From its perch in the Pacific, Hawaiian Airlines has recovered from bankruptcy filings in the 1990s and 2000s to carve out a profitable niche flying vacationers from the West Coast and Asia to the 50th state. Peter Ingram, who joined Hawaiian in 2005, was elevated from chief commercial officer to CEO in March, succeeding longtime leader Mark Dunkerley.Ingram spoke recently to The Associated Press about increasing competition, plans to expand Asia service, and the difficulty of marketing the airline to investors when its headquarters are closer to Tokyo than New York. Ingram says airlines are in better financial shape today but they're still vulnerable to economic ups and downs.The answers have been edited for length and clarity.How are you settling in?So far, so good. I've been with Hawaiian for over 12 years, so in some respects it is sliding over into a new chair as opposed to being parachuted into a completely new situation, and that's helpful.What are the top items on your to-do … [Read more...] about Hawaiian Airlines CEO says he’s not scared of competition from Southwest
Competition among the airlines is heating up, and Southwest Airlines is responding with an ad campaign boasting that it has the most nonstops in San Diego.Southwest’s new ad, appearing mostly on digital platforms, begins Friday and will run through April.The advertising comes as rival Alaska Airlines is trying to step up its presence in California with a growing number of new nonstop destinations.Southwest announced plans last year to begin flying to Hawaii, with hopes to start by the end of the year. The CEO said Friday it is still unknown whether the flights will begin by late this year or early 2019.Southwest Airlines may be the dominant carrier in San Diego, but as competition heats up from other carriers, it is stepping up its advertising to remind locals that it is the nonstop leader.A new advertising campaign, which launches Friday — a day after Southwest released better than expected earnings — will run through April 19 and appear mostly on digital platforms … [Read more...] about As competition heats up, Southwest wants San Diego to know it’s No. 1 airline
Who doesn't love a bowl of steaming tasty soup in Winter? It's nutritious, filling, generally low calorie and warming. So I immediately said yes when VonShef offered me the chance to review their soup maker and give one away to my readers. The VonShef soup maker will automatically cook and blend your vegetables and cooked meat into soup, at a touch of a button in just 25 minutes. When it arrives you need to wash the inside of the soup maker with a little washing up liquid and hot water, then rinse thoroughly with cold water. You also need to wipe down the underside of the lid, and the mixing blade carefully as the blade is sharp. Important! Do not allow the power lead to come into connection with any water. Then the instructions for most soups are very similar. First, you chop up your vegetables and cooked meat (if you are using) and then you add your stock. The stock needs to be at room temperature so prepare it beforehand and let it cool. The … [Read more...] about VonShef Soup Maker Review And Competition Ends 28/02
Today I’m sharing my blogging goals for 2018. I’m doing this for a couple of reasons: Accountability – if I write my goals down on the pages of this blog then I’m going to have to try and do it! Nosiness – I’m hoping this post will inspire other bloggers to write something similar and I’m just being really nosy here and would love to see what others have got up their sleeves! A blogger competition to win a Golden Ticket to The Bloggers’ Retreat – thirdly, and most importantly, this post is part of a bigger project I’m working on with the lovely ladies behind Twins that Travel. In April 2018, we’re hosting a blogger’s retreat, a 3-day event in Somerset at this incredible house in partnership with Unique Home Stays (have a look, it’s amazing!) The Bloggers’ Retreat will be 3 days of workshops and sessions all about blogging, learning the tricks of the trade and honing your blogging skills. … [Read more...] about My blogging goals for 2018 + an exciting blogger’s competition!
For blues of a different kind, the aquamarine waters of the Greek islands are the perfect remedy, and Paros, in the Cyclades is one of the most sought-after island destinations, basking in the Aegean Sea. Paros is an idyllic retreat with lots to offer. From traditional architecture to its sun-kissed beaches, there is something within its pretty shores for couples, culture vultures and families looking for fun in the sun. Win a one-week stay in Greece, plus £1,000 spending money And these serene views could be all yours, with our exclusive competition for a chance to WIN a week’s holiday at Anezina Village, in Drios, on the south east coast of Paros, plus £1,000 spending money. Drios is known for its long stretches of sandy beaches and stunning views across the cobalt blue Aegan Sea, as well as traditional tavernas to which you can retreat for some cooling shade and chilled drinks in the heat of the day. On resort, relax in what feels like a … [Read more...] about Exclusive competition: win a Greek island stay plus £1,000 spending money