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May 23, 2024

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Airlines, TSA: Be Prepared To Make Summer Travel Easy (Source: WUSA-TV)
With a busy summer travel season about to kick off, airlines and the Transportation Security Administration are urging travelers to be prepared and utilize technology such as airline apps, electronic check-in, advance payment for baggage and biometric screening. “Travel should be seamless and comfortable, every step of the way,” Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said in a message to frequent flyers.

Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Real ID (Source: The Points Guy)
The Department of Homeland Security will finally require U.S. travelers to carry a Real ID for domestic airport travel starting May 7, 2025.  If you’ve traveled through a U.S. airport in the last few years, you may have noticed signs near the security checkpoint reminding passengers about this change to photo ID requirements as part of the Real ID Act. The law was originally supposed to take effect on Oct. 1, 2020, and has since been extended to 2021, 2023 and now 2025.

TSA Expanding “Touchless” PreCheck At LaGuardia (Source: CBS News)
With air travel up 8 percent already in 2024 and busy travel seasons still to come, new technologies could help ease the burden.


NYC Officials Warn Of Major Traffic Issues AT JFK Airport This Summer (Source: Travel Market Report)
Things are going to get worse before they get better at New York City’s most important travel hub.  Officials said on Thursday that travelers flying in or out of JFK International this summer should prepare for some major headaches as the planned $19 billion transformation project starts. Construction, which is set to kick into high gear this summer, is expected to cause major traffic disruptions on the roads around the airport.


South Korean Hotel Built On Bridge Boasts Panoramic Views (Source: The Korea Times)
A new hotel in Seoul, South Korea, will become the world’s first hotel to be built on a river bridge when it opens its doors on July 16. The hotel, set atop the Hangang Bridge, can accommodate four guests and will include panoramic views of the Han River and the city.

New Kimpton Secret Password To Unlock Bonus Treats At Hotels This Summer (Source: The Points Guy)
Kimpton is the playful and sociable brand within IHG, and a couple of times per year, it offers freebies to guests checking in. All guests need to do is learn a few “secret” words.  Ahead of the summer vacation rush, a brand-new Kimpton secret password has returned: “Good for the sol.”

Luxury Marriott Brand Bound For Nashville (Source: MeetingsNet)
Less than a block from the Music City Center, real estate developer Turnberry plans to break ground on a St. Regis property with two ballrooms next year.  In Cvent’s 2024 lists of top meeting hotels and destinations, Nashville stood out, taking the third spot for North American destinations and four of the top five spots for North American hotels. That position is likely to strengthen with news of another hotel in development that caters to the luxury segment: The St. Regis Nashville.

Ground Transportation

Minnesota Agrees To Deal For Uber, Lyft Drivers (Source: CNN)
Minnesota government officials have struck a deal with rideshare companies Uber and Lyft to set minimum wage standards for drivers, lawmakers announced Saturday night.  The agreement is the culmination of nearly a year of back and forth between Democratic state officials and the two companies, who threatened to withdraw their businesses from Minnesota over a proposed Minneapolis ordinance that would grant rideshare drivers increased worker protections.

Leisure Travel

These Are The Best Hotel Bars Around The World (Source: The Points Guy)
If you ask us, a good hotel bar has a bartender who knows the most popular classic cocktails. A great hotel bar kicks it up a notch with original cocktails, beautiful drink presentation, an appealing ambience and great bar snacks — bonus points for a great view and excellent service. The best hotel bars have all this plus a certain je ne sais quoi that makes walking into them feel like a special occasion.

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