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Air Canada to launch Silicon Valley-Vancouver service

Air Canada to launch Silicon Valley-Vancouver service

VANCOUVER, Canada - Air Canada will launch nonstop service between Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

A4A commends TSA for taking action to expedite screening

A4A commends TSA for taking action to expedite screening

WASHINGTON, DC - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines, commended actions the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today to ...

JetBlue takes off for Tennessee with flights to Nashville

JetBlue takes off for Tennessee with flights to Nashville

NEW YORK, NY - JetBlue today announced the start of its award-winning service to Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Hotel offers first bunk bed rooms on the Las Vegas Strip

Hotel offers first bunk bed rooms on the Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS, NV - The LINQ Hotel & Casino will take its innovative experiences to a new level this May by offering bunk bed rooms, making this an unforgettable experience for millennials and ...

Spirit Airlines flight attendants ratify new contract

Spirit Airlines flight attendants ratify new contract

WASHINGTON, DC - Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today voted to accept a new contract with significant improvements for ...

World leaders in politics, business, science and arts to speak at 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival

World leaders in politics, business, science and arts to speak at 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival

WASHINGTON, DC - More than 300 groundbreaking thinkers and leaders will gather at the 12th annual Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss today's most pressing issues.

Disney Institute hosts first-ever Customer Experience Summit at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Institute hosts first-ever Customer Experience Summit at Walt Disney World Resort

CELEBRATION, FL - For the first time, Disney Institute will be hosting a Customer Experience Summit at Walt Disney World Resort.

Virgin America launches Los Angeles-Honolulu flights today

Virgin America expands its Hawai'i service Virgin America launches Los Angeles-Honolulu flights today

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Virgin America today expands its Hawai'i service with the launch of daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) ...

Stewart takes New York chic to New Jersey

Road trip to New Jersey? Yes! If you want a fabulous Italian dining experience Stewart takes New York chic to New Jersey

© Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

When Terry Stewart told me that he was designing the interiors for an Italian restaurant in New Jersey – I must admit that I was surprised that (a) a noted New York designer could find his way ...

Elvis Presley’s Graceland welcomes 20 millionth visitor

Elvis Presley’s Graceland welcomes 20 millionth visitor

MEMPHIS, TN - Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, TN has officially welcomed its 20 millionth visitor today, nearly 34 years after first opening its legendary gates to the public.

Drone World Expo and Commercial Drone Alliance announce strategic partnership

Drone World Expo and Commercial Drone Alliance announce strategic partnership

SAN JOSE , CA - On the heels of yesterday’s announcement about the formation of the Commercial Drone Alliance, Drone World Expo is pleased to announce the event has been selected by this new ...

Hilton Worldwide grows New England presence

Hilton Worldwide grows New England presence

ANDOVER, MA and MCLEAN, VA - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 13 brands, is broadening its growing presence in New England with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover. ...

Tourism leader in accessible travel has passed

Rest in peace Scott Rains Tourism leader in accessible travel has passed

This morning, eTN publisher Juergen T. Steinmetz was saddened to receive an email from Patricia, wife of Scott Rains, about Scott's passing away on April 30.

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts celebrates its partnership with Major League Baseball

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts celebrates its partnership with Major League Baseball

STAMFORD, CT - In celebration of its partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB), Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, today announced a new ...

Delta increases commitment to Gogo's in-flight Wi-Fi technology

Delta increases commitment to Gogo's in-flight Wi-Fi technology

ATLANTA, GA - Delta Air Lines will continue fueling customers with the fastest connectivity experience in the sky by increasing its commitment to 2Ku, Gogo's industry-leading in-flight Wi-Fi ...

Antigua and Barbuda launches "Get To Happy" campaign in New York

Antigua and Barbuda launches "Get To Happy" campaign in New York

NEW YORK, NY – For an early start to the busy summer season, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority New York Office has launched a compelling new marketing campaign called ‘Get to ...

US summer forecast: 90-degree days to scorch East; West to battle drought, fires

US summer forecast: 90-degree days to scorch East; West to battle drought, fires

As a strong El Niño fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store.

