Travel News: September 1, 2017

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India Eases Liquor Ban
Travel Weekly

A liquor ban that had been impacting hotels, resorts and bars throughout India has been eased by the country’s highest court.

The ban, which prohibited the sale of alcohol within a third of a mile from a highway, took effect in April and was aimed at limiting drunk driving, according to Bloomberg.

After a five-month decline in business for some of the country’s liquor and hospitality companies, the Supreme Court partially lifted the ban last week.


Spring opening planned for Grenada luxury resort
Travel Weekly

Silversands Grenada is scheduled to open next March on Grand Anse Beach on the southwestern tip of the island.

The new luxury resort, the first major hotel project on Grand Anse Beach in more than 25 years, features minimalist design, open floor plans, a 300-foot-long infinity pool, a spa and two restaurants.


Houston airports reopen, but flights won’t come quickly
USA Today

Houston’s two busy airports announced they’d reopen at 4 p.m. local time on Wednesday, but don’t expect to see a full arrival board any time soon. It will likely take days before normal schedules resume at the Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports.

At Hobby, for example, the airport’s top carrier won’t fly before Saturday. Southwest Airlines, which accounts for the vast majority of flights at the airport, said its flights won’t resume until noon local time on Saturday.


Singapore Airlines to expand North America footprint with Alaska Airlines codeshare deal

Channel NewsAsia

In a move to expand Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) presence in the North American market, the national carrier has signed an agreement with Alaska Airlines, it announced on Thursday (Aug 31).

In a news release, SIA said the agreement will take effect on Sep 27 this year, subject to regulatory approvals.

Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will add its “SQ” designator code to Alaska Airlines-operated flights on routes serving 18 destinations within the US and Mexico, it said.

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