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July 18, 2019

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Delta Sees Strong Corporate Travel Volume Growth in Q2 (Source: Business Travel News)

Delta reported $12.5 billion in revenues for the second quarter, up 8.7 percent year over year to a record total for the period as its corporate travel outlook remains strong.  Corporate revenues were up 6 percent year over year in the quarter, thanks largely to an 8 percent growth in domestic corporate revenues.

Column Offers Clear Rules on When It’s Okay to Recline an Airplane Seat (Source: The Washington Post)

The question of whether or not air travelers should recline airplane seats can inspire passionate debate, writes columnist Natalie Compton.  She provides a list of circumstances and advice on when passengers should press the recline button or leave their seats upright.


Expansion of Montana Airport Approved (Source: Daily Inter Lake )

A nearly $100 million expansion of Glacier Park International Airport in Montana is moving forward, thanks to approval of a draft concept and budget by the Flathead Municipal Airport Authority.  Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2020.

West Virginia Airports to Receive $4.1M For Improvements (Source: The New Haven Register )

Charleston Yeager Airport and North Central West Virginia Airport will receive $4.1M in federal grants for runway improvements, airport drainage updates and to purchase snow removal and deicing equipment.


Hilton Expanding its Luxury-Brand Footprint Around the Globe (Source:The Wall Street Journal )

Hilton Worldwide wants to catch up to competitors in the global luxury market, expanding its 65 high-end properties by 11 this year and adding another 30 beginning in 2020.  Its luxury flags – Waldorf Astoria, Conrad Hotels and the new LXR – are now in 29 countries and territories.

Wi-Fi Access at Hotels is More Important to Business Travelers Than Room Rate (Source:Business Travel News )

Wi-Fi is important to 84 percent of business travelers choosing a hotel, while room rate is important to only 81 percent, the same as for distance from the business site, according to a RoomIt by CWT survey between Nov. 28 and Dec. 14 of 660 business travelers over 18 years old in nine countries.


City Skylines That Are Worth The Trip (Source:TravelPulse )

Some skylines just take your breath away – from the oasis-like effect of flying into Las Vegas to the iconic opera house and bridge of Sydney.  Rich Thomaselli’s bucket list of international skylines also includes Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shanghai; and Dubai.

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