Carnival Cruise Line introduced Loyalty Rocks this week, an agent-reward program that includes new features such as perks and a mobile-compatible design. "The rewards program is focused at the agent level, recognizing the individual agents and all that they do for Carnival Cruise Line in a more impactful way," Carnival sales executive Adolfo Perez said.
To meet a growing consumer demand for river cruises, AmaWaterways aims to add three new ships in 2019, including the AmaMagna, its largest ship to date, company executives said. The AmaMagna will include more eating options, larger staterooms and other features designed to attract more cruisers.
Bustling Hong Kong is a place where visitors can check out a variety of hip and trendy attractions. Travelers can enjoy upscale amenities at boutique hotel Tuve, dine on dim sum at Michelin-starred Duddell's and shop for Japanese housewares at Sake Central.
Consumers often want the cheapest option. However, creating a unique image for your brand and determining the valuable services you offer consumers beyond basic travel products will allow you to counter price differential issues, Mike Marchev advises.
On Dec. 20, Alaska Airlines will expand its service between California and Hawaii with thrice-weekly nonstop flights between Sacramento and Kona. "This new route shows Alaska's ongoing commitment to continued growth and investment throughout the West Coast," said John Kirby of Alaska Airlines.
United Airlines is adding a fourth daily flight from Duluth International Airport in Minnesota to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The new flight will operate seasonally, through the end of October.
In December, American Airlines will launch weekly service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The flights will operate on Saturdays during the winter season.
Honeywell Aerospace's Connected Aerospace Report shows that 47% of surveyed airlines plan to spend up to $1 million per aircraft on connected technology over the next year. The report says 38% are looking to spend $1 million to $10 million per aircraft over the next five years.
Southwest Airlines employees surprised 9-year-old Will Hamm with a Louisiana One model plane to complete his collection. Will's father, a Southwest ramp agent, had shared a photo of a model plane the boy had decorated to look like the Louisiana One.
Despite suffering a crippling financial crisis in 2009, Athens, Greece, is transforming into a lively city with a hot cultural scene. Travelers can enjoy a Greek-Japanese fusion meal at Nolan, view contemporary art at The Breeder and tour the Acropolis Museum.
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