Logan Concessions May Get Overhaul
Logan Airport could be completely overhauling its dining options. For the first time in more than a decade, the Massachusetts Port Authority is looking to hire a new company to oversee the concessions at its four Logan Airport terminals — a decision that could remake the vast array of retailers and restaurants there for years to come.
“This is really significant because the whole makeup at Logan is going to change,” said Ramon Lo, publisher of trade journal Airport Revenue News.
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India & Indonesia Will Surpass China as Fastest-Growing Business Travel Market
Global business travel spending will increase to $1.3 trillion in 2016 and should grow an average of 5.8% per year to $1.6 trillion by 2020, according to the Global Business Travel Association’s annual forecast.
The forecast reports that India and Indonesia will experience the largest business travel growth rates over the next five years, both surpassing China in terms of business travel growth. China surpassed the US as the largest business travel market in 2015, but its business travel growth rate will slow to fifth-highest over that period. Although China has been experiencing the fastest growth in the world for 15 years, GBTA’s annual forecast predicts they will be overtaken by both India and Indonesia.
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Math Proves Jet Lag is Worse for Travelers Heading East
Would you believe that jet lag is worse when you are traveling east? Researchers have found just that, meaning that your jet lag really is that much worse when you are flying east.
In a study published in the journal Chaos, researchers say they have now identified the physiological reason travelers have more difficulty adjusting to the time change when flying east rather than west.
“Basically, what we show is this eastward-westward asymmetry … comes from the fact that your [circadian rhythms] have a natural period that is a little longer than 24 hours,” Associate Professor Michelle Girvan told Travel + Leisure.
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Emirates Named World’s Best Airline in 2016 Skytrax Awards
According to a survey of millions of airline passengers conducted by Skytrax, the world’s best airline for 2016 is Emirates.
The international airline, based in Dubai, won the top honors at Tuesday’s Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. The study grades upon the consistency of the quality service among the world’s top carriers.
The top 10 best airlines were named as:
2. Qatar Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Cathay Pacific
5. ANA All Nippon Airways
6. Etihad Airways
7. Turkish Airlines
8. EVA Air
9. Qantas Airways
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