Author: Valarie D'Elia

All Bands On Deck For A Trio Of Music Cruises In 2018

By Judy Cuervo There’ll be no post-holiday blues for rock fans thanks to three explosive music sailings that feature some of the biggest names in classic rock, progressive rock and heavy metal. THE MOODY BLUES CRUISE:  January 2-7, 2018 Celebrity Eclipse (Miami, Grand Cayman, Cozumel) Ring in the New Year with the Nights in White Satin icons, The Zombies, Little River Band, Jefferson Starship, Strawbs, Richie Furay and more.Arrive in Miami pre-cruise and welcome 2018 with a New Year’s Eve Bash that includes a Classic Rock Concert and Dance Party. From $1,999 per person double occupancy. CRUISE TO THE...

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United Airlines: Sorry Not Sorry

By Gretchen Kelly United Airlines, which was criticized by the traveling public and industry alike for its treatment of an ejected passenger this week, has finally brought itself to say the “S” word. Initially, United’s CEO, Oscar Munoz apologized for the scenario that led to the incident heard around the travel world, but not to the passenger whom lawyers now say will required surgery as well as dental work to repair his injuries while being dragged from the plane by law enforcement agents. On April 11, Munoz issued a statement to his “team” that read in part, “The truly...

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Millennials Move Over: Gen Z Takes Over Travel

Virtuoso advisors polled in a new survey say that while Millennials have “held court as the leading force in the travel industry,” Gen Zers (the generation born between 1990s to early 2000’s) are moving into 40 percent of all consumers with disposable income to travel. Virtuoso’s survey of Gen Z travelers also ID’d the “Top 10 Hottest Family Destinations” among those surveyed.  They are: Italy, Mexico, Hawaii, Orlando, England, Costa Rica, South Africa, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic and Australia. The survey also ID’d the “Top 10 Unconventional Family Destinations”: Iceland, Africa, Antarctica, Cuba, Galapagos Islands, The Arctic, India,...

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Flyers Rights Take A Front Seat In United Airlines Overbooking Debacle

United Airlines stocks dipped dramatically the day after a social media nightmare. On an overbooked flight, a passenger was forcibly dragged from his seat and injured by Chicago police when he refused to leave after being randomly chosen to depart so that United staffers could board. The initial response by United was a terse statement by CEO Oscar Munoz, apologizing for the overbooking. “The response fell well short of what was needed,” wrote P.J. Crowley in The Hill the day after. However, The New York Times is reporting the CEO is finally taking responsibility for the incident that has...

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