TRAVEL MANAGEMENT NEWS
Hilton Joins Marriott in Restrictive 48-hour Cancellation Rule Travel Skills
Starting July 31, you’ll have to cancel your Hilton hotel reservation a minimum of two days ahead of time or face paying full price for that first night. That’s right. All Hilton brands will soon join Marriott/Starwood in this restrictive new 48-hour cancellation policy.
InterContinental Hotel Moves To 24-Hour Cancellation Policy Travel Market Report
Travel professionals understand what a client wants and what a hotel has to offer, and that makes for a perfect match.
All 50 States Set for REAL ID Compliance Deadline
As you may remember, in January 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementing the final phase of the so-called REAL ID Act.
We are pleased to report that all eight previously non-compliant states have been granted extensions by DHS, meaning that residents of these states will be allowed to present state-issued driver's licenses as identification for air travel.
TSA Announces New U.S. Airport Screening Procedures for Electronics in Carry-On Bags GBTA Blog
Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the implementation of stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes.
United Airlines Announces London Route from Denver with the 787 Dreamliner Airways Magazine
United Airlines will launch daily flights between its Denver hub and London Heathrow. The route will be operated by the 787-8 Dreamliner and is the first European route flown by United from Denver.
American Airlines Announces Customer Baggage Notifications Business Traveler
American Airlines has launched a new service aimed at helping passengers in the case of checked luggage not being on the same plane on which they traveled.
United Adds One-time Boeing 747 Flight on Chicago-San Francisco Route USA Today
United customers with the flexibility to travel on short notice get an unexpected opportunity to fly on the “Queen of the Skies” this Friday.
Delta Takes on Boston Rivals with Two New Routes USA Today
Delta's new flights to Pittsburgh and New Orleans will go up against non-stop service on rivals JetBlue and American.
With Delta Air Lines, You Can Use Your Fingerprint as Your Boarding Pass Travel Market Report
If all goes well with the testing, a boarding pass-free future isn't far off.
United Airlines' Most Exclusive Check-in Area at LAX has a New Look Chicago Business Journal
United Airlines has just finished giving its Global Services reception area at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) a spiffy makeover.
United Airlines Announces Year-Round Service between New York/Newark and Rome United.com
United celebrates 20th anniversary of service to Italy by expanding New York/Newark - Rome schedule from seasonal to year-round service beginning November 9.
Delta Air Lines Gets OK for New $4 Billion LaGuardia Terminal Travel Mole
Airline will fund construction of 37 gate terminal.
United to Experiment with Overbooking Changes, Revamp Social Media USA Today
United Airlines plans more changes in the coming months…
Delta Air Lines to Begin Mexico City Flights from LA Travel Mole
Delta joins partner Aeromexico on the route from December 1
Delta Air Lines Upgrades Just Got Easier and More Affordable Condé Nast Traveler
Delta has quietly rolled out an initiative that makes upgrading an individual flight leg easier, especially for those who still can’t – or won’t – splurge on a higher-class, round-trip ticket.
American Airlines Ends Codeshare with Etihad and Qatar Airways Business Traveller
American Airlines is to end codeshare agreements with Etihad and Qatar Airways, as part of its ongoing dispute regarding state subsidies given to the major Gulf carriers.
United Airlines' New Plan for Overbooking Won't Leave You Stranded At The Airport Travel Market Report
United Airlines is launching a pilot program that offers rewards to passengers willing to give up their seat on overbooked flights not at the airport, but days in advance.
SAFETY & SECURITY
TSA Phases in Tougher Domestic Screening Procedures Travel Skills
Those more stringent security inspection standards that the Department of Homeland Security recently stared requiring for overseas airports are being implemented for domestic travel as well.
Are Your Travelers Ready for Real ID? DHS
All details about Real ID compliance can be found via this DHS FAQ page…
Enhanced Security Now in Effect on International Flights to USA USA Today
Fliers traveling to the U.S. from 280 international airports, including those in Mexico and Canada, are now subject to stepped-up security measures.
United States to End Laptop Ban Travel Market Report
A saga that started in March will finally reach its end.
Saudi Arabian Airlines Becomes Final Carrier Removed from U.S. Laptop Ban USA Today
Saudi Arabian Airlines became the final carrier Monday removed from the laptop ban in carry-on bags for flights to the U.S.
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
Here is the Best Language Learning App for You Bloomberg
Bloomberg Pursuits tested five of the most effective language apps and offers a list that will accommodate every personal learning style and mastery goal.
Paris and LA Win Bid To Host The Olympics Travel Market Report
Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games and Los Angeles will host the games in 2028, the International Olympic Committee confirmed today..
Strong Global Economy Means Higher Travel Prices Travel Pulse
The price tag on your vacation is about to go up.
The Hottest Trends in Carry-on Luggage Travel Pulse
No zippers, charging stations and tagless tech are all among the newest features you'll find when shopping for a carry-on bag.
Lyft is Building its Own Self-driving Technology The Verge
Lyft believes that by 2021, “a majority” of its rides will be in autonomous vehicles. The ride-hail company said it would finally go beyond partnering with other companies on autonomous driving and, in a significant shift, will start building some of the technology itself.
Enterprise Loyalty Expanding in Latin America, Caribbean Travel Pulse
Loyalty programs for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands have expanded in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Road Trip Essentials for Your Next Long Trip USA Today
Getting in your car and driving is the easy part, but are you sure you’re prepared?
Amtrak Exploring Reduction of Seat Pitch for Economy Riders Travel Mole
The national rail operator is exploring ways to cram in more economy seats in rail cars.
A Look at Hotels' New 48-Hour Cancellation Policies Business Travel News
Marriott has introduced this policy companywide and Hilton has followed suit, creating concern the hotel industry will move in lockstep with pricing policies the way airlines do now...
Wyndham to Acquire AmericInn for $170 Million Travel Pulse
The move will expand Wyndham Hotel Group's presence in the midscale segment and the US Midwest.
Hilton Follows Marriott's Lead, Changes Cancellation Policy to 48 Hours The Points Guy
Hilton is following in the footsteps of Marriott by changing its cancellation policy to 48 hours in advance.
Data Breach at Sabre Hits Four Seasons, Other Hotels Meetings & Conventions
To date, Four Seasons, Hard Rock Hotels, Loews, Rosewood and Trump Hotels have all confirmed that the incident affected guest information at their properties...
Airbnb Looking to Lure More Corporate Travelers with Concur Tie Up Travel Mole
Airbnb has inked an agreement with corporate travel platform Concur allowing users to search and book Airbnb stays directly on Concur.