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Southwest Partners with iHeartRadio

Southwest Partners with iHeartRadio

Southwest Airlines announced that it began a new partnership with iHeartRadio.
Under the agreement, passengers onboard Southwest flights will be able to listen to iHeartRadio’s large variety of offerings at no charge.
Passengers may access iHeartRadio onboard through their personal mobile devices, while those who have the iHeartRadio app installed on their devices will also have access to their entire library and saved playlists.
iHeartRadio offers listeners a choice of thousands of classical …

Marriott Debuts New Marriott Moments Experiences for Summer

Marriott Debuts New Marriott Moments Experiences for Summer

Marriott announced the introduction of curated activity lists for guests at its hotels this summer. The hotelier will provide expert recommendations for local activities through its Marriott Moments program, as well as various bespoke categories.
Marriott Moments recommendations include those from various celebrities and well known figures, including: actress Lea Michele’s favorite museums, shopping areas, hikes, and concert venues in Los Angeles and New York City; skier Gus Kenworthy’s hand-picked, lesser …

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest Unveils Renovations

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest Unveils Renovations

Kempinski announced the completion of an extensive renovation to multiple rooms and suites at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. Twenty seven guestrooms and ten suites were redesigned as part of the refurbishments.
The hotel’s Premium Grand Deluxe Rooms and Premium Junior Suites were redesigned using a palette of gold, platinum, and grey, as well as dark brown wood. The rooms were also outfitted with LED TVs and blackout blinds.
The property’s four …

Tryp by Wyndham Maritime Fort Lauderdale Opens in Florida

Tryp by Wyndham Maritime Fort Lauderdale Opens in Florida

Wyndham Hotels announced the opening of a new Tryp by Wyndham property in Fort Lauderdale. The Tryp by Wyndham Maritime Fort Lauderdale is located in the city’s luxury yacht marina.
Situated on 25 acres (10 hectares), the property offers 150 guestrooms as well as a koi pond and a pool with cabanas
A European-style tapas bar, with 11 different aquariums featuring local marine life, serves small dishes. In addition, various teas are …

InterContinental Sofia Opens in Bulgaria

InterContinental Sofia Opens in Bulgaria

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the InterContinental Sofia hotel in Bulgaria. The property is the first IHG hotel to open in the country, and the seventh in Eastern Europe.
The hotel offers 194 guestrooms, including 37 suites and 27 Club rooms. The room designs draw inspiration from the architectural influences of the city in the 1960s.
Each room provides a flat screen TV, a couch, and desk. Guests staying in …

SAS Launches In-Flight Wi-Fi

SAS Launches In-Flight Wi-Fi

Scandinavian Airlines announced the debut of in-flight Internet on short- and medium-haul flights between Scandinavia and other European destinations.
The new service, powered by Viasat, will give passengers gate-to-gate access to the Internet for personal devices from the time passengers board until they land.
Scandinavian has already installed the service on 28 of its aircraft. The carrier said that it will have the service on approximately 40 of its aircraft by September, …

With Summer Just Around the Corner, Fuel Prices Rise Precipitously

With Summer Just Around the Corner, Fuel Prices Rise Precipitously

Schools are letting out, graduation caps are being tossed, and the beginning of summer is nearly here. For many people, that means packing up the car and heading to the beach or the mountains. For drivers around the country though, the bad news is that fuel prices are up across the entire nation.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline this week was $2.837, $0.504 more expensive than it was …