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A survey of more than 4,700 international business travelers published by travel-, medical-, security- and concierge-assistance firm International SOS reveals that a high majority of those traveling to high-risk destinations are happy to have their locations tracked via their mobile devices. Read more
Americans rank cleanliness over, price, location and security as the most important factor in selecting a hotel, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Read more
An independent survey commissioned by Marriott International's SpringHill Suites all-suite hotel brand shows that despite the common perception that email and social media are taking over people's everyday lives, the majority of vacationing Americans take a break from these online activities to spend time with friends and family instead. Read more
Business travelers rank adjusting travel plans, making dinner reservations and checking into hotels as three of the top four mobile applications, according to a late-March 2010 survey from Omni Hotels & Resorts. Read more
Nearly half of American adults (46 per cent) feel that travel would be less stressful if they could be upgraded to a suite whenever they stayed at a hotel, according to a new survey conducted for Cambria Suites. Read more
The new Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport pedestrian tunnel under Lake Ontario will open to the public on July 30, providing travelers with fast, reliable and convenient access to the airport. Read more
Hainan Airlines plans to launch three new routes between the United States and China in June and increase service frequency on three of its existing China-U.S. routes, as part of a planned large-scale expansion in the Chinese carrier's service to North America. Read more
Star Alliance member Aegean Airlines has brought forward the delivery dates of five new Airbus A320s it ordered before the beginning of the economic crisis in Greece but later deferred, and has ordered two additional A320s in a new deal. Read more
The airline's new travel class will be bookable from May and will be available for travel from November, initially on the airline's Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets. Read more
Star Alliance member Air China will operate the service, using the flight numbers CA841 outbound and CA842 inbound, from Beijing Capital International Airport on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Read more
Dr. Christoph Franz, Lufthansa Group’s executive board chairman and CEO, says the SCORE restructuring program the group’s supervisory board launched in 2012 “is on course, despite massive headwinds: We are very confident we will achieve our targets.” Read more
Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson has told the airline's employees that Delta will not allow voice calls to or from cellular or Internet-based phones onboard its mainline or regional aircraft during flight. Read more
The Turkish flag-carrier has exercised options on five Boeing 777-300ER widebodies that were revealed in December 2012 as part of a previous firm order for 15 777-300ERs. Read more
Once the flying public regains confidence in the 787, ANA's embrace of the new-generation aircraft may come to be seen as a smart move. It's a very beautiful, comfortable plane. Read more
According to a new Harris Poll, most Americans who fly at least once a year would be willing to pay for extra legroom on a flight of three hours or more and over half would be willing to pay more to avoid sitting in a middle seat on a flight of the same length ‒ as long as the additional fee is $50 or less. Read more
Greek carrier Aegean Airlines is launching non-stop service between Athens International Airport Eleftherios Velizelos and Manchester Airport on Saturdays and Mondays on May 25. Read more
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will offer service to 200 non-stop destinations this summer, 52 of them international and 148 of them in the U.S. In reaching 200 destinations, DFW joins a select group of airports with that distinction. Read more
The milestone Boeing 737-800 containing the 500th 737 Boeing Sky Interior was delivered to Newport Beach, California-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group. Panama-based Copa Airlines will lease and operate the new aircraft. Read more
Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker says the airline will add more U.S. destinations to its network as a result of becoming a member-elect of the oneworld alliance. Read more