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1/18/2018

UPS Capital announced that it will expand its UPS Capital Cargo Finance solution, which allows small and medium businesses with credit lines to finance goods as they are shipped. Customers can now borrow 100% of the value of suppliers' invoices and repayment terms have been extended from 75 days to 90 days.

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1/18/2018

Average fares have fallen from some of the highest in the nation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the 21st lowest among the top 100 airports, with an average fare of $300.65, the airport's lowest recorded since statistics have been gathered. Leisure and business travelers are choosing to fly more frequently from the airport rather than driving to other airports as the trend in lower fares continues across the nation.

1/18/2018

Alaska Airlines is unveiling its new uniform collection today to 2,000 of its employees. Arriving at the new look was a multiyear project focused on bringing the Virgin America and Alaska Airlines brands together.

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1/18/2018

Hawaiian Airlines and Jetstar Group have initiated an interline partnership that makes it easy for JetStar travelers from New Zealand and Japan to catch connecting flights to Hawaii and the US mainland. "We are thrilled to make our authentic brand of warm Hawaiian hospitality accessible to more New Zealand and Japanese travelers," said Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Hawaiian Airlines.

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Aviation Tribune
1/17/2018

Several travel guides have named New Orleans a top destination for 2018, as the "The Big Easy" readies to celebrate its tricentennial year with special cultural offerings. Visitors can tour exhibits focusing on the history of the city, Catholicism's influence and women's efforts that helped build the vibrant city.

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New Orleans Museum of Art
1/17/2018

United Airlines has appointed Michael Leskinen managing director of investor relations. "Mike brings an outstanding mix of investing experience, sector knowledge and shareholder perspective, all of which place him in an excellent position to deepen United's relationships within the financial community as well as articulate our strategy going forward," said Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines.

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1/17/2018

River cruise line AmaWaterways provides passengers with a desirable luxury experience, from onboard menus inspired by the region it's cruising through to well-organized tours. Another upscale offering is the chef's table dining experience, available at no additional cost.

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1/17/2018

The US State Department recently revised its country-specific travel advisory method by giving a travel advisory ranking to every nation in the world from 1 ("exercise normal precautions") to 4 ("do not travel"). "All in all, we view the new system as an improvement on the old," said Eben Peck, ASTA's executive vice president for advocacy.

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Travel Weekly
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1/17/2018

Research has shown that people stop focusing on learning after five years on the job, but agents can buck this trend by aiming to become a better agent, Jennifer Doncsecz writes. Steps include staying in a learning mode, figuring out ways to perform routine tasks efficiently and developing plans to improve your skills.

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1/17/2018

Though multitrip insurance may have fewer features than standard single-trip insurance, it usually costs less and is convenient, providing coverage for a year. Target audiences for this type of insurance would include frequent travelers and last-minute bookers who don't have time to contemplate a variety of insurance options, a travel insurance company executive says.

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