Thousands of Flights Canceled In Icy South

Airlines canceled thousands of flights Wednesday as an ice storm seized the South.Starting at 5 a.m. a freezing rain fell in Atlanta, leaving surfaces covered in ice. By 8 a.m., over 0.27" of ice formed at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, reported The Weather Channel. By 9 a.m. NBC News Travel

This Plant Makes Music

The Magic Kingdom is synonymous with Walt Disney World, but that name could easily stand in for Disney Research Pittsburgh, a Disney-owned research facility in — you guessed it — Pittsburgh. To see why, look no further than one of the lab’s latest creations: a musical plant. Called the “Botanicus Interacticus,” this sonorous plant emits […]

SC's now-$18B tourism industry gears up for season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tourism, which now pumps about $ 18 billion into the South Carolina economy, has recovered from the Great Recession and has been setting records in recent seasons. And the director of the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Duane Parrish, says the trend should continue in 2014. TOURISM – Yahoo […]

Who’s Going Where and Doing What: February 2014 Deluxe Double Digest

Who’s Going Where and Doing What: February 2014 Deluxe Double Digest

Here’s our (supposedly) monthly feature of recent management announcements at notable hotels* which we put out the second Tuesday of every month. We know many of you dear readers work in the industry and are curious to see who’s gone where and when. But due to the overwhelming amount of submissions, we’ve had to scale […]

Distribution Strategies

As APAC ousts Europe to become the world’s biggest regional travel market, are you ready to grasp the opportunities? In 2013, a number of factors collided to help Asia Pacific become the world’s biggest regional travel market, generating gross bookings of $ 326.2bn. EUROPE travel – Yahoo News Search Results