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11/16/2018

Denver has a strong culinary scene with global flair. Travelers can dine on Italian meals with homemade ingredients at Tavernetta, enjoy international dishes such "hangover ramen" at Linger and explore various ethnic food stalls at Zeppelin Station.

11/16/2018

As the year comes to an end, agents are making preparations for 2019, Cheryl Rosen writes. Agents state in the new year they will add new hires as their businesses pick up, stay abreast of the latest cruise offerings and prepare in case the travel industry takes a hit.

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11/16/2018

Robust lodging growth has taken place in Nashville, Tenn., since the opening of the $623 million Music City Center in 2013, an analysis of STR data shows. The number of hotels has increased by 20 to a total of 61, and revenue per available room rose to $180 from $111, with the latter jump second only to Maui, Hawaii, among US submarkets.

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11/16/2018

An economically and historically prominent agricultural crop for South Carolina is being honored by a new arrival in Mount Pleasant with the apt name Hotel Indigo. Management plans to carry the theme through, even though the 14-year-old affordable-luxury brand was created without connection to the region.

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11/16/2018

UPS added three new flight simulators to train pilots at the shipper's Global Aviation Training Center, which opened this week. "We are hiring pilots," UPS Strategic Communications Director Mike Mangeot. "We've hired several hundred over the last few years. We're also adding 40 aircraft, primarily 767 and 747s, to add capacity for our customers all over the world."

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11/16/2018

Southwest Airlines will increase service next summer at Tennessee's Nashville International Airport with new daily flights to Burbank and San Jose, Calif.; and more frequent daily flights to Boston, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, San Diego and St. Louis. The carrier will also offer weekly summer service to Seattle; Omaha, Neb.; and Norfolk, Va.

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11/16/2018

Alaska Airlines is planning to launch service at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., in February. Planned service includes nonstop flights to San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area and Portland, Ore.

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11/16/2018

JetBlue is partnering with US Customs and Border Protection on a biometric self-boarding gate for international travelers in Terminal 5 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The gate will use facial-recognition technology to verify travelers' identities.

11/16/2018

Southwest Airlines announced that it will start new, year-round daily service from Omaha, Neb., to San Diego, beginning June 9. The airline will launch weekly seasonal service from Omaha to Nashville, Tenn., on the same day.

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11/16/2018

Alaska Airlines is rolling out a new selection of craft beers and snacks. The updated menu includes sweet and savory snacks, and four West Coast beers.

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