Direct Travel News Brief - April 11, 2017

AIRLINE/FLIGHT UPDATES

Delta Air Lines Inks JV Agreement with Korean Air    Travel Mole

Airlines will revenue share, coordinate schedules…

American Airlines Takes $200 Million Stake in China Southern     Reuters

China Southern Airlines Co Ltd (1055.HK)(600029.SS) said on Tuesday it will sell a small stake to American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) in a $200 million deal that will give the carriers better access to the world's two largest travel markets.

SAFETY & SECURITY

TSA Opens 19-lane Checkpoint at Newark, N.J. Airport     WCBS-TV

The Transportation Security Administration has opened a new 19-lane checkpoint in United Airlines' Terminal C at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The checkpoint includes 17 lanes that have automatic bin-return technology.

Delta Air Lines Beefs Up Security for Checked-in Firearms     Travel Mole

New protocol quietly implemented for retrieving bags at arrival point.

Government Travel Warnings & Alerts    U.S. Department of State

Click here for information on current government issued travel warnings and alerts.

TRAVELER TIPS, TRIPS & CONVENIENCE

Ten Tips To Protect Your ID When Traveling    Travel Market Report

Here are a few tips for travelers to keep their identity secure while away and ensuring their trip runs smoothly…

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling     Business Insider

Eating healthily is so much harder when you're traveling — especially when you're flying, and eating at restaurants every night.

Which Cities Are Safer Than Travelers Think?     Travel Pulse

'Dangerous' is oftentimes an incorrect stereotype.

Americans Are Having a Harder Time Getting Into Canada Too     Travel Pulse

Apparently, it works the other way around as well.

Brexit a Travel Treat For International Visitors to Britain     Travel Pulse

A falling pound has been quite the carrot for international visitors.

Everyone Wants Better Airports, But Who Pays?    USA Today

There are a finite number of sources available for funding. And each is problematic in its own way.

How to Combat 'Business Travel Blues'     Travel Pulse

What do you do when being on the road starts to feel old.

Those Pesky Airline Fees and How to Avoid Them     New York Times

What’s a blanket on a cold airplane worth? Not $12, at least not for one passenger on a recent Hawaiian Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Hawaii…

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

More High-speed Rail Fixes Underway in Central Illinois    The Daily Progress

Officials say more improvements related to high-speed rail in central Illinois are underway.

Trump's Budget Puts Amtrak's Long-Distance Routes in Jeopardy     Travel Pulse

More than a dozen long-distance routes could be eliminated.

Judge Blocks Seattle Law Allowing Uber and Lyft Drivers to Unionize     Bloomberg

Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers-for-hire to unionize was blocked by a federal judge, giving a boost to ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.

It’s Illegal for Uber Drivers to Accept Tips in Some States     Bloomberg

Uber’s ban on tipping through its app leaves the ride-hailing company at odds with states that bar cash gratuity.

Lyft Begins Shuttle Services in San Francisco, Chicago     Travel Pulse

Just like your classic bus?

HOTEL NEWS              

Six Hotel Trends For 2017     Travel Market Report

When the American Hotel & Lodging Association asked its members what they see on the horizon for 2017, 8,000 hotels responded. The results of the 2016 Lodging Survey, conducted by industry dats provider STR, were released this past November.

Hard Rock Unveils Plans for Atlantic City Casino-Hotel     Fox News

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is slated for a summer 2018 opening.

Marriott Marquis Chicago Announces Fall Opening     Meetings & Convention Magazine

Although it’s the country’s largest convention center, Chicago’s McCormick Place has long been short on lodging. However, that’s about to change according to Marriott International, which announced a fall 2017 opening for the Marriott Marquis Chicago.

MEETINGS & INCENTIVE TRAVEL

Cvent Unveils 2017 Lists of Top Meetings Hotels     Meetings Today

Cvent, the industry's largest event tech management company, released its annual list of top hotels for meetings and events in United States.

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