Oslo, Norway's capital, is transforming from a nature center to a destination rich in art, culture and cuisine. Visitors can enjoy a ballet performance at the Oslo Opera House, see contemporary art at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and dine on butter chicken at Der Peppern Gror.
Travelport is right on schedule to promote bookings through the New Distribution Capability application programming interface in the coming months, chief executive Gordon Wilson said. Airlines will be able to use NDC to customize offers and sell all products via travel agencies.
Maximizing a website launch for home-based agents is critical for increasing their visibility and attracting prospects, Richard D'Ambrosio writes. Developing a well-defined brand, noting what makes the business unique and seeking advice from marketing professionals are key when starting a website, according to industry experts.
When you do something that prevents clients and prospects from heeding your advice, that sends up a red flag, Mike Marchev writes. Following up, staying knowledgeable about the industry and recognizing what you don't know are ways to avoid this.
FedEx interviewed Tahirah Lamont Brown on her journey to become the company's first female African-American pilot. "I ... tell young people to not allow negative attitudes to affect you," she said. "We can be our biggest barriers at times. We have to overcome our own personal barriers to achieve our goals."
Hilton's marketing strategy for the LGBTQ community has evolved over the years, but its main focus has always been to connect with the community in authentic ways, Hilton marketing executive Amy Martin Ziegenfuss says. The hotelier's initiatives include offering gay-friendly organizations room nights for their fundraising endeavors and providing cultural sensitivity training for its employees.
New Zealand is a family-friendly destination, offering plenty of activities to keep children entertained. Kids can pet sheep at Mount Nicholas Farm, stroll and explore around Queenstown Gardens and enjoy a sundae at Bazaar at the QT Queenstown.
Agents can use a variety of new virtual reality tools to help close Hawaii bookings, Marty Wentzel writes. For example, Kuhio's Hilton Waikiki Beach has a VR mobile app that allows viewers to tour the hotel with headsets, and it's perfect for agents who travel often.
Southwest Cargo will commence international shipments in May, starting with service to select cities in Mexico before expanding to include more areas in Mexico and the Caribbean. The carrier expects the service to start small and grow significantly over the next five years.
United Airlines' new Boeing 737 MAX 9 passenger jets feature advanced technology designed to save fuel. The carrier is also reducing emissions by deploying zero-emissions ground support equipment at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and using a mixture of 70% traditional jet fuel and 30% biofuel.
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