Thursday, October 18, 2012
Cracks Down on Cell Phone 'Jammers'
Officials at the Federal Communications Commission say they've noticed an increasing number of jammers, small devices used to create "dead zones" within a small area and keep people off their cell phones, which are banned by federal law, reports U.S. News and World Report.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Getting $10M Upgrade
The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza joined a growing list of downtown Cincinnati hotels in line for face lifts and is in the midst of a $10 million renovation that will be completed by next year, according to the Business Courier.
Virgin in Talks About Feeding Heathrow Airlines Hit by BMI Demise
Virgin Atlantic is aiming to plug the connectivity gap left at its London Heathrow hub by the British Airways/BMI merger and is in talks with the carriers and alliances affected by the move, reports Flightglobal.
Hotel of the Day – The St. Regis New York
Forbes shares the opulence and regal offerings that have made The St. Regis New York a lavish retreat for guests since 1904.
Secret Weapon – Virgin's Hidden Airport Lounge
The Sydney Morning Herald reveals that Virgin has opened its first exclusive VVIP lounge, The Club, in Sydney as an answer to Qantas' Chairman's Lounge to lure CEOs and their travel dollars.
Gulf Airlines Come in From the Cold with Alliances
After years as the brash outsiders in the industry, fast-growing Gulf airlines are starting to take a more cooperative approach, seeking alliances rather than direct confrontation with big carriers in the rest of the world, according to Reuters.
Best Western Execs Share Extended-Stay Details at Annual Conference
Hotel Management reports that Best Western executives have announced a new extended-stay prototype.
Essential Accessories – Clutter Busters and Travel-bag Basics
Whether you're looking for worthy candidates for your travel bag or you want to clean up your desk, Macworld shares a list of the best accessories for connecting, charging and more.
World's Best Airport Spas
Executive Travel magazine features a story on how airport spas are helping to make flying "a whole lot more Zen these days."
iPhone 5 Accessories: What You Might Need for Your New Phone
The Huffington Post features a story on which accessories you might want to purchase for your new iPhone 5.
Airports Plan Social Media Spending Boost
Tnooz reports that about 40% of airports say they plan to invest more in social media even though the majority say they are unsure of its impact.
Why an iPad Mini Might Be the Right Tablet for You
According to PCWorld, Apple is reportedly going to announce a smaller iPad model. The "Apple iPad Mini" is expected to be a 7- or 8-inch sibling of the iPad, designed to compete with smaller tablet rivals like the Google Nexus 7, or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.