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May 30, 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

Traveler satisfaction with airlines rises for 7th straight year (Source: USA Today)
The 15th annual J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study shows that travelers are increasingly satisfied with airlines, with 10 carriers in the survey scoring an average 773 out of 1,000, up from 762 in 2018.

US airlines embrace CORSIA (Source: Travel Pulse)
US airlines including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines are leading the fight against climate change.

US airlines eye untapped international markets (Source: Skift)
US airlines are looking at unexpected international routes to expand their service maps.

Airports

Airports prepare for long lines as summer travel season begins (Source: Bloomberg)
Airlines for America is predicting that a record 257.4 million passengers will fly this summer, and airports are preparing for understaffed checkpoints.

Airport twitter account offers traffic updates, security wait times (Source: Curbed Los Angeles)
A twitter account run by the Los Angeles International Airport posts traffic updates, parking availability and security wait times to help passengers better plan their arrival times.

Ohio airport updates terminal (Source: WHIO)
Passengers traveling through Ohio’s Dayton International Airport will see that the airport’s extensive construction project is nearing completion.

Hotels

Atlanta’s Whitley returns to former glory with latest renovation (Source: Travel Pulse)
The Whitley hotel in Atlanta is preparing to unveil an extensive renovation that includes all 507 guest rooms.

Hotel brands seek international growth (Source: Hotel Business)
Hard Rock’s Barcelona project, Hyatt Regency’s move into Portugal and Kimpton’s new Scotland property are examples of international expansion by well-known hotel brands.

Pirate Island Hotel at Legoland Florida taking reservations for 2020 (Source: The Ledger)
A May 22, 2020, debut has been set for the 150-room Pirate Island Hotel at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, which now is taking bookings.

Some Calif. lawmakers seek to ban plastic hotel bathroom bottles (Source: LA Times)
The California Assembly voted Wednesday to ban the single-use plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles used in hotels.

Other  

“Bleisure” lets travelers combine business with pleasure (Source: SmartBrief)
Business travelers are increasingly adding leisure components to their itineraries and enjoying wide support from employers who acknowledge the benefits for morale.

Technology

How the Internet of Things will transform airport environments (Source: Building Design & Construction)
Connected devices and their wealth of data have led to significant improvements in operational efficiency and passenger experience in airports.

Security

These smart bags comply with TSA regulations (Source: The Gadget Flow)
The Transportation Security Administration in 2018 banned smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries, but travelers don’t have to completely give up on smart luggage technology, writes Madhurima Nag.

Vacation 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida to give each land different holiday themes (Source: My News 13)
Holiday-themed decorations are set to go up Nov. 8 in each land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

Las Vegas bounces back with new resorts (Source: LA Times)
Las Vegas has experienced growth since its slowdown in 2008, with new attractions and venues as well as plans for two new resorts including Resorts World.

 
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