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March 29, 2018

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Air Canada to offer direct flights to Bucharest (Source: Romania Insider)
This summer, Air Canada will start direct flights to Bucharest, Romania, from Montreal and Toronto.

Airlines court business travelers with premium amenities (Source: Fortune)
Airlines are courting first- and business-class travelers with premium seats featuring enhanced privacy and high-end branded bedding, including American Airlines’ new partnership with Casper to provide products for its premium cabin lie-flat seats.

American Airlines announces new routes in Mexico, South America (Source: Travel Pulse)
Next winter, American Airlines will offer four new destinations: Oaxaca International Airport in Mexico; Georgetown, Guyana; Pereira, Colombia; and Cordoba, Argentina.

American Airlines retrofitting 777s to offer more seat choices (Source: 2 News wdtn.com)
American Airlines is retrofitting its Boeing 777 planes to standardize the number of seats and offer passengers more seating choices.

Congress urges more pricing transparency from airlines (Source: Travel Pulse)
Federal lawmakers have included language in the new spending bill that pushes airlines to make pricing and ancillary fees more transparent for consumers.

DOT: Record 965M people flew in and out of the US last year (Source: USA Today)
The US Department of Transportation reports that in 2017 a record 965 million passengers flew in and out of the US on foreign and domestic airlines.

Fla. airport seeks airline agreement extensions, plans renovations (Source: Bradenton Herald)
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Florida is working on a five-year extension of its operation agreements with airlines including United Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways.

Regional carrier Great Lakes Airlines suspends all scheduled flights indefinitely(Source: Travel Mole)
Airline abruptly grounds all non-EAS services.

Southwest Airlines executives discuss innovation (Source: CNBC)
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and CFO Tammy Romo joined CNBC’s Brian Sullivan to discuss the airline’s innovation, investments in technology and what they look for when they fly on Southwest.


Denver boasts top US airport in world rankings (Source: CNN Travel)
The Skytrax World Airport Awards were announced Wednesday, naming Canada’s Vancouver International Airport the top airport in North America and Denver International Airport the top-ranked US airport.

JetBlue chooses developers for proposed JFK terminal expansion (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
JetBlue Airways has chosen Vantage Airport Group and RXR Realty LLC to lead its proposed terminal expansion at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

San Francisco airport’s new $2.4B terminal could honor Harvey Milk (Source: Chron)
San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 1, currently undergoing a $2.4 billion renovation, could be named for Harvey Milk, the city’s first openly gay supervisor.


Germany has new luxury option with Hamburg hotel (Source: Travel Agent Central)
The 130-room Fontenay in Hamburg, Germany, celebrated its official opening March 20 and boasts unique circular architecture and custom-made furniture.

Hotelier honors luxury brand’s US debut with D.C. celebration (Source: Travel Weekly)
To observe the US introduction of its Canopy brand, Hilton entertained about 100 guests at the Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C., The Wharf on Tuesday.

Marriott to add 2 Moxy hotels in New York (Source: Travel Pulse)
Marriott International’s Moxy is expanding its urban, cutting-edge brand in New York City with the upcoming openings of Moxy Downtown and Moxy Chelsea this year, the company announced.

Marriott unveils high-tech amenities at Calif. concept hotel (Source: Travel Weekly)
Marriott International this week dedicated a new concept hotel in Irvine, Calif., where it will test new innovations and services.


Memphis, Tenn., invites visitors to explore history, arts (Source: The New York Times)
The city is known for its blues music and barbecue, but visitors to Memphis, Tenn., shouldn’t overlook the wealth of other attractions it has to offer.

Slovakia’s Bratislava is a trip from past to present (Source: Travel Age West)
The Slovakian capital, Bratislava, blends the historical with the contemporary.

South Fla. offers multicultural cuisine experiences (Source: Travel Pulse)
Visitors to South Florida can enjoy a range of multicultural dining experiences beyond the traditional seafood and Latin fare.

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