American Airlines is adding four new seasonal flights in 2020 to Montana from Philadelphia, New York City and Los Angeles due to the success of its service to Glacier National Park. The airline is also deploying larger planes on flights from Dallas and Chicago. American also plans to begin service from Dallas and Chicago to Fairbanks, Alaska, aimed at travelers headed for Denali National Park, and adding service between Chicago and Anchorage as well.
The $4.5 billion immersive entertainment industry -- which encompasses art installations, virtual reality, escape rooms and more -- offers a potential revenue thread for the hospitality industry with such options as VR travel tours and interactive hotel rooms. Santa Fe's Meow Wolf artist/mystery house space will expand to Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., with a themed hotel attached at a planned Phoenix location.
High-end hotels in the mile-high city of Denver offer high hopes of design innovation. Suites featured in this photo gallery include the Rolling Stones Suite at The Curtis, the presidential suites at The Brown Palace and the Diamond Suite at The Maven overlooking Coors Field.
Sustainability and homage to nature are themes for The Lodge at Gulf State Park in coastal Alabama, a Hilton-branded property that opened last November as a replacement for a lodge built in 1974. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 spurred a lodge master plan stressing recycling, energy saving and engagement of guests in dunes preservation.
The new, 360-key Halekulani Okinawa in Japan, with its five cliffside villas, open-air lobbies and sweeping views of the sea, is helping to cement Okinawa's new label as a luxury destination. The design is reminiscent of its sister Halekulani property in Waikiki in Honolulu and has aka-gawara reed tiles in guest rooms and mosaic tiles comprising a Cattleya orchid in the pool.
The Transportation Security Administration plans to roll out CT and CAT machines at airports across the nation this fall to assess liquids that are found in carry-on luggage. The agency is working to meet the requirements of the TSA Modernization Act and has met 46% of those requirements to date.
The best way for salespeople to deal with a sales slump is to focus on refining their daily prospecting activities, writes Colleen Francis. For instance, salespeople should practice their communication skills each day through phone calls with potential buyers and use quick emails to follow up with clients or reestablish contact with lapsed leads.