A sweeping beachfront sets the newly renovated Parrot Key Hotel & Villas apart from rivals in Key West, Fla., where ocean settings are hard to come by. A photo gallery showcases the property's four swimming pools, waterfront villas and other features.
The hotel industry needs to shed its fear of Airbnb as a disruptor and embrace the home-sharing phenomenon as a positive change agent, hospitality management expert Gary Isenberg writes. He notes that major players such as Marriott International and AccorHotels have ventured into home-sharing and even Airbnb faces competition as a distribution channel.
Sleeper trains in Europe are seeing a resurgence as more people worry about contributing to climate change via airplane travel. Austrian national rail company OBB and the UK's Caledonian Sleeper have continued or expanded in the past few decades, while Swiss SBB and Netherland's NS are talking about restarting such service.
United Airlines is adding new European flights from Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Newark, N.J., increasing service to London and adding new destinations Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. The flights will be operated with Boeing 767 jets configured with more business class seats.
Southwest Airlines on August 29 will move from Boston Logan International Airport's Terminal A to a new space in Terminal B. The move is part of the airport's $200 million Terminal B Optimization project.
When zoos and aquariums need to transport animals, they generally prefer to fly because the shorter travel time puts less stress on the animals. FedEx has emerged as a trusted partner for both Florida's Zoo Miami and Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium: "The animals are the first to go on to the plane and … are first off the plane and loaded onto trucks right away," said Dale Wolbrink, senior director of media relations for Mystic Aquarium.
United Airlines and AirlineGeeks celebrated Aviation Day on Aug. 19 with a behind-the-scenes tour for 20 aviation enthusiasts at Virginia's Washington Dulles International Airport. The day included speakers, tours of a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft and a look at a United Airlines maintenance hangar.
The 114-room Santa Marina Resort, part of the Luxury Collection, is right on the beach in Mykonos, Greece, and offers the Gingko Spa, a restaurant and two pools. A welcome bottle of Taittinger, two sun beds on the room's balcony and amazing daytime and sunset views are some of the features, Ben Schlappig writes.
Developer Notos envisions a $300 million slots venue and horse racetrack in southeastern Massachusetts but needs changes in the state's gaming law. Notos' Thomas O'Connell says such an alteration would open up competition for that area of the state, but one lawmaker is opposed.
That elusive nonstop flight from New York or London to Sydney has found a tailwind with Qantas Airways' plans for test flights with 40 crew and employee-passengers on a Boeing Dreamliner. Officials want to see how the crew and passengers fare during 20 straight hours of confined travel.
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