Airline industry woes have dominated news headlines lately, but planners disagree about how this is changing the way they book group tickets. Raul Santa, who works for the non-profit organization Jobs for Progress National, Inc., based in Irving, Texas, says the organization no longer attempts to handle everyone’s flight arrangements for its annual conference.
Along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, attractions, hotels and restaurants are beginning to reopen. Charter boats for deepwater fishing are already carrying near-capacity loads. Most of the coast’s golf courses are expected to open by January. Many restaurants, including the Biloxi landmark Mary Mahoney’s, have reopened. The Isle of Capri, Imperial Place and the Palace are planning […]
Development in Atlanta heated up this fall with the Nov. 23 opening of The Georgia Aquarium, the largest in the world. This is an amazing time to be in Atlanta, as a resident or visitor,î said Spurgeon Richardson, president and CEO of the Atlanta CVB. ìThe city is gearing up for an unprecedented series of […]
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People in the hotel industry continue to find creative ways to help recent hurricane victims. Employees of Orlando's The Villas of Grand Cypress are donating vacation day pay.
Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk have teamed with Deaf Link, a San Antonio-based company that uses state of the art technology, the Internet and certified interpreters to provide communication access for the deaf and hard of hearing. Using a Web-based camera and videoconferencing technology, the two hotels provide deaf and hard of hearing "callers" 24-hour […]