Trip News: May 21, 2018

Cairo Egypt

Millennials traveling and spending more than any other age group this summer
Trip Weekly

Millennials are more likely to take a vacation this summer than they were last summer, and they are the most likely age demographic to spend the most on vacations, according to results from a Tripport survey released Thursday.

The 2018 Tripport U.S. Vacation Survey found that overall, 38% of respondents said they are more likely to take a vacation this summer than last. Over half of millennials (56%) said they were more likely to travel more this summer, whereas only 35% of Generation Xers and 22% of baby boomers said they were more likely to vacation in 2018.

The survey defined millennials as those ages 18-34; Generation X, 35-54; and baby boomers, ages 55 .


Marriott to Open Five New Hotels at Simon Shopping Centers
Trip Pulse

Marriott International will open at least five new hotels at Simon shopping centers across the U.S. in the coming years.

The brands will include AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard Marriott, Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites while locations will include a handful of marquee shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use centers in premier destinations such as South Florida and New York’s Long Island.


United backtracks on another ‘silly’ food change that fliers didn’t like
USA Today

First tomato juice. Now meals.

Earlier this week, United Airlines announced that — in response to strong negative response from passengers — it had reversed a decision to cut tomato juice from on-board beverage carts and would have the vegetable juice back on board this summer.

Now comes word that, as of June 1, the airline will respond to a another passenger complaint about meal changes. United said late Thursday it also will roll back modifications it made earlier this month to the premium cabin menu. (More: Fliers freak out after United cans tomato juice; airline backtracks)


Tourists return to Egypt as prices fall and security improves
Financial Times

Tourism is finally recovering across Egypt, helped by cheaper prices and an improved security situation. Tourist numbers in the first quarter of 2018 were up 30 per cent over the previous year, industry data suggested, and hotel occupancy rates at their highest since 2010, Reservations for the new season which started in September have strengthened, said hoteliers and travel companies, nurturing optimism in an industry seen as crucial for the country’s struggling economy.

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