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9/20/2017

The Points Guy, a travel and financial website, has revealed its picks for the top loyalty programs for elite flyers. Alaska Airlines' MileagePlan program received top marks for being purely based on distance flown, while United Airlines received acclaim for its Mileage Plus program.

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Forbes
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Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
9/20/2017

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said the carrier will continue to match fares offered by discount airlines. "We price our product to match the competition," he said.

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Bloomberg
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American Airlines, Doug Parker
9/20/2017

Spurred by the economic recovery and using innovation to further enhance demand, convention hotels are having their first significant growth since pre-recession days. Seven hotels with at least 50,000 square feet of meeting space are scheduled to open next year.

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Hotel News Now
9/20/2017

The Denver Marriott City Center will rebrand as the Hilton Denver City Center in December. The 613-room property has undergone a $27 million renovation and will be the first flagship Hilton brand location in downtown Denver.

9/20/2017

Travelers heading to Munich for Oktoberfest can follow the crowds and hit the biggest beer tents, or go to the tiny tents for a fun, intimate time. Less popular large tents, such as Armbrustschutzen, can also offer beer lovers an unique experience.

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TravelPulse
9/20/2017

It's good to have plans and goals, but they mean nothing without execution, Mike Marchev writes. You can either take action without being fully prepared, or develop a solid game plan and make your goals happen.

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Mike Marchev
9/20/2017

It is important that agents have a plan for before, during and after a disaster, Tammy Levent writes. Her suggestions include being set up to work remotely, checking in with clients and promoting travel to areas affected by the catastrophic event, which often depend on tourism.

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TravelPulse
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Tammy Levent
9/20/2017

Labor unions are training hotel workers in resistance to raids and probes by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Responding to the Trump administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants, the groups also seek to have noncooperation with ICE written into labor contracts with hotels.

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Bloomberg
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ICE, Trump administration
9/20/2017

Following a three-year, $27 million renovation, the Denver Marriott City Center hotel is set to reopen Dec. 1 as the Hilton Denver City Center. Chesapeake Lodging Trust bought the property for $119 million in 2011.

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The Denver Post
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Chesapeake Lodging Trust
9/20/2017

A 110-year-old New York City hotel founded as a working-class oasis will reopen this week with a new look but the same affordability focus. Moxy Times Square is the 15th property in Marriott International's design-driven Moxy Hotels hospitality brand.