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1/22/2018

While you may be extremely busy, there are several marketing tactics you can accomplish in as little as five minutes, Catherine Heeg writes. You could send a friend request to your clients' social media accounts, invite a few friends to like your business page and replace the cover images on your sites.

1/22/2018

Sonoma County, Calif., hotel revenues reached a record $309.8 million last year, more than doubling since 2009, STR reports. The peak was reached even as three hotels burned in the October wildfires, and the remaining properties were occupied by displaced residents seeking temporary shelter.

1/22/2018

A 114-year-old hotel in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. that fell on hard times has been restored to its French Renaissance splendor with no skimping on amenities. Developer Rocco Termini has spent $40 million on renovation since buying the Lafayette Hotel in 2009 and renaming it The Hotel @ the Lafayette.

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1/22/2018

United Airlines has started printing its magazine, Hemisphere, on lighter paper, lowering its weight by an ounce. The weight reduction will save the airline a projected 170,000 gallons of fuel per year.

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1/22/2018

Since 2012, the average airfare at Tennessee's Memphis International Airport has decreased by $181.29, leading to significantly higher numbers of passengers using the airport for their travels. "Passenger growth coupled with falling fares is a tremendous combination for Memphis. We're continuing to work hard to add flight options to help continue these trends," said Pace Cooper, chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.

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1/22/2018

Fortune's list of 50 most-admired companies includes Southwest Airlines. To create the rankings, Fortune asked executives to choose companies from a preset list.

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1/22/2018

Employees' emotional struggles can interfere with work and pose particularly difficult problems for managers. The best course often lies in making allowances and offering a measure of genuine empathy.

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1/22/2018

Southwest Airlines partnered with Washington, D.C.'s Lucky Dog Animal Rescue to fly more than 60 rescued dogs and cats to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

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WBAL-TV (Baltimore)
1/22/2018

Macau's gaming revenue is expected to reach $43 billion by 2019, thanks in part to a boost in tourism to the area from mainland China, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Visitor numbers are likely to increase when a bridge connecting Macau and Hong Kong opens this summer, while hotels and casinos in the city plan a 14,000-room expansion during the next five years.

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1/22/2018

Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip wrote off $67.1 million as unpayable during the latest fiscal year, accounting for 1.1% of gaming revenue. Meanwhile, downtown Las Vegas wrote off $667,000 as unpayable.

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