Lounge operator Priority Pass opened 18 new lounges across three continents. The new additions came late last year and brought the company’s portfolio up to 1,263 facilities — 58 of which are “airport experiences outside of the lounge.” The new lounges are in Asia, Africa and

The terms long-haul, bag fees and discount airlines may continue to pop up in the travel world, but new vocabulary will enter the scene this year — changing travel for the better.  The first major change will involve technology, specifically the capabilities of biometric scanning. Delta

While it’s impossible for every city to measure up to the tourism desirability of New York and London, every city has something worth visiting for. Despite its confusing name, Kansas City, Missouri, has a ton to draw in visitors from all over. First of all, Kansas

Ride hailing, which uses app-based ride services, didn’t exist 10 years ago, but is now valued at  $61.3 billion worldwide. That number is expected to grow to $218 billion by 2025. Increasing urbanization and slowing car ownership rates are leading to a boom in the trend.

United Airlines recently announced 11 new flights from several hubs to complement new summer services. United’s new summer service is scheduled to commence in June and will connect several hubs to popular destinations in Oregon, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan and Nova Scotia. The new destinations complete

Finnair is adding a new seasonal service to Sapporo (CTS), Japan, for this winter. It will fly twice a week, Dec. 15, 2019–March 27, 2020. The new service flies nonstop and marks Finnair’s fifth destination in Japan after Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. The flight will

In the past, it wasn’t a completely uncommon occurrence to be bumped from a flight due to overbooking, or asked to volunteer to give up your seat in exchange for a flight credit or incentive. This practice has become less commonplace as airlines strive to

Taiwan-based airline EVA Air is releasing new meals, sleepwear and amenity kits this year. The new items are a product of a collaboration with luxury brands Rimowa, Salvatore Ferragamo, renowned chef Huang Ching-biao and fashion designer Jason Wu. Several classes will have new menus in 2019, including

Emirates lowered the allowable weight for checked bags for customers purchasing its cheapest economy fares. The initiative started Feb. 4; customers who buy Special fares will see even tighter restrictions on the weight of their checked bags. Emirates lowered the allowable weights from 44 pounds to

The award-winning Novotel brand is coming to China’s southernmost province. Novotel, an AccorHotels brand, is opening a property in the capital city of Hainan. The hotel will bring midscale accommodations to the newly-developed northeast portion of Haikou City. The hotel’s positioning is a boon as well