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October 18, 2018

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 aim for passenger comfort on ultra-long-haul flights (Source: New York Times)
Airlines flying ultra-long-haul routes of 8,000 miles or more are looking to keep their passengers comfortable for the more than 18-hour journey with gourmet meals, in-flight wellness programs and larger seats with more legroom.

IATA survey shows travelers want a seamless experience (Source: Consumer Affairs)
The International Air Transport Association’s latest Global Passenger Survey shows travelers are looking for experiences that are simple, efficient, and in the case of millennials, paperless.

United to add 22 new routes next year (Source: USA TODAY)
United Airlines next year will add 22 new domestic routes, improving hub schedules to add more flights and more destinations for local travelers while providing more options to connecting customers.


American Airlines launches $1.6B upgrade at Calif. airport (Source: LA Times)
American Airlines has broken ground on a 10-year, $1.6 billion project at Los Angeles International Airport.

Houston airports unveil kiosks that help passengers find their way (Source: Chron)
Travelers flying through the Houston Airport System can scan their tickets at new interactive kiosks to receive directions to their gates.


Avid hotels plans to target an under served market (Source: Lodging Magazine)
An under served consumer segment will fuel the growth of avid hotels, said Jennifer Gribble, VP, Americas, Holiday Inn Express and avid hotels.

EDITION Shanghai opens its doors (Source: Hotel Designs)
EDITION Hotels has arrived in Shanghai with a conversion of the former Shanghai Power Company headquarters. The property has 145 guest rooms.

History makes striking presentation in Chicago hotels (Source: Chicago Curbed)
Architectural styles ranging from Italian Renaissance to Art Deco and ghosts of celebrity guests such as Marilyn Monroe and Al Capone distinguish 16 history-rich downtown Chicago hotels.

IHG to eliminate use of plastic straws (Source: Travel Pulse)
InterContinental plans to end the use of plastic straws across its hotels worldwide by the end of 2019.

W Hotels’ Brazil debut coming in 2021 (Source: Hotel Management)
W Hotels will arrive in Brazil in 2021 with the opening of the W Sao Paulo.


TSA plans wider use of biometric ID systems (Source: Bloomberg)
A Transportation Security Administration report outlines the agency’s plans to speed up screening by increasing its use of biometric identification-verification systems, including facial scans.


Athens is old but not outdated (Source: The New York Times)
Athens is an ancient Greek city with plenty of historic sites, but there are many modern options for visitors to experience.

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