Week in Review


According to Bloomberg, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson says Trump’s divisive languages and policies are pushing travelers to Canada.

Business Traveler notes Air Canada now offers alternative payment options for its international customers.

4Hoteliers reports Singapore Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 debuted this week.

According to Skift, Storm Herwart’s high winds disrupted travel across Central Europe on Sunday, leaving five dead and several injured.

Fortune notes United Airlines just started the longest nonstop flight from the United States. The 15- to 18-hour flight covers an 8,700-mile distance and is scheduled to run from Los Angeles International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.

Skift notes Wall Street Journal launched an online travel site powered by Upside.

According to Travel Weekly, UK hoteliers witnessed a rise in domestic demand over the summer.

The Sun reports European airline Finnair wants to begin weighing passengers before flights in order to streamline operating costs. The airline currently relies on outdated estimates from the European Aviation Safety Agency and wants to figure out an exact weight and balance of the aircraft.

According to U.S. News & World Report, Gary/Chicago International Airport opened a new $3 million flight center aimed at corporate travel.

A new study finds corporates lack visibility into travel spend methods, PYMNTS.com reports. According to Skift, the same study found that business travelers rarely use virtual payments, which is a sign of companies’ slow adoption.

Bloomberg notes United is nearing a deal to acquire as many as 40 used Airbus Jetliners.

USA TODAY shares tips on how to fight back against the “beyond our control” excuse often given by airlines, hotels or cruise lines.

Business Traveller reports Qantas Frequent Flyer members will soon be able to earn points through Uber rides.

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