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Alaska Airlines Raises Checked Bag Fee to $30, Matching Rivals

The airline has fallen in line with the U.S. airline industry, where, with the exception of Southwest, the price to check luggage is a minimum of $30 one-way.

Alaska Airlines Raises Checked Bag Fee to $30, Matching Rivals
Carnival Cruise Line Raising Daily Gratuities Starting in December

The daily gratuity charges on most lines, while automatic, can be adjusted by guests who want to either decrease or increase them.

Carnival Cruise Line Raising Daily Gratuities Starting in December
Barry Sternlicht and Gloria Steinem Talk Luxury and Sustainability

At the Condé Nast Traveler Travel Specialist Summit, among the activists, influencers and luxury travel specialists, Starwood Capital’s Barry Sternlicht laid out a moving business proposal in favor of sustainable travel.

Barry Sternlicht and Gloria Steinem Talk Luxury and Sustainability
Carnival Cruise Line Launches Redesigned Travel Agent Finder on Its Website

The feature allows consumers to search by agency name, city, zip code, or state, as well as to use their current location to find agencies near them.

Carnival Cruise Line Launches Redesigned Travel Agent Finder on Its Website
Uniworld River Cruises to Add Four New Ships Over Next Three Years

The ships are expected to sail on the Nile, the Douro, the Mekong, and the Volga.

Uniworld River Cruises to Add Four New Ships Over Next Three Years
TSA Unveils Plans to Expand Facial Recognition Technology

The technology matches facial images to photos in government databases, such as those obtained from passports or visa applications, to verify identity and reduce reliance on physical documents.

TSA Unveils Plans to Expand Facial Recognition Technology
African Travel Boosts Experiential Elements for 2019

A veteran African tour operator rolls out new and enhanced itineraries with once-in-a-lifetime experiences to capture the immersive travel wave.

African Travel Boosts Experiential Elements for 2019
MSC Cruises Adds Four Ultra-Luxury Ships to Its Expansion Plans

The new ships will be "as close as it comes to a private yacht experience."

MSC Cruises Adds Four Ultra-Luxury Ships to Its Expansion Plans
State Department Launches Safety Campaign for Travelers Over 55

The program includes travel-related recommendations about medications, health insurance and emergency care, passports, and the STEP initiative.

State Department Launches Safety Campaign for Travelers Over 55
Headquarter Happenings: Nexion Harnesses the Power of ‘Martech’

At the corner of marketing and technology, Nexion looks to a new operating system that targets both travel agents and their customers.

Headquarter Happenings: Nexion Harnesses the Power of ‘Martech’
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