Looking ahead to the 2020 Olympics, the Japanese government will require expanded access for wheelchair users in hotels. Only new and renovated hotels of 50 rooms or more will be covered by the mandate, which is in response to requests from the International Paralympic Committee and advocates for people with disabilities.
Walt Disney World's holiday season is set to start Nov. 8, with festive offerings such as the Candlelight Processional and Sunset Season Greetings with laser lighting effects. Disney has customizable marketing materials agents can use to promote the events.
Montage Los Cabos was recently tapped as "the most anticipated luxury hotel opening of 2018" by Luxury Travel Advisor's advisory board. Bali's Capella Ubud and Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens were among eight notable mentions.
For those visiting Malawi for the first time, the country is full of adventurous attractions to explore. Travelers can watch hippos at Liwonde National Park, snorkel at Lake Malawi National Park and tour Nyika National Park on horseback.
You have to do more than just offer excellent customer service to stand apart from your peers, Royal Caribbean International executive Vicki Freed advised at a recent industry conference. It's best if agents do something simple, unexpected and unique on a regular basis.
Construction has begun on a new hotel alongside Tucson's Casino Del Sol, part of an expansion project by the hotel and casino that opened in 2011. In addition to the 151-room hotel, plans call for a new 90-space RV park, expansion of Casino Del Sol's existing meeting space and addition of an 11,000-square-foot event center at sister property Casino of the Sun.
UPS is enhancing its service in Thailand with faster transit times and extended pick-up and drop-off hours. "Our latest enhancements further accelerate global trade with Thailand's key trading regions while helping businesses to meet pressures for shorter production times, high product quality and timely delivery," said Russell Reed, managing director of UPS Thailand.
FedEx Express in Malaysia has added a Boeing 767-300 freighter to its fleet, beefing up its cargo service in and out of the country. The introduction of the freighter is "part of FedEx long-term commitment to delivering outstanding service to our customers in Malaysia, through the constant enhancement of our capabilities," said FedEx Express Malaysia managing director SC Chong.
This winter, American Airlines will offer direct flights between Buffalo-Niagara International Airport in New York and Miami. The service will launch Dec. 19 and run through April 1.
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