Wednesday, June 27, 2012
to a Remote Spoke, Via a Hub
Thanks to the increasing interconnectivity of carriers across the globe through air alliances such as Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, travelers can now use a second hub city, such as London, Atlanta, Hong Kong or Singapore, to make a bewildering number of connections to major business cities across the world, usually with one ticket, one purchase and one check-in, reports the BBC.
Orlando Airport Eyes $470M Expansion
Orlando International Airport officials could break ground next year on a $470 million expansion featuring a train depot and parking garage that eventually might lead to construction of a separate, southern terminal that would cost another $1 billion, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Westin Continues to Expand Spa Footprint Globally
Westin Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to continue the global expansion of its signature spa brand, increasing its portfolio of Heavenly Spas with 13 openings by 2014.
Margin-Hunting Airlines May Shed Catering Units
Reuters reports that several airlines, including Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and Finnair are looking toward independent catering operations to produce inflight meals more cheaply.
Vision Airlines Likened to 'Runaway Bride' for Bolting Toledo
Vision Airlines is pulling out of Ohio's Toledo Express Airport less than one month after it began flying there, USA Today reports.
Regus to Open UK Service Station Business Centers
According to Business Traveller, workspace provider Regus is looking to attract the UK’s road warriors by opening business centers in motorway service stations in the south of England.
JW Marriott Absheron Baku Opens
Marriott International has opened its first hotel in Azerbaijan, the 243-room JW Marriott Absheron Baku under a management agreement with Yeni Absheron Oteli LLC.
Plan to Aid Verrazano Commuters
Transportation officials are aiming to complete a corridor for carpoolers and buses that would slash commuting times from Staten Island into Lower Manhattan, according to the Wall Street Journal.
White Lodging Begins Construction of 255-room Hyatt Place in Downtown Nashville
White Lodging has begun construction in downtown Nashville of a 255-room Hyatt Place hotel slated to open in late 2013, reports PR Newswire.
Hot New Hotel Amenities
Forbes reveals that hotel amenities go beyond fully equipped gyms, Wi-Fi and daily newspapers these days–hotels are adding special services and other extras to impress savvy travelers.
Airline Fined $130,000 for Failing to Disclose Baggage Fees
The Department of Transportation fined the Mexican airline Volaris $130,000 on Friday for failing to inform customers about applicable baggage fees, reports Msnbc.
Hilton to Open Resort in Karratha
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the luxury Hilton hotel chain has confirmed it will open a resort in Western Australia's town of Karratha.