Delta announces they are adding meals back to some domestic flights –

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Starting March 1, 2017 Delta will be offering complimentary meals to coach class flyers on 10 long-haul domestic flights between New York’s JFK and LAX/San Francisco. Later in April they will add complimentary meals to flights from Seattle, New York, Boston and Washington D.C. I hope the food is as good as they are promising otherwise we will all be thinking of the old joke; “First the good news, you get a free meal on your flight. Now the bad news, you get a free meal on your flight.”

Will Sheraton Hotels start to shrink as new owner Marriott tells them to shape-up or ship-out –

Last year Marriott purchased Starwood Hotels (Westin, St. Regis, Sheraton, W Hotels, etc). This year it appears that Marriott is putting the squeeze on Sheraton Hotels by telling them to shape-up or ship-out. There are over 500 Sheratons worldwide and many of the Sheratons I have stayed at recently seem a bit dated. My guess is that over the coming year that if the owners of some of the older Sheratons don’t make major investments in their hotel properties they will be wearing a different brand in 2018.

Executive Travel is auctioning off 2 round-trip airline tickets this week –

Executive Travel today launches the first of our exciting Executive Travel Auctions. Every other week we will auction off airline tickets, cruises, and hotel stays around the world. All auctions will start off on Tuesday morning at10:00am and end on Friday at noon, central time. Every auction item will start the bidding at only $5 so everybody has the fun to participate. Our first auction item will be 50,000 frequent flyer miles on American Airlines (good for up to two RT domestic airline tickets worth $1,000+). All proceeds from this auction go the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CLICK HERE to view, bid and win!

P.S. Please be aware you must register on the auction site before you can bid. If you have questions about the bidding process, please email reception@executivetravel.com.

There are some “tourist traps” that are still worth visiting –

Many times when I talk to people traveling I will advise them that some of the best trips I have ever taken are off the beaten track. However, I must tell you there are many “tourist traps” that are a must see even though if you are like me you want to avoid the crowds and see how the locals live. For example, how could you go to Beijing and not visit the Great Wall, or travel to Paris and not visit the Eiffel Tower? Nothing is more kitschy that a luau in Hawaii, but if you have never seen one it would be like you missed out on something. Sure the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a major tourist trap but if you are traveling anywhere around Florence it is surely worth a 1 hour visit. CLICK HERE to find a great article in Budget Travel Magazine that lists 25 tourist traps around the world that you need to visit. I have visited 21 of the 25 places. Let me know if anyone has been to all 25.

Attend our FREE Cruise Travel Night tonight featuring three amazing destinations – Alaska, New England Fall Foliage and the Blue Danube – 

Please join our FREE and exciting Cruise Travel Night tonight at 6:30pm, at the Bernina Suite #27 at The Shoppes at Piedmont, 1265 S Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68510. Join us for a fun night to hear about three breathtaking cruise destinations: AlaskaNew England Fall Foliage and The Blue Danube. Space is limited for this event – reserve your spot immediately. Call 402-458-9845 or email us at groupdepartment@executivetr avel.com to tell us how many are in your party. We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

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