- Ramada has a new frequent-stay program, Club Ramada. It offers no blackout dates and 10 points for every dollar spent at a Ramada property.
- US Airways now offers low-fare MetroJet service between Boston and Fort Lauderdale or Orlando, Florida. It's also added a third daily MetroJet flight between Boston and Tampa, Florida.
- Dollar Rent A Car has introduced FASTLANE, billed as a quicker way to rent cars. Now available at more than 50 locations in the United States, FASTLANE expedites the car-rental process by keeping a profile on travelers. Other benefits, such as frequent-flier awards and incentives, are also offered through the program.
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