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March 31, 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 Resume Service Between Detroit, Frankfurt (Source: Simple Flying)
Delta Air Lines will resume service between Detroit and Frankfurt, Germany. The airline’s Midwest hubs in Detroit and Minneapolis will offer up to 14 daily nonstop flights to Europe this summer. “Delta has been focused on building back our network to give customers easy, convenient access to wherever they want to go,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s senior vice president of network planning.

U.S. Airfare Prices Are Up 40% From January, Still to Increase (Source: TravelPulse)
According to analysts at travel comparison company Hopper, U.S. domestic airfare has risen by 40 percent since the start of the year. Roundtrip domestic flights are now averaging $330, as compared to $235 at the beginning of 2022. That’s also an increase of seven percent over 2019’s pre-pandemic pricing, making these the highest prices the company has seen since it started collecting this data.

Airports

Kansas City, Mo., Airport Project Reaches 80% Mark (Source: KMBC-TV)
The new terminal at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri has reached the 80% completion mark and is on track to be finished a year from now. Construction began three years ago and will include moving walkways, an airport lounge and high-tech spacious bathrooms.

Hotels

IHG Opens First Extended-Stay Atwell Suites in Miami (Source: Business Travel News)
IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened the first property of its new extended-stay Atwell Suites brand in Miami, the company announced. The 90-room Atwell Suites Miami Brickell is situated on the top floors of the building shared with the Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell, which opened in March 2021.

Hotel Ziggy Opens On The Sunset Strip (Source: Travel Weekly)
The Hotel Ziggy, a new rock’n’roll-inspired property, has made its debut on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The 108-room boutique hotel, located at 8462 West Sunset Blvd., occupies space previously home to the Grafton on Sunset. Upon arrival, guests encounter a lobby bar lined with vinyl albums, while a record player behind the front desk plays music in the communal space.

Hotels Refurbish to Take Advantage of More Guests Dining in Their Rooms (Source: Skift)
The pandemic has fundamentally changed the future of room service delivery methods, menus, and guest room design. A guestroom at Four Seasons Jackson Hole will soon look a lot more different than it did three years ago. Guests will notice, upon the completion of significant upgrades in June, an increased emphasis on in-room dining as well as spaces that suit the needs of business travelers. “Desk areas today have to be more comfortable than just a workspace — they have to be multipurpose areas that allow for both work and play,” said general manager Ryan Grande. 

Hotels Hold Rates High Amid Elevated Labor Costs (Source: Business Travel News)
Business travel volume may be on the comeback trail but still remains below 2019 levels, and hoteliers in the meantime have successfully maintained high average daily rates to counteract lower occupancy levels, analysts said during Atlanta’s Hunter Hotel Investment Conference.

Leisure Travel

CDC Ends Covid Warnings For Cruising (Source: Travel Weekly)
The CDC on Wednesday removed its Travel Health Notice that issued warning levels for the potential of contracting Covid-19 on cruise ships. The decision to pull down the notice was rooted in the current state of the pandemic and a drop in Covid-19 cases on cruise ships in recent weeks, said CDC spokeswoman Jasmine Reed. 

The Best New England Trips to Take in The Spring (Source: Leisure Group Travel)
New England states are full of unique beauty in every season, but after a long winter, natives and tourists look forward to getting outside and exploring new destinations. Visitors flood many of these places come summer, but exploring in the spring allows you to take advantage of the warmer temperatures and popular spots without the crowds. These are some of the best New England trips to take in the spring—and don’t worry; there’s something for everyone.

9 Exciting New Things in Las Vegas That Will Make You Want to Book a Trip Right Now (Source: The Points Guy)
Las Vegas has long been the place to go for an over-the-top vacation. But in recent years, there’s a noticeably new vibe emerging. Gone are the days of megaresorts competing with one another to offer the most incredible buffet or wildest pool party. Instead, a more surprising transformation is occurring, one filled with an increasingly diverse selection of activities and experiences to enjoy. So much has changed since the pandemic began that if you haven’t visited in the past couple of years, you may find yourself doing a double take.

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