IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines Raise Checked Bag Fees; Southwest Ditches Movie Fee Add Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines to the list of airlines raising baggage fees. Alaska will raise checked bag fees to $30 for the first checked bag, $40 for the second and $100 for the third for tickets purchased on or after Dec. 5. Details here.