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Travel Roundup: Carnival CEO Sells Shares, Delta TechOps's $7M Contract, JetBlue's All-You-Can-Jet and More

Carnival Corp.'s CEO and family to sell 8.5 million shares -- Carnival Corp. said today that its chief executive and his family members plan to sell up to 8.5 million shares (about 1 percent of total voting rights.) Chief executive Micky Arison, son of founder Ted Arison, will sell 5 million shares. However, even if all 8.5 million shares were sold, the Arison family would still hold 28 percent of voting rights. [Source: Reuters]

Delta TechOps signs $7 million contract with Canjet -- Delta TechOps signed a $7 million, four-year contract with Canadian charter airline, CanJet. Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines Inc.'s maintenance unit, will provide component and inventory logistics support for CanJet's Boeing 737-800 fleet. The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based CanJet added three new aircraft this year, and expects to operate seven aircraft by 2010. CanJet is owned by IMP Group International Inc. [Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle]

JetBlue launches $599 "All-You-Can-Jet" pass -- JetBlue unveiled its new marketing scheme today, its $599 "All-You-Can-Jet" pass good for one month starting Sept. 8, for any available seat on JetBlue. Each flight must be booked three days in advance and is only available for coach travel. International and travel to Puerto Rico not included. As always, other restrictions may apply. [Source: JetBlue]

Herrod launches new cruise line -- Gerry Herrod, founder of Orient Lines and Discovery World Cruises will launch a new cruise line catering to Mediterranean history and culture, called Voyages to Antiquity. Herrod founded Ocean Cruise Line in 1984 and Orient Lines in 1993, will refurbish a Greek cruise ship and launch the new cruise line in May. The 11,563-ton vessel, built in 1973, was sailing for Golden Sun Cruises. [Source: Travel Weekly]

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