Universal Orlando Resort has debuted several new attractions and dining options for summer visitors. New additions include the Fast & Furious -- Supercharged entertainment complex and Universal's version of the Voodoo Doughnut shop, with more than 50 types of unique doughnuts.
To meet consumer demand for luxury camping, aka glamping, a variety of upscale camps have popped up across Tanzania. For example, the Highlands in Ngorongoro features canvas and glass domes that offer great views of the Serengeti, and Jabali Ridge provides guests with spa treatments as part of the wilderness experience.
For newlyweds seeking to experience a honeymoon like the one Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are enjoying, Europe offers a variety of castles, chateaus and manors. Your newly married clients can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Rhine River from a room at Germany's Castle Hotel Schoenburg, tour extravagant gardens at Gravetye Manor in England and dine on upscale French cuisine at L'Origan, a restaurant at Chateau d'Artigny.
JetSuite, a private charter service backed by JetBlue Airways, will order up to 100 hybrid-to-electric planes from start-up manufacturer Zunum Aero, which also counts JetBlue as an investor. "The aim is to improve the experience of flights under 1,000 miles, with shorter trips through the airport and cheaper-to-operate flights," said Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Technology Ventures.
Robert Isom, president of American Airlines, recently told employees that the carrier is reworking its service at New York City-area airports to focus on direct routes preferred by business travelers. "We want to serve all the business markets we can," Isom said.
Cameron Snipes, associate editor of Triangle Business Journal, ranks the busiest airlines at North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Southwest Airlines takes the top spot with 1,196,578 enplanements in 2017, followed by American Airlines with 1,191,562.
Alaska Airlines is now using Embraer 175 regional jets for some of its flights to and from Sonoma County Airport in California. The planes feature first-class seating, a video and audio entertainment system, in-flight Wi-Fi and larger bins.
US airlines have issued fee waivers to travelers whose plans have changed due to ongoing eruptions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Hawaiian Airlines donated $50,000 to assist residents affected by the volcano along with relief supplies and other goods.
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