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June 23, 2022

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 Launches Mobile ID With TSA PreCheck at DFW (Source: Business Travel News)
American Airlines AAdvantage members who also have a Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck membership can now use their American Airlines Mobile ID at select TSA PreCheck checkpoints at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to have their identity verified at the airport, the carrier announced Wednesday. 

Delta Resumes Minneapolis-Korea Flights (Source: Delta News Hub)
Delta Air Lines will resume service Oct. 2 between Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and South Korea’s Seoul-Incheon International Airport. “Recent demand has been strong in Asian markets, particularly in Korea, as they have rolled back COVID-era travel restrictions,” said Matteo Curcio, V.P. – Asia Pacific, adding, “Full restoration of the airline’s Korean network is a positive indicator of what’s to come for the rest of the Asia region.”

Southwest Airlines Announces New Routes (Source: The Points Guy)
Southwest Airlines has announced four new routes, including flights from Nashville, Tenn., to Long Beach, Calif., and seasonally to Yampa Valley Regional Airport near the ski resort of Steamboat Springs, Colo. Other new routes will operate between San Diego and Colorado Springs and between San Jose and Palm Springs, Calif.

Five Big Themes Facing the U.S. Airlines, and What These Could Mean (Source: Forbes)
The U.S. airline industry saw many years of prosperous growth and financial health until 2020. The pandemic stopped almost everyone from traveling, and the industry is still wondering what a full recovery will look like, or even if it will happen.

Flight Delays And Cancellations Could Last Through July 4 Weekend (Source: CBS)
Airlines across the country are experiencing flight delays and cancellations due to weather and a pilot shortage. As summer travel continues to increase, the problems are expected to last.

Airports

Rapid City, SD Airport Considers Terminal Expansion (Source: Rapid City Journal)
Rapid City Regional Airport’s Board of Directors in South Dakota proceeded with preliminary designs for a larger commercial airline terminal, potentially adding five more boarding gates and more than 34,000-square feet of space.

Hotels

Never Stay on These Floors in a Hotel (Source: SmarterTravel)
The ground floor of a hotel is the most convenient, and the top floor has the best views—but they’re not the safest floors to stay on in a hotel. Here’s why, and which floors you should request to stay on instead.

IHG Hotels to Offer Full-Size Bathroom Products (Source: TravelPulse)
IHG Hotels & Resorts will be stocked with full-size Unilever bathroom products to reduce the environmental impact of the hotels. The switch is estimated to save 936 tons of plastic in hotels in the Americas.

New Opening: Marriott’s AC Hotel Vancouver Waterfront Hotel (Source: Travel Market Report)
Vancouver, Washington’s waterfront area has a new offering for visitors.  AC Hotel Vancouver Waterfront, which Marriott says is the “first modern hotel in Vancouver’s emerging Waterfront neighborhood,” is now open. The property is the first hotel at the Port of Vancouver USA’s Terminal 1 development.

Leisure Travel

The 7 Most Stunning Hotels in America (Source: SmarterTravel)
These stunningly beautiful hotels are a destination in their own right. Incredible architecture, lush landscaping, and gorgeous details make these properties restful retreats worth traveling for. 

I Slept in the Hotel Room Tied to the Watergate Break-In, Here’s What It’s Like 50 Years Later (Source: The Points Guy)
In a city full of historical buildings, it takes a lot to stand out from the rest. Yet the infamous Watergate complex does just that in more ways than one.  A drab fixture of an otherwise stunning skyline full of marble-clad monuments, charming brick buildings and an expansive performing arts center, the six towers of Washington, D.C.’s Watergate complex are far from appealing to the eye.

You Can Now Get an After-Hours Tour of Elvis’ Graceland Mansion (Source: Travel Market Report)
Ahead of the debut of what is expected to be one of the summer’s biggest movies, tour operator Tauck is giving people a chance to get an intimate look at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.  Tauck has added a private after-hours tour of Graceland to its Life on the Mississippi cruise tour, an 11-day itinerary that takes guests from Memphis to New Orleans. The tour, which runs from March through May and then September through December, includes an hour-long tour of the estate and grounds during the stop in Memphis.

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