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With Wolber at the helm, Crystal will focus on stabilization

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:35
That means minimizing itinerary changes, enhancing technology and fine-tuning communication procedures to grow both Crystal's and agents' businesses.

Travel startup incubators: Evolution, not revolution, sets pace of innovation

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:20
Travel-focused incubator and accelerator programs that help startups grow, refine their products and network with potential investors, corporations and peers have been popping up for the past several years, now totaling an estimated 15 around the world.

United increases stake in Azul

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:40
United owns 8% of Azul, up from the 3.7% share it previously held.

In the midst of a massive reinvention, the Palms adds music residencies

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:20
The Palms Casino Resort, in the midst of a massive reinvention under new owners Station Casinos, is launching the first rock residency at its famous music venue, the Pearl Concert Theater.

Hangovers healed at Revive IV spa

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:00
REVIV IV Wellness Spa, which has several Las Vegas locations, offers intravenous therapies to combat vitamin deficiencies, inflammation and dehydration — in other words, hangovers.

Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter being sold for $214 million

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:50
CityCenter Holdings, a partnership between MGM Resorts International and Dubai World-subsidiary Infinity World Development Corp., announced last week that it was selling the Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter.

Marriott Vacations to buy ILG for $4.7 billion

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:35
Once the transaction is completed, Marriott Vacations will oversee seven luxury and upper-upscale brands, including Marriott Vacation Club, Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, Sheraton Vacation Club and St. Regis Residence Club.

TW Chats on Twitter, May 9: The annual travel editors' roundtable

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 15:55
Join the participants of Arnie Weissmann's annual Travel Editors Roundtable for live-tweeting on travel trends.

Alaska Airlines opens JFK lounge

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 15:50
Located on the mezzanine level of Terminal 7, the lounge is open to all first-class ticket holders as well as to Alaska Lounge members.

Scenic and Viking take different routes from river to sea

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:50
Scenic will follow Viking as the second river cruise line to launch an ocean product. But any similarities end there.

JFK has new winter storm rules after January's operational chaos

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:50
The airport will require that airlines proactively cancel flights that would be due to arrive during a winter storm.

Expedia survey: Seat-kickers worse than smelly passengers

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:15
The 2018 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study found seat-kickers were respondents' least favorite people on a flight for the fourth year in a row.

Family Travel Association launches certification program

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:45
The 23-module course is supported by MSC Cruises.

Branding Your Business for Success

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:00
Stand out from the competition with consistent and strategic branding

AccorHotels buying Movenpick

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:35
Accor said it was acquiring the chain to expand its European hotel base and widen its presence in the the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Monkeys, cukes, grapes and travel

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 04:20
Why global trends that undermine travel might get worse before they get better.

Rent dispute closes iconic Molokai mule ride

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 03:20
One of the island's most popular tourist adventures, the mule ride down the 2,000-foot Molokai sea cliffs to Kalaupapa, has been closed indefinitely.

Nonprofit builds lasting connections

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 03:05
AmericaShare, Micato Safaris' nonprofit arm, provides assistance and enrichment programs to the men, women and children who live in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya. In the process, it brings industry professionals closer together.'s accelerator targets sustainable tourism enterprises

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 00:45
The three-week accelerator program, which recently announced the 10 startups joining it this year, was a natural complement to the Booking Cares Volunteer Program, which connects employees with local organizations on projects to benefit the community.

Venice ready to turn back tourists if too many come

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 19:30
The Italian city has installed temporary gates at the ends of two bridges to turn back tourists if their numbers become overwhelming.