Author Archives: Bethany Nosal

Is flying in coach class dangerous to your health? –

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All the major airlines are adding more and more rows of seats on airplanes in order to generate more profits. Recently I was on a domestic flight flying in a coach seat and the seats were so tight my knees were painfully burrowed into the seat in front of me. Guess what happened next? The […]


Hello from Aruba –

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I am writing you this week from Aruba, deep in the southern Caribbean. Aruba was not affected by hurricane Irma so you can expect it to be very popular this winter as the other islands rebuild. I am staying at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Aruba. They offer amazing service and some people will be […]


Employee Spotlight- Tavia Vincent – Business Technology

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1.​ How​ ​did​ ​you​ ​get​ ​started​ ​in​ ​the​ ​business? I went to college for Travel & Tourism Management and have an associate’s degree in the field. Although I was open to any job in the travel industry, I got offered a job at a travel agency during my internship and the rest is history! 2. […]


Would you think I am crazy to fly to Aruba on Sunday? –

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With Hurricane Irma barreling down on the Caribbean with a target of Miami and South Florida on Sunday I looked on my calendar and saw that I am scheduled to fly to Aruba on Sunday for a meeting on Monday. My original schedule had me arriving in Miami about the same time as Irma so […]


Employee Spotlight- Mark Widder- Business Development –

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1.​ ​What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​biggest​ ​challenge​ ​you’ve​ ​faced​ ​professionally? Dealing with people’s preconceived notions versus the real truth….and people’s patience. 2.Tell​ ​me​ ​a​ ​little​ ​about​ ​your​ ​family. I am married for 37 years to Susan and have two daughters Jennifer and Valari. Jennifer is married and has given me two wonderful grandkids…Logan and Maeve while […]


Hello from Chicago –

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I am writing you today as I am returning from a one-day business/play trip to the Windy City. I have often overlooked Chicago on my list of favorite cities because it is so close to where I live. However the more I visit Chicago the more I think it is truly one of the USA’s […]


Steve’s annual top 10 hotel pet peeves –

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As you know I travel a lot. During my travels, I stay in a lot of different hotel rooms and I am able to notice a lot of things that are good, bad and ugly about hotels. Every year I update my annual list of top 10 hotel pet peeves. I hope you enjoy it; […]


Travelers beware of basic economy fares being sold by the Airlines

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The big three airlines are all moving to try to sell more and more services in addition to the price of your airline ticket. Toward that end Delta, American and United Airlines have all announced they will be offering “basic’ fares that strip out all of the added features of normal tickets. These new fares […]


Employee Spotlight -Ronnette Priester- Corporate Travel Consultant-

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1. How did you get started in the business? I went to travel/business school right after graduating high school. I worked for an airline after college for a short time and then went to work in the travel agency business and have been here ever since. 2. Tell me a little about your family. My […]


If you thought all the planes were full this year, you were right –

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Recent information from IATA reports that global air passenger traffic grew an amazing 7.9% during the first 6 months of 2017 to reach a 12 year high. Airlines also set a record by filling an amazing 80% of all their seats. Just a few years ago the airlines were averaging about 67% of their seats […]


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