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Building Relationships, Exceeding Expectations: Meet the Powerhouse Duo of B2B Hospitality

Building Relationships, Exceeding Expectations: Meet the Powerhouse Duo of B2B Hospitality

Introducing Leslie Tillem and Curtis Parris: The Powerhouse Duo Shaking Up the B2B Hospitality World Leslie Tillem and Curtis Parris bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, making them the perfect duo to discuss the top trends in B2B hospitality. In a recent interview, Leslie and Curtis delved into their experiences…

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A No-Go for NOTAMs—Flight Delays Caused by Major Computer Issue

Severe weather caused significant flight delays during the holiday season, but with clearer skies, passengers resumed regular air travel until late evening Tuesday, January 10, 2023. An overnight outage of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Notice to Air Missions System (NOTAMs) grounded thousands of flights in the U.S. on Wednesday morning, causing massive delays. Investigations…

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USDOT Forces Airlines to Fix Flight Cancellation Policies. Will Changes Improve Customer Service?

After a summer of flight cancellations, flight delays and post-pandemic disruptions, the U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) finally issued an ultimatum to airlines in light of its recent Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR).  The report put into perspective an alarming trend that travelers, flight staff and industry analysts have been aware of for months if…

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Should Airlines Be Planning for a Future with “Half the Business Travel”

Few industries have felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as acutely as the airlines. A continuing concern for these companies is the evolving nature of work. As many businesses have adjusted to using Zoom or Microsoft Teams for remote meetings, the emphasis being placed on business travel has been dramatically reduced. For more…

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Is the Travel Business Model Overdo for an Update?

The state of the travel industry is still largely up in the air, with a new variant of COVID-19 making its way around the globe and supply chain shortages, labor challenges and more setting obstacles in the way of growth for airlines, hotels and more. But is the entire travel business model due for…

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How Will Airlines Keep Up The Momentum With an Uptick In Travel? 

“Really key in on that opportunity for the folks that have children to make it a really fun experience for the kids.” With the economy opening back up, things are looking good for airlines. In late July, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines posted their quarterly numbers, with both reporting profits, supported by a return of…

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Southwest CEO Speaks on Pent Up Travel Demand, Industry Outlook and more

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly says “no question the worst is behind us,” as he discusses first-quarter results, consumer and business travel demand, and the relaunch of Boeing 737 Max jets. Watch or read more below.   Host: You talked in the statement today and on the call about the worst being behind us, quote, what…

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Rentex Welcomes the Powerful Panasonic PT-RQ18 Laser Projectors!
June 23, 2024

More Panasonic PT-RQ18 laser projectors with cages have just arrived at Rentex. As the exclusive subrental provider of the RQ18, Rentex offers this state-of-the-art projector, known for its 16,000 lumens at 208v and 15,000 lumens at 110v. The PT-RQ18 is the smallest and lightest 16,000 lm 3-Chip DLP™ 4K projector in its class, delivering unparalleled…

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Rentex Unveils Jands DMX Controllers and Cases for Rental!
June 23, 2024

Rentex has just added the cutting-edge Jands DMX controllers and sturdy cases to their rental lineup. These high-performance controllers deliver precise lighting control, perfect for making any event unforgettable. The durable cases ensure your gear stays protected, ready to perform wherever your gig takes you. Rentex continues to provide top-tier AV equipment for all professional…

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Panasonic TH-55EQ2 4K Monitor Gets the Royal Treatment!
June 22, 2024

One of the Panasonic TH-55EQ2 4K monitors is currently undergoing a meticulous quality check at Rentex. This 55″ professional display features 4K Ultra HD resolution, ensuring stunning image clarity and color accuracy. The Rentex team ensures the monitor meets all performance standards and is in perfect condition for its next rental. This process underscores Rentex’s…

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Panasonic UC4000 4K ENG Camera: QC, Process, and Storage
June 22, 2024

The Rentex team is conducting a thorough quality check on the Panasonic UC4000 4K ENG Camera, ensuring it meets our high standards. This comprehensive process includes checking for any necessary repairs and optimizing the camera’s performance. Once maintenance is complete, the camera will be meticulously stored, ready for its next rental. Rentex’s commitment to quality…

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Expedia CEO Peter Kern Predicts a Rise in Domestic Travel This Year
March 16, 2021

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern discusses business amid the pandemic and his expectations on the travel industry as more people get vaccinated. Kern spoke in an interview with Bloomberg’s Kailey Leinz and Guy Johnson.       Transcript Kern: We mentioned in our earnings that we’re starting to see some better numbers in January, and…

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Airlines Push for Additional Assistance in Preparation for Difficult Winter Numbers 
November 19, 2020

The most recent wave of COVID infections has once again hit the airline industry hard. As the holidays approach, the airlines are pessimistic and seeking government assistance. Airlines for America Chief Executive Nick Calio estimates that the U.S. industry is losing about $180 million a day, according to a report by Reuters. Marketscale Radio hosts…

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Will US Airlines Dropping Change Fees Get Customers Booking Again?
September 11, 2020

Few industries have been hit as hard by the global pandemic as the airline industry. Even as the U.S. State Department lifts its “Do not travel,” advisory, travel is merely trickling back. With business travelers still not booking, and perhaps never fully coming back, airlines turn to serve leisure travel customers. According to CNN Business,…

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Airlines Look to Cut Flights to Small Cities if Federal Funding Expires: Business Casual
August 18, 2020

The air travel industry took an enormous hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The government rushed to their aid with $50 billion dollars in March, and the airlines managed to continue service. But the air travel industry has hardly bounced back over the Summer, and the pandemic aid is fast approaching expiration on…

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How Southwest’s Scaling Back of Cleaning Protocols Affects Air Travel
August 13, 2020

Southwest Airlines recently scaled back its COVID-19-related cleaning protocols, reducing the amount of between-flight cleaning that takes place in an effort to cut back on time planes spend on the ground. Upgraded Points travel industry analyst James Larounis, Pilota CEO Saniya Shah and Linear Air Taxi Founder and Line Pilot Bill Herp gave their thoughts…

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A Hard Landing Looms for Delta and Business Travel During Pandemic: Business Casual
July 17, 2020

In December 2019, sweeping all 11 categories, corporate travel professionals in the annual Business Travel News Airline Survey named Delta Air Lines the #1 airline for the ninth consecutive year—the only airline to have earned the top spot for business travel nine years in a row. But in a pandemic-stricken world, numerous industries are declining…

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Domestic Trips Will Save The Travel Industry: Say Yes To Travel
May 21, 2020

I personally love studying numbers and trends. And right now with the travel industry being so bleak, it is a hard time. Which is why I’ve chosen to dive in deep into studying trends and looking at stats and facts. It’s in these figures that I really think we can have a better understanding…

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How the Airline Industry Will Return to Normal: Say Yes To Travel
April 9, 2020

On this episode of Say Yes To Travel, host Sarah Dandashy sat down with Chris Faver, an operations manager at a major airline based out of San Diego, to break down what they are seeing in the airline industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Numbers are down over 70%. This is a very eerie time, as the whole…

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Life as a Flight Attendant During COVID-19: I Don’t Care
April 3, 2020

This week on I Don’t Care, Kevin Stevenson invited a very special guest on to the show to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the airline industry. Kevin’s wife, Michelle, is a flight attendant for a major airline and gave some insight into the enhanced cleaning protocols, crew safety and changes in…

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