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United Airlines Announces Nonstop Service Between Fairbanks and San Francisco

United Airlines announced that they will add nonstop summer seasonal service between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) beginning summer of 2019. The service from SFO will operate Tuesday, Thursda
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Hyatt Confirms Points + Cash Devaluation, Announces Additional Changes

Hyatt Confirms Points + Cash Devaluation, Announces Additional Changes | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
Hyatt has confirmed TPG's original reporting on Points + Cash changes, as well as the introduction of premium suite upgrades. However, the chain has now announced additional changes.
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Wellness Newsletter: Hyatt and AccorHotels Take Well-Being Seriously By Hiring Accordingly –

Long gone are the days when a hospitality group would declare its commitment to the health of its guests, then simply upgrade its hotels’ treadmills and Long gone are the days when a hospitality group would declare its commitment to the health of its guests, then simply upgrade its hotels’ treadmills and be done with it.
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Details about Alaska Airlines’ new basic economy fares

In January, Alaska Airlines announced it would follow in the footsteps of competitors in selling deeply discounted, fee-heavy and highly restrictive "basic economy" fares. Months later, the airline said it is ready to launch the product, and we're finally getting details of what its new "Saver Fares" will look like. At a glance, the new fares offer more flexibility than what other carriers are including in similar bargain basement tickets.
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Millennials are ‘reshaping’ business travel | Buying Business Travel

Millennials are ‘reshaping’ business travel | Buying Business Travel | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
Poll shows generation has 'different needs and expectations'
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How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott? –

How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott? – | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
Labor union strikes against hospitality companies are not uncommon. But the more than 7,700 striking Marriott employees represented by Unite Here, working Unite Here represents approximately 20,000 Marriott workers, and approximately 41.5 percent of them are currently on strike. The strikes began in late September, after Unite Here contracts with various Marriott hotels across the U.S. began to expire in July and August of this year.
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Alaska Airlines Raises Checked Bag Fee to $30, Matching Rivals

Alaska Airlines Raises Checked Bag Fee to $30, Matching Rivals | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it

The airline has fallen in line with the U.S. airline industry, where, with the exception of Southwest, the price to check luggage is a minimum of $30 one-way.
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Delta CEO Wants To Give You More Ways to 'Burn Your Miles'

Delta's CEO also confirmed that we'll see "mileage up-sells [from Delta's website] available from Q4 2018, with mileage upsells on mobile coming in early 2019."
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Nearly 8,000 Marriott Workers Continue to Strike Across Eight Cities

Nearly 8,000 Marriott Workers Continue to Strike Across Eight Cities | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it

Workers at Marriott-owned hotels took to the streets, calling for higher wages, safety measures, and job security.
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Senate approves legislation to oversee air traffic, drones | Reuters

Airline passengers can no longer be removed from flights under legislation that passed the Senate on Wednesday, while the government will write new rules to allow commercial drones to deliver packages and get new authority to shoot down dangerous ones.
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Travel Industry on Track to Set Record by 2030

A new report from Euromonitor reveals rising incomes and growing confidence triggering billions of international trips.
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Marriott CEO to Unhappy Loyalty Members: ‘Hang With Us’ –

Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson was in the back row of an early-morning shuttle from New York to Boston in early August when he Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson was in the back row of an early-morning shuttle from New York to Boston in early August when he found himself in the middle of a debate.
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The Quantified Impact of Business Travel on a Person's Health: Business Travel News

Research by my colleagues and me over the past several years shows that physical, behavioral and mental health issues cluster among employees who travel extensively for work. The health issues that appear in concentrated amounts among this group include: obesity, poor self-rated health, depression, anxiety, smoking, lack of physical activity, alcohol dependence, sleep issues.
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WTTC to coordinate world’s first round-trip pilot of seamless biometric technology

WTTC to coordinate world’s first round-trip pilot of seamless biometric technology | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - Passengers will be able to move more efficiently, faster and securely through every part of the travel experience after the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the body which represents the global private sector for Travel & Tourism announced a series of pilot schemes to test the use of biometric technology throughout the end-to-end passenger journey.
In first half of 2019, passengers will be able to trial the application of biometric technology at every stage of the travel process
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6 Ways to Maximize Benefits of Business Travel

It makes sense to ask how you can maximize personal benefits of business travel. Here are six tips for making those business trips work for you.
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Putting Focus on Female Business Travelers –

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Troubling new research shows that women who travel for business tend to remain silent about sexual harassment and other threats they endure. Four out of Troubling new research shows that women who travel for business tend to remain silent about sexual harassment and other threats they endure.
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PAX - Air Canada participating in new open-source travel distribution program

Air Canada today announced it has signed a letter of intent to participate in a blockchain-based, decentralized open-source travel distribution platform being developed by the Swiss start-up, Winding Tree.
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Cathay Pacific data breach affecting millions of passengers

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Over nine million passengers’ data has been compromised in the latest data breach to hit the aviation industry – but the breach is only now made public.
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TSA PreCheck Members, Get Ready to Start Using Facial Recognition

TSA PreCheck Members, Get Ready to Start Using Facial Recognition | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is planning to incorporate more biometric screening measures within airports, and TSA PreCheck members will be kicking off the process.
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Companies Recognized During 2018 ASTA Global Convention

Nexion named Host Agency Partner of the Year; Travel Leaders Network Honored as a 50-year ASTA Member NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 29, 2018) – At the recent 2018 ASTA Global Convention, Travel Leaders Group businesses received two notable accolades from the organization. Nexion was named Host Agency Partner of the Year and Travel Leaders Network …
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Meeting Planners Should Rethink Fort Worth as a Network of Creative Neighborhoods –

The Grow Plant Shop opened this summer in Fort Worth, Texas inside a restored 1978 Airstream Sovereign trailer in the Near Southside neighborhood, not far
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Why Companies Aren't That Worried About Expense Fraud –

Why Companies Aren't That Worried About Expense Fraud – | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
In the U.S., travel and expense fraud has been in the news lately due to a variety of scandals featuring government leaders traveling around the world in On the corporate level, however, most expense fraud goes undetected due to the small dollar amounts involved when employees decide they deserve a few extra bucks.
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Top Travel Trends for 2019

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From advancements in technology to changes in online booking websites, the travel industry is in a constant state of motion. We got the inside scoop from…
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UK Government Admits Possibility of Flight Disruption if No Brexit Deal Reached –

The U.K. warned that flights may be grounded if the European Union doesn’t grant reciprocal approvals to its planes and airlines in the case of a no-deal The U.K. warned that flights may be grounded if the European Union doesn’t grant reciprocal approvals to its planes and airlines in the case of a no-deal Brexit -- a scenario it maintains remains unlikely, despite a recent setback in negotiations.
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Booming U.S. economy fueling prosperity throughout industry: Travel Weekly

Booming U.S. economy fueling prosperity throughout industry: Travel Weekly | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
While economists are predicting a slowdown in growth next year, the next 12 months, barring unforeseeable incidents, should remain strong, with few signs of a pullback on the horizon.
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