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Canada’s 150th anniversary to be decentralized celebration

Canada’s 150th anniversary to be decentralized celebration

By Peter Johansen, special to eTN

OTTAWA, CANADA — Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 provides an opportunity for the nation’s travel industry — but it’s likely to be a highly decentralized celebration if a panel discussion ...

Infant found murdered in Waikiki hotel

Infant found murdered in Waikiki hotel

A dead female infant was found in a Waikiki Hotel room on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at approximately 7:00 p.m. The incident was reported to the police.

Protest tourism - now happening in Los Angeles, California

Protest tourism - now happening in Los Angeles, California

Protest tourism has become a popular way of a very special kind of sightseeing in Los Angeles, Ferguson, and New York these days.

No Justice, No Profit: US protesters targeting Black Friday shopping day

No Justice, No Profit: US protesters targeting Black Friday shopping day

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the United States followed by the busiest shopping day, known as Black Friday.

Hawaii's tourism economy maintains steady growth

Hawaii's tourism economy maintains steady growth

Year-to-date through October 2014, Hawaii's visitor industry has generated $1.3 billion in tax revenue for the state or $27 million more than the same period last year.

Alaska Airlines enhancing mileage plan for its loyal customers

Alaska Airlines enhancing mileage plan for its loyal customers

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Airlines today announced enhancements to its award-winning Mileage Plan, with increased mileage bonuses for a number of fare classes and elite Mileage Plan members.

Mineta San José International Airport: Passenger traffic up 7.1 percent

Mineta San José International Airport: Passenger traffic up 7.1 percent

SAN JOSE, CA – Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) marked 22 consecutive months of passenger traffic growth in October 2014, with a 7.1 percent increase in travelers compared to the ...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to co-host 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to co-host 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that actor and producer Tom Hanks and singer-songwriter, actress, and producer Rita Wilson will co-host ...

"The National Dog Show" will introduce 2 new breeds Thanksgiving Day

"The National Dog Show" will introduce 2 new breeds Thanksgiving Day

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The National Dog Show Presented by Purina will introduce two new American Kennel Club (AKC) breeds – the Coton de Tulear and the Wirehaired Vizsla – to the American public ...

Husband in Bermuda, wife in Cuba , an emergency landing and the end of a honeymoon

Husband in Bermuda, wife in Cuba , an emergency landing and the end of a honeymoon

This honeymoon was cut short. The wife returned to Cuba shortly after landing, the husband is in jail in Bermuda trying to get the money together for a fine.

UNICEF: 1.1 million HIV infections in children averted

UNICEF: 1.1 million HIV infections in children averted

An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, as new cases declined by over 50 per cent between 2005 and 2013, according to data released by UNICEF today ahead ...

Sleepless in America

The Winter Holidays Will Keep Almost Four In Five Americans Awake At Night Sleepless in America

A new survey from National Geographic Channel and Kelton Global, timed to the premiere of Sleepless in America, finds that most Americans sleep less than eight hours a night, along with other ...

Opening: Melia Costa Hollywood Beach Resort In South Florida

Opening: Melia Costa Hollywood Beach Resort In South Florida

Melia Hotels International today announced that it will open and manage the newly-constructed Melia Costa Hollywood Beach Resort in the Hollywood–Fort Lauderdale area of South Florida in ...

Americans reveal their real Thanksgiving "turkey"

Americans reveal their real Thanksgiving "turkey"

SOUTHLAKE, TX - A roasted turkey dinner is a tradition many Americans look forward to when traveling for Thanksgiving.

Holiday festivals and parades to delight the entire family

Holiday festivals and parades to delight the entire family

CHICAGO, IL - The holidays are just around the corner and there are festivals and parades to delight the entire family.

Funding promised for Canadian tourism marketing in US

Funding promised for Canadian tourism marketing in US

By Peter Johansen, special to eTN

OTTAWA, CANADA - After a two-year absence, it's time for the Canadian Tourism Commission to renew its promotional activity in the United States, Federal Tourism Minister Maxime Bernier said ...

Snow to bring holiday travel delays for Plains and Midwest

Snow to bring holiday travel delays for Plains and Midwest

A fast-moving snowstorm will sweep through the Plains and Midwest through the middle of the week, but its impacts come during the busiest travel time of the year.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Ctrip announce joint venture

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Ctrip announce joint venture

MIAMI, FL - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Ctrip.com International Ltd today announced that they have agreed to form a strategic partnership through SkySea Cruises, a joint venture which is ...

2014 Holiday Shopper Survey released

2014 Holiday Shopper Survey released

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Mall of America released its 2014 holiday shopping survey featuring responses from more than 1,000 US consumers on their likes and dislikes, spending habits and shopping ...

Alaska Airlines expands partnership with SkyWest

Alaska Airlines expands partnership with SkyWest

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Airlines announced it is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines with the addition of three new destinations from Alaska's Northwest hubs.

Black Friday: Patchy ice, snow may slow early-morning shoppers

Black Friday: Patchy ice, snow may slow early-morning shoppers

Though areas of ice and snow will create slippery travel for some northern states on Black Friday, the weather will cooperate for shoppers over most of the nation.

ARC: Air ticket sales by US travel agencies rise 4.54 percent

ARC: Air ticket sales by US travel agencies rise 4.54 percent

ARLINGTON, VA - ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies rose ...

US, EU transport unions meet in Washington to discuss Norwegian Air International situation

US, EU transport unions meet in Washington to discuss Norwegian Air International situation

WASHINGTON, DC - Transportation union leaders and labor advocates from the United States and Europe met today to discuss Norwegian Air International (NAI)'s application for a foreign air carrier ...

