| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the hotel industry, being green sometimes means ripping out the greenery.
The Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel is removing draping ivy plants from the balconies of all 361 rooms, replacing them with drought-tolerant succulents.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:15 AM
In a glass tower topped with solar panels, wind turbines and rooftop gardens, a team of architects and planners who helped turn a once-moribund industrial tract into a trendy neighborhood in this river port town is crafting ways to bring street life and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:13 PM
News that an Ebola patient flew on a commercial flight isn't stopping business travelers from flying as usual, a survey found.
Nearly 80% of corporate travel managers questioned in the survey by the Global Business Travel Assn. said the Ebola outbreak...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Southwest Airlines will begin its first-ever nonstop flights between Chicago and its home base at Love Field in Dallas on Monday when a decades-old governmental restriction that limited flights from that airport officially lifts.
The move to add nonstop...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Remember that dead body Gordon saw in the street last episode?
Unsurprisingly, it's haunting his dreams, as we see in the opening scene of "Giant." I've had less than five nightmares in my entire life, but I imagine that might have haunted me as well....
| Jul 22, 2014
Few business journalists make their way into pop culture. Then there's Maria Bartiromo, who was dubbed as the "Money Honey." Joey Ramone of the Ramones was clearly smitten with her, too. He sang her praises in his song, "Maria Bartiromo."
| Jun 24, 2014
"Can you tell me how I can sell my frequent flyer miles," asked a reader. "My wife and I are in our mid-80s and we don't fly any more. I have a combined 230,000 miles divided between two airlines and I don't want to lose any. Airline websites aren't...
| Jul 1, 2014
What's the current status of the major consumer issues in travel? Here's a quick overview:
Transparent Airfares Act. Although you may not have noticed much recent movement on this noxious proposal, my friends in Washington expect it to come up for a vote...
| Jun 17, 2014
To nobody's surprise, United announced a mostly "me too" makeover of its frequent flyer program in the Delta pattern. And, also to nobody's surprise, the new program is likely to make award travel worse for leisure travelers who use inexpensive tickets:...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Sixty-nine dollars might not seem like enough money to fight over -– but that’s just what city officials spent Wednesday morning doing.
City Solicitor George Nilson is requesting to be reimbursed for $69.93 he paid for a hotel room near...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:14 PM
American Airlines said Tuesday it has withdrawn its fares and schedules from Orbitz-owned websites, including flagship Orbitz.com, because the airline could not come to an agreement with the Chicago-based online travel agency on a new contract.