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August 23, 2018

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Airlines embrace sustainable fuels (Source: The Telegraph)
In an effort to reduce carbon emissions even further, the aviation industry is increasingly embracing sustainable fuels.

An overview of airline boarding processes (Source: Airline Reporter)
Columnist Jake Grant describes the boarding processes of major airlines, which generally give priority to elite customers, travelers with disabilities and families with small children.

JetBlue invests with an eye to the future (Source: Skift)
JetBlue Airways expects to see changes in how people travel short distances of up to 1,000 miles in the future.

Southwest changing it’s EarlyBird pricing structure (Source: Southwest)
Beginning August 29, we are moving to a variable pricing structure with three price points: $15, $20, and $25.


N.C. airport plans expansion to accommodate higher traffic (Source: Triangle Business Journal)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina will open new four new gates in 2020 in an effort to better accommodate faster-than-expected passenger growth.


Aventura Hotel opens at Universal Orlando Resort in Fla. (Source: Orlando Sentinel)
Today marks the grand opening of the 600-room Aventura Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. 

Big names getting into hotel business (Source: New York Times)
The Paramount film company, Equinox fitness clubs and fashion labels such as Armani and Versace are among the brands entering the hospitality sector. 

Hotel VIC opens in Hong Kong (Source: Hospitality Design)
The 671-room Hotel VIC on the Harbour has opened in Hong Kong. 

Marriott addresses glitches in Starwood loyalty program integration (Source: Skift)
Marriott International is dealing with hiccups as it incorporates the Starwood loyalty program under a unified system.

Marriott plans European expansion (Source: Hotel News Now)
Marriott plans to add 58,000 rooms across Europe by 2020. The company also will add 50 Moxy-branded properties there.

Marriott keeping all 30 brands, CEO says (Source: Meetings & Conventions)
Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson says the company has no plans to shed any of its 30 brands.


TSA adds Swiss International Air Lines to PreCheck (Source: Airport Technology)
Swiss International Air Lines passengers can now receive expedited security screening through the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program.

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