Friday, May 18, 2012
Soars into Summer with New Seasonal Service from Boston to
JetBlue Airways springs into summer today with inaugural seasonal service from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK).
British Airways Announces High Rolling Route from Gatwick to Vegas
PR Newswire reports that British Airways is launching another new high rolling route from Gatwick with the start of flights to Las Vegas from October 29, 2012.
Heathrow Could Be Reduced to 'Local' Airport
The Telegraph reports that London's Heathrow airport could be reduced to the status of a "local airport" because of the government's aviation policy, ministers have been warned.
JFK Airport Trains its Workers to be N.I.C.E.
Msnbc reveals how John F. Kennedy International Airport is working on training their employees to enhance customer service.
Southwest Slows Fleet Growth, Ups Dividend
Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that it plans to slow down its fleet growth as part of its plan to hit profit targets, the Dallas Business Journal reports.
Eurostar to Launch WiFi Next Year
Travelers taking the Eurostar will be able to use WiFi to surf the internet onboard from early next year, as the high-speed rail operator undergoes a £700 million fleet renewal and refurbishment program, reports Business Traveller.
Hilton Brings the Gym to the Guest
Hilton Hotels and Resorts is testing out two new room types that make it nearly impossible for you to skip your workout. Instead of taking you to the gym, Hilton is taking the gym to you, USA Today reports.
Rio Hotels Cut Rates Amid Run On Rooms for UN Environment Summit
According to Bloomberg, hotels in Rio de Janeiro have agreed to cut prices by as much as 60 percent during a United Nations environmental summit next month.
Enterprise Holdings Acquiring Mint Cars On-Demand
Enterprise Holdings has announced that it acquired the business of Mint Cars On-Demand, a car-sharing company serving more than 8,000 members in New York City and Boston.
Transforming Starwood from Bricks and Beds Into Lifestyle Brands
Starwood was hit pretty badly during the recession of 2008-9, but has rapidly bounced back in the last two years. Forbes sits with Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, Phil McAveety, to discuss the branding of the business.
Bulgaria Bans Smoking in Indoor Public Spaces
Bulgaria's parliament voted to ban smoking in all indoor public spaces from June 1, reports Reuters.
The Greenest Transport From A to B
The BBC offers a few simple rules that can help when trying to decide on the mode of transportation with the lowest greenhouse gas emissions.