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Sheraton to Get a Makeover

Marriott International has unveiled a plan to revamp the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts brand, which has been struggling for years to earn high marks among consumers. Marriott acquired Sheraton when it purchased Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016. With 444 hotels in 72 countries, Sheraton is the third largest of Marriott’s 30 brands by room…

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U.S. Hotel Industry Booming

The U.S. hotel industry is projected to continue posting record-breaking performance levels through 2019, according to STR and Tourism Economics’ revised forecast just released at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. “RevPAR growth exceeded expectations during the first quarter of the year and lifted our projections for 2018 as a whole,” said Amanda Hite,…

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Coming This Fall: Delta’s Sky Way at LAX

Delta Air Lines has unveiled concept renderings for its new Delta Sky Way at LAX project, a part of the airline’s $1.86 billion plan to modernize and upgrade its presence at Los Angeles International Airport–the world’s third busiest airport. “Nearly 10 years ago, we made a commitment to be LA’s premier, premium airline,” said Delta…

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Amtrak Offering Assigned Seats on Acela First Class

Amtrak passengers in Acela’s first class section will no longer have to fight for a prime seat. The train service is now offering assigned seating in the first class section of its Acela Express train, which operates on the popular Northeast Corridor. Customers will be able to select their seats ahead of time. They have…

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Adventure & Romance in Belize!

Belize is the jewel of Central America, offering visitors the chance to discover forests that hide valuable archaeological treasures from the ancient Mayan civilization, lush nature full of enchanting places and a barrier reef that makes every diver’s dream come true. Spend 9 nights in this tropical paradise as you explore all that Belize has…

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Delta Employees Get New Uniforms

Delta has rolled out its first uniform upgrade since 2006. Some 64,000 employees reported to work Tuesday attired in what the carrier is calling its “passport plum” look. Customer-facing employees, such as flight attendants and ticket agents, and below-the-wing workers, such as mechanics and ramp agents, have been outfitted in new attire, which Delta produced…

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DOT Opposes Proposed Consumer Airline Protections

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said it opposes consumer protection measures in a Senate bill that would require, among other things, new rules governing involuntary bumping and the disclosure and regulation of airline fees. In a May 23 letter, DOT Deputy General Counsel James Owens stated that a variety of the Senate’s proposed consumer…

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The Future of Blockchain Technology in Travel

Blockchain technology has garnered the interests of global finance companies around the world and will continue to grow in 2018. The current implications are centralized around cryptocurrencies that allow unanimous and incorruptible transactions through a decentralized ledger. However, numerous blockchain applications are in development that are separate from currencies, of which could greatly impact the…

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Delta Returning to India

Delta Air Lines has announced it will resume non-stop flights to Mumbai in 2019 after the US, UAE and Qatar reached an agreement to end the Open Skies dispute between the carriers. The airline said the governments’ agreement addresses “the issue of government subsidies provided to state-owned carriers” in the UAE and Qatar – something…

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Open Skies: Much Ado About Nothing?

All sides claimed victory last week in the long-standing dispute over government subsidies and unfettered air access that legacy U.S. airlines have waged against Persian Gulf carriers for more than three years. In what has commonly been called the “open skies dispute,” Delta, American, United and their unions have insisted that the government rein in…

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