Travel’s signature scents — and how to avoid them

Christopher Elliott, The Washington Post, April 24, 2022 Travel smells. It isn’t just your resort’s signature fragrance wafting through the lobby or the aromatherapy kit in your bathroom. During the seemingly endless pandemic, it’s also the solutions used to clean the public areas in airports, train stations and hotel lobbies. They’re giving us a headache. Airlines, car…

Travel Spending Is Going Places for Card Companies

Telis Demos, Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2022 American consumers’ leisure lives are working hard for card companies right now. American Express AXP 1.97% on Friday reported that spending on its cards for travel-and-entertainment just about matched the prepandemic 2019 level in March. While large corporate travel spending and international consumers still aren’t back to those…

Global business travel sees double-digit surge since February

Hotel Business, April 21, 2022 Business travel is surging forward, international travel is returning and despite new challenges, industry recovery is entrenched. In addition, corporate travel policies are undergoing a revamp and employees are broadly willing to travel for business. These findings are from the April Business Travel Recovery Poll, the latest and 27th in…

San Francisco Mulls Subsidized Housing, Other Perks for Police

Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2022 San Francisco police officials on Thursday laid out what they described as critically low sworn staffing levels at the department, saying that the vacancies have driven up call response times, wiped out preventative policing and overall made the city less safe. As of this month, the Police Department employs 1,723…

After 2 years of empty airports, the demand for travel is at a high. So are airfares

NPR, David Shaper, April 1, 2022 It’s spring break season, and airports are jampacked again as the number of people flying is just about back to pre-pandemic levels. An analysis of the Transportation Security Administration’s daily throughput datashows that an average of more than 2.1 million travelers have been going through airport security checkpoints each day over…