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PBN's 2019 Pineapple 20 Awards Even...

PBN's 2019 Pineapple 20 Awards Event: Slideshow

Pacific Business News held its fourth annual Pineapple 20 Awards event honoring some of Hawaii's most outstanding hospitality professionals on Thursday night. Click through the gallery above to see images from the event. The celebration, which was sponsored by the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Shidler College of Business, was held at the Hale Koa Hotel and 20 leaders in the travel and tourism industry, along with their co-workers, friends and family, attended the three-hour event to network, eat?
Cincinnati casino sells for $745 mi...

Cincinnati casino sells for $745 million

Jack Cincinnati Casino has a new owner. Jack Entertainment LLC?s sale of Jack Cincinnati Casino to Hard Rock International and VICI Properties Inc. has been completed. The deal was announced in April. The sale price was approximately $745 million. VICI Properties (NYSE: VICI) acquired the land and real estate assets of Jack Cincinnati Casino and entered into a triple-net leased fee agreement with Hard Rock International, which will be responsible for the future operations at the property. The?
Hilton CEO joins group calling for ...

Hilton CEO joins group calling for federal action on Brand USA

Brand USA, the nation's tourism marketing arm, faces de-funding in 2021 if Congress doesn?t act.  Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. CEO Chris Nassetta, Marriott International Inc. CEO Arne Sorenson, and a host of other travel industry executives on Wednesday called on Congress to reauthorize designated federal funds for the organization. Another hotel company, Choice Hotels International Inc., also signed onto the statement. Brand USA, which focuses on promoting the U.S. globally to bring in more?
Airbnb proved to be a popular optio...

Airbnb proved to be a popular option in Washington this summer

Airbnb was a popular option for travelers in Washington this summer, with approximately 778,200 bookings and that brought in $132 million Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. ?The Airbnb community continues generating significant, positive economic impact across Washington. With more guest arrivals this summer than ever before, hosts and small businesses are receiving an economic boost from this expanded tourism economy and the state is receiving additional tax revenue as a result?
St. Pete-Clearwater airport awarded...

St. Pete-Clearwater airport awarded nearly $20M for runway rehabilitation

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport a $19.75 million grant to aid in a runway rehabilitation project.  The project, which includes asphalt pavement rehabilitation and new edge lighting, is expected to cost $24.1 million total and will be complete in 2021.  ?St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is a vital economic engine for our region and keeps tourism thriving in Pinellas County,? U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist said in a statement.?
Schlitterbahn?s new owner to elimin...

Schlitterbahn?s new owner to eliminate water park jobs

Cedar Fair Entertainment is eliminating jobs at Schlitterbahn water parks in New Braunfels and Galveston, roughly two months after it bought both properties. Officials with Ohio-based Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN) confirmed the layoffs without disclosing how many Schlitterbahn employees will be affected. ?In order to streamline operations and drive efficiencies across the organization, management has made the difficult decision to eliminate positions at the corporate and park levels at Schlitterbahn?

MSNBC

Co-pilot sucked halfway out of wind...

Co-pilot sucked halfway out of windshield during Chinese flight

A seemingly routine flight from southwestern China to Tibet turned chaotic when a windshield burst open in mid-air, partially sucking out the co-pilot.
American Airlines' new emotional su...

American Airlines' new emotional support animal policy: Spiders, no. Miniature ponies, maybe.

No, you can't bring that emotional support hedgehog to help you through the flight.
FAA: Southwest discouraged mechanic...

FAA: Southwest discouraged mechanics from reporting some issues

Southwest said safety is top priority and intimidation is not tolerated.
Southwest plane with cracked window...

Southwest plane with cracked window makes emergency landing

The timing could hardly be worse for the Dallas-based airline, coming just two weeks after a passenger was sucked out a window on another flight.
United rolls out new pet policy ban...

United rolls out new pet policy banning certain breeds and some summer travel

Following several high-profile pet-related incidents, United is tightening its cargo rules ? and banning some breeds altogether.
Are you guilty of these bad travel ...

Are you guilty of these bad travel behaviors? A new survey reveals the most annoying.

Seat kickers and trigger-happy perfume wearers, you're on notice.

NewYorkTimes

Train vs. Plane: And the Winner Is ...

Train vs. Plane: And the Winner Is ... Well, It Depends

An analysis of six trips in North America evaluates which method is quicker, cheaper and easier.
The New Hangout in Columbus? Distil...

The New Hangout in Columbus? Distilleries

One of the country?s fastest-growing cities has seen a surge in homegrown distilleries that are drawing customers with tasting rooms, restaurants and bottle shops.
36 Hours in Albuquerque

36 Hours in Albuquerque

In this New Mexico city, fall is a colorful affair, with the yearly Balloon Fiesta, flamenco, Pueblo culture and forest hikes.
Jewish Summer Camp With Campfires, ...

Jewish Summer Camp With Campfires, Crafts and No Lights Out

The summer camp weekends organized by Trybal Gatherings are aimed at fostering lasting community among Jews in their 20s and 30s. Bring on the booze.
Searching for Fall Colors? Let Me G...

Searching for Fall Colors? Let Me Get the Llama for You

Many travelers take leisurely drives to admire or post the range of brilliant fall colors on Instagram. But here are five more unusual ways to enjoy leaf-peeping season.
Loneliness and Its Antidote on Orca...

Loneliness and Its Antidote on Orcas Island

Facing a birthday alone on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, the 52 Places Traveler learns some life lessons ? and comes face to face with some whales.

Infozine

Car Crashes - a Leading Cause of ...

Car Crashes - a Leading Cause of Death Among Children

Twenty-nine percent of the children killed were not restrained in a car seat or safety belt.
KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Inc...

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Increases in February 2018

Year-to-date passenger boardings are 793,044, up 2.3 percent.
KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Inc...

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Increases in January 2018

Passenger boardings were up 3.7 percent, with a total of 405,749 boarded.
IIHS Rear Crash Prevention Rating...

IIHS Rear Crash Prevention Ratings Hopes to Cut Parking Lot Mishaps [video]

Parking crashes usually don't result in serious injuries, but repair costs can quickly mount, along with the hassle of going without the family vehicle while waiting for the body shop to finish work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has launched a rear crash prevention ratings program to help consumers identify models with the technology that can prevent or mitigate low-speed backing crashes. Two systems earn the highest rating of superior, and four earn the second-highest rating of advanced.
High-speed Broadband Goes Live in...

High-speed Broadband Goes Live in Samoa

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank Group, and the Government of Australia joined the Government of Samoa to celebrate the arrival of high-speed internet in the country at a ceremony at the TATTE Convention Centre Friday.
February 2018 Air Travel Consumer...

February 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report Released

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Thursday released its February 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report on air carrier data compiled for the month of December 2017 and calendar year 2017.

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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