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A Growing, Private Secure Identification Program: CLEAR

CLEAR is a New York-based privately-run company that allows vetted people to skip to the front of security lines in select US airports and event venues using fingerprints and iris scans to confirm a person’s identity. With the recent addition of some of the nation’s busiest airports – JFK, LGA and ATL with LAX on the way – and a strategic investment from Delta in 2016, we thought now would be an interesting...

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Travel Industry Sees Increase in Transformative Transactions

Over the past year, the travel industry has seen a growth of transformative transactions - both in size in scope. From strategic investments to mergers & acqusitions, this increased activity highlights the trend to grow thoughtfully in a rapidly innovating environment. Below we highlight 5 interesting transactions (recognizing there are others out there): 1) Accor Acquires Onefinestay In April 2016...

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National Park Service Centennial

In 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its centennial anniversary. This milestone gives us an opportunity to highlight how important the Parks Service is as a domestic and international economic entity and as a source of inspiration and enjoyment with respect to travel and travel promotion. According to the Department of the Interior, ~331m recreational visitors came to America’s national...