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6/22/2018

American Airlines has raised its seat capacity for its daily flight from Miami to St. Maarten. The route will be flown with a 160-passenger Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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6/22/2018

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved MGM Springfield's beverage license application. After it opens Aug. 24, the facility may serve alcohol on the casino floor until 4 a.m.

6/22/2018

Emperor Entertainment Hotel Ltd. is optimistic about its future in Macau even though it saw a revenue drop of 7.1% for the year leading up to March 31 that was connected to new properties in Cotai. "Upon the completion of large-scale tourism projects, along with government initiatives to boost infrastructure development, Macau's position as a global leisure and tourism hub will be further reinforced," the company said.

6/22/2018

Antigua and Barbuda has not received the $21 million per year from the US that the country won through the World Trade Organization in 2003 during a dispute over online gaming rights. The archipelago has lost $315 million so far and may turn to the head of the World Trade Organization for mediation, Antiguan ambassador Ronald Sanders says.

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6/22/2018

Some of Montana's Democratic lawmakers spoke with tribal representatives during a state campaign tour and heard concerns and requests regarding gaming policy. "Unlike other states, tribes here do not benefit from opportunities like sports betting or card tables," the Arlee Tribal Council's Troy Felsman said.

6/22/2018

A study by Euromonitor International finds that "travel and tourism continue to remain on track, outperforming the global economy, with arrivals set to grow by 3.7% and inbound receipts at a stronger rate of 4.1% over 2017, compared to world GDP at 3.5%." At the same time, luxury brands are responding to evolving consumer sensibilities and the sharing economy.

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6/22/2018

Lindsey Ueberroth is the latest member of the Ueberroth family to helm Preferred Hotels & Resorts, taking over the role from her father, John, in 2014. She led the group through a rebranding initiative that included giving the company its current name.

6/22/2018

In recent years, AccorHotels has become what CEO Sebastien Bazin calls a "first mover" in hospitality investments, focusing on startups despite the fact there will be some failures. By Bazin's estimation, 20% to 50% "will be remarkable. A third will be average. This is the name of the game when you enter into unknown territories," he said.

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6/22/2018

The Otis Hotel in Spokane, Wash., has resumed restoration work after a delay of three months. When it reopens, the property will be called Hotel Indigo Spokane, part of InterContinental Hotels Group.

6/22/2018

InterContinental Hotels Group has reached the 1,000-hotel milestone for its portfolio covering Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The company has eight brands in the region.