Upscale rental car company plans for growth in 2018 | Hawaiian hotels offer cabana packages for stylish guests | Amsterdam officials express overtourism concerns
December 13, 2017
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Upscale rental car company plans for growth in 2018
Silvercar, which only rents out Audi A4s, aims to double its operations next year and has been working to attract agents who serve discerning clients. The high-end car rental company will add its 18th airport location in Salt Lake City in January.
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Hawaiian hotels offer cabana packages for stylish guests
Hotels in Hawaii are providing cabana packages as a fancy experience for travelers who want to lounge around the pool all day or night. Cabana guests at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua can enjoy the Wi-Fi while drinking sparkling wine, and families at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott receive a $50 food credit along with delicious snacks.
TravelAge West (12/8) 
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Miami pulls out all stops for Christmas-themed vacation
Miami pulls out all stops for Christmas-themed vacation
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For travelers looking for a festive holiday destination but hate wintry weather, Miami is a winner. Travelers can take in a performance of the ballet "The Nutcracker," greet Santa while touring Deering Estate's Holiday Wonderland and enjoy carnival rides and games at Santa's Enchanted Forest in the city's Tropical Park.
TravelPulse (12/12) 
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How to get things done during your workday
Low stress and high organization are keys to a productive day, according to productivity expert Audrey Thomas. By limiting interruptions, staying hydrated and turning off your phone hours before bedtime, you should be able to get more accomplished during the day.
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Agents look to charge fees in 2018 due to proven benefits
Some agents will transition to fees next year, and those who already have say the fees weed out nonserious consumers and save time. "Even though I'd love to have more clients right now, I'd rather spend my energy on clients who know the value of working with me, versus clients who are questioning my fees," said Trenia Logan of Querencia Travel Consulting.
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