A new mobile app called EazyO facilitates speedy delivery of food, beverages and other items to hotel guests at beachfront and poolside. CEO Brett Benza counts several major hotels and resorts among clients for the GPS-based service.
The United States Tour Operators Association recently announced Authentic Vacations is becoming a member of the association. "Authentic Vacations brings extensive expertise in travel to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and Scandinavia to the USTOA membership base, as well as a shared value of providing 'live like a local' experiences to travelers," USTOA President and CEO Terry Dale said.
Puerto Rico's St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort plans to reopen its doors in October after a $60 million makeover. The renovations include custom furniture pieces in guest rooms, upscale poolside cabanas and a new restaurant by the pool.
Panama's renowned canal may be its most popular attraction, but the country also has a lot to offer nature lovers. Travelers can watch monkeys during a tour of Gatun Lake, go hiking in Soberania National Park and explore the country's natural history at the Biomuseo exhibits.
To get back on the success track, you need to stop procrastinating and make time for unpleasant tasks, Mark Marchev advises. By tackling to-dos daily, you will become disciplined and happy you are staying on top of your work.
Denihan Hospitality has sold the James Chicago hotel in the city's Magnificent Mile for $83 million after purchasing it for $136.6 million, according to Cook County records. The buyer, Junius Real Estate Partners, used a $67.5 million loan from ACORE Capital for financing and partnered with boutique hotel and art museum chain 21C Museum Hotels.
Revival of the 112-year-old, long-derelict Gateway Hotel in downtown El Paso, Texas, represents the American dream come true for South Korean immigrant Howard "Danny" Yun. The 72-year-old owner, who came to the US 40 years ago, reopened part of the historic hotel this month after three years of cleaning and renovation.
American Airlines Cargo transported priceless Spanish works of art from around the world for display at the San Antonio Museum of Art for the city's tricentennial celebration. The artwork required tight security and was accompanied at all times by a museum representative. "While it was a huge undertaking, I'm proud that it was a success thanks to our teams' dedication to protecting their cargo -- no matter what it is -- and ensuring a safe and timely delivery," said Sandy Scott of American Airlines.
Hawaiian Airlines will increase its service between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, Japan, to as many as five weekly flights next year from Feb. 1 to Feb. 16. The scheduled service increase is due to high demand during the Japanese winter holiday.
American Airlines is ramping up its service to Barbados with a new nonstop daily flight from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. "One month after announcing additional service to Barbados from our Miami hub, we're thrilled to continue growing our presence in the island with new daily service from our Charlotte hub, both operating during the winter," said Alfredo Gonzalez of American Airlines.
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