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Southwest Airlines declares 156th consecutive quarterly dividend

Southwest Airlines declares 156th consecutive quarterly dividend

DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines' Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $.075 per share to Shareholders of record at the close of business on August 20, 2015 on all shares then issued ...

Alaska Airlines launches new Midwest routes from Portland

Alaska Airlines launches new Midwest routes from Portland

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop service from its Portland, Oregon, hub to three Midwest metropolises including Kansas City, Minneapolis-St.

Smithsonian to host innovation festival at National Museum of American History

Smithsonian to host innovation festival at National Museum of American History

WASHINGTON, DC - The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will host an innovation festival September 26 and 27 as a signature event of the collaboration between the Smithsonian and ...

Virgin America reports highest quarterly net income ever

Virgin America reports highest quarterly net income ever

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Virgin America today reports its financial results for the second quarter of 2015. Key highlights from the second quarter include:

Marriott and NBA announce new partnership

Marriott and NBA announce new partnership

BETHESDA, MD - Marriott International, Inc and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today a partnership that makes the global lodging company the Official Hotel of several marquee ...

Southwest Airlines Board of Directors announces leadership changes

Southwest Airlines Board of Directors announces leadership changes

DALLAS, TX - The Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines announced today that Ron Ricks, 65, has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Board.

Via Airlines expands service and fleet

Via Airlines expands service and fleet

MAITLAND, FL - Independent air carrier Via Airlines, a leading provider of flight services, has announced it will be expanding its existing partnership with PASS Charters, which will focus on ...

Carnival Foundation donates $2.5 million to The Nature Conservancy

Carnival Foundation donates $2.5 million to The Nature Conservancy

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced that its first year of supporting The Nature Conservancy through its Carnival Foundation ...

Ottawa raises the steaks with the inaugural Capital Ribfest

Ottawa raises the steaks with the inaugural Capital Ribfest

OTTAWA, Canada - Ottawa, Canada’s capital, has long been renowned for its culinary excellence thanks to a host of cutting-edge restaurants, world-class chefs and epicurean tours.

Hawaii: Matson president talks about environmental stewardship after suffocating marine life

Hawaii: Matson president talks about environmental stewardship after suffocating marine life

The price for destroying the environment in Hawaii starts with 15 million US dollars.

New variables on US outbound travelers

New variables on US outbound travelers

A new questionnaire was fielded in 2012 which provided additional passenger attributes. With the release of the 2014 data, year-over-year comparisons are enhanced.

US citizen international travel up five percent

US citizen international travel up five percent

WASHINGTON, DC - US citizen outbound totaled 6.3 million travelers for the month and 27.2 million YTD.

Year-to-Date Travel up Six Percent

May 2015/2014 Comparisons

Planes, trains and cruises - MasterPass expands travel industry acceptance

Planes, trains and cruises - MasterPass expands travel industry acceptance

PURCHASE, NY - Whether booking a flight, train or vacation cruise online, travelers want to save time and avoid hassles when they reach the checkout phase of their purchase.

Storms may bring flooding in a flash to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix

Storms may bring flooding in a flash to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix

The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms will expand northwestward over the balance of the week, reaching parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.

Cruise line enhances spa and beauty treatment offerings across its fleet

Cruise line enhances spa and beauty treatment offerings across its fleet

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MSC Cruises, the world's largest privately-owned global cruise line, is enhancing its already rich beauty and care offer available to guests on its fleet, with additional ...

Horizon Air Charter launches private aircraft charters worldwide

Horizon Air Charter launches private aircraft charters worldwide

DALLAS, TX - Horizon Air Charter launches its US-based operations to provide private global aircraft charters, the industry's first monthly "Flight Equity" jet card, a unique Corporate Cashback ...

Choice Hotels International: Q2 revenues up 17 percent

Choice Hotels International: Q2 revenues up 17 percent

ROCKVILLE, MD - Choice Hotels International, Inc today reported the following highlights for the second quarter 2015:

Hotel Pennsylvania 'PAW'paring for 2016 Westminster Dog Show

Hotel Pennsylvania 'PAW'paring for 2016 Westminster Dog Show

NEW YORK, NY - Recognized as the host hotel for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania is off and running as they begin planning for another successful year of hosting ...

Transport Canada approves new rules to secure trains

Transport Canada approves new rules to secure trains

OTTAWA, Canada - Transport Canada issued the following statement on train securement:

FAA: Wildfires and drones don’t mix

FAA: Wildfires and drones don’t mix

WASHINGTON, DC – Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting ...

Commonwealth Hotels opens Candlewood Suites St. Clairsville Ohio

Commonwealth Hotels opens Candlewood Suites St. Clairsville Ohio

Commonwealth Hotels today announced the opening of the newly-constructed, 92-room Candlewood Suites St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Anchorage struck by earthquake

Anchorage struck by earthquake

Alaska was struck by a 6.2 earthquake on Tuesday night, July 28, 2015 approximately 150 miles from Anchorage.

Best small aviation program in Federal Government named

Best small aviation program in Federal Government named

WASHINGTON, DC - NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Aircraft Office in Virginia has been recognized as the best small aviation program in the Federal government by the General Services Administration ...

Xenia Hotels & Resorts acquires three boutique properties

Xenia Hotels & Resorts acquires three boutique properties

ORLANDO, FL - Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc today announced that it has acquired the fee simple interests in three high-quality lifestyle boutique hotels for a combined purchase price of $245 ...

World capital of country music welcomes ibtm america 2016

World capital of country music welcomes ibtm america 2016

Nashville, the world’s capital of country music and now home to more than 120 live music venues playing rock, pop, gospel, blues, soul and jazz, is to be the city for ibtm america 2016.

Will the dangerous heat building in US Northeast last into August?

