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United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Hertz, Kempinski, and Four Seasons Named Winners of the 2018 GlobeRunner Awards

United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada Virgin Atlantic Airways, Hertz, Kempinski, Four Seasons, oneworld, Lufthansa, and Volvo have been named best in class by the editors of Frequent Business Traveler.
The results of this year’s awards, recognizing the world’s top airlines, hotel groups, car rental agencies, and automobiles, were announced on Wednesday by Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, at the magazine’s offices in New York City.
In lieu of holding …

Delta Bans Support Puppies and Kittens on Flights

Delta Bans Support Puppies and Kittens on Flights

Delta Air Lines announced significant changes in its policy for service and support animals.
The carrier is placing an outright ban on all service and support animals under the age of four months, effectively banning puppies and kittens, and is also banning emotional support animals on flights with a duration of eight hours or longer.
The Atlanta-based airline began tightening restrictions on service and support animals in January of this year and …

Airlines Expect Record Number of Travelers This Holiday Season

Airlines Expect Record Number of Travelers This Holiday Season

If you are taking a trip during the upcoming holiday season, you won’t be traveling alone: a record number of travelers is expected to take to the skies to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s.
Figures released by Airlines for America, an industry trade group, predict that 45.7 million passengers will board a plane operated by a U.S. airline during the 18-day holiday travel period. This translates to 2.54 million passengers per …

45-Story Hyatt Regency Seattle Opens as Largest Hotel in City

45-Story Hyatt Regency Seattle Opens as Largest Hotel in City

Hyatt Hotels announced that the Hyatt Regency Seattle opened its doors to guests on Monday. The 1,260-room hotel is the city’s largest by room count, surpassing the Sheraton Grand Seattle by 24 rooms, and will serve as a headquarters hotel for the Washington State Convention Center.
All guest rooms and suites in the contemporary 45-story structure have floor-to-ceiling windows, 65” flatscreen televisions, and a cream-and-tan décor. The guest rooms are adorned with …

Reflagged Nylo Dallas South Side to Open as Canvas Hotel on New Year’s Day

Reflagged Nylo Dallas South Side to Open as Canvas Hotel on New Year’s Day

Intrigue Hotels and Resorts announced that the Canvas Hotel Dallas will open on New Year’s Day.
Previously the Nylo Dallas South Side, the property will offer 76 guest rooms and suites. The rooms and public spaces have been renovated and redesigned under the direction of Studio 11 Design. The hotel occupies a structure that first opened in 1911 as an office building.
Guest rooms feature a “quirky” loft-style design according to the …

Delta to Link Boston with Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and D.C.

Delta to Link Boston with Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and D.C.

Delta Air Lines announced plans to add non-stop service from Boston to Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The Atlanta-based airline said that service connecting Boston Logan International Airport to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will launch on April 1, 2019. In addition, service from Boston to Chicago O’Hare, Newark Liberty International, and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports will commence on September 9, 2019.
In a statement, Delta said it is “taking Bostonians …

Paris is Burning: Here’s What Travelers Need to Know About the Yellow Vest Protests

For the past four Saturdays, protesters in Paris, the so-called “Gilets Jaunes” or “Yellow Vests,” named for the high-visibility roadside yellow safety vests they wear, have been rioting in the streets, vandalizing shops and restaurants, and torching cars.
The protests, which have turned violent and included the use of tear gas and water cannon by police, have been concentrated in the center of Paris on the Champs-Élysées and in the First, …