Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:
- Starwood introduces mobile room entry – Starwood has begun rolling out some keyless room access via a mobile phone app at some Asian and US properties. (NYT)
- Qantas cuts down on extras to save money – The Australian flag carrier airline has cut legroom and removed liferafts in an attempt to fix their budget. (Bloomberg)
- Ferrari boss the helm of struggling Alitalia – The Italian airlines which has been having financial woes is getting the luxury car maker’s ex-chairman, with the Etihad boss stepping down to become Alitalia’s #2. (USA Today)
- Heathrow promotes further tourism via scent – The London gateway has a new machine meant to inspire travel to other countries by spraying scents associated with them. (Skift)
- South Georgia finally mapped – Not the southern US state or the small country in the Caucasus, but the subantarctic island of South Georgia has finally been mapped by Google, along with neighboring Falkland Islands. (BBC)
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