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July 11, 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.


Alaska Airlines to open lounge at Wash. airport (Source: Business Traveller)
Alaska Airlines on July 12 will open a 15,800-square-foot premium lounge at Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

UK proposes $229M fine over British Airways breach  (Source: ZDNET)
A data breach that affected roughly 500,000 customers could cost British Airways $229 million in a proposed fine from the UK government for violation of the General Data Protection Regulation.


Colo. airports land $48M in improvement grants (Source: Denver Business Journal)
Colorado airports have received $48 million in federal grants to fund a range of projects including runway improvements, terminal updates, new signage and the purchase of snow removal equipment.

DOT awards $477M in airport infrastructure grants (Source: Travel Pulse)
The US Department of Transportation announced $477 million in Airport Improvement Program grants for projects across the country.

Minn. airport to receive $1M for improvements (Source: CBS3 Duluth)
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Minnesota’s Duluth International Airport a $1 million grant to buy snow removal equipment and update its Airport Master Plan.

Tips to help passengers efficiently navigate airports (Source: The Durango Herald)
Airports can be hectic, confusing places, but travelers can take steps to smooth the way.


Data breach could mean $123M fine for Marriott (Source: The Hill)
Marriott International faces a possible $123 million fine from the UK for the 2018 data breach that exposed the data of more than 500 million guests in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Dylan, Pulitzer among Amsterdam favorites (Source: Forbes)
The Dylan ranks as the best boutique hotel and The Pulitzer as the top luxury hotel on this list of great places to stay in Amsterdam.

Flight fans can pilot Boeing simulator in new Japanese hotel room (Source: Independent)
The Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo is unveiling the Superior Cockpit Room July 18 that has a flight simulator in the room.


DHS officials try to reassure Congress about facial recognition tech (Source: The Hill)
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security attempted to persuade House lawmakers that its use of facial recognition technology doesn’t equate to surveillance and that problems with accuracy have been exaggerated.


Cities pushing back on facial recognition technology (Source: The Hill)
Cities like San Francisco and Somerville, Mass., are putting the brakes on the routine use of facial recognition technology.

Travel Tips

26 essential items travelers should pack (Source: Business Insider)
Columnists David Slotnick and Remi Rosmarin share a list of 26 essentials they never travel without, including a smart bag, noise-cancelling headphones, portable charger and small notebook.

Experts say good luggage doesn’t have to be pricey (Source: Market Watch)
Alisa Wolfson of MarketWatch lists inexpensive luggage recommended by experts, including doctors and pilots.


Top 10 multigenerational family destinations (Source: Travel Pulse)
Pettitts Travel’s 3G Family Travel Index ranked various locations for features such as cost, culture, safety, sunshine and tourism services.

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