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Golden 100 Top 10: Rosen Hotels & R...

Golden 100 Top 10: Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Learn how this longtime Orlando executive proved early on that he wasn't afraid to take a risk.
Saving Lake Tahoe ? with more devel...

Saving Lake Tahoe ? with more development

Strict development rules around Lake Tahoe were meant to protect the lake?s legendary clarity, but an unexpected consequence is that many aging developments in the area are turning into shabby old buildings on environmentally sensitive land.
Delta Sky Club at Sea-Tac Airport n...

Delta Sky Club at Sea-Tac Airport named North America's leading airport lounge (Photos)

Delta Air Lines' new $24 million Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport picked up a major North American award this week. The World Travel Awards named Delta's 21,000-square-foot club "North America's Leading Airport Lounge" for 2017. The accolade is awarded based on votes from travel and tourism professionals as well as consumers across the globe. "It's an honor to receive this award for the unique offerings and experience at Seattle's Delta Sky Club," said Claude Roussel, Delta's managing?
?Developer bringing new ?low-cost l...

?Developer bringing new ?low-cost luxury? hotel to Southwest D.C.

Boutique hotel brand citizenM is coming to D.C. The chain, which has most of its hotels in Europe, will supply the flag for a new hotel planned for 555 E St. SW, according to to the developers of the site. The project includes a 252-room citizenM and a 194-unit apartment building, according to E Street Development Group LLC, a partnership that includes CityPartners LLC and Potomac Investment Properties Inc. CitizenM?s hotel will be across the street from another hotel the developer opened next?
Sources: The real reason United pul...

Sources: The real reason United pulled back on Basic Economy fares

United Airlines earlier this month ? to the surprise of many ? abruptly announced it was pulling back on the rollout of the heavily-restricted Basic Economy fare across its domestic route system. In a memo to United employees on Sept. 6, United Chief Financial Officer Andrew Levy said the pullback was "in response to our competitors' slower-than-expected rollout of a comparable product." Somewhat ironically, at almost the same moment Levy's memo went out, archrival American Airlines (NASDAQ:?
Airport satisfaction report: Here's...

Airport satisfaction report: Here's where DIA ranks

Airline passengers appear to be getting a lot more satisfaction out of flying these days. In fact, overall passenger satisfaction with North American airports is at an all-time high, according to the J.D. Power 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study. The study, released today, found that overall passenger satisfaction scores reached a record 749 out of 1,000 this year, up 18 points from last year?s score, which was the previous high. GALLERY: Above, see how DIA and other "mega" North American?

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Airfares for Many Travelers Rise Th...

Airfares for Many Travelers Rise Thanks to Bag Fees

Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008.
Bored on Your Flight? Icelandair Ju...

Bored on Your Flight? Icelandair Just Tried Live Theater

Bored on your long flight? Icelandair is trying to spice things up, offering an 11-hour immersive theater production on a trip from London to New York.
Airlines Scramble Amid Fare Hikes a...

Airlines Scramble Amid Fare Hikes and Heavy Demand Ahead of Irma

Airlines are scrambling and stumbling in the rush to prepare for Irma.
Japan Jet Makes Emergency Landing A...

Japan Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Engine in Flames

A Japan Airlines plane was bound for New York on Tuesday when a red flame was seen flickering from the left engine. A pilot reported a bird strike.
Enjoy Food, Festivals and Freebies ...

Enjoy Food, Festivals and Freebies During September Travel

September not only offers a fresh start for students, it also offers fresh deals for travelers.
In Havana, Langston Hughes Helped C...

In Havana, Langston Hughes Helped Cuba Connect to Its African Roots

Langston Hughes walked into a Cuba grappling with race and class issues and found himself amid an emerging community of artists, intellectuals, and radicals.

NewYorkTimes

The Getaway: How to Use Twitter and...

The Getaway: How to Use Twitter and Facebook for Emergency Travel Information

You don?t have to like social media, but when a natural disaster or emergency strikes, it can provide essential travel tools.
Heads Up: In Landlocked Milan, Try ...

Heads Up: In Landlocked Milan, Try the Fish

Thanks to the presence of the country?s biggest and most important fish market, Milan?s post-Expo restaurant landscape serves the highest quality seafood.
Pursuits: In Los Angeles, Hotel Hip...

Pursuits: In Los Angeles, Hotel Hipness Makes a Grand Return

Thanks to a new breed of high-rise hotels ? complete with public pools and gaggles of fashionable locals ? transitory spaces have become permanent hot spots.
8 Pedestrian-Friendly U.S. Cities t...

8 Pedestrian-Friendly U.S. Cities to Explore

In honor of Car Free Day ? Friday, Sept. 22 ? take stock of these old (and new) pedestrian-friendly American destinations.
International Tourism to the U.S. D...

International Tourism to the U.S. Declined in Early 2017

The figures, released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, included a 10.1 percent drop in European travelers compared to the same period last year.
Personal Journeys: From Poland to L...

Personal Journeys: From Poland to Lithuania: A Writer?s Search for Her Jewish Past

From the Jewish districts of historic cities to small, out-of-the-way towns once known as shtetls, the author finds remnants of the past at every turn.

Infozine

Missouri Launches Survey for Long...

Missouri Launches Survey for Long Range Transportation Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT ) launched a statewide survey to solicit public input about the vision for the state?s transportation priorities. The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a federally required process that sets the state?s 25-year vision for transportation.
Cuba Travel Warning

Cuba Travel Warning

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Cuba while Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are underway.
Kenya Travel Warning

Kenya Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the border area between Somalia and Kenya because of threats by the terrorist group al-Shabaab. U.S. citizens should also be aware of potential terrorist threats and the high risk of crime throughout the country.
Europe Travel Alert

Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.
Kansas City International Airport...

Kansas City International Airport Records Third Busiest July on Record

Year-to-date passenger boardings are 3,354,632 up 5.0 percent.
Ethiopia Travel Warning

Ethiopia Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and arbitrary detention.

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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