Ryanair Cuts Fares as European Airline Competition Intensifies

Ryanair is planning to undercut its competition by lowering airfares. As powerful and well-funded as Ryanair is, they are expressing caution about hitting their projected earnings targets. This caution may be a reflection of just how difficult things are for the airliner at the moment. Recently, they have experienced drops in both earnings and profits. By cutting...

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There’s a Lot of Mold Infesting the Mark Twain Museum in Connecticut

In the preface of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the narrator describes meeting a mysterious man on a castle tour. As they walk through the hallways, his new friend begins talking about the Knights of the Round Table, speaking of ancient events as if they were yesterday. Key Takeaways: The Mark Twain House is showing signs of...

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Facebook Says Instagram Advertising Looks Promising For Travel Brands in 2017

In 2017, many social media and internet users are seeing dynamic type advertisements while on their mobile devices and while traveling abroad. In addition, the social media platform known as Instagram is taking advantage of this theme while having a more potent impact for users according to Facebook. Moreover, Instagram users are able to save pictures and advertisements...

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Business Travel from Europe Is Expected to Drop Thanks to Trump Travel Ban

The GBTA conducted its email poll of European members before those rulings, between Thursday and Friday. The organization released the results, which included responses from 68 participants, Friday afternoon. That followed a similar survey of travel buyers in the United States by the organization earlier in the week. European buyers expect the impact of the...

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8 Top Executives Say Where Hotel Loyalty Is Headed Next

In the hotel business, customer loyalty is critical to both short- and long-term success. Hotel CEOs each have their own take on customer loyalty programs. For Christopher Nassetta, CEO of Hilton, loyalty programs are about driving direct relationships with customers in order to deliver the best value and experience. Best Western CEO David Kong believes loyalty...

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Airbnb Uses Super Bowl Ad to Help Refugees and Implicitly Criticize Trump

You know you’ve made it to the big time when you can afford a spot that airs during the Super Bowl, and Airbnb certainly proved that this Super Bowl Sunday. Using its ad as a platform to implicitly criticize Trump’s travel ban as well as to promote more acceptance worldwide, was much more than just a brilliant marketing strategy. It also served as a much-needed...

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You Wish You Could Be As Chill As Obama On A Kitesurfing Board

Growing up in Hawaii, surfing was one of Obama’s favorite hobbies, but he wasn’t really able to enjoy it when he was president. “The Secret Service these days does not like me doing it,” the then-commander in chief said in 2009. “The last time I tried it, they had a bunch of people out on jet skis in the water and surrounding me with all kinds of stuff.”...

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Massive Syrup Spill Gums Up Vermont Highway

Interstate 91 in Vermont got itself into a sticky situation. No amber alert was called, and no volunteers arrived to help. The fire dept. was kept busy though! They spent the day hosing off syrup that had spilled across the highway. An entire barrel of the sticky syrup splattered across the road. Key Takeaways: On Twitter, the Vermont State Police reported...

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Florida Keys Journal: The Lignumvitae Channel

Lignum Vitae is a kind of hardwood, whose Northern most appearance may be in the Florida Keys and which ironically finds a use in manufacturing the edges of cross country skis. The coral reefs that surround the Keys can be treacherous to ships in stormy weather and interestingly coral from the Windley Key fossil quarry was used in one of the areas most famous...

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