Insider Report 3/18/2021

This week we bring you news about new developments from Marriott, our top 5 airline updates and more! We have our office open 24/7 so if there are any questions or thoughts we can help with feel free to give us a call

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Marriott to Introduce New Properties in 2021

Marriott will expand their Collections brands in 2021 to nearly 70 new locations and will enter 24 new markets.  

     The Autograph Collection, which first debuted in 2010, will welcome their 200th hotel this year, Grand Universe Lucca in Lucca, Italy.  Forty-eight others are scheduled to join the brand, including properties in Singapore, Berlin, Istanbul, and Jackson Hole, WY.  Nineteen of the new additions will be a part of Marriott’s new all-inclusive platform with locations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, and Costa Rica.  

     The Tribute Portfolio will also add 15 new properties to their collection including locations in Ibiza, Kyoto and Atlanta.

     The 120th Luxury Hotel Collection Hotel will also premiere in 2021 in Budapest Hungary.  The 130-room Matild Palace is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Click here to read more from Travel Market Report 

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Airline Updates

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Alaska Airlines Adds New Routes from Boise


In June, Alaska Airlines will launch new daily service between Boise, ID and both  Austin and Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.  With the additions, Boise’s largest airline carrier will now have a total of 28 flights to 12 destinations out of the city’s airport.


More Nonstop Flights to Austin


American Airlines has announced 10 new, returning and seasonal routes to the Texas capital city this summer!

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Airline Workers Return Toy to California Child

Southwest Airlines workers went to “Infinity and Beyond” to return a lost toy to a California Child.

New Routes for Delta, Southwest, Spirit, JetBlue and Hawaiian


Exiting new options for the airlines include Delta increasing service in Alaska, Southwest adding more options from Miami and JeBlue expanding in Hartford.

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TSA Reports Record Number of Travelers


TSA recently recorded more travelers than reported since March of last year!


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Greece to Welcome Visitors Again!

     While the country is still currently in lockdown, Greece will be ready to welcome international tourists beginning May 14th.  Inbound travelers will be required to be vaccinated, have COVID-19 antibodies, or produce a negative test.  All travelers will also be subject to random testing.

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