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6/27/2017

The formula for a perfect sandcastle is one part water to eight parts dry sand, with finer sand being able to hold water better, advises sedimentologist Matthew Bennett. A plain round bucket is better than one with inlaid designs for making many types of architectural features, while myriad tools in different sizes can help sculptors of different ages make the most of their fun.

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6/27/2017

Technology, local culture, food and the impact of home-sharing are key areas of concentration for future lodging entrepreneurs, says Sonia Tatar, CEO of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education. Millennials, with their demands for design, luxury and flexibility, present a challenging market.

6/27/2017

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz was listed at No. 18 in Glassdoor's Employees Choice Awards, based on employee feedback at companies worldwide. Munoz received an approval rating of 96%.

6/27/2017

The cruise industry will continue to grow, and agents can capitalize on this growth to boost their business revenue by applying a few sales strategies, according to cruise executives. Agents can target people who have never been on a cruise, concentrate on a handful of suppliers and sell clients on intimate hands-on experiences.

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Travel Market Report
6/27/2017

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Trump administration's travel ban in October, but in the meantime most of the order can be enforced. The 90-day ban affects residents of Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Iran and Libya who are applying for a US visa.

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Travel Weekly, USA Today
6/27/2017

If you have clients who are tired of the same old beach vacations, a trip to one of the world's most distinctive coastlines and beaches could be an exciting option. Travelers can treasure hunt for sea glass at California's Glass Beach, walk along volcanic rock columns at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, and enjoy a private hot spring at New Zealand's Hot Water Beach.

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TravelAge West
6/27/2017

Smartphones can turn any place into an office, allowing agents to sell an expensive trip in just 20 minutes at any time, John Frenaye writes. Following up on a website lead at the moment a client or prospect engages can lead to a sale in record time.

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6/27/2017

FedEx's net profit for its 2017 financial year was up 64.7% from 2016, reaching $3 billion. Cost management, rising demand and the acquisition of TNT Express were all factors in the growth. "Investments to modernize our aircraft fleet and expand our FedEx Ground capacity are supporting our strong earnings growth," FedEx executive Alan Graf Jr. said.

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Air Transport World
6/27/2017

The UK's international trade department has backed an $18.7 million GE Aviation contract to upgrade engines for the cargo and charter airline.

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GE, GE Aviation
6/27/2017

The debut of new uniforms by American Airlines and Southwest Airlines included extensive testing and prototyping. American introduced new uniforms last year as a way to unify branding following the 2013 acquisition of US Airways, and Southwest unveiled its new look this month.

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American Airlines, US Airways