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Forsyth County?s Halcyon lands food...

Forsyth County?s Halcyon lands food tenants

A big new mixed-use project in Forsyth County has landed a host of restaurants and food concepts, including new locations of Gu?s Dumplings and Alpharetta restaurant Butcher & Brew.
Hawaiian Airlines, U.S. airline emp...

Hawaiian Airlines, U.S. airline employment continues to rise

U.S. airline employment increased 3.6 percent in may to 695,290 employees, while Hawaiian Airlines had 7.6 percent more employees in May compared to last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation?s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The Honolulu-based airline had a total of 6,338 employees in May, with 5,040 full-time and 1,298 part-time individuals. Full-time employment for the airline has been on the rise every month since July 2014. There were a total of 580,932 full-time?
Sacramento could enter talks with K...

Sacramento could enter talks with Kings, Live Nation to operate city properties

?At its meeting next Tuesday, Sacramento City Council will explore the potential for the Sacramento Kings, Live Nation and convention center operator SMG to operate all or part of the Sacramento Convention Center complex
Exclusive: Marin-based resort chain...

Exclusive: Marin-based resort chain aims to charge $1,000 a night in expansion

The hotel group has long focused on high-end resort properties in areas such as Napa and Aspen, but will begin to incorporate an urban focus as part of its future expansion.
Creator of 'Moneyball' strategy to ...

Creator of 'Moneyball' strategy to deliver keynote at Hawaii Tourism Conference

Hawaii tourism officials have tapped Billy Beane, whose statistical methodology inspired the best-selling book and Oscar-nominated film "Moneyball," to deliver the opening keynote address at the 2017 Global Tourism Summit in September. The event, previously known as the Hawaii Tourism Conference, will be held Sept. 19-21 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Beane is the executive vice president of baseball operations of the Oakland Athletics, as well as minority owner. His topic, "Moneyball: The Art?
Editor's notebook: A galaxy far, fa...

Editor's notebook: A galaxy far, far away just got a little closer

I am on first-name basis with Cardassians, Ferengi, Klingons and Vulcans, as well as Ewoks, Borg, a creature named Chewbacca and other aliens. I am what you call a sci-fi nerd ? and proud of it.

MSNBC

Family of 5 Upset After Being Force...

Family of 5 Upset After Being Forced to Leave JetBlue Flight

After hearing the aircraft would return to the gate, a family of 5 were shocked to learn they were being kicked off the plane.
Who Planted the Fake News at Center...

Who Planted the Fake News at Center of Qatar Crisis?

Qatar says fake news was planted in local and global media as part of a "smear campaign" ? and senior U.S. officials agree.
Exploring Black History in South Ca...

Exploring Black History in South Carolina? There's an App For That.

The Green Book of South Carolina was introduced as the country's first travel guide for negro people, now it has taken on new life as an app for travelers.
Investigators Interview Captain in ...

Investigators Interview Captain in SF Taxiway Close Call

The NTSB has interviewed the captain of an Air Canada jet that descended toward a taxiway holding four other planes at San Francisco International Airport.
Delta Snaps Back After Ann Coulter ...

Delta Snaps Back After Ann Coulter Tweetstorm

Coulter's tweets were filled with insults to the airline's flight attendants, employee screening and training, WiFi, even the woman who was assigned to Coulter's original seat.
'Oven With Wings': How Hot Can It B...

'Oven With Wings': How Hot Can It Be on a Plane?

After a mother had to briefly leave an aircraft when her 4-month-old son overheated, the FAA said it does not have a rule on how hot is too hot on a plane.

NewYorkTimes

Next Stop: Where the Wallowa Mounta...

Next Stop: Where the Wallowa Mountains Begin

In the tiny, remote town of Joseph, Ore., you can find award-winning local whiskey, fair-trade chocolates and gorgeous scenery.
Cultured Traveler: The Tate Modern ...

Cultured Traveler: The Tate Modern and the Battle for London?s Soul

As luxury condos proliferate across London, the evolving Tate Modern provides a model for the city?s public spaces.
Laptop Ban on Planes Is Lifted, U.S...

Laptop Ban on Planes Is Lifted, U.S. Officials Confirm

The Homeland Security Department said the prohibition, imposed in March, was no longer needed because airlines had complied with new security rules.
Test Run: How to Plan a Trip With t...

Test Run: How to Plan a Trip With the New TripAdvisor

I tested the new TripAdvisor before and during a recent trip and was impressed with its intuitive layout and improved search capability.
Pursuits: Moose, Anyone? In Newfoun...

Pursuits: Moose, Anyone? In Newfoundland, Food Both Rustic and Sophisticated

Arctic hare and beaver are also on the menu at a handful of outstanding restaurants in and around the capital of St. John?s.
Carry-On: What the Magician Penn Ji...

Carry-On: What the Magician Penn Jillette Can?t Travel Without

Almonds, a computer bag, a Monkees hat, an iPad ? and a deck of cards.

Infozine

Missouri Joins Five States' Blitz...

Missouri Joins Five States' Blitz Against Speeding

6-State Regional Effort, Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine
Jordan Travel Warning

Jordan Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to consider the risks of travel to and throughout Jordan due to persistent terrorist threats.
Egypt Travel Warning

Egypt Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to consider the risks of travel to Egypt due to threats from terrorist and violent political opposition groups.
2017 Kia Forte Earns Top Safety P...

2017 Kia Forte Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award [video]

Structural improvements to the 2017 Kia Forte have boosted its performance in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test. With an optional, superior-rated front crash prevention system and available good-rated headlights, the small car joins the ranks of Top Safety Pick+ winners.
Consumers Union Has a Few Recomme...

