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  Seabourn is ready to welcome all guests on board its voyages that visit Canada with the news from Transport Canada, which announced it will end all COVID-19 entry and testing requirements for visitors traveling to Canada. The new guidance will make it easier for guests to plan and travel on Seabourn’s Alaska and Canada […]

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After decades of planning and nearly five years of construction at Orlando International Airport, Terminal C finally became open to the public. The $2.8 billion project features 15 additional gates to increase passenger capacity by 25 percent or 10-12 million annual passengers. “This day has been a long time coming but we’re finally here. Terminal […]

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  U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the Canadian government’s decision to remove all COVID-19 border and travel restrictions effective October 1: “Ottawa is taking the right step by lifting its vaccine and testing requirement to enter Canada, which will give its economy a […]

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New Orleans CityBusiness, a weekly business newspaper, has named Michael J. Sawaya, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center president, as one of New Orleans’ most notable Industry Newsmakers in the field of tourism. This special distinction is given out to individuals who make headlines for their newsworthy contributions to their respective industry and consumers they […]

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Looking to expedite the time it takes for people to renew their passports, the U.S. State Department has issued a pilot program to renew passports online. Right now, they have reached their limit but will be accepting passport renewals again in mid-October. In the interim, people can still renew via U.S. mail. President Biden announced […]

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RFP activity and hotel group room nights showed a significant increase in 2022 Q2, with both indexes reaching over 80% of 2019 levels, according to the 2022 Q2 Global Business Events Barometer released by the Events Industry Council (EIC), the voice of the global business events industry. According to this research, which monitors the changes within the market […]

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Historic Hotels of America announced the nominee finalists for the 2022 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence with numerous iconic Omni Hotels & Resorts properties recognized in a range of categories, with Omni Hotels & Resorts Chairman Peter Strebel being named a finalist for Historic Hotels of America Lifetime Achievement and In-House Historian Susan […]

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Following the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation of its original main entrance, iconic casino dome and porte-cochère, Caesars Palace now offers a lavish arrival experience fit for a Caesar. The redesigned space includes a dramatic entryway with a coffered ceiling, refreshed gaming areas and the new Galleria Bar in the hotel lobby. After raising the […]

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With new deliveries of its Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 aircraft, beginning in 2024, American Airlines will unveil new Flagship Suite premium seating and a reimagined aircraft interior for its long-haul fleet. The seats feature a privacy door, a chaise lounge seating option and more personal storage space. Customers will enjoy tailored luxury in their […]

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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa announced an $80 million transformation as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Showcasing a fresh, modern design inspired by the surrounding destination, the expansive property, set across 316 acres of sweeping Sonoran Desert, introduces a refreshed lobby, beautifully redesigned guest rooms, and the resort’s new signature […]

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