Following Hickory Travel Systems' purchase of Corp-Net
International, the merged consortium will look into launching a
bulk-buying program, under which it would buy bulk air seats before
selling them at a discount to its corporate clients. So let's get
this straight: They will buy from the supplier, then sell to the
client. Why, that's almost like... like... retail!
A bill introduced by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) modestly attacks
the Passenger Services Act, which prevents foreign-flagged ships
from sailing directly between two U.S. ports. But even if the
antiquated rule could be abolished tomorrow, how will veteran,
set-in-their-ways cruisers adjust to sailing from Miami to New York
without that customary call at Morocco?