Amazon Prime to Offer Cheap or Free Mobile Service, Wyndham Registry Collection in Europe, New Norse Atlantic Flights

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News Roundup

This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Amazon Prime wants to offer cheap or free mobile service, Asian Games ticket giveaway, Wyndham launches Registry Collection in Europe, Norse Atlantic flights from Washington, D.C. to London, and see how age and disruption affect Travel Habits and Loyalty.

Amazon Is in Talks to Offer Free Mobile Service to US Prime Members

Amazon.com Inc. has been talking with wireless carriers about offering low-cost or possibly free nationwide mobile phone service to Prime subscribers, according to people familiar with the situation.

The company is negotiating with Verizon Communications Inc., T-Mobile US Inc. and Dish Network Corp. to get the lowest possible wholesale prices. That would let it offer Prime members wireless plans for $10 a month or possibly for free.

Hangzhou gives away 100, 000 Asian Games tickets in 1 million gift packs for global tourists

Hangzhou, China, the host city for the 19th Asian Games and 4th Asian Para Games, today announced it is giving away 1 million gift packs with a rich variety of travel benefits through lotteries to welcome global visitors.

Each gift pack includes a 7-day free Hangzhou subway pass, free tickets to tourist attractions, and a prepaid phone card worth 100 Chinese yuan (roughly USD 14). Participants also have the opportunity to win 100,000 free tickets to the Asian Games, according to Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV and Tourism.

Wyndham Launches Registry Collection in Europe with Opening of Ajul Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort

Ajul Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort, a Registry Collection Hotel is a stunning, beachfront hotel offering 171 luxurious rooms up to 85sqm, including 26 high-end private villas up to 580sqm and 92 exceptional bungalows up to 135sqm, most with private pools and all with breathtaking sea-views. The hotel offers five extraordinary swimming pools as well as access to nearby heavenly pebble beach.

Built in an alluring setting of forests, where the natural tranquility and the traditional natural elements are prominent, guests can immerse themselves in the serene ambiance with leisurely strolls through the hotel’s lush gardens, which gracefully descend towards the tranquil waters of Agia Paraskeui.

Norse Atlantic Airways Celebrates Inaugural Flight from Washington, D.C. to London

Norse Atlantic Airways celebrated the start of service from Washington, D.C. to London Gatwick. Flights will operate six times a week with fares for only $205 one-way including all taxes.

The Washington Dulles to London Gatwick flight departed at 8:25 p.m. EDT and arrived at 8:45 a.m. local time the following day. The return flight will depart London Gatwick at 3:00 p.m. local time and arrive at 6:20 p.m. EDT.

Travel Habits and Loyalty Shaped by Age and Disruption

In the past year, Baby Boomers remained the most brand loyal, with only 15% switching airline loyalties. Millennials are the least brand loyal, with 47% switching airline loyalties. When it comes to cost, Gen Z (77%) are the most likely to change airline preferences to find flights that suit their budget, followed by Gen X (69%), Millennials (59%) and Baby Boomers (47%).

Guru’s Wrap-up

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