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  • The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada: 2021 Readers' Choice Awards 

    Murphy, Jen; Kokotas Hahn, Nina (Conde' Nast Traveler, 2021-11-02)
    For the annual Readers' Choice Awards survey registered voters weighted in on their favorite ski resorts around the globe. From Aspen to Alberta, Park City to the Poconos, these resorts were ranked as favorites in North ...
  • US Hotel Occupancy Inches Closer to 2019 Levels 

    Collazo, Isaac (CoStar, 2021-10-29)
    Hotel occupancy falls week to week, but indexes near 2019 levels. The hospitality analytics firm STR shows hotel occupancy was down one percentage point from the previous week but was within one percentage point of the ...
  • Hyatt To Double Resort Portfolio With $2.7 Billion Purchase of Apple Leisure Group 

    Unknown author (CoStar, 2021-08-16)
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation will double its resort portfolio and add several all-inclusive resort brands in a $2.7 billion deal for Apple Leisure Group. This deal will make Hyatt the largest operator of luxury hotels in Mexico ...
  • Princess Cruises showcases design of new Enchanted Princess 

    Jainchill, Johanna (Travel Weekly, 2021-11-09)
    Princess Cruise Lines is highlighting their newest edition to their fleet with the Enchanted Princess. This is the fifth addition to the Royal class of vessels and is the seventh delivery since the pandemic began. The Sky ...
  • TSA innovation officer envisions big future for AI and biometrics 

    Silk, Robert (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-20)
    TSA's chief innovation officer, Dan Mccoy explains how artificial intelligence along with biometrics is making it possible to speed up the process of clearing TSA scanners. The technology also exists that would allow ...
  • Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection joins Marriott's Bonvoy rewards program 

    Jainchill, Joanna (Travel Weekly, 2021-11-09)
    Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and Marriott Bonvoy have announced that members of the rewards program will be able to book cruises and use reward points toward cruises. The brand's flagship vessel, the Evrima, is set to ...
  • Infrastructure bill invests big in Amtrak, creates post of tourism officer 

    West, Elizabeth (Travel Weekly, 2021-11-08)
    The Biden Administration infrastructure bill will support the largest-ever investment in Amtrak since its inception. The bill will also add $25 billion into airports to address repair, maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion ...
  • Hospitality on Their Own Terms 

    Smallwood, John (2021-11-03)
    As people increasingly engage in travel once more, their focus has shifted when it comes to service. From personal touches and knowledgeable reservations agents to sanitation procedures and ever-changing policies, there ...
  • The Definitive Guide to Black Friday for Hoteliers 

    Dimaio, Pete (Hotel News Resource, 2021-10-26)
    TravelBoom, a data-driven marketing solutions company, has compiled a list of helpful tips to create a successful Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales strategy for a hotel. The company provides compelling data, urging hotels ...
  • Hilton still waiting for large corporations to get back on the road 

    Lapan, Tovin (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-27)
    Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta said during the third-quarter earnings call that recovery continues to be driven by leisure travel, and some small sports groups. The large group and business travel is still yet to rebound but ...
  • Destructive protests hurt Portland's standing as a destination 

    Cline, Sara (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-31)
    The Travel Portland tourism-promotion group presented information to the city council and major showing a decline to their lowest levels of Portland being a likely destination for conferences. Only 64% of surveyed tourist ...
  • Delta opening PreCheck lobby with facial-recognition tech in Atlanta 

    Silk, Robert (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-27)
    Delta Airlines will open an industry-first TSA precheck lobby and bag-check facility in Atlanta next month. This new service will allow passengers who are both SkyMiles members and PreCheck to go hands-free though the ...
  • Judge rejects union's challenge to Southwest vaccine mandate 

    Associated Press (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-27)
    A federal judge rejected an attempt by the pilot union for Southwest airlines to block the airlines vaccine mandate. Southwest is complying with a Biden administration requirement that federal contractors including airlines ...
  • Wyndham’s Outlook Improves After Better-Than-Expected Third Quarter in US 

    McCune, Robert (CoStar, 2021-10-28)
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts reported a revenue per available room increase over both the first and second quarters of 2021. Their performance outpaced projections and surpassed their 2019 RevPAR totals at U.S. properties. ...
  • STR: US Hotel Occupancy Drops, but Rates Increase Slightly 

    HNN Newswire (CoStar, 2021-10-28)
    The STR report for the week October 17 - 23 show that occupancy decreased while room rates rose slightly when compared to the comparable week in 2019. Tampa recorded the largest increase in ADR and was also the closest in ...
  • Hilton Makes Franchising Moves in China 

    Ricca, Stephanie (Travel Weekly, 2021-10-27)
    Hilton Hotels is focusing much attention on the China market and other areas in the Asian-Pacific region. Hilton has launched a Hilton Garden Inn franchise model in this region. In 2020 Hilton also reached an agreement ...
  • American Airlines Forced To Cancel More Than 1000 Flights 

    Thomaselli, Rich (Travel Pulse, 2021-10-31)
    American Airlines was forced to cancel close to 1,400 flights since Friday October 29 due to bad weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth area along with staffing shortages. American also delayed around 1,000 flights over the same ...
  • Royal Caribbean Makes Flexibility Changes for Passengers 

    Thomaselli, Rich (Travel Pulse, 2021-10-30)
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has made changes to their booking policies that will allow for more flexibility for passengers. These changes are likely to be well-received by travel agents and passengers alike as they will ...
  • United Airlines: Transatlantic Bookings Are Going Up At Right Angles 

    Singh, Sumit (Simple Flying, 2021-10-31)
    United Airlines has announced an increase in service to London's Heathrow Airport from several key cities such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Denver with new service to be introduced on March of 2022 from Boston.
  • American Airlines Announces Partnership With Affirm 

    Pfalz, Lacey (Travel Pulse, 2021-10-28)
    American Airlines has announced an agreement with Affirm that will allow approved customers to purchase airfare using monthly installment payments. The airline joins over 29,000 existing businesses that work with Affirm.

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