Thursday, September 06, 2012
Fines Aeroflot for Violating DOT Airline Consumer Protection Rules
The U.S. Department of Transportation Tuesday fined Aeroflot for violating the Department’s expanded airline passenger protection rules, which took effect in January.
Courtyard by Marriott Opens Second Hotel in Costa Rica
Marriott International has announced that the new 127-room Courtyard San Jose Airport, conveniently located 5 minutes away from the Juan Santamaria International Airport, has opened its doors for business.
No More Flying Solo: Business Travel's Social Revolution
CNN reports that a new generation of online services are promising to turn business travel into a more rewarding and social experience by introducing professionals to like-minded travelers, either on the plane or at their destination.
Lufthansa: Customers 'Loving' Boeing's Biggest-Ever 747
According to airline officials, Lufthansa passengers are giving a ringing endorsement to its new Boeing 747-8. Lufthansa has 20 747-8s on order, with five likely to added to the airline's fleet by the end of the year, USA Today reports.
Now Open: Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan
Located on the promenade on the shores of the Caspian Sea in the Azeri capital, Four Seasons Hotel Baku offers the city’s finest accommodations in 171 rooms and suites, four restaurants and bars, the exclusive enclave of the Jaleh Spa and Pool, lavish meeting spaces, and the signature service of Four Seasons hotels and resorts worldwide.
Will Business Travelers Suffer as Car-rental Industry Consolidates?
Biz Journals reveals the meaning behind rental car company mergers and tries to figure out whether three firms masquerading as eight can compete as effectively in a market that is prone to commoditization and purchase decisions based almost exclusively on price.
TSA Adds Another Major Airport to PreCheck Network
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, a major hub for US Airways, has a new Transportation Security Administration Pre-Check lane, located at the Terminal 4A security checkpoint, reports Executive Travel magazine.
Cathay Pacific Does its Bit for Sharks
Marine life activists are thrilled to hear that Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific, the world's biggest international air cargo carrier, has decided to stop flying unsustainably sourced shark products, according to The Financial Times.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Adds Arrival Alerts to Enterprise Plus (™) Member Benefits
Marketwire reports that Enterprise Rent-A-Car now offers Arrival Alerts to Enterprise Plus loyalty program members at airport rental locations throughout North America.
Amtrak to Roll Out 'Great Dome' Car on Adirondack Service
According to Progressive Railroading, starting next week, Amtrak plans to rollout its historic "Great Dome" rail car for five weeks on the Adirondack route.
Taxi App May be Uber Cool, But is it Legal?
Forget the charge card. A San Francisco-based software maker allows riders to hail and pay for a cab with the swipe of a phone, Crain's reports.
Fashion Designers Have Infiltrated Nearly Every Part of the Hotel Business
Hotels increasingly are turning to the world of fashion to make their properties more attractive to guests who want a touch of luxury, and to create a source of buzz, reports Business Insider.