Week in Review

Buying Business Travel reports Houston airports are returning to full service in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.

USA TODAY reports Hurricane Irma has resulted in heavy damage to St. Martin’s Princess Juliana Airport, one of the world’s most famous airports.

The same source states that over 2,000 Florida flights have already been canceled due to the natural disaster’s presence.

According to Travel Agent Central, expense management software provider Certify has acquired a corporate online booking tool from nuTravel.

Skift notes that Emirates is considering adding a budget economy section to lure frugal flyers.

Buying Business Travel reports that Austrian Airlines will introduce a premium economy cabin in March 2018.

According to Hotelmarketing’com, U.S. hotel demand has just reached an all-time high.

USA TODAY notes that Ohio’s Akron-Canton Airport has begun using self-sanitizing mats inside bins at security checkpoints.

Buying Business Travel reports that Ryanair is cutting baggage fees and increasing the check-in weight allowance to reduce delays.

According to Bloomberg, Singapore’s Changi Airport will begin operating its new terminal in October. Check-in kiosks with facial recognition technology and tomography scanners are expected to expedite the process for passengers.

Buying Business Travel states that BTD has launched a tool capable of predicting savings based on policy changes.

According to Skift, Trump slump fears are realized as revised findings show a drop in international inbound tourism in 2017.

The New York Times reports that more business travelers are going “rogue” and booking on their own.

Buying Business Travel notes that Brexit immigration rules could be catastrophic for the hospitality industry.

According to Skift, Gen Xers lead hotel-mobile bookings among U.S. travelers.

USA TODAY reports that Delta is rolling out a new frequent-flier card with no annual fee.

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