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July 12, 2018

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American Airlines to eliminate plastic straws (Source: USA Today)
American Airlines has announced it will eliminate plastic straws and stir sticks from its lounges this month and on flights in November.

Southwest to stop serving peanuts (Source: CNBC)
Southwest Airlines has announced that it will stop serving peanuts on its flights.


Chicago’s Gwen hotel invites guests glamping (Source: Forbes)
The Gwen hotel in Chicago has created a glamping package for summer.

Foundry Hotel in N.C. expected to open in Sept. (Source: Citizen Times)
The 87-key Foundry Hotel is scheduled to open this September in Asheville, N.C.

InterContinental hotel connects to Minneapolis-St. Paul International (Source: StarTribune)
The newly opened InterContinental at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has a direct skyway to Concourse C where fliers can check in.

Qatar fund buys Plaza Hotel for $600M, sources say (Source: The wall Street Journal)
Katara Hospitality, a fund controlled by Qatar that buys and manages hotels around the world, has acquired New York’s Plaza Hotel for $600 million, according to sources.

Business Travelers

Business travelers concerned over Trump administration’s policies (Source: Travel Pulse)
Some 62% of US travel buyers think the Trump administration is having a damaging effect on business travel, according to a Global Business Travel Association poll.


Atlanta offers fun for entire family (Source: Travel Pulse)
Culturally diverse Atlanta is full of family-friendly tourist attractions.

Burgeoning Seattle offers new gems to discover (Source: New York Times)
Seattle is in growth mode, which has fueled new attractions for visitors to experience.

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