In addition to being the capital of Texas, Austin is a multifaceted cultural hub. Visitors can taste a variety of craft beers at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, tour strange exhibits featuring shrunken heads and more at the Museum of the Weird and enjoy diverse genres of music at the Continental Club.
In May, Hawaiian Airlines expanded its cargo operation and brought on a couple of exclusive freight planes. The planes keep busy carrying produce, fish, bread and even bees between the islands and mainland.
American Airlines is offering new main cabin menu items by Zoes Kitchen, including a turkey bacon breakfast sandwich, breakfast box with a Belgian waffle, hummus with pita bread, and Zoes signature sandwich dubbed the Gruben. The airline will also still provide its breakfast platter, as well as fruit and cheese plates.
Alaska Airlines has rolled out virtual reality technology for first-class passengers on select flights between San Diego and Boston, and Seattle and Boston.
Southwest Airlines is now offering complimentary in-flight instant messaging via WhatsApp and iMessage for all passengers onboard flights with Wi-Fi service.
Facial-scanning technology poses a threat to travelers' privacy, writes Matthew Feeney, the director of the libertarian Cato Institute's Project on Emerging Technologies. "... [T]he use of this technology without strict restrictions on data sharing and retention is too great a risk to take in exchange for faster airplane boarding," he writes.
The Private Suite at Los Angeles International Airport is located in a special, gated compound with its own guards and caters to premium travelers with a private Transportation Security Administration screening lane and direct transportation to the plane at boarding time. Guests using the suite can enjoy complimentary massages and spa treatments, a children's play area, conference room facilities and chef-prepared meals.
Cienfuegos offers visitors a rich selection of Cuba's historical attractions to explore. Travelers can tour the Tomas Terry Theatre, admire the city's cute "gingerbread" homes and enjoy oceanfront views at 1920 Club Cienfuegos.
To offer the independent hotel experience to your clients, you should stay abreast of individual properties and their location offerings, as well as build relationships with their proprietors, hotelier Andrew Benioff advises. You can learn about independent hotels through lodging networks such as Small Luxury Hotels and Preferred Hotels.
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