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 hotels.com and getaroom: TakeAHike A raging debate has broken out on this blog about the launch of getaroom.com, the brainchild of hotels.com 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 Bloomberg.com 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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