According to a Host Agency Reviews survey, hosted agents earned an average gross income of $40,377 for 2017, a 16% increase over their income in 2016. The survey also found 83% of agents saw a rise in sales last year.
Groups by Funjet executive Dan Miller recently discussed the various benefits the company offers agents who are interested in group bookings such as training webinars, high commissions and technologically advanced booking tools.
New York's Greenport is a fishing village on Long Island that offers a variety of culinary options. Travelers can dine on local oysters at Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market, taste olive oils at Vines & Branches and enjoy a tasty treat at the Sandpiper ice cream shop.
Pilots hired by regional carrier GoJet are guaranteed an interview with air freight company Atlas Air after one or two years of employment. "We are delighted to begin this special relationship with GoJet," said Atlas Air president and chief operating officer John Dietrich. "Aviation is at the center of today's modern global economy. And its continued ability to provide access to markets, serve as a catalyst for international trade, and propel economic and social development will benefit greatly from innovative partnerships like this one, which will help ensure a solid pipeline of attractive candidates dedicated to a career in aviation."
Seatback games are growing in popularity as connectivity improves and other hurdles are overcome. "It has always been a technical marvel just to get the most basic games to work," Global Eye's Alexis Steinman says.
UPS announced it will establish a facility at Turkey's Istanbul New Airport, which is scheduled to open for air traffic on Oct. 29. The facility will be four times the size of the UPS operation at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport.
American Airlines and Los Angeles' Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum on Monday unveiled a food truck made from a converted WWII DC-3 aircraft fuselage. Called the "DC-3 Gourmet," the truck features a kitchen and an intact cockpit that diners can visit.
China's state-run Global Times recently published an editorial arguing the US would suffer if the trade dispute escalates, because Chinese residents could avoid travel to the US. The publication is calling for the travel and tourism industry to be the primary focus of the trade war, as it's an area in which China has a trade deficit with the US.
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