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1/15/2018

A collection of Olympic memorabilia that may have no rival in the world sets South Korea's Kensington Flora Hotel apart. The luxury property's displays include Olympic torches, medals, programs, autographed shoes from sprinter Usain Bolt and a pair of skates autographed by South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim.

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1/15/2018

United Airlines, on April 9, will launch twice-daily service between Elmira-Corning Regional Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

1/15/2018

Hong Kong can be an overwhelming experience for travelers visiting the destination for the first time, unless they know which experiences are the best. Visitors can see stilt houses in Tai O Fishing Village, enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine at Michelin-starred Duddell's and marvel at the large volcanic rock formations of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.

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1/15/2018

Facebook has begun making changes to how it prioritizes news feed traffic, with the goal of de-emphasizing business posts. To get around this move, agents can explore influencer marketing tactics, befriend clients via their nonbusiness page and pay for ads, marketing consultant Nick Borelli advises.

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1/15/2018

Mike Marchev advises agents to resist the urge to match prices with their cheapest competitor because many consumers prioritize their value demands over price. When there is value in your service, you are more likely to attract repeat business.

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1/15/2018

The Wallhouse Hotel in Walnut Creek, Ohio, will become part of The Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International. Offerings at the award-winning hotel will remain unchanged except for the addition of the Choice Rewards program, a spokeswoman said.

1/15/2018

Southeast Asia hostels are taking on a new, hip look and upping the amenities for a new generation of backpackers seeking a bit of luxury with their modest spending. Thailand-based Lub d's "poshtels" range from $9-per-night dorms to private rooms with bathrooms for $29 per night.

1/15/2018

The US Department of Transportation reports that US airlines in November had the highest on-time rates seen in eight years. Reuters reported that the on-time performance improvements are "another watermark" in a record-setting year for airline safety and performance

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1/15/2018

CIE Tours is partnering with Air Canada to offer air-inclusive tours in Ireland and the UK. Tour customers can fly from any airport with Air Canada service direct to Dublin or Shannon in Ireland.

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1/15/2018

Some airlines on Friday implemented complimentary flexible rebooking policies for travelers who were affected by severe winter weather in Cleveland, which also affected carrier operations.