David Pekoske, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said he and Kevin McAleenan, acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner, may combine the agencies' Precheck and Global Entry trusted traveler programs. Together, the programs have about 12 million members.
Alaska Airlines will this year celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day, Dec. 15, by granting early boarding privileges to customers wearing festive holiday sweaters. "This fun promotion not only allows guests to board early on that day, but gives people another opportunity to dust off that ugly holiday sweater hanging in the back of their closet," said Alaska Airlines managing director of marketing and advertising Natalie Bowman.
Marriott loyalty programs will introduce new rewards credit cards in 2018 from American Express and JPMorgan Chase. The benefits and features will also apply to the existing Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa cards as well as the Starwood Preferred Guest cards by American Express.
Ohio's Oberlin College, Pennsylvania's Swarthmore and Florida's Rollins College represent the trend of colleges owning hotels. The colleges often leave development and running the hotel to professionals.