Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday's Travel InsideOut

Gory stuff in Pamplona, unfortunately. The Washington Post: 1 dead at Pamplona; first goring death since '95: PAMPLONA, Spain -- A charging bull gored a young Spanish man to death Friday at Pamplona's San Fermin festival, the first such fatality in nearly 15 years. Nine others were injured in a particularly dangerous and chaotic chapter of the running of the bulls. Read more

Travel + Leisure accessorizing at the airport. The Moodie Report: Hudson opens first Travel+Leisure store in Vancouver Hudson Group and Travel + Leisure, a leading travel magazine published by American Express Publishing Corporation, have jointly launched a new travel retail concept called Travel + Leisure. Read more

Can Dave Litman and Bob Diener take hotel distribution back to the future? Dennis Schaal Blog: Critics to Founders of and getaroom: TakeAHike A raging debate has broken out on this blog about the launch of, the brainchild of founders Bob Diener and David Litman. Read more

Fifteen-percentage point lift in a month. Orbitz Worldwide/Securities and Exchange Commission: Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (the “Company” or “Orbitz”) would like to clarify a statement attributed to Barney Harford, President and Chief Executive Officer, in a story originally published on on June 26, 2009. Read more And, the corrected Bloomberg story projects Orbitz won't be in the black this year. Read more

How the Senate fiddled while Rome burned. UpTake Travel Industry Blog: U.S. Senate Killed Travel Promotion Act, but Still Loves Travel On June 22, at 5.33 pm, the United States Senate killed the Travel Promotion Act (S. 1023, background). The bill - bipartisan legislation which has been blocked by Congress for several years - had it’s best shot at passage this time, with a supportive majority and White House backing. Read more

Hey, what's a codeshare among friendly airlines...why bother informing passengers? Elliott Blog: Delta and United face steep fines for codesharing, denied-boarding violations In a surprise move, the Department of Transportation has fined two airlines for failing to disclose codesharing flights and disregarding their denied-boarding rules. United Airlines faces $80,000 in penalties for neglecting to inform travelers that certain flights were operated by another airline. And Delta Air Lines is being fined $375,000 for bumping passengers from its flights without compensation. Read more

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