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August 30, 2018

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A4A forecasts 16.5M passengers on US airlines over Labor Day holiday (Source: Airlines for America)
Airlines for America announced that an estimated 16.5 million passengers will take to the skies over the busy Labor Day travel period.

American’s basic economy fare to include a carry-on bag (Source: WILX10)
American Airlines is updating its policy to allow basic economy passengers to bring aboard a carry-on bag.

JetBlue to update rewards program (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
JetBlue Airways is updating its TrueBlue frequent-flyer program with a refreshed, more intuitive portal.

Southwest improves fuel efficiency, management with new software (Source: Allegro)
Southwest Airlines is using Allegro Horizon software to improve fuel efficiency and manage fuel-related logistics.


LaGuardia renovations making progress (Source: New York Yimby)
The $8 billion renovation and expansion of LaGuardia Airport is progressing with an ultimate goal of curbing flight delays and connecting the airport to New York City’s subway system.

Travelers enjoy healthy eating options at airports (Source: The New York Times)
Airports and concessionaires across the US are increasingly offering nutritious food options for health-conscious travelers.

Va. airport considers concourse expansion (Source: Flight Global)
United Airlines and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, operator of Virginia’s Washington Dulles International Airport, are considering expanding the airport’s concourse C.


Arlo Hotels eschews exclusivity (Source: Hotel News Now)
Arlo Hotels is winning fans in New York with its approachable style, according to Javier Egipciaco, managing director for the brand.

Elliot Park Hotel to open in Sept. (Source: StarTribune)
The Elliot Park Hotel is on track to open in September in Minneapolis. 

Hilton expanding luxury footprint in China  (Source: Jing Daily)
Hilton’s Daniel Welk says that the Asia-Pacific region is experiencing a “golden age of travel,” and his company is responding with new developments.

Marriott says no more plastic straws (Source: wtop)
Marriott will eliminate the use of plastic straws across all properties by next July.

Mr. C Seaport opens in NYC (Source: Forbes)
Mr. C Seaport, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, has opened in New York. It is the second property to carry the Mr. C brand.

Minute Suites opens 2nd location at Ga. airport (Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport now has a second Minute Suites location, where travelers can relax in comfort without leaving the secure area of the airport.

N.Y.’s Waldorf Astoria on track for 2021 reopening (Source: Skift)
Anbang Insurance Group is renovating its Waldorf Astoria property in New York.

Sarasota Modern bringing 89 rooms to Fla. city (Source: Travel Weekly)
The Sarasota Modern will open by year’s end in Florida as part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio.

“World’s first” beer-themed hotel on tap in Columbus, Ohio (Source: CNN Travel)
A brewery on the premises and a tap in each room are featured in a new property in Columbus, Ohio, billed by its owners as the world’s first beer hotel.


TSA to test 3D scanners at JFK airport (Source: KOB4)
Later this month, the Transportation Security Administration will begin testing 3D scanners at passenger checkpoints in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.


Exploring adventures outside the historic wall of Quebec City (Source: AP News)
Quebec City is famous for its 17th-century wall, but there are many attractions to discover outside the fortification.

Tokyo’s Daikanyama is the ideal spot for foodies, clotheshorses (Source: Travel Age West)
Daikanyama, a charming neighborhood in Tokyo, is full of activities for shoppers and foodies.


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