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Top 10 Travel Industry Trends in 2019 – The Startup –

According to ADI (Adobe Digital Insights) travel industry market research — 41% of the business and 60% of leisure travel arrangements are nowadays made online. Thus the present-day global traveling…
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US Wants to Expand Air Passenger Data Collection

Counter-terrorism officials are pressing to have new aviation standards put in place by 2019.
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Marriott says 500 million Starwood accounts compromised

Marriott says 500 million Starwood accounts compromised | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests.
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Delta Air Lines Unveils First Biometric Terminal in Atlanta

Delta Air Lines Unveils First Biometric Terminal in Atlanta | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it

Passengers at the Delta terminal in Atlanta can use facial recognition technology ‘from curb to gate.’
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Here Are the ‘Nut Policies’ of Five Major U.S. Airlines


Earlier this month, American Airlines became the latest carrier to announce it will soon allow passengers with nut allergies the option to board early to wipe down their seats from any previous contamination.
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Autonomous travel suites: Self-driving hotel rooms could change travel

Autonomous travel suites: Self-driving hotel rooms could change travel | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
They're called autonomous travel suites -- award-winning self-driving hotel rooms that could revolutionize the way we travel.
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Lyft Will Launch a New Loyalty Program Ahead of Sharing Rivals –

Lyft Will Launch a New Loyalty Program Ahead of Sharing Rivals – | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
On-demand transportation company Lyft is expanding its loyalty program to include all consumers. The new Lyft Rewards program, announced Monday with few
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Lehigh Valley International Airport adds flights to Chicago | LVB

As passenger traffic continues to climb at Lehigh Valley International Airport, one airline plans to add non-stop service to Chicago.
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A Lesson in Hotel Loyalty That Goes Beyond Just Points –

A Lesson in Hotel Loyalty That Goes Beyond Just Points – | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
The hospitality industry can be overly obsessed with trends, the latest shiny technology and the idea of big data.  But an iconic and instructive example Hector Ruiz, who serves as hotel ambassador for The Carlyle Hotel in New York, shows how maintaining tradition and personal service is a reminder of what should never be discarded.
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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 –

Putting Focus on Female Business Travelers – | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
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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Millennials Or Boomers -- Which Group Is More Concerned About Travel Safety?

You may be surprised!
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Trendy Tips For The Hotel Industry in 2019

With the change in the customer mindset hotel industry must involve in accordance to the modern mindset
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Inside the Marriott-Starwood Loyalty Program Turbulence

What looked like a temporary glitch has stretched into months of confusion and frustration for some members of Marriott Rewards.
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What the Latest Brexit Agreement Means for Travel and Tourism –

The European Union leaders last weekend approved the UK's Brexit deal at a summit in Brussels. The deal nominally brought to an end months of negotiations Last weekend the European Union leaders approved the UK's Brexit deal at a summit in Brussels.
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Concerns over privacy in TSA facial recognition program

WASHINGTON - It’s that time of year again and airport officials are warning airline passengers that the number of people flying between November 16 - 26 could reach 25 million, a 5% percent increase from last year. “We do expect a record breaking thanksgiving travel season,” said David Pekoske, a TSA administrator during a news conference last week. Some goo
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Uber launches new customer rewards program

Uber announced its first consumer-facing loyalty program called "Uber Rewards" that - depending on the level of membership - will reward users with dedicated phone support, complimentary upgrades and access to the highest-rated drivers.
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Hotels See Panic Buttons as a #MeToo Solution for Workers. Guest Bans? Not So Fast. - The New York Times

Hotels across the country are giving housekeepers panic buttons to call for help. But measures that punish accused guests are much more contentious.
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American Is Letting You Pay To Secure Elite Status For 2019

Short of qualifying for status for 2019? American will now let you buy-up to the next level. Here's how to find out how much it costs.
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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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