Enterprise Holdings will extend car rental services to Finland via franchisee LansiAuto Group later this year. LansiAuto currently runs a rental business with about 2,500 vehicles.
On Aug. 7, Southwest Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., and St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The new route will be Southwest's 10th nonstop destination from the Hartford airport.
The 375-room Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman offers a variety of upscale amenities and happenings for travelers looking to escape the cold of winter. Travelers can enjoy family fun time at the Starfish Cay water park and dine on cuisine from top celebrity chefs at the Cayman Cookout.
Mexico City is a vibrant destination, easily navigated and offering a bevy of options for all types of travelers. Visitors can see artwork by the renowned Frida Kahlo at The Blue House, munch on excellent tostadas at the Coyoacan Market and go on a cruise to explore ancient waterways in Xochimilco.
To take your business to the next level, you need to do a business assessment to find what needs improving, Richard Turen advises. Factors to note include the agency's name, business tagline, product offerings and who answers the phone.
The digital world has resulted in consumers wanting instant responses, and agents can use technology to meet this demand as well as speed up sales and enhance closing rates, industry experts say. Responding to consumer leads within 24 hours of receipt, using automated email responses and developing an email response template for leads are all techniques experts point to for agents to improve sales.
Encouraging influencer marketing via social media has become a major promotional strategy for the hotel industry. A research infographic shows, among other findings, that 80% of consumers use social media and content sharing sites for leisure and travel ideas and 78% of travelers are influenced by recommendations from people they know.
An underground river flowing through turbines will supply all the energy for the Iveagh Garden hotel opening today in Dublin. Owned by the McGill family, the property is touted as the first fully sustainable hotel in Europe.
American Airlines Cargo will implement a new cargo management system, called iCargo, developed by IBS Software. "From booking to logistics to billing and everything in between, we evaluated all the leading providers and through that process landed on IBS being the partner with the experience needed to address the scale and complexity of our global business," said American Airlines Cargo executive Jessica Tyler.
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