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Most Airlines Raise Fares to Offset Fuel. Most U.S. airlines, trying to offset record high jet fuel prices, have boosted air fares in North America by as much as $10 on round-trip flights. Sep 24, 2004

According to Smith Travel Research's Weekly Lodging Report, U.S. occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room rose during the week of Sept. 12 2004. Occupancy increased 4 percent to 67 percent while average daily rate grew 1.3 percent to $85.23, revenue per available room rose 5.3 percent to $57.08. Sep 23, 2004

US Transportation Security Administration deployed new explosives trace detection document scanners that "sniff" passenger documents such as boarding passes and driver's licenses for traces of explosives at Los Angeles International, New York JFK and Chicago O'Hare. The pilot program was unveiled two weeks ago at Reagan Washington National Airport. Tests will be conducted for a minimum of 30 days at each airport. Sep 23, 2004

As Grenada recovers from Hurricane Ivan, the National Emergency Relief Organization's most recent report, which was issued on Sept. 18 2004, says that the Point Salines International Airport is operating international and regional flights from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. BWIA is operating flights from New York and Miami via its Trinidad hub, and Air Jamaica has resumed all flights via its Montego Bay hub in addition to Tuesday, Friday and Sunday nonstop service from JFK/New York. LIAT is running four daily scheduled flights to Grenada. Grenada's cruise ports received some damage, and consequently all cruise lines have been rerouted to other destinations. On the hotel front, Bel Air Plantation sustained minimal damage and will reopen mid-October or early November. Blue Horizons Garden Resort will reopen within the next four months as it repairs water and roof damage. Calabash Hotel, which was already closed for remodeling, will remain closed until Oct. 30, and the Flamboyant Hotel will reopen 36 out of 61 units on Dec. 20. One and two-bedroom apartments will be available spring 2005. LaSource, which experienced minimal damage to its roof, is currently closed, and Rex Grenadian will close through mid-December. Spice Island Beach Resort suffered damage to its roofs and main facilities and will be closed for one year. Sep 22, 2004

Although Hurricane Ivan most directly affected Florida's panhandle, a number of destinations there are reporting that they are open and operating normally. Panama City Beach officials,...

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