Despite suffering a crippling financial crisis in 2009, Athens, Greece, is transforming into a lively city with a hot cultural scene. Travelers can enjoy a Greek-Japanese fusion meal at Nolan, view contemporary art at The Breeder and tour the Acropolis Museum.
Google is planning to focus its diversity efforts on hiring more black and Hispanic women, who are typically underrepresented in Silicon Valley. The company employed 544 black women and 945 Hispanic women and Latinas in the US in 2017.
Dynamic pricing uses characteristics and known travel preferences of the consumer to produce an individual price quote for air travel. However, this concept has several potential problems, including the use of consumers' shopping history to charge higher fare prices and agents being burdened with managing changes to clients' personal circumstances, Paul Ruden writes.
In an effort to build greater brand loyalty and visibility, travel insurers are adding more services and products to benefit consumers even if they don't file a claim. For example, Allianz's TravelSmart app contains valuable information about countries.
Top agents capitalize on all educational opportunities, tools and programs available to them, advises Cruise Planners founder and CEO Michelle Fee. "[T]hey pretty much use every system and tool that we provide them to be successful," she said.
Children staying with their parents at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic will soon be able to enjoy the Kidz Bop Experience. It includes such themed activities as karaoke, dancing and album cover design in spaces like the Pop Star Lounge, Creation Station and Listening Studio loft.
Veteran chef Howard Ko is embracing the challenge of running the new, cutting-edge restaurant in the Loews Regency San Francisco. "With my prior experience and my background and the direction that they wanted to go, since it is a luxury hotel, I thought everything was in the right place at the right time," Ko said of his post at The Bear & Monarch.
Air Canada has started new, thrice-weekly seasonal service between Montreal and Lisbon, Portugal. The flights use Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with Premium Rouge and Economy Class service and are timed to make it easy for passengers to connect from across Air Canada's network.
UPS has selected Ernie Caballero to be the shipper's new chief investment officer for its defined benefit plans. Caballero has been with the company for 29 years in a variety of financial leadership roles.
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