remains optimistic about the carrier's recovery in 2022, despite facing a difficult year-end holiday operation. "What we do see in the booking data is President's weekend forward looks really robust. Our numbers and the bookings continue through this period. People are ready to travel," Bastian said.

1/13/2022

Employing a "philosophy of rest" that includes taking time off and sticking to a strict work and home schedule helps Dany Garcia reduce stress and find the creativity needed to manage her portfolio. "Resting creates creativity, openness to new ideas, and greatness," says Garcia, chairwoman of the Garcia Companies and the business manager (and ex-wife) of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.