Travelers in Favor of Open Skies The Business Travel Coalition has issued a report showing that 89% of Americans who have traveled internationally support the Open Skies agreement. The Open Skies agreement would free air carriers of government interference in airline . . .
The Debate on Air Traffic Control Currently, the House of Transportation Committee is looking at privatizing air traffic control (ATC). The proposal will face some challenges, such as how does it comply with the Constitution. It will also bring up other questions about general air . . .
Low-cost Airlines Gaining Popularity Internationally Low cost airlines are gaining popularity with travelers. With the rise of wealth in developing countries, more travelers are buying plane tickets. Worldwide, airlines such as AirAsia, Spirit and Ryanair are taking over the industry. The travel market . . .
Sheraton 2020 Press Release Sheraton Hotels and Resorts unveiled a new 10-point plan to put Sheraton Hotels back on the map as global competitors in the hotel industry. The plan is called Sheraton 2020. It calls for a 5 year scheme which includes a $100 million. . .
Air Travel Expected to be the Busiest Ever this Summer It is expected to be the busiest summer ever for travel this year. Airlines for America, an industry group, expects 222 million travelers to fly between June 1 and August 31. This is a 4.5% increase from last year. To meet this surge in numbers, airlines are . . .
Work and Wellness go Hand-in-Hand for the Modern Day Business Traveler Hotels are revamping themselves to accommodate the health concerned traveler. Mia Kyricos, Chief Brand Officer of Spafinder Wellness, Inc. said; “The business traveler, when they are on the road is ultimately trying to take as good care of themselves . . .
Bill to Crack Down on Safety Threats of Accelerated Airport Screenings Securing Expedited Screening Act (H.R. 2127) is a new legislative action that will counteract the free trials of PreCheck, previously offered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In the past, passengers could pay an $85 fee for . . .
Windstar Appoints Omega World Travel CEO as Godmother of New Cruise Ship Gloria Bohan, the CEO and founder of Omega World Travel, has been appointed as the Godmother of Windstar’s newest cruise ship, Star Legend. Omega World Travel is the largest travel agency founded and operated by a woman. With . . .
Improving Small Plane Safety The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced Tuesday that it launched the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA), a voluntary safety audit program created for smaller airlines not eligible for the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), specifically for operating airplanes . . .