Tag: Austin

Benchmark names new Global Account Manager-Southwest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 17:55

Benchmark has named Linda Maurer Global Account Manager-Southwest, a newly created position designed to develop and grow Benchmark’s group sales success in the regional southwest. Eric Gavin, chief sales officer, ... Read More

Accor hospitality group: Significant growth in North & Central America

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 21:53

Global hospitality group Accor continues to present record growth figures in North & Central America, a key region for the Group’s global development strategy. Accor’s North & Central America portfolio ... Read More

Aiden hotel opens first U.S. location

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 21:25

 Aiden by Best Western today opens doors in Austin, Texas. The first U.S. location for the company's modern, suburban boutique brand, Aiden by Best Western @ Austin City Hotel will ... Read More

Smart City Policy Group hosts first short-term rental regulations summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 02:15

Smart City Policy Group will host a first-of-its-kind short-term rental regulations conference - Smart City Policy Summit - on August 16, in Austin, Texas. The summit will feature attendees from ... Read More

Houston Pop-Up Hotel is announced by WhyHotel

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 01:10

WhyHotel announced plans to launch a new pop-up hotel in Houston, Texas. It is the company's first location outside of the east coast. The pop-up is scheduled to begin accepting ... Read More

Wyndham Destinations is opening new resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 19:01

Wyndham Destinations  launches new club brand identities, and shakes up timeshare with urban resort openings and evolution across the company. Wyndham Destinations is leading the evolution of the industry by ... Read More

National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:20

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.8 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $526 million in the state in 2018. That spending resulted in 5,800 ... Read More

Newest Delta Sky Club evokes eclectic Austin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 00:15

Just in time for summer travel, the newest Delta Sky Club and first at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will open for business on May 21. "Building on our unmatched operational excellence, ... Read More

2019’s Best Summer Travel Destinations: Planning perfect summer getaway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 19:30

With summer approaching, 2019's Best Summer Travel Destinations report compared 100 metro areas across 40 key indicators of budget- and fun-friendliness to help US travelers plan the perfect summer getaway. ... Read More

EL AL Israel Airlines & Alaska Airlines announce new global partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 18:47

EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today expanded their commercial relationship to include a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. The agreement was signed by the CEOs of each airline at ... Read More

World’s top 10 sustainable places to stay revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 15:30

Travel is not just about seeing the wonders of the earth but understanding our impact upon it. With increasing frequency, people are looking to make the shift from "tourist" to ... Read More

PM Hotel Group to manage new TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Austin, Texas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 18:15

PM Hotel Group, one of the industry's leading hotel management companies, has been selected to operate the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Austin, Texas. This new hotel represents the ... Read More

New team member at The Pod Hotels

editor editor- April 17, 2019 22:46

The Pod Hotels is striving to address the rapidly-increasing demand for affordable lifestyle hotels targeted at progressive-minded and budget-conscious travelers who are creative and ambitious and who maintain high expectations ... Read More

BD Hotels plans rapid expansion, hires Head Of Acquisitions & Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:14

BD Hotels today announces the appointment of Rani Gharbie as the Head of Acquisitions & Development for The Pod Hotels, BD Hotel’s highly profitable micro-hotel concept. The Pod Hotels currently ... Read More

Summer Schedule 2019: Frankfurt Airport puts spring in its step

editor editor- March 26, 2019 20:07

New flight schedule to take effect on March 31 – Total flights expanding moderately Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continues to strengthen its status as Germany’s leading international aviation hub. Starting on March ... Read More

Alaska Airlines flies nonstop to Everett’s Paine Field from Silicon Valley’s Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 19:10

Alaska Airlines today launched nonstop service to Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport (PAE) in Everett, Washington from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Paine Field is Alaska’s newest destination and the ... Read More

Best hotels in the world named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 16:30

The 14th annual It List, a selection of the best new and renovated hotels in the world, was released today. Each year travel experts check in to hundreds of new ... Read More

Sandpiper Lodging Trust acquires four WoodSpring Suites Hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 01:18

Sandpiper Lodging Trust (SLT) announced its acquisition of four WoodSpring Suites Hotels from Wills Capital Partners, LP (WCP). Three of the properties are located in Texas including: Austin, San Antonio ... Read More

Bay Area’s No. 2 airport one of the fastest-growing in the US

editor editor- February 11, 2019 21:48

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) reached a new passenger record in 2018 by serving 14,319,292 million departing and arriving passengers, a 14.7 percent increase and a new record of ... Read More

Back to school: Learning how to look good

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 19, 2019 21:04

Those that ponder the importance of “beauty” should recognize that the industry is valued at billions of dollars and is supported by men and women. Read More

Veteran US tour operator: Don’t let government shutdown stop your vacation plans

editor editor- January 17, 2019 20:15

As America’s government shutdown continues to set a record for longevity, this tour operator has seen a rise in consumer anxiety. Read More

Keeping your furry children happy while traveling

editor editor- January 16, 2019 23:57

The public perception of airline travel for pets has taken a severe blow due to exaggerated accounts of pet deaths. Read More

Tis the season: Where to celebrate Christmas without breaking the bank?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2018 15:46

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. With Christmas being the most popular holiday in the U.S. and one of the most expensive – Americans ... Read More

Most stressful US airports this Christmas named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2018 13:30

To help empower travelers to make more informed decisions when it comes to holiday travel, travel experts reveal which airports to possibly avoid. • Experts predict New York's LaGuardia (LGA) ... Read More

Visit Austin Launches Open ATX for Transgender Awareness Week

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- December 12, 2018 11:05

Visit Austin announced in November the launch of Open ATX for Transgender Awareness Week . Open ATX is an initiative in support of the transgender community in Austin. Read More

US travelers brace for major storm due to slam the south-central states

editor editor- December 5, 2018 14:58

Heavy snow, ice, rain and thunderstorms will hit travel hard across the south-central United States from Friday to Saturday. Read More

Carlson Wagonlit Travel names new Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 10:05

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, has appointed Michelle Frymire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Based in Minneapolis, Michelle will report to Kurt ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Austin: hotels rates up to 500 percent higher during SXSW and rodeo this mid-March

editor editor- March 7, 2013 02:26

Music, film and tech lovers who are planning to visit the South by Southwest® (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas better start scraping their nickels together. Read More

DeafNation filming on Guam

editor editor- January 27, 2012 06:58

TUMON, Guam - DeafNation’s Joel Barish arrived on Guam Wednesday as part of an around-the-world tour. This is his third. Read More

Courting the Brits Texan style

editor editor- September 29, 2011 05:38

Tourism officials from Texas, otherwise known as The Lone Star state, have expressed their keen interest in luring UK travel agents. Read More

Alaska Airlines resurrects the “nerd bird” route

editor editor- September 3, 2009 05:29

Alaska Airlines resurrected today the popular "nerd bird" route, providing nonstop service between San Jose, California and Austin, Texas. Read More

New flights between San Jose, CA and Austin, TX

editor editor- June 23, 2009 03:32

Daily service between San Jose, California and Austin, Texas will start on September 2, 2009 by Alaska Airlines. Read More

It’s official, Texas wants Canada

editor editor- December 15, 2008 05:43

Canadian travelers, that is. To achieve this goal, Texas Tourism has launched its very first Canadian travel trade Web site. Read More

Air travel: bluesy but not always groovy

editor editor- November 25, 2008 06:24

These days, air travel for the sake of saving a buck or two entails having to fly several airlines to get to a destination. Read More