Travel and Hospitality

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United Airlines said on Friday it was adding more than 480 daily flights to its U.S. schedule in June to meet summer travel demand that is expected to rise as more people receive COVID-19 vaccines.

Airlines are seeing an uptick in bookings as accelerated vaccination efforts encourage leisure travel with friends and family after months of pandemic-linked restrictions.

Kimberly Redmond | |

Resorts World Las Vegas, one of the biggest casino projects in Nevada's history, has set a date to open after years of planning and building.

On Monday, Resorts World Las Vegas announced that it will open its $4.3 billion, 88-acre luxury resort-casino on June 24, 2021, and will be taking reservations for the 3,500 guest rooms and suites at its three integrated Hilton-branded hotels.

Kimberly Redmond | |

A coalition of US travel industry groups is urging the White House to develop a plan to reopen international borders by this summer, as long as COVID-19 vaccination rates and immunity continue to increase.

In a letter sent Monday to Jeffrey Zients, the White House COVID-19 response team coordinator, more than two dozen organizations, including Airlines for America, the US Travel Association and the US Chamber of Commerce, called for a “data-driven, risk-based roadmap” to lift restrictions currently placed on cross-border travel.