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January 9, 2020

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

Ed Bastian delivers CES 2020 keynote about Delta’s vision for future (Source: Forbes)
On Tuesday Delta CEO Ed Bastian became the first airline executive to deliver the keynote at a CES show. 

Delta’s plan to trial personalized passenger information screens in airports (Source: Phocus Wire)
During a keynote at CES this week, Delta CEO Ed Bastian highlights some of the tech initiatives the carrier is developing. 

JetBlue moves to become first carbon-neutral US airline (Source: Bloomberg)
JetBlue has announced that it will become the first US airline to become carbon neutral by July, offsetting emissions from all its domestic flights by investing in conservation and alternative energy projects.

Airports

Airport and airline initiatives reduce plastic use (Source: CNBC)
Airports and airlines are cutting down on single-use plastics with a variety of initiatives that change sale offerings at airport outlets and encourage passengers to bring their own reusable water bottles. 

Denver airport previews new gates and patios (Source: KOAA NEWS)
Denver International Airport has released artist’s renderings previewing the final result of ongoing terminal construction.

Reagan National’s new concourse on track for 2021 (Source: The Washington Post)
The ongoing construction at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport near D.C., will yield a new, 14-gate concourse that will end the need to bus passengers to their aircraft.

Travel site rates world’s best, worst airports (Source: Forbes)
AirHelp compiled a list of the world’s best airports, with Qatar’s Hamad International Airport in Doha leading the pack.

Hotels

Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott adding to hotel footprint in Silicon Valley (Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal)
Silicon Valley is seeing an influx of new hotels from Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott.

Minn. visitors have plenty of new hotels, upgrades to choose from (Source: StarTribune)
Minnesota properties hoping to see more suitcases cross their thresholds are expanding.

Smoking no longer allowed inside Atlanta airport (Source: Travel Pulse)
All of the smoking rooms in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were closed Thursday as a city ban on smoking or vaping in the buildings went into effect.

Sub-brands, app-based service lead year’s hotel outlook (Source: Forbes)
Growth in hotel sub-brands such as Marriott’s Moxie and app-driven amenities are among leading trends in travel being forecast by experts for 2020.

Security

How to rescue a laptop lost at the airport (Source: Travel & Leisure)
A surprising number of travelers leave laptops behind at security checkpoints, according to the Transportation Security Administration, which suggests taping a business card to the bottom of airborne computers.

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