Friday, July 20, 2012
Airways to Take off from Providence, Rhode Island to the Sunshine State
JetBlue Airways brightened the day in Rhode Island with the announcement of service to Florida from the 75th destination in its growing route network.
Ritz-Carlton Gives Business Travelers a Reason to go on Vacation
The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Asia-Pacific are launching a summer promotion, "Intrigue You, Intrigue Us," highlighting the 17 Ritz-Carlton hotels in the Asia-Pacific region, and the promotions are all catered to the business traveler, reports 4 Hoteliers.
CEOs of AMR, USAirways Discuss Merger Options
The Associated Press reports that the CEOs of American Airlines parent AMR Corp. and US Airways met over breakfast Thursday to talk about potential merger scenarios.
London Hotel Surge seen Slowing Price Growth after Games
Businessweek reports that London hoteliers wills probably have slower revenue growth next year as a surge of new rooms combines with a decline in rates and visitors after the Olympic Games.
New Chicago Convention Could Boost Economic Development in the O'Hare Airport Region
According to hotelinteractive.com, a multi-hotel complex and convention center promises to create jobs, boost tourism and generally revive the area surrounding Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Southwest Profit Tops Estimates on Solid Demand
Reuters reports that Southwest Airlines Co. topped Wall Street estimates with a 42 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by higher fares, and said demand was solid despite the fragile economy.
Most U.S. Carriers Posting Solid Margins in Latin America
Flights to Latin America produced the highest operating margins of any region for U.S. carriers in 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, and the margin has continued to improve even as capacity rises, Aviation Week reports.
New York's Nomad area Lands Another Sexy Hotel – an SLS
USA Today reveals that the up-and-coming neighborhood south of 34th Street called Nomad is getting yet another sexy boutique hotel.
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Removes Shark Fin from Menus
According to Marketwire, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts announced that it has formally removed shark fin from all of its hotel menus in Asia, effective immediately.
TSA Fails to Comply With Year-Old 'Nude' Body-Scanner Court Order
A year ago, a federal appeals court ordered the Transportation Security Administration to "act promptly" to adopt rules and hold public hearings about the use of body scanners, but the TSA has not held the hearings yet, according to Wired.com.
Tips to Help you Avoid Being Robbed While Traveling Overseas
The Huffington Post offers tips to keep in mind in order to not get robbed while traveling overseas.