Funjet provides tools needed for group travel agents to succeed | Hotel Triton completes $6M revamp | Hawaiian Airlines seeks joint venture with Japan Airlines
July 13, 2018
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Hosted agent income jumped double digits in 2017
According to a Host Agency Reviews survey, hosted agents earned an average gross income of $40,377 for 2017, a 16% increase over their income in 2016. The survey also found 83% of agents saw a rise in sales last year.
Travel Market Report (7/12) 
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Funjet provides tools needed for group travel agents to succeed
Groups by Funjet executive Dan Miller recently discussed the various benefits the company offers agents who are interested in group bookings such as training webinars, high commissions and technologically advanced booking tools.
TravelPulse (7/12) 
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Hotel Triton completes $6M revamp
San Francisco's Hotel Triton has completed a $6 million update. The work covered all 140 guest rooms.
TravelPulse (7/11) 
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Hawaiian Airlines seeks joint venture with Japan Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines seeks joint venture with Japan Airlines
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Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines are looking to get regulatory approval for a joint venture, noting in their request that such an agreement would bolster competition.
Centre for Aviation (Australia) (7/11) 
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Experiencing the culinary scene in Greenport, N.Y.
New York's Greenport is a fishing village on Long Island that offers a variety of culinary options. Travelers can dine on local oysters at Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market, taste olive oils at Vines & Branches and enjoy a tasty treat at the Sandpiper ice cream shop.
The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (7/12) 
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Regulatory & Legislative
Airlines seek guidance from DOT on emotional support animals
US airlines are urging the Department of Transportation to define the guidelines for emotional support animals in order to protect the safety and comfort of all passengers and to ensure those with legitimate, trained service animals are still able to bring their animals onboard. Emotional support animals aboard planes surged to 751,000 in 2017, up from 481,000 in 2016.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (7/10) 
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Travel Tips & Best Practices
Being real is key to achieving success
Success results from being authentic, comfortable with who you are and willing to improve yourself, Mike Marchev advises. By displaying your true self, you can also gain a competitive advantage.
Travel Research Online (7/12) 
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Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver, but less daring.
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