Carnival Cruise Line's new Horizon offers a wide variety of entertaining activities and attractions for guests to discover including wellness classes, a WaterWorks park with a Dr. Seuss theme and Carnival's Quest adult scavenger hunt.
A recent survey found when millennials are deciding on their family vacation plans, they care most about convenience, pricing and safety, and agents can use these factors to their advantage during the selling process, says Richard D'Ambrosio. For example, agents should avoid offering travel destinations that are viewed as unsafe or booking accommodations far from desirable attractions, advises Chris Fair of Resonance Consultancy.
The Transportation Security Administration is testing carry-on luggage scanners that use computed tomography to produce 3D images that help screeners get a better look at bags' contents. As the trial progresses, passengers may be allowed to leave more items in their bags.
American Airlines has selected Viasat to outfit its new fleet of 100 Airbus A321neos with high-speed onboard Wi-Fi. About 200 of American's domestic narrow-body planes use either Viasat or Gogo 2Ku systems, a spokesperson for the airline said.
Hawaiian Airlines started its all-cargo interisland service by loading its ATR-72 aircraft with 1,020 pounds of construction tools headed for Lihue, where Kauai Habitat for Humanity will use them to repair storm-damaged homes. A second flight to Hilo was loaded with furniture to assist HOPE Services Hawaii with sheltering families affected by the Kilauea volcano lava flow. "We are honored to utilize our new cargo operation to help support our neighbors in need," said Peter Ingram, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.
On Feb. 14, JetBlue Airways will restart its service between Boston and the Caribbean islands of St. Thomas and St. Maarten. "We are very excited to resume service on these popular routes in the Caribbean as they continue to recover from the hurricanes and prepare to welcome visitors back to their beautiful shores," said JetBlue's Giselle Cortes.
United Airlines has promoted Jake Cefolia to senior vice president of worldwide sales. Cefolia has been with the carrier for 10 years and was most recently vice president of sales for the Americas.
A 108-key Moxy hotel is slated to open in Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 1.
InterContinental Hotels Group has introduced a new program aimed at companies with less than 250 employees that offers a simplified customer portal, discounted rates and loyalty rewards. Some 1,500 businesses have already signed up for Business Edge.