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Great Moments in Travel History – June 2020

June, the month with the most daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere, is the sixth month of the year, and is equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere. The start of meteorological summer, June derives its name from the Latin name for the Junius, which in turn comes from the ancient Roman goddess Juno, wife of Saturn and protector and special counselor of the state.
The month of June includes the …

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 …

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.

 
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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, …

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 …

Marriott Faces $124 Million Fine in the U.K. Over Starwood Data Breach

Marriott Faces $124 Million Fine in the U.K. Over Starwood Data Breach

Marriott International said Tuesday that it faces a £99.3 million ($124 million) fine from the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office as a result of the 2018 breach of its Starwood reservations database.
The hotelier will contest the penalty from the ICO, saying it will “respond and vigorously defend its position.”
The ICO is planning to fine the hotel chain under a new privacy rule known as the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, …

American Airlines, Hyatt Hotels Announce Reciprocal Rewards Program

American Airlines, Hyatt Hotels Announce Reciprocal Rewards Program

American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels announced a reciprocal rewards program that will allow members of one company’s loyalty program to earn rewards simultaneously with the other.
The program, which was unnamed at the time of publication, is reminiscent of Crossover Rewards, the program that Delta Air Lines and Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced in February 2013.
The program’s benefits vary according to the elite level that the individual member has. American Airlines …