Travel News: February 27, 2019

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US Airfares Hit New Lows According to New Report
Travel Pulse

While it may seem a little hard to believe, the average fare for airline travel has hit its lowest level in nearly 25 years.

A new report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that when adjusted for inflation, prices for airline tickets are now at their lowest point since the government started tracking such numbers in 1995.


Nassau cruise port getting $250M redevelopment
Travel Weekly

A consortium including Global Ports Holding won a competition to redevelop and run the Prince George Wharf and related areas at the Nassau cruise port in the Bahamas.

Global Ports Holding said its proposal will increase the number of cruise berths from six to eight at one of the busiest cruise ports in the world.


Marriott International Expected To Debut More Than 30 Luxury Hotels in 2019
Hotel News Resource

Marriott International, Inc. today announced it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2019. With a network of landmark hotels and resorts in more than 60 countries and territories today, Marriott International is poised to expand its luxury footprint with more than 200 properties in the development pipeline, representing 20 new countries for the company’s luxury portfolio, from Sri Lanka to Bermuda and Morocco to Kenya.


United Airlines Argues It Can Block Expedia From Future Fares as Standoff Persists

United Airlines is within its rights to cut off Expedia from selling tickets for flights after October due to a contractural dispute, the carrier said Friday in a federal court filing, a reply to what it called a “meritless” lawsuit filed by the online travel agency earlier this month.

In a complaint filed Feb. 4 in federal court in New York, Expedia acknowledged its contract with United ends Sept. 30, but said it may sell whatever tickets it wants until then, even for flights that depart late this year or early in 2020. United said is contractually permitted to stop Expedia from selling post-September flights if it wants, so it can have an “orderly wind-down” of the business relationship.

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