A decade-long boom in tourism is being viewed as too much of a good thing by officials and residents of some smaller US cities, and dialing back hotel development is a widely discussed response. New restrictions have been enacted in some communities, but some hoteliers protest that their industry is unfairly singled out.
Southwest Airlines sets itself apart with a unique and quirky corporate culture that encourages employees to "use their gifts" to make flying more enjoyable. That means flight attendants who sing, rap and tell jokes, and a gate attendant who organizes scavenger hunts or bad driver's license photo contests to create memorable experiences for travelers.
JetBlue and Norwegian Air are forming a partnership that will allow passengers to book flights on each other's aircraft starting in mid-2020. The deal will let passengers combine low fares in a single booking for flights between the US and Europe.
Dona Ana County International Jetport in Santa Teresa, N.M., will begin a $9 million runway reconstruction project with funding from the Federal Aviation Administration and the state. Replacement of the 9,550-foot runway will expand the jetport's capabilities to land cargo planes.
Texas' McAllen International Airport has received two grants totaling $16.6 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for storm water management system improvements. The project will convert the existing exposed drainage detention facilities and irrigation system to an underground system.
A study by Zimperium analyzing the privacy and security risks of 30 commonly-used travel apps has found that 45% of Android apps and 100% of iOS apps get a failing grade in protecting users' privacy, and 97% of Android apps and 100% of iOS apps inadequately provide proper security. The company has declined to identify the apps that were tested, stating that it would like to give the app providers a chance to remedy the issues, and that by revealing specific app names, it would "enable hackers to quickly attack or leverage the app to compromise devices or steal data."
The nonprofit Beauty Changes Lives has launched the Make Your Mark campaign to attract people to careers in massage and the beauty industry. ISPA has tracked the rising vacancies for massage therapists and other wellness industry roles.
Nordic Cryo Spa in James City, N.C., offers full-body cryotherapy sessions with temperatures as low as -185 degrees. "It releases melatonin, serotonin, adrenaline. Some people say it gives them a big burst of energy, a real rush," spa co-owner Christy Huggins says.
Oribe dry shampoo, Hanz de Fuko "Quicksand" dry shampoo styling wax and R+Co "Badlands" dry shampoo styling paste are among GQ editors' recommended products for those with thinning hair.