Southwest Airlines has boosted service for spring break travelers by adding departures to warm-weather destinations. "On a year-over-year comparison at 3,866 departures per day, the March-April  schedule has nearly 150 more weekday departures than we had during the same period in 2015," the carrier writes on its blog, Nuts About Southwest.
Hoteliers can aim their link-building efforts at serving people who may need temporary extended-stay lodging such as relocating employees, concert performers or families of hospital patients, writes Ashley Stevens of Blue Magnet Interactive. "Likewise, if a new shopping center or restaurant is opening in the area, you'll want to be listed on these sites as well; many companies will send employees from different stores or restaurants to help open the new establishment and these teams will need somewhere to stay," Stevens writes.
Hoteliers can reach more potential guests if they modify their property website to have a responsive design, writes Ashley Stevens of Blue Magnet Interactive. This setup allows consumers to receive a seamless user experience and consistent content on the website regardless of the device they use to view it. "Your content will be more shareable, Google will give you the thumbs up, and your website's usability will be better than ever before on any device," Stevens writes.
A passenger account of improper conduct by the Transportation Security Agency at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International has been refuted, according to the TSA Blog. The TSA posted video footage from an interview with a female passenger who claims she was handcuffed to a chair after refusing Advanced Imaging Technology screening. The blog states "when inaccurate passenger accounts are made either via media outlets or on the blogs, TSA works to resolve them and present both sides of the story."
Customers may continue to perceive value in the intangible things higher end hotels offer, but in terms of creature comforts, the line between mid-scale hotels and higher-end properties is growing blurry, according to this blog posting.