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April 27, 2017
Tourism on tap: Beer-related travel
The growing popularity of craft brewing has created more interest in beer-related travel. Destinations, suppliers and breweries are developing products to satisfy a new market for ‘beercations.’
United ends involuntary removals, reduces overbookings
The changes are among the eight that the airline announced as it completed its review of the April 9 removal of passenger David Dao from United Express flight 3411 between Chicago O’Hare and Louisville.
Cruise lines lower Med capacity based on terrorism fallout
Fewer and smaller cruise ships being deployed in the Mediterranean this year by major cruise lines will hurt ports throughout the region, according to a recent projection of 2017 cruise passenger totals.
Compass service gives
Andavo Travel agents
an assist with social media
According to the host agency, the product is “a complete solution for travel advisers who know they should be participating in the world of social media but don’t know how to begin, and don’t have the time or desire to figure it out.”
Agencies incorporate more interactive training
The travel industry is actively responding to the changing needs of adult learners by offering training modules that are increasingly interactive in nature, whether in format or through elements such as polls and quizzes within the modules.
Alitalia workers reject agreement
The Italian flag carrier could be heading toward bankruptcy after its employees rejected a plan Monday that was designed to bring the carrier back to profitability, but also would have cut salaries and jobs.
Why travel hasn’t solved
its mobile problem
By Kurt Weinsheimer
Travel marketers need to create friction-free experiences on their mobile apps. This year has been hailed as the year when mobile “grows up.”
Airlines, not agencies, liable for contract of carriage breach
Q: Are airlines allowed to forcibly remove seated passengers? If so, could my agency be liable for failure to warn clients that this could happen to them? Could we be held liable for not giving the client a copy of the airline’s contract of carriage?
AAA survey shows interest in culinary travel growing
Four out of five respondents said they have participated in food-related activities while traveling, such as touring a winery or taking cooking classes.
David Scowsill to depart WTTC
He will step down in June as president and CEO of the organization after six years. A successor has not yet been picked.
Starwood Capital enters
extended-stay sector with
Uptown Suites brand
The brand made its debut near Charlotte, N.C., and is preparing to open another property near Nashville next month.
Atlantis readies family-themed tower for July opening
“We’ve taken a step back to look to the future of Atlantis and to truly understand what motivates today’s travelers to choose a destination,” said Howard Karawan, president and managing director.
AC Hotel San Juan Condado opens
The 223-room hotel is the first AC Hotels by Marriott-branded property in the Caribbean.
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