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US, Canada, Mexico to develop 'trusted traveler' program
Travel Pulse
Frequent travelers into and out of the United States, Canada and Mexico might soon find it easier and quicker to do so. The Airports Council International-North America and the Canadian Airports Council announced that the United States, Canada and Mexico will develop a North America-wide trusted traveler program, similar to the joint U.S.-Canada Nexus program and other trusted traveler programs in North America and around the world.
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DOT speaks out against in-flight phone calls in 22-page notice
The Associated Press via Skift
It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen.
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A bipartisan JOLT for America's economy
The Hill
Whether you sat on the right or left of the aisle, the president made one point crystal clear throughout his State of the Union address: the gridlock that paralyzes Congress is preventing us from achieving the kind of growth that vaults more Americans into the middle class. Even as both parties want this growth, disagreements on how to achieve it will often frustrate and slow the policymaking process. But the reality is that some of the economic growth both sides desire can be had through an existing piece of legislation — one that already has overwhelming bipartisan support: the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act.
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Creating visual content for social marketing
By Mayur Kisani
In an increasingly noisy and crowded digital landscape, marketers have to use visuals to stand out from the immense competition. Blogs were the first form of networking online where people/companies/brands would post content in order to be found. The world then moved onto Facebook, where our content became shorter. Then microblogs like Twitter came along, and our content became even shorter to 140 characters. Now we are skipping text altogether with the rise of visual social networks like Instagram and Pinterest, which allow marketers to show their creative prowess.
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