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June 13, 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 extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations through Labor Day (Source: Travel Pulse)
American Airlines was the first carrier in the United States to extend the cancellation of flights scheduled to be flown by the grounded Boeing 737 MAX through Labor Day. 

Airports

DFW plans massive terminal expansion (Source: UPI)
The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will embark on a $3 billion terminal project which will add 24 gates and provide more than 200 additional flights per day.

FAA grants $19.8M in funding to Utah’s airports (Source: KUTV)
The Federal Aviation Administration provided $19.8 million in funding to airports in Utah for infrastructure updates.

Louisville airport unveils new logo, brand in honor of Muhammad Ali (Source: WPSD Local)
The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport received new branding to go with its new name, which will include an updated logo that features a silhouette of Muhammad Ali along with a butterfly.

Nev. airports to receive $21.8M in infrastructure grants (Source: KTNV Las Vegas)
Nevada will receive more than $21 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport improvements at 10 facilities.

Phoenix City Council approves 20-year airport expansion plan (Source: AZ Central)
Looking ahead to the need to handle as many as 80 million passengers per year by 2039, the Phoenix City Council has approved a 20-year road map for upgrades to Sky Harbor International Airport.

Stockholm airport now has Enterprise, National, Alamo rental cars (Source: Travel Daily News)
Visitors to Sweden now can use Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, picking up cars at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport.

Hotels

18 tips to improve your hotel personal security (Source: Travelers United)
Hotels across the globe are recognizing that they must do more than provide clean, beautiful rooms with comfortable beds and lots of amenities.

50 mind-bending, jaw-dropping hotels around the world (Source: Telegraph UK)
Looking for a treehouse shaped like a spaceship? Head to Treehotel in Harad, Sweden.

Birmingham, Ala., hotel tax idea stirs debate (Source: Birmingham Business Journal)
A city leader’s proposal for a $3-per-room-per-night hotel surcharge has drawn a mixed reaction from hoteliers in and around Birmingham, Ala.

Charleston’s Doubletree gets revamp, independent rebrand (Source: The Post and Courier)
To make the property speak more to authentic-seeking Charleston, S.C., travelers, a major renovation is in the works for the DoubleTree Charleston Hotel, which will be rebranded into a yet-to-be-announced independent boutique hotel.

Tampa’s former Crowne Plaza debuts as Tapestry’s Hotel Alba (Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal)
The 222-key Hotel Alba from Hilton’s Tapestry Collection opened Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.’s Westshore area, the result of a $11.3 million renovation and conversion of the former Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore.

Other

Uber’s NYC helicopter services to launch July 9 (Source: Bloomberg)
Uber Technologies plans to start running a helicopter passenger service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and lower Manhattan on July 9.

Security

Airport security lines likely to get longer (Source: Washington Post)
While the Transportation Security Administration anticipates a 4.5% increase in passengers next year, officials have only requested a 2.5% increase in staffing, which will likely lead to delays.

Vacation

Tourists to New Zealand must pay $23 tax beginning July 1 (Source: Travel Daily Media)
Starting July 1, international travelers to New Zealand must pay an additional $23 for stays of one year or less to help boost tourism investment.

Wheelchair users now can explore Jerusalem’s Old City (Source: CNN Travel)
The Old City in Jerusalem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is accessible to travelers in wheelchairs now.

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