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April 5, 2018

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Additional stopover perks now available from Turkish Airlines (Source: Travel Pulse)
Turkish Airlines has enhanced its stopover program for travelers flying out of the US by allowing them to combine a short trip to Istanbul with a select destination such as India and Pakistan.

Airlines improved on-time performance in Jan. (Source: Nasdaq)
The US Department of Transportation has released a report showing an increase in the number of flights arriving at their destinations on time this past January compared to last year.

Alaska Airlines expands flight routes (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Alaska Airlines has expanded its flight routes by adding a new flight between New York and San Jose, Calif., as well as increasing the number of flights between New York and Seattle.

Alaska Airlines flight attendants’ union agrees to new contract (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
The Association of Flight Attendants announced that 75% of Alaska Airlines flight attendants have agreed to a new work contract.

American Airlines starts Chicago-NYC shuttle service (Source: Chicago Business Journal)
American Airlines will launch its new Chicago-New York City shuttle service today.

Southwest Airlines looks to modernize fleet (Source: Bloomberg)
Southwest Airlines is considering ordering more Boeing 737 MAX planes as its operations continue to grow.


Hilton opens new location in Myanmar (Source: Travel Pulse)
Hilton’s 231-room Hilton Mandalay made its debut in Myanmar last week.

Hotelier is growing its portfolio in Morocco (Source: Travel Pulse)
Hilton has signed an agreement to open a hotel in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, in 2022 as part of the company’s expansion plans in the country.

In nod to staff, hotelier renovates employee areas at 500 properties (Source: Quartz at Work)
Hilton has been renovating back-of-house employee spaces at about 500 properties to improve employees’ comfort, with plans for another 220.

Marriott close to debut of unified loyalty program with Starwood (Source: Hotel News Now)
Marriott International is near completion on incorporating the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide loyalty program under a single, unified Marriott umbrella.


Airlines considering smartphone facial recognition tech (Source: Computer World)
The iPhone X has helped make facial recognition mainstream


Find the right mix of culture, nature in Tucson, Ariz. (Source: New York Times)
For outdoor lovers looking for unique experiences, Tucson, Ariz., is the perfect destination.

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