Visitors to Los Angeles who are looking to save money should check out a variety of free summer events. Travelers can listen to evening jazz performances at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, show off their dance moves at the Music Center's Dance DTLA and do yoga at Runyon Canyon.
Carnival Cruise Line's new Horizon offers a wide variety of entertaining activities and attractions for guests to discover including wellness classes, a WaterWorks park with a Dr. Seuss theme and Carnival's Quest adult scavenger hunt.
A recent survey found when millennials are deciding on their family vacation plans, they care most about convenience, pricing and safety, and agents can use these factors to their advantage during the selling process, says Richard D'Ambrosio. For example, agents should avoid offering travel destinations that are viewed as unsafe or booking accommodations far from desirable attractions, advises Chris Fair of Resonance Consultancy.
YotelPAD, the new ski resort Replay Resorts is bringing to Park City, Utah, will combine the microhotel concept with the rental option of Airbnb. Described by the developers as a response to high prices in ski towns, the condo building will offer amenities such as lounges and gyms, with most rooms under 500 square feet.
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.
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.
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.
The Dow Hotel Co. is focusing on Portland, Ore., Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California as it moves to expand its portfolio of full-service hotels. The company plans to add to its eight US properties through acquisitions, joint ventures and management agreements involving large full-service hotels, smaller boutiques and independents.
Convention planners are gaining negotiating leverage as Chicago's hotel growth continues to outpace demand. The city's tourism bureau reports that 2,700 new rooms are scheduled to open before 2020, on top of the nearly 4,000 added since January 2016.
An expanded menu with a new wellness tack is making news at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. The hotel's Queen's Court Restaurant and Wai'oli Lounge & iCafe have joined an initiative designed to encourage guests to choose a healthier lifestyle.
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