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September 27, 2018

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Airlines

Alaska Airlines offers VR entertainment on select flights (Source: Fortune)
Alaska Airlines has rolled out virtual reality technology for first-class passengers on select flights between San Diego and Boston, and Seattle and Boston.

American debuts Gogo TV live television (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
American Airlines has launched live television service by Gogo TV.

Interview: American Airlines President Robert Isom (Source: Skift)
American Airlines President Robert Isom talks about the strength of the commercial aviation market domestically and internationally.

Southwest offers complimentary instant messaging onboard (Source: USA Today)
Southwest Airlines is now offering complimentary in-flight instant messaging via WhatsApp and iMessage for all passengers onboard flights with Wi-Fi service.

United CEO Munoz discusses ways to enhance the travel experience (Source: CNBC)
Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Continental Holdings, says that good communication can improve the customer experience and make travel less stressful for airline passengers.

Airports

Private lounge offers luxury experience at LAX (Source: Forbes)
The Private Suite at Los Angeles International Airport is located in a special, gated compound with its own guards and caters to premium travelers with a private Transportation Security Administration screening lane and direct transportation to the plane at boarding time.

Hotels

Hotel Zachary celebrates historic Wrigley Field (Source: Forbes)
Chicago’s Hotel Zachary offers guests easy access to Wrigley Field.

Hoxton plans US expansion (Source: Robb Report)
The Hoxton hotel brand is planning openings in Chicago, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore.

Indian Hotels seeks to offer something for everyone in growth push (Source: Hotel News Now)
Indian Hotels Co. Ltd. launched the SeleQtions collection to appeal to younger guests as part of an overall growth push.

Kimpton Fitzroy London coming soon (Source: Boutique Hotelier)
The Kimpton Fitzroy London will open in October, a conversion of The Principal London hotel. 

Park Hyatt Tokyo pays attention to detail (Source: Skift)
The Park Hyatt Tokyo uses attention to detail to manifest a luxury experience for guests.

Vacation

Exploring diverse cultural attractions in Austin, Texas (Source: Travel Pulse)
In addition to being the capital of Texas, Austin is a multifaceted cultural hub.

Tucson, Ariz., offers foodies the ideal culinary travel experience (Source: New York Times)
In 2016, Tucson, Ariz., was declared the first City of Gastronomy in the US by Unesco, and it lives up to its designation by offering plenty of culinary options.

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