American Airlines will start flying a daily route from Dallas/Fort Worth to Jackson Hole, Wyo., all year, beginning next spring. Previously, the airline flew the route only in summer and winter.
Hawaiian Airlines is waiving fees for passengers who have to change their reservations on Japan flights due to Typhoon Lan. The waiver applies to flights to and from Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports and Osaka's Kansai International Airport between Oct. 21-24.
JetBlue Airways is starting to board passengers according to specific seating locations and type of aircraft as of this week, instead of the previous front-to-back process. The new boarding process is expected to reduce congestion on the jet bridge and in the aisles.
The recent hurricanes have taken a toll on InterContinental's Americas business. IHG noted a slowdown in growth of revenue per available room for the third quarter.
Lightfoot Travel co-founder Lucy Jackson says her company overlays "pared-back authenticity" with "highly personalized service that you couldn't find elsewhere." She says experiential travel "is going beyond visiting some place; it's about becoming immersed in the country, tapping into the local culture, seeking out new and exciting authentic experiences, connecting meaningfully with the community, and developing a rich knowledge and understanding -- not just about your surroundings, but also about yourself."
Curacity is seeking to "force a new conversation between hotels and OTAs as to where demand originates and what entity deserves the financial credit," says CEO Mike Keriakos. The company helps hotels measure the connection between online content and bookings.
The 188-key and 10-suite Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa is opening as the company's first hotel in Sri Lanka.