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Fixes for 'third-world' airports
from The New York Times
Like the rest of the nation's transportation system, aging airports need renovation. But lawmakers have to make sure the money is well spent.
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Finally, the business meeting gets some respect
from CNBC
When people meet face-to-face or sit side-by-side to network, to learn, to celebrate and to share, they are moved in ways that no other medium can match.
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Consumers are spending again — but they've gotten smarter about it
from The Washington Post
Time-starved consumers are choosing to spend their cash on experiences, not stuff.
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Letter: Open your mind to Open Skies
from Chicago Tribune
U.S. Travel Association's President and CEO Roger Dow asks the Tribune editorial board to broaden its perspective on the Open Skies issue.
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Travel agents take the stress out of vacation planning
from About.com
According to a new study, most leisure travelers who use a professional travel agent to plan their trip do so because it takes the stress out of traveling.
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President Obama nominates new TSA chief
from The Washington Post
President Obama will nominate Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, currently second in command of the U.S. Coast Guard, as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.
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Philadelphia airport clears roadblock for major expansion
from The Associated Press via USA TODAY
A long-awaited expansion could boost Philadelphia International Airport's regional economic impact to $26.4 billion by 2025.
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Preparations underway for National Travel and Tourism Week
from KNEB-AM (Scottsbluff, Neb.)
Some of the area's biggest advocates for promoting tourism are putting the pedal to the metal in preparations for National Travel and Tourism Week.
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Marriott already has an Apple Watch app
from Washington Business Journal
Bethesda-based Marriott has already rolled out an Apple Watch app for members of its Marriott Rewards program for mobile check-in and checkout, reservations and hotel directions.
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How we arrived at the current sad state of air travel
from USA TODAY
With recent record earnings from United, American and Southwest, are we finally going to see a renewed investment in the passenger experience?
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2015 U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders
from U.S. Travel Association
The U.S. Travel Association is now accepting nominations for the 2015 U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders. Candidates should be "individuals who have made sustained, noteworthy contributions that have had a positive impact on the broad travel and tourism industry." Submissions are due no later than Friday, May 15. Simply provide a current biography of the individual you wish to nominate, along with a completed nomination form.
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