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11/13/2018

Learning to lead well requires a combination of "learning and doing," writes Wally Bock. Accept that mistakes are a part of growth and commit to the work that gets less fanfare, such as working side-by-side with teams to model the behavior and performance you expect, he writes.

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11/13/2018

Nassau Paradise Island is a beautiful Bahamian destination where visitors can engage in a slew of water activities. Travelers can observe stunning coral reefs on a snorkeling tour, relax in the adults-only pool at The Cove at Atlantis and get close to sharks at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort.

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11/13/2018

To stand out from your competitors, you need to determine what makes you unique, market your uniqueness and show your clients how it benefits them, advises Richard Earls. For example, a disabled agent can share insight into the challenges disabled persons experience when traveling.

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11/13/2018

Rising demands of tech-oriented consumers, ascendancy of authoritarian governments and growth in popularity of brands over independent properties were key topics of the 30th annual Deloitte European Hotel Investment Conference. Google Inc. executive Paul Godman noted that "Airbnb has become most searched-for in the accommodation brand, and hoteliers should learn from their experience of disruption."

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11/13/2018

Radisson Hospitality AB is planning bold expansion in Europe as China-based Jin Jiang International Holdings' acquisition of Radisson Holdings is expected to be finalized by the end of the year. The eighth-largest hotel group in Europe, Radisson has a total of eight hotels in the pipeline there and in Africa and the Middle East.

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Hotel News Now
11/13/2018

Having welcomed a record 62.8 million visitors in 2017, a nearly 15% increase from five years ago, New York City provides a robust hotel investment climate, and figures show it. NYC & Co. reported that between 2014 and 2017, the average yearly number of hotel rooms sold rose 15%.

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11/13/2018

Operations Director Derrick Strickland conducts a video introduction to the newly refurbished ARC The.Hotel in Washington, D.C., and its Notti 824 restaurant. Formerly the George Washington University Inn, the 136-room establishment still caters heavily to university visitors.

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11/13/2018

Atlas Air delivered its 20th aircraft to Amazon, which will use the freighter for its Prime Air domestic air network. The delivery comes ahead of the busy holiday shipping season. "E-commerce is the fastest-growing air cargo segment, and we are excited to continue our partnership with Amazon as it delivers innovative service to its customers," said William Flynn, president and chief executive of Atlas Air.

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Air Cargo News
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11/13/2018

Airlines are offering complimentary rebooking for travelers scheduled to fly to, from or through California areas affected by wildfires. American Airlines is also raising money for people affected by the fires by offering frequent-flier miles to those who donate to the Red Cross.

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11/13/2018

The JetBlue Foundation announced $135,000 in grants to support science, technology, engineering and math programs in Puerto Rico. The grants are part of the airline's 100x35JetBlue initiative, which aims to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria through 35 ways over 100 days and beyond.

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