This Week in Travel

This Week in Travel

Marriott Rewards teams up with Etihad Guest
Marriott Rewards has joined forces with Etihad Guest to allow its members to earn and convert points for air miles.
Read more at Business Traveller

BA to trial pre-flight meal selection service
British Airways will trial an online pre-flight meal selection service on some of its routes.
Read more at Business Traveller

Opening This Month: New Hotels for August 2014
Interested in new hotels? Here’s a list of hotels that have opened or are opening this month.
Read more at Hotel Chatter

Pay attention! Airlines turn safety videos into art form
Calling all frequent fliers: Have you been paying attention during those safety presentations? The airlines sure hope so. They’ve been turning the in-flight safety video into an art form.
Read more at Today Travel

The Future of Airplanes Could Be a Windowless Jet
Would you fly in a windowless plane? It sounds like a claustrophobic nightmare, but it’s not what you think.
Read more at Yahoo

California Hotel Will Test Robotic Bellhop
Step aside, Siri! Aloft Hotels has a new staff member at their Cupertino, CA property: it’s A.L.O., the Botlr (robotic butler).
Read more at psfk

Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes: Tall grass
Heavy birds like geese – which cause the most damage to planes – are believed to avoid long grasses because they fear predators might be hiding within. So officials at Dayton International Airport are converting up to 300 acres of the airfield’s 2,200 non-aeronautical acres into prairie grass.
Read more at USA Today

Finnair unveils its new A350 cabin
The Airbus aircraft will be introduced into the national carrier’s fleet next year.
Read more at Business Traveller