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June 9, 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

Delta to Debut Innovative Flight Information Screen (Source: Travel Weekly)
Delta Air Lines will premiere new technology at Detroit Metro Airport that allows as many as 100 passengers to simultaneously see flight information relevant to their personal itineraries on the same digital screen. “Parallel Reality” will debut June 29 in partnership with the company Misapplied Sciences.

United Adds First New Transpacific Route Since Pandemic (Source: Simple Flying)
United Airlines has resumed service to Melbourne, Australia, and will launch a new route to the capital city of Brisbane in October. The service from Brisbane, makes United the first US airline to add a new transpacific route since the start of the pandemic. Both flights will depart from San Francisco.

Airfares Surge 50% as Domestic and International Travel Rebound (Source: CBS News)
More Americans are taking to the skies this summer than there are available plane seats, driving up ticket prices as airlines grapple with surging fuel costs, staffing challenges and smaller fleets.

General Interest

Making the Most of Business Trips (Source: Entrepreneur)
Booking flights for the beginning of the week and early spring or fall is often less expensive than traveling during weekends, summer and during end-of-the-year holidays, writes Kelly Hyman. Practicing self care by carving out time for sight-seeing, relaxing in a hotel’s spa, aiming for eight hours of sleep and eating healthfully can help prevent illness and burnout.

U.S. Travel Industry Intensifies Push to End Inbound Testing Requirement (Source: Business Travel News)
The U.S. Department of Commerce this week published its strategy to boost international travel to the United States, but several travel industry leaders noted it does not address the biggest current barrier to inbound international travel: the pre-arrival Covid-19 testing requirement.

Security

You Might Not Have to Remove Your Liquids or Electronics the Next Time You Go Through Airport Security (Source: SmarterTravel)
You might notice some changes the next time you go through airport security. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made some improvements that are designed to help enhance safety and reduce physical contact (and prevent the spread of COVID-19) during the screening process. Here are two big changes you might see the next time you fly.

Airports

Modern Airport Designs Are A Departure From The Ordinary (Source: Travel Weekly)
Airport terminals have drifted away from their drab past. In their place are design-forward spaces with a focus on flyers’ well-being. Pittsburgh Airport’s plans for a new, 700,000-square-foot terminal is only just beginning to take shape. But when the $1.4 billion project is complete, it will be, in the words of one its lead architects, “a pavilion in the middle of a forest.”

Hotels

Complimentary Hot Breakfast is Back, And Hotels Strive to Deliver (Source: Travel Weekly)
Once a symbol of pandemic-era hospitality, the cold grab-and-go breakfast bag has fallen out of fashion, as hotels strive to not only bring back hot breakfast and buffets but also ensure their spread is better than ever. After all, breakfast often proves to be a key differentiator for guests, according to a recent consumer survey commissioned by Hilton.

10 New London Hotels to Get Excited About (Source: AFAR)
London calling? These hotels—stylish townhouses, global brands, and refreshed grande dames among them—are waiting. Even during—and despite—the pandemic, London in 2021 saw the opening of dozens of new hotels all across the city, from Shoreditch to Soho. In addition, long-standing hotels took advantage of the pause to revamp interiors, expand spas, add new food and beverage offerings, and debut different programming.

Ground Transportation

The Rental Car Apocalypse Has a Terrible Sequel (Source: Bloomberg)
If you’re itching for a dream vacation this summer after two years of travel restrictions, then you might end up paying more to rent a car than you spend on a plane ticket. And when you reach the front of the queue at the rental counter, don’t be surprised if you’re handed keys to an older vehicle or an unfamiliar brand.

Enterprise Expands Into 3 New Global Locations (Source: Auto Rental News)
On June 2, Enterprise Holdings announced new franchise locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Morocco, and the Bahamas. Each of the three new markets will feature car rental options from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

Leisure Travel

10 Best Cape Cod Towns to Visit This Summer (Source: Travel + Leisure)
Cape Cod stretches some 65 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, giving travelers one more sliver of land to explore in Massachusetts before it disappears into the sea. Though relatively small, the landmass has more than 500 miles of coastline, each inch more memorable than the last. Beyond the beautiful beaches, though, Cape Cod is home to many towns with plenty of history and culture, too. Here are 10 of the best Cape Cod towns worth exploring this summer and beyond.

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