IHG Hotels & Resorts commissioned a global study that revealed lack of sleep is a primary concern for travelers. Four in five respondents indicated they have trouble sleeping while traveling.
On average, business travelers lose about an hour of sleep each night, averaging more than five hours of sleep. Causes include being in a different environment, unfamiliar noises and obligations keeping travelers up later than normal.
Two-thirds of respondents said they feel more tired when traveling. Most turn to music or television to try to sleep.
To combat the widespread issue, IHG decided to pilot a portable and versatile JOURNI Mobile Task Light developed by Healthe by Lighting Science. The portable LED light regulates sleep while traveling, emitting focus-enhancing light during the day and changing to a sleep-enhancing light spectrum at night. The change helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm.
“With so many travelers experiencing sleep disruptions when they’re on the road, we want to do everything possible to make sure our guests at any one of our 16 IHG Hotels & Resorts brands … have a restful sleep while staying with us. We’re excited to be the first hotel company to pilot this technology that uses LED lighting to improve guest sleep, and it’s just one of the many programs we’ve introduced over the years to improve guest experience …” said Brian McGuiness, senior vice president, global guest experience, IHG.
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport is the first IHG property to offer the JOURNI Mobile Task Light.
As harmful to the environment as air travel is, some airports are taking measures to become more environmentally conscious. One example is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where an adjacent solar farm powers certain airport operations.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Ryanair will soon start its first round-trip Georgia flights. The flights, which start this November, will connect the capital Tbilisi (TBS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) four times weekly and the western city of Kutaisi (KUT) to Bologna (BLQ) and Marseille (MRS), both twice weekly. Then, in April, Ryanair will add twice weekly flights between Tbilisi and Cologne (CGN).
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.