Will the dangerous heat building in US Northeast last into August?

A heat wave will build, then recede in the East this week with the most humid air focused on the Interstate-95 corridor.

New options for smaller Canadian airports

New options for smaller Canadian airports

OTTAWA, Canada - The Government of Canada today announced new regulations to allow airports that don't have access to security screening services from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority ...

Major investment in Canada's first national urban park announced

Major investment in Canada's first national urban park announced

MARKHAM, Canada - Member of Parliament for Oak Ridges—Markham, and Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering—Scarborough East, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of ...

Florida's stormy pattern may bring a foot of rain

Florida's stormy pattern may bring a foot of rain

Drenching downpours, locally gusty thunderstorms and squalls at sea will continue in and around Florida through much of the week.

Union Pacific improves public safety rate

Union Pacific improves public safety rate

OMAHA, NE - Union Pacific's persistent community safety outreach efforts are driving down incidents at grade crossings in communities across the company's 23-state rail network.

2015 Best Amusement Parks for Families named

2015 Best Amusement Parks for Families named

EWING, NJ - Family Vacation Critic has released its annual list of the Best Amusement Parks for Families.

WestJet reports record Q2 net earnings

WestJet reports record Q2 net earnings

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced its second quarter results for 2015, with net earnings of $61.6 million, or $0.49 per fully diluted share, as compared with the net earnings of $51.8 ...

Business travelers driving online retail for high value goods

Business travelers driving online retail for high value goods

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - New research reveals that three in four business travelers do more than half of their shopping online and are three-and-a-half times as likely to have spent over $1,000 online ...

WestJet Connect takes flight

WestJet Connect takes flight

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced it has begun rolling out its new inflight entertainment system featuring wireless Internet connectivity and more than 450 movies and television ...

Hertz adds Porsche Macan Turbo to its Dream Cars collection

Hertz adds Porsche Macan Turbo to its Dream Cars collection

NAPLES, FL - Hertz Global Holdings Inc today announced the introduction of the Porsche Macan Turbo to its Dream Cars collection, a line of ultra-high-end performance vehicles.

Sheraton indulges in unexpected culinary combinations

Sheraton indulges in unexpected culinary combinations

STAMFORD, CT - Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, is reinvigorating its lobby bar experience with imaginative menu additions through Paired, a new food and ...

App helps travelers stay informed and prepared amidst rising threats

App helps travelers stay informed and prepared amidst rising threats

As threats to global travelers increase in countries throughout the world, Global Rescue has developed an app to help keep travelers safe and support enterprises in meeting their legal Duty of ...

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection launches AirCare™ Abroad

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection launches AirCare™ Abroad

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, part of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, has announced that AirCare™, the low-cost, fixed-benefit flight-protection coverage introduced last year for ...

Hawaiian Airlines awarded major operational contract to Indian company

Hawaiian Airlines awarded major operational contract to Indian company

US-based Hawaiian Airlines cannot find this technical solution in the United States, but awarded a major contract and technical solutions of it's cargo operation to an Indian company.

Santa Barbara's historic tower now accessible for all

Santa Barbara's historic tower now accessible for all

SANTA BARBARA, CA - Santa Barbara's preeminent courthouse clock tower is now accessible to all those who want to experience the unique, 360-degree vantage of the American Riviera.

Travelers warned about the "Bomb Boat" of Martha's Vineyard

Travelers warned about the "Bomb Boat" of Martha's Vineyard

TUCSON, AZ - The "Bomb Boat" is ferry workers' nickname for the MV Sankaty, which carries fuel tanker trucks.

Summit Hotel Properties continues growth

Summit Hotel Properties continues growth

AUSTIN, TX - Summit Hotel Properties, Inc today announced that it completed the acquisition of two Residence Inn by Marriott hotels located in Baltimore (Hunt Valley), Md. and Branchburg, N.J.

Comprehensive travel insurance plans in high demand

Comprehensive travel insurance plans in high demand

WARWICK, RI - A new consumer report from travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip finds nearly 75 percent of all their customers choose a comprehensive travel insurance plan for both domestic ...

Hilton Worldwide expands its Chicagoland presence

Hilton Worldwide expands its Chicagoland presence

NAPERVILLE, IL & MCLEAN, VA - Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Embassy Suites by ...

ARC launches data analysis reports for specific origins and destinations

ARC launches data analysis reports for specific origins and destinations

ORLANDO, FL - Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today announced the launch of City Pair Report, a market-level analysis of a customer-picked, origin and destination (O&D) airport pair.

Dolly Parton's resort welcomes first guests

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort highlights milestone year for company Dolly Parton's resort welcomes first guests

PIGEON FORGE, TN - The Dollywood Company’s most anticipated project to date, Dollywood’s DreamMore ResortTM, opens its doors Monday, July 27, creating a new chapter in the famed company’s ...

Air Canada to offer ancillary products through ARC app

Air Canada to offer ancillary products through ARC app

ORLANDO, FL - Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) announced today at the 2015 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention that Air Canada will become the first carrier to offer ancillary ...

Greyhound makes strides to provide stellar service to passengers with disabilities

Greyhound makes strides to provide stellar service to passengers with disabilities

DALLAS, TX - In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Greyhound participated in the celebration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

New York's  third largest world airport goes into a 4 billion dollar remake

La Guardia Airport: 4 billion Dollar facelift - airline passengers visiting New York will love it again New York's third largest world airport goes into a 4 billion dollar remake

It's one of the busiest airports in the nation. It's the closest airport to Manhattan, and a preferred landing spot for tourists and business travelers trying to visit New York City.

Etihad will speak out at GBTA: Future of global airline competition

Etihad will speak out at GBTA: Future of global airline competition

Etihad Airways President and CEO James Hogan emphasized the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry during a ...

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