Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Expands PreCheck at Two East Coast Airports
The Transportation Security Administration has opened the first PreCheck lane at Philadelphia International Airport and another PreCheck screening lane has been opened at Boston Logan's Terminal B, reports Executive Travel magazine.
Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Daily Service Between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas
Alaska Airlines has begun daily nonstop flights between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas.
AC Hotel by Marriott to Open in Paris
Marriott International, Inc. has announced the signing of its first AC Hotel by Marriott in Paris, the 166-room AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot, scheduled to open in 2014, Hotel interactive reports.
Frontier Pullout may Leave Provo Without Airline Service
USA Today reports that Frontier Airlines has changed its mind on Provo, saying it will end service to the Utah city in January.
Marriott International Opens First JW Marriott Hotel in Cusco, Peru
Marriott International, Inc. continues to grow its world-class luxury JW Marriott hotel brand with the opening of the 153-room JW Marriott Cusco.
Israeli Airline to Suspend Flights to Cairo
According to MENAFN, El Al Israel Airlines has announce its intentions to stop flights to Cairo, ending service on December 31, after unprecedented financial loss.
Hilton Signs Deal for New Saudi Hotel
Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement to introduce the Hilton Garden Inn Tabuk by the end of 2013, says arabianBusiness.com.
Dubai's Emaar to Build Hotel Near World's Tallest Tower
Emaar Properties PJSC plans to build a hotel in Dubai near Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower. The hotel, which will be managed by Emaar's Address chain, will include 200 rooms and 542 serviced apartments, reports Bloomberg.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Debuts Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Monday announced the opening of the Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel in Fuzhou’s newly built, modern business district in China’s Fujian province.
Opinion: Airport Wi-Fi and Mobile Services are Lacking
CNN reports that a new survey shows that most travelers (58%) are not satisfied with airport Wi-Fi. And beyond that, airports are missing opportunities to offer vital mobile services that could vastly improve travelers' experiences while they're in transit.
Airlines Report Tarmac Delays
Airlines reported 18 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on international flights in July, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released Monday.
Juicing Makes a Splash at Hotels
Freshly-squeezed from an assortment of veggies as well as fruit, and in more combinations than you can imagine, juice has become a unique selling point at several hotels this year, CNN reports.