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Why the Airbus A380 changes the game at DFW Airport
Dallas Business Journal
The days of Qantas stopping to refuel on its way from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Sydney are done. Qantas debuted the two-story Airbus A380 with much fanfare, including Hollywood actor, aviation buff and airline ambassador John Travolta. The world’s largest passenger plane replaces the Boeing 747 that Qantas had used.
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Hotels use online reviews as blueprint for renovations
The New York Times
When it was time for Omni Hotels and Resorts to start a new round of renovations, executives made a point of installing more electrical outlets and better bathrooms. The impetus for those upgrades? Complaints from travelers on review websites like TripAdvisor. “They certainly are not shy,” said Jon Hunter, vice president for operations at Omni Hotels and Resorts.
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Six emerging travel industry marketing trends
Marketing Week
From peer-to-peer business to "experimentalism," the 2014 Abta Travel Convention surfaced a number of trends that have wide implications for all marketers. The growth of peer-to-peer businesses such as Airbnb and dining club Eatwithme will have a huge disruptive impact on brands unless they can find a way of partnering or working with these initiatives.
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  Fall for Odessa!

There's always something fun to do in Odessa, and autumn is especially exciting. Events like the Permian Basin Fair & Exposition, the Tejano Super Car Show and the Epsilon Mu Harvest Fair are just a few great reasons to bring the entire family to Odessa. Plus, there's great area sports and recreation, exciting entertainment, delicious dining and outstanding accommodations. You'll find fabulous fall fun in Odessa!

Hotels expect to spend a record $6B on upgrades this year
Los Angeles Times
In the wake of the economic crisis, struggling hotels across the country put off most upgrades and expansions, such as installing new carpeting, buying bigger television sets and renovating lobbies. But with the economy rebounding, the nation’s hotels are expected to spend a record $6 billion this year, a 7 percent increase from 2013, according to a New York University study.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Mobile payments: Waiting is no longer an option (Wired)
Five reasons why you can't ignore personalization in travel (Skift)
Millennial spend outpaces boomers, Gen X (Hotel News Now)
How airports are leveraging technology to drive revenue (Tnooz)
Travelers and airfare spending: Take flight with improving economy (The Wall Street Journal)

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