Consumers Union Has a Few Recommendations for Air Travel Bill

Consumers continue to experience poor service, abusive treatment, higher fares, diminished choices, and lack of transparency in the increasingly concentrated airline industry.
Philippines Travel Warning

Philippines Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the city of Marawi, Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago including the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to other regions of Mindanao, due to terrorist threats, insurgent activities, and kidnappings.

PhoCusWright

In Online Travel, Size Matters

In Online Travel, Size Matters

In Online Travel, Size MattersFour Questions about the Future of Online Travel Agencies With Expedia swallowing Travelocity, Orbitz considering a sale, eDreams Odigeo in transition and Priceline stoking fears around the world, every online travel company and hotelier must confront a rising strategic reality: It's become a two-horse race, and the leaders are pulling ahead of the pack. Online travel agencies (OTAs) are the fastest growing distribution channel globally, and the two largest, Priceline and Expedia, outpace the market by no small margin. Combined gross bookings of the two jumped from 38% of global OTA sales in 2011 to 47% in 2013 (see Figure 1). And the continued, super-charged organic growth of Priceline's Booking.com, as well as Expedia's assumption of the Travelocity volume largely in 2014 (and Australia's Wotif), mean global share of the two leaders will only accelerate in 2014 and 2015. Figure 1 The rest of the OTA market is growing, but at a pace far...
U.K. Proves Perfect Storm for Mobil...

U.K. Proves Perfect Storm for Mobile Bookings

The time is finally here: The majority of U.K. travelers own a mobile device, and travel companies have the mobile web and app experience down pat. And now, mobile bookings are beginning to flourish. By 2016, 25% of online bookings will be mobile, up from 12% just three years before. In Europe, the U.K. has the highest share of total web traffic from smartphones and tablet. Learn more about the U.K.'s mobile travel market with Phocuswright's U.K. Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition.
Mobile Travel Shopping Hits Tipping...

Mobile Travel Shopping Hits Tipping Point ? But PC Still Dominates Booking

Mobile devices have invaded the early travel planning funnel. During 2014, one third of U.S. leisure travelers used their smartphone to research where to go for an upcoming vacation while only slightly fewer, 32%, used the device to shop for travel products like flights and hotels. According to a new Innovation Edition publication, the growth in mobile travel shopping has been extremely impressive, up from 26% the prior year. While consumers might be breaking out their devices to research and plan their trips, the overwhelming majority still head to the PC (78%) when it comes time to book. Nevertheless, mobile booking is growing. One in four leisure travelers used their smartphone to book leisure in 2014, up from only 15% from 2013. "The industry has been very focused on mobile booking for quite some time now. And while that growth is exciting to watch unfold, it's only just part of the story," says Phocuswright's senior analyst, consumer research, Marcello Gasdia. "More...
Canada's Travel Industry Fails to K...

Canada's Travel Industry Fails to Keep Pace as Travelers' Mobile Expectations Accelerate

Home to one of the first leaders in the global smartphone revolution, the storied maker of the BlackBerry messenger and smartphones, Canada has been somewhat sleepy when it comes to the mobile travel revolution. According to Phocuswright's Canadian Online Travel Overview Third Edition: 2012-2016 (a European and Global Edition publication), gross bookings via mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) remain well below that of the U.S., Europe and even Asia, with mobile as a share of all online bookings still in the low single digits. "When it comes to mobile, Canada's travel industry – with a few exceptions – has let the consumer pass it by. The Canadian traveler is already there," said Phocuswright's vice president, research, Douglas Quinby. "Four in five Canadian travelers own mobile devices and a significant minority of travelers use their devices across a range of travel activities." More than 40% of mobile travelers researched local activities or destinations on...
Europe's Online Travel Market Will ...

Europe's Online Travel Market Will Expand 7% in 2015, Despite Economic Challenges

A new European and Global Edition study published by Phocuswright finds that European online travel gross bookings will march forward at a brisk pace in 2015, despite continued economic sluggishness and geopolitical turbulence. Optimism over Europe's recovery experienced in the first half of 2014 proved short-lived, as the French economy continued its slowdown into 2015 and Greece's fiscal woes continued to weigh heavily on Euro Zone stability. Despite these challenges, online bookings expanded by 8% in 2013 and will continue to climb at a similar pace through 2016, according to Phocuswright's European Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition. "While growth in the total travel market has slowed, there is still ample opportunity to shift market share between Europe's many travel intermediaries and suppliers," states Luke Bujarski, director, research at Phocuswright. Intense competition driven by disruptive innovation across all the major travel segments including air and...
Sputtering European Economy Halts H...

Sputtering European Economy Halts Holiday Spending Recovery

After climbing out from the depths of the global economic recession, Europe appeared to be on track for a lasting recovery. But despite some signs of progress, the region's economic rollercoaster continued in 2014, amid fears of a renewed slowdown in the region's largest economies. Branded as Europe's growth engine, Germany sputtered in the second quarter as the country's gross domestic product (GDP) contracted. Add to that geopolitical turmoil and deflation concerns, and it is clear that Europeans have plenty to be concerned about. According to a new European and Global Edition publication, consumer travel trends for 2014 are mixed, but positive indicators remain. Although travel incidence fell in France and the U.K., a larger share of German travelers took a leisure trip versus the previous year. And while Europeans in all three markets took fewer trips, they spent more, making cutbacks among those who did travel largely symbolic. Consumer travel trends reflect a varied...

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