Marriott International is promoting short online films that highlight the chain's boutique brand, the Autograph Collection. The videos tell the stories of eight hotels and offer insight into what unique features the properties offer.
Marriott International is combining four of its brands in an advertising campaign built around the theme of human connection. The venture into category marketing, dubbed "Golden Rule," features the "classic select" SpringHill Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Four Points by Sheraton.
United Airlines achieved the second overall ranking for on-time domestic flights, thanks in part to the company's "Quick-Turn Playbook" strategy. United developed the strategy last year after conducting an analysis of its operational standards, compared to other carriers.
Summer business has been strong for agents, Cheryl Rosen writes, with this summer being one of the best since 2013, and the market for high-grade experiences is making its mark against value-focused travel. Referrals and repeat business are two ways agents are seeing record-breaking bookings.
Wine lovers looking for travel options this fall might enjoy one of North America's variety of festivals, such as the Caribbean Food & Wine Festival in Turks and Caicos, or Rhode Island's Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. Mexico will also welcome guests during its Independence Day celebrations, including the Hilton Los Cabos' Mole Festival.
Improv comedy and its principles are used by companies to adapt to change, build teamwork and increase creativity, writes Harvey Chipkin. Agents can take those principles, such as being positive and taking risks, and apply them for business growth.
Specializing in solo travel presents great opportunities, as 40% of adults have no qualms about traveling abroad alone, according to a Intrepid Travel study. Solo travelers tend to worry about getting bored and lonely, so agents can address this by designing itineraries that include tours and excursions.
Rooms supplied with books by local authors, locally sourced minibars and guitars for strumming are among trademark amenities of Ace Hotels, now with a location in Chicago. The Portland, Ore.-based chain's 10th property was designed by GREC Architects in homage to Mies van der Rohe's work at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Savanthi Syth, an analyst with Raymond James Financial, notes that US airlines are likely to start extending similar basic economy pricing for their overseas flights as excess capacity in the marketplace has driven down average fares per mile.
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