Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Airfare Tax Legislation Aimed at Transparency of Hidden Federal Tax Fees

Airline ticket prices have been increasing at an alarming rate.  What you may not know is that some of it is due to Government Federal Tax increases that are HIDDEN in the advertised air ticket pricing.  These hidden Government Federal Tax Fees are around 20% or more.  This new legislation would end the ability for the government to bury these ticket tax hikes in advertised air ticket prices.  For additional information, go to http://tinyurl.com/lg4m7fd.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Las Vegas - Worlds Largest Observation Wheel LINQ

LAS VEGAS’ NEWEST ATTRACTION: LINQ


The Linq Las Vegas AKA High Roller, opened the end of February 2014, and is the world’s largest observation wheel.  Not only is this a great attraction for tourists and locals alike providing the ride of a lifetime, but once complete it will offer more than 300,000 square feet with more than 30 shops, restaurants, bars, and venues.  

Small groups can buy out cabins that hold up to 40 people and are equipped with 8 video monitors making presentations easy.  Larger groups may consider buying out multiple cabins or even book out the entire High Roller holding 1,120 people at one time. Check it out! http://www.thelinq.com/


Monday, April 21, 2014

Waldorf Astoria comes to LA's Luxury Hotel Scene




Los Angeles' luxury hotel scene is set to get a bit swankier in 2017 when Hilton opens the Waldorf Astoria 
Beverly Hills.  Located next door to the Beverly Hilton on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the 12-story 170-room luxury hotel will be the brand’s first new-build on the West Coast.  This property is reported to have the largest rooftop pool deck with landscaping, VIP cabanas, lounge areas and a swimming pool.  Sounds amazing!

                                                           


For more information visit http://tinyurl.com/k43ljgf.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Business Travelers Spend More Time in Air Than at Destination

New report reveals that business people are willing to go the distance showing the significance placed on face-to-face meetings. For more information, check it out at: http://tinyurl.com/mbkuh5j 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

U.S. Business Travel Spend Poised to Rise in 2014

U.S. business travel spending is now expected to rise 7.1 percent in 2014 to $293.3 billion.  For more information, go to… http://tinyurl.com/mk9647o 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

First Look: Waldorf Astoria Opens in Jerusalem

The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem hotel stands in the heart of Jerusalem at the intersection of King David, Agron and Mammilla Streets, just minutes from the Jaffa Gate. The design of this Jerusalem hotel blends Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman architecture into the preserved 80-year-old fa├žade. For more information go to… http://tinyurl.com/laefsv5

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Results Are In! Airline Quality Rating 2014

In it's 24th year, the Arline Quality Rating report was published earlier this month, ranking the top 15 airlines in this order:

  1. Virgin America
  2. JetBlue
  3. Hawaiian
  4. Delta
  5. Alaska
  6. Endeavor Air (subsidiary of Delta Airlines, flying as DeltaConnection)
  7. US Airways
  8. Southwest
  9. American
  10. Air Tran
  11. Frontier
  12. United
  13. ExpressJet (subsidiary of SkyWest)
  14. SkyWest (serves as a feeder airline, operating under contract with various major carriers)
  15. American Eagle


The report shows that as a whole, the industry improved overall performance quality for 2013 with the highest industry score in the history of the report. United Airlines shows the greatest improvement while Air Tran showed the greatest decline.

The report was published by Brent D. Bowen of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, Arizona and Dean E. Headley of Wichita State University - Kansas.



To view the full report, click here!

Airline Quality Rating Report