Marriott CEO “Keeping Sheraton, 30 Brands Not Enough…More Coming, Program Merge Still Good Year Away”

Arne Sorenson, Marriott CEO, spoke to Forbes yesterday and provided updates on the combined company. Believe it or not, the CEO feels that there does not need to be any combination of brands and that 30 brands is likely not enough. “More choice is always better for guests. The more options we can offer the less need…

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New York to San Francisco in 2 Hours 20 Minutes & London 3 Hours, Coming Soon? Award Pricing for Concorde

Supersonic air transportation is set for a return, almost fourteen years after the Concorde was officially grounded. Boom Technology, an aviation technology startup, has created a three engine jet that’s equipped to carry 55 passengers and travel at 2x the speed of sound. Unfortunately, overland supersonic regulations will prevent Boom from initially offering New York…

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Secret Bedroom Breach Leads to Suspension for Asiana Flight Attendant

Long-haul flights are equipped with crew-only rest areas where pilots and flight attendants can catch some rest mid-flight. However, on an Asiana Airlines flight from Rome (FCO) to Incheon (ICN), one attendant apparently brought her daughter to the employee only area after the child experienced motion sickness and dehydration. Airline officials took notice after the…

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10 Favorite Places on European Rivers, Lakes, & Coastlines by the NYT

If you’re planning a summer trip to Europe, the New York Times  has a great interactive article with their 10 favorite places on European rivers, lakes, and coastlines. Selections include city piers, waterfalls in national parks, fjords, and amazing Mediterranean paths. We couldn’t re-publish the full list, but a sample below and full selections here. Plitvice Lakes National…

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