Travel & Hospitality
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8/20/2018

Miami visitors looking to ditch the standard tourist itinerary should try the city's culturally diverse bars and restaurants. Travelers can get a feel for German culture by dining on traditional Bavarian food at Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus and taste craft beer while enjoying a Chicago-style scene at sports bar Tap 79.

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8/20/2018

If you keep standard work hours, you could be losing out on business, because we live in a 24/7 environment, Mike Marchev advises. Even though you should be mindful of a work-life balance, it's best to structure your work hours to maximize your availability to your clients.

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8/20/2018

Red Roof Inn's foray into the extended-stay market reflects strong consumer demand and has been answered with enthusiasm by prospective owners, leaders of the economy chain assert. Plans call for HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof to kick off in more than 20 markets with 30 properties, which will undergo $50 million in renovations.

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8/20/2018

Cutting-edge hostel development may be the trademark of Generator, but CEO Alastair Thomann says the term will be phased out as the London-based chain evolves and enters new territory, including Miami. "The moment we call ourselves 'hostel,' it limits us in certain markets," Thomann said.

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Skift
8/20/2018

A hotel along historic Route 66 in New Mexico that dates to the early 20th century and now serves people at risk of homelessness is for sale. Sanjay Choudhrie, director of a nonprofit that houses about 30 men in the Lexington Hotel in Gallup, says his group owes about $1 million on the property.

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8/20/2018

A striking aluminum sculpture commemorating a tornado that swept through the city in 2011 dominates the lobby of the new MGM Springfield (Mass.) hotel and casino. New York artist Mia Pearlman's tribute to residents' resilience bears the name "The Flying Tidings Whirled," from Amherst poet Emily Dickinson's line about a summer storm.

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8/20/2018

JetBlue Airways expects to see changes in how people travel short distances of up to 1,000 miles in the future. The airline is investing in startups that produce electric airplanes and vertical-lift-off vehicles, as well as in companies working to better predict weather delays.

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8/20/2018

UPS filed an application last year to patent its "autonomous services selection system and distributed transportation database(s)." The system would use blockchain-related technology to track shipments and ensure they are handled properly.

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8/20/2018

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions even further, the aviation industry is increasingly embracing sustainable fuels. "From one flight in 2008, we passed the threshold of 100,000 flights in 2017, and we expect to hit one million flights during 2020," said Alexandre de Juniac, leader of the International Air Transport Association.

8/20/2018

FedEx will offer workers at its global hub in Memphis, Tenn., free tuition toward a University of Memphis online degree. Around 11,000 workers qualify for the perk, and workers who don't hold a high-school diploma can earn a General Education Development credential.

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The Associated Press
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