July 28- Global business travel spending will reach a record $1.18 trillion this year, up nearly 7 percent from 2013, bolstered by growth in China, a U.S. trade group said on Monday.» Read More
The Global Business Travel Association's outlook forecasts U.S. business travel to rise 4.6 percent in 2013, fueled by growth in international travel and group travel.
United opened its newest airport lounge at Chicago O'Hare Thursday, sporting travel and aviation-themed elements. The airline is spending $50 million this year to open new locations or renovate existing clubs.
United Airlines began international flights with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Thursday from Los Angeles to Tokyo. Additional over water routes are planned for 2013.
Major hotel chains are building properties featuring two hotels in one location to save on development costs during tough economic times.
Dubai International Airport opened the world's first concourse designed specifically to handle double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft, which seat about 500 passengers.
Expect higher airfares, more add-on fees, lower gasoline prices and enhanced passenger protections in 2013.
Fliers will see few immediate changes resulting from the "fiscal cliff." But some airports may close and staffing cuts could impact security screening in the long-term if a deal isn't reached, according to some reports.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs takes a look at some of the major travel trends in 2013.
First, NerdWallet tackled the job of simplifying personal finance. Now, they're trying to take some of the aggravation out of air travel with a new venture -- TravelNerd.
As airlines offer more add-on services, comparison-shopping for cheap fares is getting harder. Now the government is wading in and may change how airlines charge and display fees to everyone in 2013.
The Weather Channel's Reynolds Wolf reports the latest details on another winter storm sweeping across the nation.
Brian Kelly, ThePointsGuy.com founder, offers insight on another fast-approaching "cliff."
Most airlines refund fees for preferred seats if your flight is canceled. Here's what to do.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports air fares are projected to move slightly higher in 2013; and Basili Alukos, Morningstar, says investors will dismiss euphoria surrounding airline mergers.
Alicia Jao, Head of TravelNerd, explains how consumers can save time and money as they navigate busy airports.
Airlines are increasingly canceling flights ahead of predicted storms due to better technology and new federal rules that punish airlines if they keep passengers waiting in planes too long, analysts said.
Annual membership prices for United's airport lounges will increase by $25 for individuals on January 1.
Travelers are demanding airlines provide in-flight entertainment systems that replicate or even transcend the TV experience they have on the ground.
United's top flier, Tom Stuker, has flown one million miles on the airline this year alone. And more than 13 million so far in his lifetime.
Yoga rooms, free global phone calls, booze to go and improved food options are included as top new airport amenities in 2012.