A first in Québec City: Gaudreau Environnement chooses natural gas as fuel

A first in Québec City: Gaudreau Environnement chooses natural gas as fuel

QUÉBEC CITY - Gaudreau Environnement, Gaz Métro and its subsidiary Gaz Métro Transport Solutions (GMTS) today underscored a major first in Québec City with the use of a cleaner, cheaper fuel ...

Direct Travel, Inc. acquires Peak Travel Group

Direct Travel, Inc. acquires Peak Travel Group

DENVER, CO - Direct Travel, Inc, one of the nation's leading travel management companies, today announced that it has acquired Peak Travel Group (Peak Travel) of San Jose, California.

Survey: Millennials are key piece of "Friendsgiving" holiday pie

Survey: Millennials are key piece of "Friendsgiving" holiday pie

CARROLLTON, TX - Millennials are keeping the focus on a traditional family-style Thanksgiving but also extending the warm feeling of togetherness to include friends.

Delta flies to five new destinations from Seattle

Delta flies to five new destinations from Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - Delta Air Lines will launch daily nonstop service next spring from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to five new destinations in the continued expansion of its West Coast hub.

United Airlines takes giving to new heights this holiday season

United Airlines takes giving to new heights this holiday season

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines is teaming up with CrowdRise, the popular online crowdfunding platform, to show the power of giving this holiday season.

Southwest pilots file for NMB mediation

Southwest pilots file for NMB mediation

DALLAS, TX - In order to facilitate movement in contract negotiations, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) today officially filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board ...

United MileagePlus introduces MileagePlus X mobile app for in-store purchases

United MileagePlus introduces MileagePlus X mobile app for in-store purchases

United Airlines is kicking off the holiday shopping season by offering a test group of MileagePlus members a new, convenient way to pay for in-store purchases and earn up to 24 award miles per ...

Air Canada expands Boeing 787 Dreamliners to more Asia routes from Vancouver

Air Canada expands Boeing 787 Dreamliners to more Asia routes from Vancouver

Air Canada today announced it will expand the introduction of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring the airline's new International Business Class and Premium Economy seating to more of its ...

Human rights and equality have a 100% score for this airline

Human rights and equality have a 100% score for this airline

The CEI is a nationally-recognized benchmark that holds a mirror up to America's top workplaces and their inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and their ...

Holland America Line names Orlando Ashford As President

Holland America Line names Orlando Ashford As President

Holland America Line announced today that effective Dec.

United Airlines adds trans-Atlantic routes for summer 2015

United Airlines: Chicago and Dublin, New York and Venice, Washington Dulles and Paris United Airlines adds trans-Atlantic routes for summer 2015

United Airlines, the US airline with the most comprehensive global route network, today announced new trans-Atlantic summer-season service between New York and Venice, Italy, along with new ...

Boeing delivers first direct purchase of 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Efficiency of 737 supports the new start-up carrier's growth Boeing delivers first direct purchase of 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines today celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase of a Next-Generation 737-700.

Amtrak delivers strong FY 2014 financial results

Amtrak delivers strong FY 2014 financial results

Today, Amtrak reported unaudited record revenue totaling approximately $3.2 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept.

Travelers be aware of protests in the United States

Travelers be aware of protests in the United States

Visitors and tourists should stay away from protests tonight to avoid getting involved in possible violent escalations.

Flight attendants reject deal with Westjet

Flight attendants reject deal with Westjet

CALGARY, Canada — WestJet Airlines Ltd said Monday that its 2,600 flight attendants have voted to reject a tentative agreement reached last month.

East Coast storm to snarl Thanksgiving travel

East Coast storm to snarl Thanksgiving travel

A storm with rain and heavy snow will cause major disruptions and delays for Thanksgiving travel on the East Coast and in the Appalachians.

Boeing SC begins final assembly of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing SC begins final assembly of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov.

Hawaii to host Digital Government Summit

Hawaii to host Digital Government Summit

HONOLULU, Hawaii – To highlight industry best practices and spur innovation in the public sector, the State of Hawaii Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) will host the third ...

Thanksgiving Day parades: Winds may ground massive balloons in Northeast, Midwest

Thanksgiving Day parades: Winds may ground massive balloons in Northeast, Midwest

As the turkey is roasting and pies are baking, much of America turns to another popular Thanksgiving Day tradition to occupy the morning hours.

No water at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

No water at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

There is no water at most of Los Angeles International Airport. Emergency crews are working to stop a water-main break that has cut service/

Hawaiian Island Air to pilots: Give us your  $4000.00 bonus back

Hawaiian Island Air to pilots: Give us your $4000.00 bonus back

The regional US airline owned by billionaire Larry Ellison said it paid bonuses to pilots prematurely in October, and wants the money back.

Boston Airport women's restroom: Naked man dropped from the ceiling

Boston Airport women's restroom: Naked man dropped from the ceiling

The man had apparently sneaked into the bathroom, undressed inside one of the stalls and climbed into the crawl space above the restroom before crashing through the ceiling, Procopio said.

Fame: Alaska Airlines, Shame: American Airlines - read the report

International Council of Clean Transportation releases report on US Airlines Fame: Alaska Airlines, Shame: American Airlines - read the report

Alaska Airlines is the most responsible fuel-efficient airline operation in the United States; American Airlines tops the shame list as the worst offender.

Bus crashed into a loaded American Airlines jet

Bus crashed into a loaded American Airlines jet

Passengers on a American Airlines pushing back from the gate to depart from Atlanta to Dallas had a rough, sudden and instant stop.

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