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Shania Twain surprises Oprah audience with trip to Nashville
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Country star Shania Twain surprised an audience of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" with a free trip to Nashville. Twain — who is advertising a new book, "From this Moment On" — informed the audience they were all getting two-day passes to the 2011 CMA Music Festival, including free lodging at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. More

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Mayor Karl Dean: Flood response is Nashville's lasting legacy
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Brian Williams was visiting Bellevue's River Plantation development on May 11 when a van pulled up in front of a flooded house and at least 15 people spilled out, offering to help the elderly woman who owned it. The woman was mystified. "I don’t know who you are," she told the volunteers. "It doesn't matter," they replied. "We're here to help. Tell us what to do." An hour or so later, the woman brought out plates full of food, saying she couldn't work on repairing the house but could always cook. The story "represents the spirit of service, and it represents each of you that have done your part to get our city back on its feet," Williams, the executive director of Hands On Nashville, told the crowd of about 400 people that gathered recently at Schermerhorn Symphony Center to mark the anniversary of the historic flood. More

Taylor Swift to shut down CMA Music Fest
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Taylor Swift will bring the curtain down on this year's CMA Music Fest. Swift has been added to the lineup of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field for the June 9-12 festival in Nashville, Tenn. Fans in Swift's hometown will get to see a bit of the live show the 2009 CMA entertainer of the year has been spreading around the globe on tour this spring. Swift has been involved in some way with the festival every year since 2006. More

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5 best practices for travel and tourism brands on Facebook
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As Facebook pages become more widespread, many of these hotels and airlines are actively luring wayfarers to check out their pages, win free flights and enjoy complimentary perks at trendy hotels. Here are some best practices for travel and tourism brands on Facebook — borrowed from the big players in the industry — that will help you attract jetsetters and secure more reservations. More

Airlines turn to Twitter to ease passengers' frustrations
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Although it doesn't generate sales, airline executives say, Twitter offers a chance to address a complaint that has dogged airlines for years — that they go quiet precisely when customers want to hear from them most. More

Hotels offer — and charge more for — allergy-free rooms
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Frequent business travelers with allergies, asthma or general intolerance know that offensive air, food and odors are unavoidable parts of their jobs. But after years of suffering in silence, they're starting to see their needs addressed by the travel industry, which is constantly on the lookout for new amenities and sales opportunities. Hotels are setting aside — and charging more for — rooms that they claim are "hypoallergenic," thoroughly cleaned to reduce dust mites, bacteria and other irritants. More



New passenger rights rules will make air travel less bumpy for consumers
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If you have ever been frustrated by mysterious plane delays, being bumped from a flight or finding out that fares aren't as cheap as advertised, relief is on the way. The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a new series of passenger rights, the second update in many years. The new rules are aimed at eliminating some of the small irritations of air travel - along with one of the nightmares. More

Sales pospecting best practices
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Prospecting is a key selling skill and a critical skill to develop if you want to increase your sales and achieve long-term success in sales. Yet, most sales people don't invest enough time to this integral sales strategy. Part of the problem is that very few companies teach sales reps how to prospect. Here are five prospecting best practices for you to consider. More
   
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