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8/3/2021

Travel advisors need to find ways to eliminate all the little barriers that can come between them and client, Richard Earls writes. Advisors can create a reputation for being easy to work with by being fast, accessible and quick to respond to complaints.

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8/3/2021

Bookings for domestic and interisland travel have seen "a very strong recovery in demand," but international travel cannot come back until governments remove restrictions, Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram said in an interview.

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8/3/2021

The Aqua Nick water park recently debuted as part of the new Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya in Mexico. The property features 280 swim-up oceanfront suites and a 6-acre water park with a lazy river, a Club Nick play zone, Paw Patrol Adventure Bay interactive playground and 2,000 square feet of water slides.

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8/3/2021

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ease travel restrictions or risk long-term harm to the tourism sector. Some restrictions have been lifted, but travelers must still take tests before and after their visit.

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8/3/2021

Delta Air Lines resumed flights between Atlanta and Johannesburg Aug. 2, now the second US airline to resume travel to the country. United also flies to the South African city from New York.

8/3/2021

American Airlines has partnered with TikTok to offer travelers 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi to browse the app inflight.

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8/3/2021

London's Heathrow Airport was the site of many family reunions Aug. 2, when a rule requiring quarantine was lifted for vaccinated travelers from the US and many other countries. US travelers to the UK need to be tested before departure and again two days after arrival.

8/3/2021

While a flight simulator may resemble a "$17 million computer game," the training they give pilots is challenging and realistic, writes pilot Charlie Page. "In effect, our job is on the line every six months," he says, and airlines run simulators 24 hours a day.

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The Points Guy
8/3/2021

Work will resume soon on the design of a $270 million concourse expansion for Florida's Jacksonville International Airport, which was paused due to the pandemic. Airport officials hope to get at least $50 million for the costs from the bipartisan infrastructure plan now being debated in Congress.

8/2/2021

If a client is looking for a one-of-a-kind hotel, here are nine that fit the bill. They include accommodations in a caboose, an old school, a giant dog, a castle and a treehouse.