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Concessionaires Argue For New Standards In Airport Contracts

Concessionaires Argue For New Standards In Airport Contracts

Concessionaires made the plea for change in this week’s industry call hosted by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA). Citing the trade group’s third “Facing Facts” paper, two concessions representatives – Carlos Bernal, CEO of Areas USA, and John...

The 2021 Airport Experience Conference is Coming!

The 2021 Airport Experience Conference is Coming!

We know you’re ready to do business in person again, so the Airport Experience News team is hard at work planning the 2021 Airport Experience Conference. This multi-day, highly anticipated networking and educational event will take place at the beautiful Gaylord Texan...

Bheodari Named ATL General Manager

Bheodari Named ATL General Manager

Balram Bheodari has been named the general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Bheodari had been serving as deputy general manager for operations at ATL since 2016 and has been with the airport since...

Wilson Takes Over Delaware North Travel

Wilson Takes Over Delaware North Travel

Delaware North announced that group president Bob Wilson will take over responsibility for the company’s travel business of food service and retail operations at 25 U.S. airports. Wilson’s new role is on top of his continuing to run the Patina Restaurant Group...

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Messina Joins Hudson As Business Development Executive

Messina Joins Hudson As Business Development Executive

Longtime industry executive Iris Messina has joined Hudson as vice president, business development. She will be responsible for managing a portfolio of business, with a focus in the Western region. She reports to Courtney Thornton, executive vice president, corporate...

USTA Praises White House Steps to Open Travel

USTA Praises White House Steps to Open Travel

The U.S. Travel Association (USTA) this week praised the Biden Administration’s announcement that it would form working groups to determine the path to reopening international travel with Canada, the European Union, Mexico and the United Kingdom: “U.S. Travel and its...

MCO Announces Vaccine Site

MCO Announces Vaccine Site

Orlando International Airport (MCO) announced this week that both Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are available at The Florida Department of Emergency Management vaccination site inside the airport for as long as supplies last. The vaccine site is...

ACI-NA Supports Net Zero Emissions By 2050

ACI-NA Supports Net Zero Emissions By 2050

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) said this week that it welcomes the call by its parent organization, Airports Council International-International (ACI-World) for a global airport industry initiative to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050....

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