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April 28, 2017
Southwest to no
longer overbook flights
CEO Gary Kelly acknowledged that the decision to end overbooking was spurred by the David Dao incident on United Express.
Tales from WTTC: Carlson
Wagonlit offers Airbnb, Apple
rankled by Mexican corruption
What does one learn when interviewing, in the space of 40 minutes, nine top executives overseeing tens of billions of dollars of travel transactions? Plenty.
Baha Mar opening doors to
public earlier than planned
The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, the Bahamas resort’s largest hotel, is now taking reservations starting May 8.
United settles with passenger dragged off plane
The amount of settlement is confidential, the Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio said.
Malala Yousafzai named
Celebrity Edge godmother
The 19-year-old Pakistani woman received the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of girls’ education.
David Cameron warns
travel industry not to
dismiss immigration concerns
In a keynote address at the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit, the former U.K. prime minister said that the industry must recognize “the concerns that ordinary voters have.”
Overbooking happens
for ships, too
Since cruises, unlike airlines and hotels, rarely have cancellations or no-shows, it’s hard to understand how overselling can occur.
Which door: Agent,
consultant or adviser?
By Richard Turen
Any serious analysis of the growth of our industry, or our potential for growth, is hampered by the fact that we all call ourselves something different.
With Norwegian Joy,
NCL races to China
“Norwegian Joy’s delivery is an exciting milestone for us, signifying our official entry into the Chinese cruise market,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.
WTTC poll: Travel industry
could do better job
addressing overcrowding
More than half of the attendees polled at the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit thinks that the industry does not do a good job tackling issues surrounding the impact of too much tourism.
Wall Street does not like AA’s
pay hike for cabin crew
The airline’s stock plunged Thursday following an announcement of raises that will amount to $350 million annually for pilots and flight attendants.
Sabre appoints executives to lead Travel Network, Airline Solutions
Wade Jones, who had been serving as interim president of Sabre Travel Network, got the permanent gig.
Online Vacation Center
agent wins $1 million in
Viking Cruises sweepstakes
Marie White will receive 10 annual payments of $100,000 over the next 10 years.
National Geographic
grows travel business
Among other projects, National Geographic Traveler magazine will launch its first luxury edition.
Florida agency owner forges
a link between travel and art
What started out as something of an accident, as Annie Davis described it, has turned into an innovative concept.
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