Travel leaders praise call for more TSA resources

Travel leaders praise call for more TSA resources

WASHINGTON, DC - US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow reacted to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's statement on lengthy TSA security lines, which includes a call to redirect ...

US-International air passenger traffic up seven percent

US-International air passenger traffic up seven percent

WASHINGTON, DC - International air traffic to/from the US totaled 32.3 million passengers for January and February 2016, a seven percent increase over the same two months in 2015.

FAA Administrator makes two major drone announcements

FAA Administrator makes two major drone announcements

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Speaking today at the AUVSI annual conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will ...

Greenwich New York: A first gay national monument and new tourism attraction?

Greenwich New York: A first gay national monument and new tourism attraction?

Greenwich Village, New York, is a popular trendy neighborhood in Manhattan and frequented not only by New Yorkers, but tourists from all corners of the globe.

WestJet reports voting results from 2016 annual general shareholders meeting

WestJet reports voting results from 2016 annual general shareholders meeting

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet Airlines Ltd (WestJet) announced today the voting results from its Annual General Meeting held Tuesday May 3, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta.

Over 400 events staged nationwide in annual salute to travel

National Travel and Tourism Week Over 400 events staged nationwide in annual salute to travel

WASHINGTON, DC - Over 400 US cities are staging major events to mark National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which kicked off Sunday.

Top mixologists to challenge each other at CTO's Rum & Rhythm battle

Top mixologists to challenge each other at CTO's Rum & Rhythm battle

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – It will be a battle of the sexes to determine Caribbean Week New York’s Mixologist of the Year at one of the most anticipated events on the tourism calendar in the ...

Starwood reports first quarter 2016 results

Starwood reports first quarter 2016 results

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today reported first quarter 2016 financial results.

First Quarter 2016 Highlights

Hyatt reports first quarter 2016 financial results

Hyatt reports first quarter 2016 financial results

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation today reported first quarter 2016 financial results.

FAA proposes policy change to PFC funding for airport rail projects

FAA proposes policy change to PFC funding for airport rail projects

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the FAA issued a Federal Register Notice seeking public comment on proposed changes in the Passenger Facility Charge program.

Poken expands partnership with Reed Exhibitions

Poken provides additional technology solutions for ibtm america 2016 Poken expands partnership with Reed Exhibitions

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Poken, the 360º event platform, today announces a new partnership with Reed Exhibitions, which sees an expansion of the services previously provided and an integration with Nova™, Reed’s ...

Largest Jewish festival in North America will gather 15,000 in Los Angeles

Largest Jewish festival in North America will gather 15,000 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA - More than 15,000 people are expected to gather at the Celebrate Israel Festival, the largest annual Jewish happening in North America, on Sunday, May 15, to celebrate the State ...

DC Travel Rally proclaims impact of hospitality and tourism industry

DC Travel Rally proclaims impact of hospitality and tourism industry

WASHINGTON, DC - Leadership from Washington, DC's hospitality and tourism industry confirmed today that 2015 is the sixth consecutive record-breaking year for domestic visitation at Destination ...

Alt Hotel Ottawa is now welcoming guests

Alt Hotel Ottawa is now welcoming guests

OTTAWA, Canada - Canadian hotelier Group Germain Hotels inaugurated today its first property in the nation's capital with the opening of the new Alt Hotel Ottawa.

National Parks take the park experience to Austin

National Parks take the park experience to Austin

AUSTIN, TX - As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, the National Park Service will partner with the National Park Foundation to launch a series of special events called Park Exchange ...

Southwest Airlines announces continuation of its culture leadership legacy

Southwest Airlines announces continuation of its culture leadership legacy

DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines Co promoted Cheryl Hughey to Managing Director Culture.

Delta reports financial and operating performance for April 2016

Delta reports financial and operating performance for April 2016

Delta Air Lines today reported its financial and operating performance for April 2016.

US tourism: Domestic biz travel reels, international tourism set to rebound

US tourism: Domestic biz travel reels, international tourism set to rebound

Despite further decline in domestic business travel, the US Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) indicates that travel to and within the US expanded overall in March, and predicts ...

