● September 16 is last day you can apply for a position on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. Connect Travel’s INBOUND reminds its readers that—if they want to be considered for a position on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board and be a part of the voice that provides advise, information and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on issues and policies that affect the U.S. travel and tourism industry—they have until September 16th to get their application to the National Travel and Tourism Office. Learn more and how to apply here: https://lnkd.in/ejb_jnka
● Have amusement parks really become cheap day-care centers for teenagers? (From the Washington Post, Aug. 30) “Explaining the decision to raise prices at the Six Flags amusement park chain, Selim Bassoul told financial analysts earlier this month that inexpensive tickets turned parks into “cheap day-care center for teenagers.” Attendance fell as the company shed small spenders in favor of bigger-budget customers. ‘I’m migrating a little bit from what I call the Kmart, Walmart, to maybe the Target customer,’ said Bassoul, who took over the top job in November.” Click here for complete article.
● Major U.S. carriers are at the top among world’s airlines, says global ranking service. Here are some details:
—American Airlines leads the US majors in taking the top four slots in Cirium’s World Airline Passenger Ranking for 2021
—Ryanair retains its spot as Europe’s largest airline as low-cost carriers climb the ranking.
—Familiar names from Europe and Southeast Asia plunge as travel restrictions bite and long-haul markets remain weak. Click here for more news release.
● Who’s at the top of New York’s most expensive hotels? The Latin American travel trade publication, REPORTUR, carried out a survey in the main online travel agencies of the hotels with the most expensive rooms in dollars per day for the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. One supposes that there aren’t any group quotes to be had. Here are the Top 10:
- Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York: $1,840
- Mandarin Oriental New York: $1,725
- The Ritz-Carlton New York: $1,610
- The Peninsula New York: $1,517
- The Pierre, A Taj Hotel: $1,477
- The Plaza: $1,448
- The St. Regis New York: $1,433
- Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards New York City: $1,146
- Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown: $1,132
- The Greenwich Hotel: $1,126
Complete article is here.