Thursday, April 27, 2017

United settles with ejected passenger, promises to do better

United Airlines has reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger forcibly removed from a United Express flight earlier this month, has issued a public apology for the incident and outlined some changes it hopes will keep similar incidents from occurring in the future. Read more here.

Relaxing or active vacation? 'Relaxing' by almost 2:1 - survey

Despite the increasing popularity of adventure travel, results of a just-released survey shows that nearly twice as many people prefer relaxing get-aways to active vacations. Read more here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Roadwork restricts access to Arches National Park

Nighttime road work is restricting access to the Arches at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah but local tourism organizations are providing visitors with ways to overcome those temporary limitations. Read more here.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Low-cost airlines both lead and trail in customer satisfaction

According to a just-released survey, your best and your worst bet for a satisfying travel experience is with a low-cost airline. Whether you end up singing their praises or cursing their canine lineage will depend on which one you choose. Read more here.

Monday, April 24, 2017

OPINION: Foreign carriers should be allowed to serve US cities

With two incidents of scuffles and kerfuffles aboard two different U.S. airlines in less than two weeks, there are increasing calls for significant changes in the country's airline industry. Some are calling for re-regulation while others are promoting a more radical, or more progressive, idea: opening U.S. skies to foreign carriers. Read more here.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hotel companies quietly seek government protection from Airbnb and others - analysis

By Kevin Mitchell
Chairman and founder, Business Travel Coalition

This week The New York Times published an article proving that the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is the organization funding a “grassroots movement,” AirbnbWATCH, to frustrate the competitive success of short-term residential rental companies. Read more here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Emirates to reduce US service; blames Trump administration actions

Dubai-headquartered Emirates airline will be reducing the number of flights to five of the 12 U.S. gateway cities it serves because of reduced demand caused by more stringent U.S. security measures and travel bans on citizens of a number of countries. Read more here.