More of the Week’s Meetings and Travel News


Here is a roundup of some more of the week’s news from the world of meetings, conventions, hospitality and travel:

–The Hyatt Regency Louisville in Kentucky completed its $5.8 million renovation:

–Polly the Parrot was the winner of an online contest to select Frontier Airlines’ newest spokesanimal:

–The Ameristar chain of casinos inked a deal to let guests use their rewards points at MGM resorts:

­–Delta Air Lines initiated a price hike, but Southwest and others haven’t followed suit:

–Hyatt Place celebrated the opening of a newly built hotel in Riverside, Calif.:

–Lowes Hotels launched a new website:

–A TSA blog post revealed that JetBlue is expected to join the PreCheck expedited security screening program:

–A new Residence Inn by Marriott is in the works near the convention center in Raleigh, N.C.:

–DirectTV is introducing DVR service for hotels:

–The TSA is testing machines that automatically check IDs and boarding passes:

–The International Association of Exhibitions and Events released a white paper titled “Wi-Fi and Mobile Challenges in the Exhibitions and Events Industry”: