Delta plans to bring back 400 pilots, signaling optimism about...
Travel

Delta Air Lines is planning to bring hundreds of its pilots back by this summer as the airline seeks to position itself for a rebound in travel demand. Delta’s pilots avoided furloughs last year a...

CNBC
January 25, 2021

Airbnb gave a 7-Eleven store a gaming makeover
Gaming - Retail - Travel

If you reside in Dallas County, Texas, you have a chance to spend the night in what I think is the ultimate gamer’s paradise: a 7-Eleven complete with snacks, a Slurpee machine, and the hard-to-find...

The Verge
January 25, 2021

Royal Caribbean Sells Azamara Brand and Ships to a Private Equ...
Travel

Royal Caribbean Group, the publicly traded parent company of the cruise lines, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its smallest cruise line, Azamara, to a private equity firm, Sycamore Par...

The Maritime Executive
January 20, 2021

Can low cost carrier Spirit Airlines stage a comeback?
Travel

While legacy carriers like Delta, American and United make a big chunk of their revenue catering to high paying business travelers, ultra-low cost airlines like Spirit Airlines target budget flyers by...

CNBC
January 19, 2021

Ask the Captain: All your air travel questions, answered
Travel

Every week, Capt. John Cox, a retired US Airways pilot, answers your questions about air travel. For the full story, visit USA Today   -  https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/columnist/...

USA Today
January 19, 2021

Airbnb, HotelTonight sit out of Inauguration
Travel

Airbnb and subsidiary HotelTonight are canceling all booked reservations in the Washington, D.C., metro area during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, the company announced&...

USA TODAY
January 13, 2021

Amsterdam to restrict tourist access to cannabis coffee shops
Beverages - Travel

When international tourists finally return to the canal-lined historic streets of Amsterdam, one of the city's main travel attractions might be off limits.Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema has p...

CNN
January 13, 2021

New 10,000-Room Resort Planned for Disney World Area
Attractions - Travel

The new billion-dollar resort ultimately will offer 10,000 bedrooms, mostly in purpose-built vacation rental homes from two to 11 bedrooms each. It also will feature Orlando’s first Conrad Hotel, wi...

Theme Park Insider
January 13, 2021

2021 cruises: See new ships from Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Vi...
Travel

The global coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has caused numerous delays for the cruise industry's orderbook, with new ships under construction being pushed back months, and sometimes years, from their orig...

USA TODAY
January 12, 2021

Hilton plans for hybrid meetings to revive event business
Travel

Hilton launched a hybrid meeting and events strategy Monday aimed at enabling event planners to book meetings at a hotel while also allowing people to tune in virtually from other locations. The progr...

Skift
January 12, 2021

Carnival to extend cancellations into April
Travel

It now will be at least April before you can get on a Carnival Cruise Line ship. The Miami-based cruise giant on Wednesday said it would extend its 10-month-long halt to cruise operations through at ...

The Points Guy
January 6, 2021

Hilton, JW Marriott, Hyatt: Exciting new hotel opening 2021
Travel

New year, new hotels! The coronavirus pandemic has changed the traveling game for many of us. With many destinations on some form of lockdown or enacting quarantine orders&...

USA TODAY
January 4, 2021

20-in-20 Theatrical Marketing Partnerships: Dolittle
CPG - Partnership Blogs - Theatrical - Travel

Last Call is celebrating the holidays with the 20in20 countdown of the theatrical marketing partnerships showcasing the year's biggest promotional properties! Each day throughout the holiday season, w...

Earl Schultz
December 31, 2020

People want to get out and travel, it’s just a matter of whe...
Travel

Scott Mayerowitz, executive editorial director at The Points Guy, says the summer of 2021 is set up to be a tremendous period for the travel industry, particularly for leisure travelers. For the full...

CNBC
December 23, 2020

New Hertz promotion lets elite members gift status to a friend...
Automotive - Travel

This week, Hertz launched a new promotion that lets you give Hertz status to a friend, family member or colleague for a year. Hertz Gold Rewards elite members can gift their equivalent status to anot...

The Points Guy
December 23, 2020

New roller coasters coming to Universal Orlando, Carnival crui...
Attractions - Travel

Let’s take a look at some of the most-anticipated roller coasters that are slated to open in the U.S. in 2021. Keep in mind that plans may change depending on the course of the pandemic, COVID-19-re...

USA Today
December 23, 2020

Four Seasons hints at new loyalty program
Travel

Four Seasons is hinting that a wider loyalty program is coming in 2021. In an email to frequent guests from Christian H. Clerc, President of Global Operations, a January 2021 announcement is hinted: ...

Live and Let Fly
December 21, 2020

80s music fans: Alaska Airlines parodies ‘Safety Dance&#...
Music - Travel

Friends who don't mask are the new friends who don't dance. If you caught that "Safety Dance" reference, you owe it yourself to watch Alaska Airlines' new safety video. The Seattle-based airline...

USA Today
December 18, 2020

Expedia reports optimism from travelers
Travel

In total, seven in 10 said they will feel more confident traveling in the next year if they have more flexibility, such as that afforded by travel insurance and trip protection. Car travel has beco...

Travel Weekly
December 14, 2020

Airbnb launches promotion to stay overnight at FAO Schwarz
Online - Travel

New York City families can register for a chance to book a night's stay at the FAO Schwarz toy store in Manhattan this holiday season. Vacation rental service Airbnb is hosting a promotion allowing...

