By Catharine Brockman Kuchar
- United Airlines now operates nonstop flights between Boston and San Diego with a new Airbus A320 aircraft. The flights are San Diego's only nonstop service to Boston.
- The recently opened Crowne Plaza Kingston is the newest hotel development in the Jamaican capital. It features numerous business amenities such as large desks and spacious meeting facilities. Call (800) 227-6963 for reservations.
- Hilton Hotels Corp. has added the landmark Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, to its roster of franchise properties. Hilton also announced three new airline program partnerships with Hawaiian Airlines, South African Airways and the LatinPass consortium.
- Thrifty Car Rental has just reopened in Spain, adding franchises in Madrid and Barcelona. By the end of the year, it will cut the ribbon at nine other locations throughout the country, including Malaga, Palma Majorca and Parragona. For information, call (800) FOR-CARS.
Coopers & Lybrand, (888) CL-HOTEL, www.lodgingresearch.com
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