Monday, July 16, 2012
Airlines Increases Service Between U.S. and Brazil
American Airlines will launch 17 additional frequencies between the United States and Brazil beginning this fall from its Miami and New York-JFK hubs.
Turkish Airlines Retains 'Europe's Best Airline' Title
For the second year in a row, Turkish Airlines has been named "Europe's Best Airline" by Skytrax, reports Business Wire.
Four Seasons' New Flagship Hotel to Have iPads in Every Room
In a high-profile sign that the room of tomorrow is gradually becoming a reality, the luxury Four Seasons luxury chain has decided to put iPads in every guest room in its soon-to-open flagship hotel - the Four Seasons Toronto, reports USA Today.
Hertz Plans Solar-Power Projects at JFK, Newark Airports
Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is building 11 solar plants this year, including two at New York-area airports, as it seeks to increase its use of renewable power, reports Businessweek.
Airlines Increase Fee for Same Day Changes
The Huffington Post reports that airlines are not only charging a fee for same day ticket changes, they're upping their prices. American and United have increased their fee from a previous $50 to $75 and jetBlue now charges $50 instead of $40.
U.S. Transportation Secretary – High-speed Rail 'Long Overdue'
Comparing bullet trains to grand American achievements of the past, President Obama's transportation chief said benefits of a high-speed rail network would far outweigh the multibillion-dollar costs, according to The Philadelphia Enquirer.
Sofitel Expands its Network in the Pacific Region
Now considered as a key player in the luxury hotel sector, Sofitel is continuing to expand in the world’s major cities and has opened its first hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, hotel interactive.com reports.
Airfare up 5.5 Percent so Far This Year
The Associated Press reports that the Airlines Reporting Corp. says the price of airlines tickets rose 5.5 percent during the first half of this year. January-June airfares are now 13 percent higher than they were just two years ago.
How Hilton measures Sustainability
Chris Corpuel discusses Hilton Worldwide's sustainability efforts, including a new digital platform called LightStay, with GreenBiz.com.
The Top 5 Hotels and Resorts in Phoenix
The Phoenix Business Journal released its Hotel and Resorts list, in which it publishes the city's top-rated properties.
Rising Demand for Airline Pilots Raises Safety Concerns
An industry forecast that nearly half a million new airline pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years as airlines expand their fleets has raised safety concerns that airlines will hire lower caliber pilots as they struggle to fill slots, according to The Associated Press.
Marriott sees Weakness in International Markets
According to Reuters, hotel operator Marriott International Inc. reported a higher quarterly profit but said it was seeing weakness in some international markets.