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Hotel and air rates in many destinations are either flat or lower than 2013, but July 4 travel is up for a third year in a row.
An app-only booking company has added keyless room entry and mobile check-in features for hotel guests.
Del Taco is owned by private equity firms that include Goldman Sachs Mezzanine Partners, Charlesbank Capital Partners and Leonard Green& Partners. The owners are working with Piper Jaffray and Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the sale process, the sources said, requesting anonymity because the matter is private.
The majority of them are in West Coast states including California and Oregon. Goldman Sachs Mezzanine Partners led a new equity infusion into privately held Del Taco in 2010, with existing investors Charlesbank Capital Partners and Leonard Green& Partners also contributing new capital to the recapitalization.
Carl Shepherd, HomeAway co-founder, discusses the growing alternative accommodations industry. There is more supply in this industry than there ever has been before, says Shepherd.
Intercontinental Hotels' board rejected a merger offer in May, Sky News reports.
U.S. airlines collected $790 million in bag fees in the first quarter of 2013.
OTTAWA, June 20- Restaurants operated by McDonald's Corp and others in Canada will face tough restrictions on bringing in temporary foreign workers under reforms announced by the government on Friday to address an outcry over perceived abuses of the system.
CAMDEN, N.J., June 20- Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel has received court approval to borrow $23.9 million that it said would keep the 1,400- room resort operating for the coming month as it scrambles to find a buyer.
Oracle slumps, Carmax surges after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 to record levels and setting the benchmark index up to score its fourth weekly advance over the past five.
*Oracle slumps, Carmax surges after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, lifting the S&P index to a third straight intraday high and its sixth day of gains, with the benchmark index also poised to notch its fourth weekly advance over the past five.
*Oracle slumps in premarket after results. *Carmax surges in premarket after earnings. *Oracle Corp shares were down 6.3 percent to $39.82 before the opening bell after it posted fourth-quarter results that disappointed investors looking for more progress against rivals selling web-based services.
June 20- Darden Restaurants Inc reported a much-lower-than-expected quarterly profit as costs soared and sales at its flagship Olive Garden restaurant chain fell.
*Oracle slumps in premarket after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, on the heels of a five-day rally in the S&P 500 that sent the benchmark index to its latest record high, putting it on track for its fourth weekly gain in the last five.
A study of the U.S. burger business has shown which state holds the biggest portion of the segment. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Despite opposition, Airbnb's rent-your-home marketplace, with its 'airbed and breakfast' approach, is catching on in the shared economy.
June 17- Oracle Corp is in talks to buy Micros Systems Inc, which makes software for retailers and hotel chains, for more than $5 billion, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. Oracle declined to comment, while Micros could not be immediately reached for comment.
Quality is becoming more important than price, according to the American Customer Service Index.
Competition to secure a private plane for the World Cup is heating up as Brazilian airports fill up.
Priceline announces it is buying online reservation site OpenTable for $103 per share, or about $2.6 billion.