WalletHub compared the 10 most popular hotel rewards programs using 21 key metrics to determine which offers the best value to members across a range of travel budgets. The study took into consideration aspects such as point values, blackout dates, amenity perks and more. For the

TAP Air Portugal announced two new U.S. routes. Next year, the airline begins non-stop service between Lisbon (LIS) and Washington, D.C. (IAD) and Chicago (ORD). Five weekly round-trip flights serve both destinations starting in June. Chicago flights operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, departing Chicago

The St. Regis Toronto debuted late last month as the brand’s first property in Canada. With more than 250 guestrooms and a prime location near some of the city’s best landmarks, the hotel boasts the most suites — 124 — of any luxury hotel in Canada. “As

British Airways retired its last two Boeing 767 aircraft as of Nov. 26. The aircraft joined British Airways’ fleet in 1990 and flew more than 425,000 commercial flights. The aircraft are replaced by more Boeing 787 Dreamliners. British Airways currently operates 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Hawaiian Airlines announced new pricing for first and second checked bags on flights between North America and Hawai’i. The changes apply to main cabin tickets purchased as of Nov. 12. The price for a first checked bag is rising from $25 to $30 and the price

IHG announced the signing of Kimpton Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The property is scheduled to open in 2022. It’s the second Kimpton property in the country and takes over the POST building, previously the city’s main post office. Plans for the property include more than 200 guestrooms.

Norwegian announced a new, non-stop route between London (LGW) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG). The service starts March 31, 2019, with flights occurring four times weekly, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. A brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft services the route. “We’re building on our expansive global

The Luxury Collection unveiled its 13th property in India, the ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, located in Cansaulim, South Goa. “The opening of ITC Grand Goa marks a significant milestone in The Luxury Collection’s long-standing relationship with ITC, as our thirteenth property in

Ukraine International Airlines continues its fleet renewal program with the retirement of its last Boeing 737-300 aircraft. Now, all the airline’s medium-haul aircraft are 737 NextGen planes. The new aircraft accommodate 186 passengers across two classes. The aircraft appears on flights to and from Ukraine,