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August 1, 2019

Industry News – Click on the title to read the full article. Many of the sources below require a free registration to gain access to the article. If a paid registration is required, the individual source will be noted.

Airlines

American Airlines to retire last of MD-80s on Sept. 4 (Source: MRO-Network)
American Airlines is phasing out its 28 MD-80 aircraft and will fly its last revenue-generating flight with the airplane on Sept. 4.

Boeing’s 737 Max grounding ripples through air-travel industry (Source: Bloomberg)
The global grounding of Boeing’s popular 737 Max jets is taking a toll on airline operators. 

IATA: Airlines saw 6.9% passenger growth in 2018 (Source: Travel Pulse)
The International Air Transport Association reported that airlines around the globe served 4.4 billion passengers in 2018, up 6.9% compared to 2017.

United invests in Clear expedited screening technology (Source: CNBC)
United Airlines has purchased a stake in Clear, which will add expedited screening kiosks at its hubs in Chicago, Houston, and Newark, N.J.

Airports

Airport lounges continue to see upgrades (Source: Forbes)
Travel columnist Geoff Whitmore writes about airport lounges set to open by the end of 2019, including lounges by United Airlines and Priority Pass at Louisiana’s Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

$21.4M awarded to Detroit Metro Airport for runway reconstruction (Source: Crain’s Detroit Business)
Detroit Metro Airport received $21.4 million in the latest round of grants from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.

Hotels

Ascend Hotel Collection welcomes The Marquee in New Orleans (Source: Hotel Interactive)
The 17-story, 90-suite Marquee in New Orleans has joined the Ascend historical boutique collection by Choice Hotels International.

Bathroom miniatures targeted in IHG eco move (Source: The New York Times)
InterContinental Hotels Group plans to replace mini-bottles of shampoo and other toiletries with bulk containers in its more than 5,600 hotels by the end of 2021. 

Hilton responds to Neb. drip pricing allegations (Source: Travel Pulse)
Hilton has been named in a lawsuit by Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, who accused the company of participating in a deceptive business practice known as drip pricing. 

IHG opening new properties in 2019, one with All-Club (Source: Business Traveller)
Intercontinental Hotels Group’s personalized All-Club experience will debut at Maldives Maamunagau Resort in September.

Wynn Las Vegas to expand convention space (Source: The Motley Fool)
Wynn Las Vegas intends to double its convention space by the first quarter of 2020, adding 430,000 square feet, as a way to incrementally boost hotel occupancy by 4% to 6% and attract more casino guests.

Security

10 tips to help travelers speed through TSA checkpoints (Source: The Travel)
Travel writer Krysha shares advice on how to pass through Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints quickly and hassle-free.

TSA partners with Delta on faster airport security lanes at Atlanta (Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle)
The Transportation Security Administration and Delta Air Lines introduced new automated passenger screening lanes in the international terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Technology

Technology, planning help travelers stay safe, healthy (Source: Smart Brief)
Doing some advance research about destinations, downloading key apps to phones and using some creative common sense go a long way toward keeping business travelers safe and in good health.

Trains

Amtrak to launch daily nonstop NYC-Washington, D.C. service (Source: Washington Business Journal)
Amtrak will this fall launch nonstop, direct service between Washington Union Station and Penn Station in New York.

Vacations

20 lovely, crowd-free cities to visit in Europe (Source: CNN Travel)
Whether clients are worried about over tourism or would rather avoid crowds, these European destinations will fit the bill.

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