USA Today
December 11, 2020

Vaccine news is good, but marketing fills ships
Travel

Citing record booking days for NCLH's Regent and Oceania brands, such as an Oceania Labor Day promotion and the marketing of Regent's 2022 World Cruise, which shattered by 40% its previous best bookin...

Travel Weekly
December 11, 2020

How Will A Covid-19 Vaccine Impact Travel?
Travel

In the past decade, the world has seen a steady rise in travel and tourism that undoubtedly influenced the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic. People flew in and out of China six times as much on a d...

Forbes
December 11, 2020

Airbnb launches non-profit organization to house people in tim...
Non-Profit - Travel

Airbnb.org will partner with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) to provide stays for workers fighting the spread of C...

Entrepreneur
December 9, 2020

China bans Tripadvisor app
Tech - Travel

With U.S.-China tensions at a pitched level, China’s web cops banned the Tripadvisor app that’s actually controlled by the locally based Trip.com Group because of their joint venture. For the f...

Skift
December 9, 2020

Las Vegas Palazzo hotel closes due to drop in traveler demand ...
Travel

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Sands Corp. is temporarily closing the Palazzo hotel tower effective immediately due to a drop in occupancy on The Strip. Most Palazzo restaurants and bars will remain open,...

USA Today
December 9, 2020

Cruises are booking up for late 2021
Travel

After what will have been a shutdown of more than nine months, the cruise industry is preparing to sail again in the U.S., and major cruise companies have said bookings are strong for the second half ...

USA Today
December 7, 2020

3 more major cruise lines cancel sailings through the end of M...
Travel

You’ll now have to wait until at least March to take a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line and at least April to sail with Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The parent company of the thre...

The Points Guy
December 2, 2020

The Points Guy owner buys Lonely Planet
Travel

Red Ventures has acquired Lonely Planet, a leading global travel media company, from NC2 Media. The companies didn’t disclose the deal terms. Based in South Carolina, Red Ventures owns traveler adv...

Skift
December 2, 2020

United Airlines will match Donated miles on giving Tuesday
Non-Profit - Travel

Just like last year, this partnership will see United Airlines match all miles donated at a 1:1 ratio for up to 5 million MileagePlus miles for its Miles on a Mission program. This year will include n...

The Points Guy
December 1, 2020

Airbnb and DoorDash are aiming for high IPO valuations
Dining - Finance - Online - Travel

Two of the year’s most anticipated public listings — DoorDash and Airbnb — will seek higher than expected valuations for their IPOs, new filings show. Each company has seen its fortunes affected...

The Verge
November 30, 2020

Accor Takes Over SBE Hotels- Mondrian, Delano, SLS and more
Travel

Hospitality group SBE Entertainment Group has sold off its remaining 50 percent stake to Paris-based Accor, and sold two assets, including the iconic Hudson Hotel in Midtown, to a holding compan...

Commercial Observer
November 28, 2020

Accor and Hoxton hotel chain to merge boutique brands
Travel

The Accor-Ennismore venture will feature a dozen lifestyle brands, such as Mama Shelter, which operates a Los Angeles property with a rooftop lounge. Accor, Europe’s largest hotel company, is mergi...

Financial Times
November 24, 2020

Gates Predicts 50% of Business Travel & 30% of Office Lif...
Tech - Travel

COVID-19 arrived and caused us to rethink the ways we work. The home office grew exponentially and business meetings turned into business video calls. It is no secret to anyone that the hybrid model i...

Entrepreneur
November 20, 2020

Delta will continue seat blocking through March
Travel

Other U.S. carriers that have blocked middle seats during the Covid-19 pandemic are ending the policy. For the full story, visit Travel Weekly  -  https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline...

Travel Weekly
November 19, 2020

Truly Hard Seltzer flies essential workers home on private pla...
Beverages - CPG - Travel

Truly Hard Seltzer, which is owned by Boston Beer Company, is giving away trips home for the holidays via private airline company Wheels Up to select essential workers, the company said in a press rel...

Marketing Dive
November 18, 2020

The FAA says Boeing can fly 737 Max jets again
Travel

The FAA’s decision will likely be followed by similar rulings from regulators around the world. For the full story, visit Vox  -  https://www.vox.com/21573191/faa-boeing-737-max-jets

Vox
November 18, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line cancels all US sailings until February/Ma...
Travel

Carnival Cruise Line, the flagship line of cruise giant Carnival Corp., has canceled all of its planned sailings in U.S. waters until February and some sailings into March, the line said in a release ...

USA Today
November 18, 2020

The real enemy of in-person events
Travel

What angers you the most, the news of a virtual event that makes more money than an in-person one or a wedding that infected 150 people between participants and their families? For the full story, ...

Event Manager Blog
November 17, 2020

Airbnb gets more brand punch from its marketing spend
Travel

As a result, Airbnb gets a huge amount of direct traffic, bypassing Google and the performance marketing rate race entirely. For the full story, visit Skift  -  https://skift.com/2020/11/16/airbn...

Skift
November 17, 2020

Las Vegas will lead post COVID-19 live entertainment recovery:...
Travel

Live entertainment and tourists are slowly returning to Las Vegas despite spikes in coronavirus infections nationwide. Full Story: Yahoo (11/16)  For the full story, visit Yahoo!  -  https://fin...

Yahoo!
November 16, 2020

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