Here & There: High-tech Luggage Bag, Tips For Small Scale Restaurants, Aircraft MRO
Earlier this week, we launched a new offering in Travopia, its called Here & There, where we present tidbits of varied type of travel industry news in a single article. This article marks the launch of Here & There. In this article, we discuss about technology to monitor alcohol abuse, high-tech luggage bag, tips for small scale restaurants, hospitality industry scope for 2013, aircraft MRO market and career changes in travel industry.
- Soberlink’s wireless mobile technology is being used by airlines to monitor pilots struggling from alcohol abuse. This wireless, handheld breathalyzer monitors sobriety in order to increase safety when pilots are allowed to return to work following treatment for alcoholism.
- GeniusPack, a luggage brand has launched a high-tech 22″ luggage bag with 17 patent-pending features. Few of the features include: Portable battery pack to recharge mobiles, ultra compact speaker to enjoy music, compress laundry contents by expelling the unwanted air through air valve (using GeniusPack’s patent-pending Laundry Compression Technology) and many more.
- Small business restaurants can increase their revenue by 18-31% after modernizing their website and adopting an effective online restaurant marketing strategy, a study by MyRestaurantTheme.com reveals.
- Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels and Hospitality experts predict worldwide hotel transaction volume to reach $32 billion in 2013, as increased transparency around the world gives way to a more globalized arena for investors. Cross-border capital, which accounted for 30% of global hotel investment in 2012, could also accelerate in 2013.
- According to Global Information Inc, the value of the global aircraft refurbishing market is expected to increase from $3.04 billion in 2012 to $4.26 billion in 2017, growing at a 7% rate annually. Total revenues for the aircraft refurbishing market will increase over the forecast period and will continue to be a fast-evolving market. Opportunities exist in Short Haul Aircraft, Freighter, and VIP Jets.
- Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation today announced it has named Gary Pratt to the position of managing director of maintenance, reporting directly to Vince Portaro, senior vice president and chief operating officer.
- Diamond Resorts International today announced that David Palmer, formerly President and CFO, has become President and CEO of the company. Al Bentley, who had been serving as Executive Vice President – Europe, has assumed the position of Executive VP and CFO. Founder and principal shareholder Stephen J. Cloobeck remains Chairman of the company.
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fegan announced his plans to retire after serving 28 years with DFW Airport, the last 19 years as its CEO. Fegan made the announcement to the DFW AirportBoard of Directors today at the monthly meeting of the Board.