Saturday October 19, 2019
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“100% committed to travel agents” and why the GDS booking fee was a success: Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group is moving ahead with plans for increasingly customized seating and cabins in its new 777Xs, and at the same time rolling out a new continuous pricing model that will eventually see the elimination of traditional booking classes.
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U.S. consumer media outlet says it has a D.R. update

At least one report coming out of the U.S. suggests that the eight American tourist deaths in the D.R. were due to natural causes, confirming earlier statements from the D.R.’s Tourism Minister.
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Marriott makes headway into all-inclusive market with Elegant acquisition

Marriott International is buying Elegant Hotels Group in a cash agreement valued at US$130.1 million, further cementing its plans to stake its claim in the all-inclusive market.
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“Live in the moment”: How PONANT differs from other cruise lines

You can argue that the one and only downside to PONANT is the fact that its in-cabin Nespresso machines aren’t personally operated by George Clooney.
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Lufthansa strike to extend to subsidiary airlines

A union representing cabin crew in Germany says it’s expanding a planned strike Sunday at Lufthansa to include employees of the airline’s subsidiaries.
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Intrepid now discounting “big-ticket” Antarctica by up to 50%

Intrepid Travel is slashing Antarctica prices by up to 50% off – but only for a limited time.
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itravel2000 partners with Uplift to offer pay-over-time payment plan

Travellers booking with itravel2000 can now take their time paying for their vacation packages thanks to a new payment plan technology.
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AmaWaterways sets 2020 dates for Loyalty Appreciation Cruises

Following the overwhelming response for its first-ever Loyalty Appreciation Month cruises next month, AmaWaterways has already unveiled dates for 2020 voyages.
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Who’s not picking up after their pooch? Missouri wants to know

Officials in a southwest Missouri city are planting small flags in piles of abandoned dog poop as part of a campaign to get residents to clean up after their pets downtown.
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Two recipes from Iberostar as part of its Honest Food initiative

As part of its dedication to fighting food waste, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is looking to create a lasting change through its Honest Food commitment.
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