Airline Overbooking and No-Shows Are a Long-Standing Industry Tradition

Overbooking on airlines and no shows are a long standing industry tradition. Airlines overbook as a policy because of all of the no shows that happen. Airlines used to struggle with no shows, so they began to overbook to compensate for that. Overbooking was discovered by accident. A lot of people are probably not aware of this. Key Takeaways: The revelations...

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Egypt to Diversify Tourism and Target New Markets In Recovery Plan

Egypt is trying to recover financially and to look better in the public eye. Lots of things have happened lately which have harmed their image. They are using tourism to do this among other things. They are diversifying their tourist industry by making more things available. They are trying to draw more people to the country. Egypt to Diversify Tourism and Target...

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Children’s Summer Vacations Under Attack by Teachers and Legislators in North Carolina

Your child’s summer vacation may now be under threat as teachers and governments look into changing long standing policies for summer vacation. This could have more of an impact on just your leisure time as well; some local economies rely strongly on seasonal tourism or other summer time booms. Changes to the current system could spur more negative changes...

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Yellowstone National Park Had a $680 Million Impact on Local Economies

Under the new presidency many things seem to be hanging in the balance. National parks are no different and with the budget changes it’s hard to foresee what the future will look like, despite the past years seeing a massive increase in attendees. The economy of local satellite towns has boomed from the tourism, but now there is uncertainty looming. Yellowstone...

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Why These Students Are Living With Immigrant Families For A Week

Some students are living with immigrant families for a week. The idea behind this is to break boundaries between U.S. born and immigrant communities. There is a program in Minnesota that is offering American high school students the chance to live with local immigrant families. This is being done to help people connect. Key Takeaways: The program is just five...

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United Pilots Blame Its Regional Carrier and Local Police for Dragging Debacle

This discusses the controversial United Airlines issue of a man being dragged off one of their flights when he didn’t want to give up his seat for employees of the airline. He was injured. The pilots here are placing blame where they feel it belongs. It’s a new take on the issue. Key Takeaways: United CEO Oscar Munoz has apologized to Dao and the...

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Google Hotel Ads Is Becoming the Behemoth Everyone Feared

Google Hotel Ads has been building steam over the years and has now become something to truly fear. Its competitors say that it’s now fast becoming the monster in the closet that they’ve been dreading. Now that it’s here to stay it’s becoming more difficult to keep ahead of the curve. The competition is fierce. Google Hotel Ads Is Becoming...

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United Expands Its Basic Economy No-Frills Service

New United policies on basic economy fares leave a lot to be wanted. The bottom line here is money once again rather than rewarding the customer or providing much incentive. The flexibility of the consumer is limited and it’s clear that for this particular business the customer isn’t as much of a priority as they might have been in the past. United...

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American Airlines’ Response To Its Social Media Moment Came After Learning From United

The ability to instantly send a message or post video on the internet is having resounding impacts on the way companies such as airlines handle stress filled situations. Diffusing tension and whether or not the right thing was done no longer happens in a vacuum with a relatively small audience. The whole world is watching and American Airlines is very obviously...

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