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10/15/2018

Ritz-Carlton floated out the first ship of its Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection last week in Vigo, Spain, during a celebratory event. The still-unnamed, 298-passenger ship will officially launch in 2020.

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10/15/2018

Peaceful and beautiful Joshua Tree National Park in California offers visitors nature-filled experiences. Travelers can hike eight miles along the Boy Scout Trail, view unique Joshua trees and climb the park's fine-grained rocks.

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10/15/2018

Client relationships are more important than product pricing if you want to grow your business, Richard Earls advises. To raise your revenue, you should invest in a sales and marketing course and develop relationships by engaging clients using the information you learn.

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10/15/2018

Shantell "Princess" Pooser was inducted as an American Airlines flight attendant at her 17th birthday party, which was held at South Carolina's Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The teen has Down syndrome and a terminal illness that requires frequent flights to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

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10/15/2018

The FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tenn., is already seeing an increase in packages as the holiday season approaches. The shipper is planning to hire 55,000 additional workers for the busy season, including 3,800 in Memphis.

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JetBlue Airways on Feb. 14 will launch year-round, nonstop service between West Palm Beach, Fla., and T.F. Green International Airport in Providence, R.I.

10/15/2018

Airlines flying ultra-long-haul routes of 8,000 miles or more are looking to keep their passengers comfortable for the more than 18-hour journey with gourmet meals, inflight wellness programs and larger seats with more legroom.

10/15/2018

American Airlines entered a burger contest at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, pitting its first-class lounge offering against burgers from more than 30 other restaurants. The carrier ultimately lost to the New York Mets, but was praised for its "smart" entry into the burger battle by Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern.

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10/15/2018

Facial recognition technology is making its way to properties on the Las Vegas Strip for both security and data collection purposes. The technology can be integrated into table games to collect data, and, in the future, it can help prevent people from entering restricted hotel areas, said Alec Massey of PwC's Connected Solutions.

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10/15/2018

Malta-based Gaming Innovation Group has launched its first in-house-developed game, called "Wild Reels," and will roll out up to eight more titles before July. The news coincides with the company moving forward with a Hard Rock International partnership that will establish an omni-channel sportsbook platform in New Jersey.

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