International LGBT Business Expo, Latin America's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travel business conference and consumer expo will return to its birth town, Puerto Vallarta, from June 12-14, 2014 with the host hotel being Casa Magna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA.
Seventeen of Portugal´s foremost tourism associations have signed the Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, pledging to implement the ethical principles of the Code in their policies and operations. The signing took place coinciding with the 3rd UNWTO International Conference of Tourism and the Media (Estoril, Portugal, 2 December 2013).
Overall passenger traffic at European airports in the month of October reported strong growth of +4.6%. The overall freight traffic also increased by +4.6%, however aircraft movements (an indicator of airline capacity) at European airports produced a near-flat result of +0.2% compared with the same month last year.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, applauded today's announcement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to offer a new application process which allows U.S. citizens to directly enroll in TSA PreCheck, but opposed an increase in the aviation security tax paid by passengers.
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will add new daily nonstop service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from Fairbanks International Airport and Vancouver International Airport, beginning May 29, 2014 and June 5, 2014, respectively.
Looking into 2014, the travel, hospitality and leisure (THL) sector outlook remains positive due to improving demand side drivers. While there is potential for renewed growth both domestically and internationally, companies should consider ways to effectively leverage the power of technology to enhance customer experience. Adam Weissenberg, vice chairman and U.S. Travel, Hospitality and Leisure leader, Deloitte LLP, shares his perspective on the THL industry and some thoughts around managing and growing amid the transformative landscape.