What are the top three issues facing the hospitality, travel and tourism industry? That was the main question in a survey sent out this month by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Inc. (HSMAI). You only have to pay attention to recent news to know that one of the answers is air travel. Read “Battling to Get a Connection For a Flight or a Laptop” for the problems encountered by several business travelers from a single company and their battle plans. If you want to vent about your travel hassles, there’s a new online outlet brought to you, no less, by the Transportation Security Administration. The agency says it started the blog, which has a somewhat Orwellian title — Evolution of Security, “to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process.” Besides feel-good messages from TSA staff bloggers, there’s some fun reading from frustrated (and creative) travelers.