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Behind the automation boom coming to the hotel industry, from 24-hour check-in to texting for towels

Mathisworks | Digitalvision Vectors | Getty Images For years, hotel operators have under-invested in technology, but persistent labor challenges are forcing a reckoning in the industry. “The labor issue is a big driver for investments in technology,” said Mark Haley, a partner at Prism Hospitality Consulting, which specializes in hospitality technology and marketing. “You can’t […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : June 11, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Alaska Airlines to convert 2 more Boeing jets into freighters in bet on air cargo boom

Alaska Airlines employee Jeff Ferguson loads cargo at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska. Mark Thiessen | AP Alaska Airlines is turning two of its midlife Boeing 737-800s into cargo planes, a bet that the pandemic boom in air freight will continue to generate revenue even after more passengers return to travel. The […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : March 24, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
The rich are getting richer — and they’re fueling a private jet boom

Private jet demand is booming — to the extent that companies can’t produce them quickly enough and buyers are facing extended wait periods for deliveries. Even secondhand business jets are vanishing from the market.      “If you look at today compared to 2019, the market has almost exploded,” John Schmidt, global aerospace and defense industry […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : December 5, 2021 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
United will buy 15 ultrafast airplanes from start-up Boom Supersonic

United Airlines is planning to turn the friendly skies into the ultrafast skies with the addition of supersonic jets. The carrier announced Thursday it’s buying 15 planes from Boom Supersonic with the option to purchase 35 more at some point.   Boom’s first commercial supersonic jet, the Overture, has not been built or certified yet. […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : June 6, 2021 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
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