Software and service company Kronos has achieved an enviable Glassdoor rating as a great place to work, a goal set by CEO Aron Ain. In fact, Ain has authored a book on the subject and recommends engaging prospective employees early and seeking candidate referrals from employees.
Western travel companies such as Carlson Wagonlit Travel and American Express have formed joint ventures with Chinese companies to capitalize on the growth of China's business travel market. By "having a foothold in the region, with local management that understands local nuances," travel companies can gain Chinese and global accounts, Corporate Travel Management CEO Jamie Pherous said.
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UPS has expanded UPS My Choice, which notifies UPS package recipients the day before a package is to be delivered and allows them to specify where and when it should arrive. The service is now available in 112 countries and territories.
Air Canada is increasing the frequency of its service from Vancouver International Airport to global destinations, including Delhi, India; Melbourne, Australia; Zurich, Switzerland and Osaka, Japan. "We are pleased to increase our capacity to these important markets as we continue to strategically broaden our international network from our Vancouver hub," said Mark Galardo of Air Canada.
United Airlines will increase its nonstop service between San Francisco and Tampa, Fla., from one daily flight to two on June 6. The additional frequency will give more seamless flight options for travelers connecting in San Francisco to and from Asian markets.
Beijing, one of China's largest cities, offers visitors a chance to experience historic or modern attractions and events. Travelers can catch a Peking opera performance or see a live rock band at Temple Bar, trek the Great Wall or marvel at the National Centre for the Performing Arts' structure
The Hard Rock Hotel Madrid will open in 2019 with 159 guest rooms. "Hard Rock Hotel Madrid will bring a fresh, music-inspired destination to the city, and we look forward to offering guests authentic experiences that rock," said Hard Rock's Todd Hricko.
AmaWaterways cruises will in 2019 debut three new ships and expand its Wellness Program to its entire European fleet, said co-owner and Vice President of Sales Gary Murphy. The river cruise operator values agents and ensures its marketing strategy is beneficial to them.
JetBlue Airways will retrofit 138 Airbus A320 aircraft with vortex generators by the end of 2021. The devices reduce noise by diverting wind from passing over ports on the wing. "While the airline industry has benefited from advances in technology and efficiency leading to quieter planes and engines, the work is never done," said JetBlue's Joe Bertapelle.