Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Alaska Announce Seattle Expansion
Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines will expand international service and customer enhancements in Seattle, growth that benefits customers of both airlines thanks to the alliance between the two carriers.
Europcar Launches eReady Booking Tool
Auto Rental News reports that Europcar has launched a new fast-track service, eReady, for its corporate customers.
Equatorial Guinea Airline Inaugurates Service to Europe
Equatorial Guinea's national airline, Ceiba Intercontinental, made its historic first intercontinental flight on October 4 from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to Madrid, PR Newswire reports.
Qatar Airways Joins Oneworld Frequent-Flier Alliance
The oneworld frequent-flier alliance — which counts American Airlines as its U.S. anchor — officially invited Qatar Airways to become the group's newest member at a ceremony in New York Monday, reports USA Today.
Options Widen for Traveling Entrepreneurs Who Want to Lounge
Business travelers are finding it easier to relax or boost their productivity through an expanding range of choices in airport lounges, according to The Globe and Mail.
La Quinta Affirms Commitment to Exceeding Guests' Expectations
La Quinta Inns and Suites has become one of the fastest growing, select-service brands in the hotel industry, reportshotelinteractive.com. With a strong commitment to its partners and guests, La Quinta continues to enhance its brand image and competitive position.
Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: British Airways' Filet Mignon
British Airways has put forth a lot of effort to revamp their service and reputation lately, even completely overhauling their menus to include a homage to British home classics, says Jaunted.
Business Trip: Toronto
Follow the BBC on an insider's look at cosmopolitan Toronto as a business trip destination.
Beijing is Building the World's Busiest Airport
The Beijing Capital International Airport's 75 million annual passenger capacity is about to be surpassed. To alleviate its large volume of travelers, the Beijing Daxing International Airport will be built outside the capital city with a capacity of 130 million passengers per year, according to Business Insider.
NY MTA Weighs Plans for Fare Hikes to Raise $232 mln/yr – Report
New York's cash-hungry Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering four different plans for bus and subway fare increases that would raise $232 million a year, reports Reuters.
DoubleTree by Hilton to Open in Burundi
According to Gulf News, Hilton Worldwide signed a license agreement with franchisee the Opulent Group to convert a former Novotel property into a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Burundi.
D.C. Ponders PCC Streetcar Option
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is considering the purchase of vintage President's Conference Committee streetcars (PCCs) as part of its efforts to restore streetcar service to the nation's capital, according to Railway Age.