Travel & Hospitality
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3/21/2019

Independent hotels are joining the trend toward co-working accommodations, both informally and with designated space. "I don't know if you'll see boutique brands labeling their spaces as 'co-working areas,' but you can already see how hospitality design in independent projects is shifting to bring people out of their rooms and into common areas," said Javier Egipciaco, Arlo Hotels' senior vice president and managing director.

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Hotel News Now
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3/21/2019

The Trivial Pursuit Hotel near Moscow determines both bookings and the quality of accommodations by performance of customers on quizzes. Hasbro and the Leo Burnett Moscow ad agency are behind the venture, which will operate May 20-June 14.

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3/21/2019

Guests can raise glass garage-style doors to welcome the outdoors in 20 rooms of the Source Hotel in Denver. Those seeking more sunshine and fresh air can take in the hotel's rooftop restaurant and hot and cold pools.

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3/21/2019

Charlie Leocha of Travelers United writes that there is no need to increase passenger facility charges paid by airline passengers, as proposed by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. "A tax increase, even if painful, could be justified if airports were running out of money and struggling to raise new funds. But they're not, which means there's no reason for DeFazio to make travel more expensive," writes Leocha.

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Travelers United
3/21/2019

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can use their points to book trips to Asia with the airline's Global Partners -- American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Korean Air. This article includes tips for travelers on booking a trip and what to expect when they arrive.

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Alaska Airlines Blog
3/21/2019

Officials at Alaska's Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport are expecting 68,000 more passengers than last year, an increase of 6%. "We're very excited at the fact that we've got two new destinations we're serving this year nonstop," the airport's manager, Jim Szczesniak, said.

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Alaska Public Media
3/21/2019

Tennessee's Blackberry Mountain wellness resort opened in February with 36 rooms and a spa. Activities include hiking, mountain biking and aerial yoga.

3/21/2019

Being proactive in the diversity and inclusion realm can lead to new opportunities as experts in the field are being sought -- and not only in human resources, writes consultant Simone Morris. To tap into this growing niche, expand your networking circle, volunteer for initiatives at your company, and seek out training and reading materials on the subject, she writes.

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Glassdoor
3/21/2019

JetBlue Airways' phase two redesigned Airbus A320 aircraft feature 18-inch-wide seats with adjustable headrests, 10-inch seatback screens, an expanded library of movies and games plus ViaSat-2 Wi-Fi that works over oceans. About a third of JetBlue's Airbus 320 fleet will be updated by the end of the year.

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Travel Weekly
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3/21/2019

The Fern Tree Spa at Jamaica's Half Moon resort covers 68,400 square feet, making it the largest in the Caribbean. Treatments also are available at an overwater bungalow.

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Forbes
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