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