Travel & Hospitality
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10/17/2018

Whether the wellness trend is a worthwhile investment for hotel companies was debated by hospitality executives at the recent Global Wellness Summit in Cesena, Italy. A key problem that emerged is the executives see a lack of real metrics to quantify the monetary value of wellness.

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Skift
10/17/2018

Guernsey in the Channel Islands, the only British territory occupied during World War II, offers attractions that will immerse visitors in that time period. Travelers can visit the German Underground Hospital and the German Occupation Museum or attend the Guernsey Heritage Festival.

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TravelPulse
10/17/2018

To increase your group bookings, you need a pied piper who serves as a connection to a niche community that may want to take a group trip, iDream Travel's Melissa Erskine advises. For example, you could collaborate with a person who moderates a social media page related to family travel and gain access to that person's followers.

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Travel Weekly
10/17/2018

Architectural styles ranging from Italian Renaissance to Art Deco and ghosts of celebrity guests such as Marilyn Monroe and Al Capone distinguish 16 history-rich downtown Chicago hotels. A review of the storied properties points out that some started their lives as office buildings or mansions.

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Curbed
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Al Capone, Princess Diana
10/17/2018

An underserved consumer segment will fuel the growth of avid hotels, said Jennifer Gribble, VP, Americas, Holiday Inn Express and avid hotels. InterContinental Hotel & Resorts recently launched its new midscale brand near Oklahoma City in Quail Springs, Okla.

10/17/2018

Loyalty apps for hotel customers have matured from being a reservations tool to a wide-ranging tool for processes such as remote check-in and room keying. Hilton's Connected Room platform allows guests to control their space climate, lighting and appliances through the company's app.

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10/17/2018

Southwest Airlines will in January increase its service between Texas' El Paso International Airport and San Diego with a second Sunday flight.

10/17/2018

American Airlines announced that it will in May offer flights between Miami and Santiago de Cuba. The carrier already offers 10 daily flights to Cuba, including five between Miami and Havana.

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Yahoo
10/17/2018

UPS will host almost 170 job fairs on Oct. 19 in an effort to begin filling 100,000 seasonal positions.

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Fortune
10/17/2018

Boeing predicts that more than 2,600 new and converted cargo aircraft will be needed in the next 20 years. Global air cargo traffic is expected to grow 4.2% annually over the next two decades.

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Air Cargo News
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