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News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Decade’s Headlines

Now that 2020 has arrived, it’s time to look back at the travel news from the past ten years.  After you read The Decade’s Biggest Travel News Stories, see how knowledgeable you are by taking our travel news quiz covering this period. You could win a piece of airline and travel history including items from Pan Am, Cunard, and TWA.
In our December 2019 quiz, the question about which city decided not …

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2020

Although many believe that January is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and time, scholars believe that January is named after janua, the Latin word for door, given that January is the start of the year and hence an opening to new things.
The month of January was created around 450 B.C.E. when the original ten-month Roman calendar was replaced by a 12-month calendar with January at the start.
January is …

The Decade’s Biggest Travel News Stories

Frequent Business Traveler and The Travelist reporters produced over 20,000 news stories and features in the 2010s, fulfilling our mission to be the most trusted source in travel journalism.
Whether you agree that the decade will end in a matter of days or has one more year to go, here are ten stories that nonetheless had a significant impact on travel during the past ten years.

 
ERUPTION OF EYJAFJALLOKÖKULL – APRIL 2010
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Marriott Acquires Elegant Hotels Group in All-Cash Deal

Marriott Acquires Elegant Hotels Group in All-Cash Deal

Marriott International that has acquired the Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group.  The acquisition was made through a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Marriott, International Hotel Licensing Company as an all-cash deal.
“Elegant and Marriott are pleased to announce that the Court Order has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies today and accordingly the Scheme has now become effective, in accordance with its terms,” Marriott said in a statement.  “Elegant is now a …

Marriott Plans to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in 2020

Marriott Plans to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in 2020

Marriott International said it will open over 20 luxury hotels next year with locations ranging from Danang to Istanbul to Reykjavik to Toronto.
The hotelier will add hotels under three brands, JW Marriott, W hotels, and Edition, as well as under the umbrella of the Luxury Collection, formerly the Starwood Luxury Collection.
The JW Marriott brand will open in eight locations, namely Anaheim, Orlando, and Savannah in the United States and Danang, …

JW Marriott Maldives Opens Doors to Guests

JW Marriott Maldives Opens Doors to Guests

Marriott International announced the opening of the JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa on the Maldives archipelago. The new property is on Vagary Island, which is part of the Shiviyani Atoll or administrative district.
Villas at the 60-key property start at 2,520 square foot (234 square meters), and feature private pools and sunbathing decks.  Single-story and duplex Overwater Pool Villas overlook the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean and are set on …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2019

November, the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, is the last full month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the last full month of spring in the Southern. Originally the ninth month in the calendar of Romulus, November retained its name, which is derived from the Latin “novem” or “nine.”
In the United States, November is the month of the Thanksgiving holiday, a …