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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Begins Renovations on Event Space

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Begins Renovations on Event Space

Marriott announced that it began construction on new meeting and event space at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.  When the project is completed in summer 2016, the hotel will have over 240,000 square feet (22,296 square meters) of event space, one of the largest spaces on the West Coast.
The property currently has 80,000 square feet (7,432 square meters) of space, including 47 meeting rooms.  The expansion will create two …

Taj Dubai Opens in United Arab Emirates

Taj Dubai Opens in United Arab Emirates

Taj Group announced the opening of a new hotel in downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  The Taj Dubai is located close to the Burj Khalifa, dancing fountains, and Dubai Mall.
The property offers 296 guestrooms and suites, each with LED TVs and a minibar.  In addition, complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all guestrooms.
The hotel has a pool, as well as a fitness center and steam room.  A spa offering various treatments …

New Element Hotel Opens in Fargo, North Dakota

New Element Hotel Opens in Fargo, North Dakota

Starwood announced the opening of a new Element hotel in Fargo, North Dakota.  The Element Fargo is the first Element property in the state.
The hotel’s 130 guestrooms and suites all have kitchens and LED TVs, as well as bathrooms with rainforest showerheads.  Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet is also provided.
The property hosts a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna, and indoor saline pool.  In addition, guests can explore the surrounding area using the …

Aeromexico to Link Mexico City with Sacramento and Ontario, California

Aeromexico to Link Mexico City with Sacramento and Ontario, California

Aeromexico announced that it will begin new service from Mexico City to Ontario, California, as well as to Sacramento this April.  Service to Ontario is set to begin April 5 and will operate four times a week, with service to Sacramento scheduled to begin on April 6 and operate three times a week.
Flights to Ontario will depart Mexico City at depart at 9:10 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, …

Air France-KLM Places $764 Million Order with Embraer

Air France-KLM Places $764 Million Order with Embraer

Air France-KLM Group announced that it placed an order for 15 Embraer
E175s and two E190s.  The order is valued at an estimated $764 million based on current list prices.
The aircraft will be operated by KML’s regional subsidiary, KLM Cityhopper.  The deal also includes options for 17 additional E-Jets, which will be used by either KLM Cityhopper or Air France’s regional subsidiary Hop If they are purchased.
KLM Cityhopper’s E175s and E190s …

Norwegian Launches Flights From Birmingham Airport

Norwegian Launches Flights From Birmingham Airport

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced on Sunday that it began operations at Birmingham Airport in England.
The carrier launched service from the airport to Madrid on March 29, as well as service to Malaga, Spain on March 30.  The airline operates the service to Madrid three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and service to Malaga on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
In addition to the Madrid and Malaga flights from Birmingham …

DOT: 2014 Was Record Year for Travel to and Within the United States

DOT: 2014 Was Record Year for Travel to and Within the United States

The number of passengers flown by U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States soared in 2014 to an all-time high according to Department of Transportation figures just released.
The agency’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said that the number of passengers rose by 2.5% to 848.1 million in 2014, eclipsing the previous record high of 838.4 million.  Domestic passenger traffic was up 2.6% and passengers on international flights climbed by …