Harbor View Hotel: The "Grand Dame" of Martha's Vineyard

Harbor View Hotel: The "Grand Dame" of Martha's Vineyard

Stanley Turkel, CMHS

The Harbor View Hotel opened in 1891 overlooking Martha's Vineyard's Edgartown Lighthouse, Edgartown Harbor and Chappaquiddick Island.

Boeing board approves quarterly dividend

Boeing board approves quarterly dividend

CHICAGO, IL - Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg reports that the board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of one dollar and nine cents ...

WestJet rated investment grade by Moody's Investors Services

WestJet rated investment grade by Moody's Investors Services

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet is pleased to announce that it has been assigned a 'Baa2' senior unsecured issuer rating and a 'Baa2' senior unsecured notes rating ("investment grade") with a stable ...

California tourism enters sixth year of growth, supports over 1 million jobs

California tourism enters sixth year of growth, supports over 1 million jobs

SACRAMENTO, CA – Travelers to the Golden State collectively spent more than $122 billion in 2015, Visit California announced today, proving the travel and tourism industry is continuing to ...

United Airlines President and CEO to speak at GBTA Convention 2016

United Airlines President and CEO to speak at GBTA Convention 2016

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Oscar Munoz, president and CEO of United Airlines, will be a ...

Los Angeles celebrates record tourism and visitor spending

Los Angeles celebrates record tourism and visitor spending

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism) today announced that Los Angeles County’s record-breaking 45.6 million visitors injected more than $20.6 billion into ...

Delta, StoryCorps partner to preserve stories of culture and human connection

Delta, StoryCorps partner to preserve stories of culture and human connection

ATLANTA, GA - On a cold winter evening in January 2007, Delta Air Lines employees gathered outside of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the airline illuminated its iconic 'Fly ...

2 die in Nevada plane crash

2 die in Nevada plane crash

CLARK COUNTY, Las Vegas - Two people died in a plane crash in rural Clark County in Las Vegas this Saturday evening at approximately 5:00 pm.

Allied Pilots Association urges support for bill addressing Norwegian Air International service

Allied Pilots Association urges support for bill addressing Norwegian Air International service

FORT WORTH, TX - The Allied Pilots Association, certified collective bargaining agent for the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines, urged support for newly introduced HR 5090.

Frontier pilots union will merge with Air Line Pilots Association

Frontier pilots union will merge with Air Line Pilots Association

DENVER, CO - The Frontier Airline Pilots Association (FAPA) announced today that the pilots of Frontier Airlines have voted overwhelmingly to merge their independent union with the Air Line Pilots ...

Delta Air Lines partners with CLEAR to improve airport experience

Delta Air Lines partners with CLEAR to improve airport experience

NEW YORK, NY - Delta Air Lines and CLEAR are partnering to bring CLEAR's expedited security experience to more major airports across the country, ultimately reducing the time spent by customers in ...

Best hotel loyalty program for the Americas named

Best hotel loyalty program for the Americas named

BETHESDA, MD - Marriott Rewards, the loyalty program of Marriott International, Inc, has been honored again as the Hotel Program of the Year–Americas by the Freddie Awards, the most prestigious ...

Cambria hotels & suites Chicago double hotel debut announced

Cambria hotels & suites Chicago double hotel debut announced

ROCKVILLE, MD - Choice Hotels International, Inc joined developers Fillmore Capital Partners, Fillmore Hospitality and Murphy Asset Management to celebrate the debut of two new Cambria hotel & ...

Southwest Airlines loyalty program named Program Of The Year

Southwest Airlines loyalty program named Program Of The Year

DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines loyalty program, Rapid Rewards, has been named Program of the Year for the Americas by the Freddie Awards, one of the most prestigious honors for loyalty programs ...

Spin-off of Vistana from Starwood

Spin-off of Vistana from Starwood

Interval Leisure Group and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide provided an update on the acquisition of Vistana Signature Experiences.

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