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Strong 7.0 quake shakes Alaska peninsula

Strong 7.0 quake shakes Alaska peninsula

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Alaska peninsula on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 07:00:08 UTC.

No tsunami report was generated, and there have been no reports of damage or injuries to ...

Hawaiian Airlines names new CFO and Executive VP

Hawaiian Airlines names new CFO and Executive VP

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Holdings and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hawaiian Airlines, has appointed a new executive vice president and chief financial officer.

First UFO Hotel in America to land in Baker, California

First UFO Hotel in America to land in Baker, California

BAKER, CA - The first UFO Hotel in America is no longer just a fantasy.

Checking up on Guam's Tourism 2020 Vision

Checking up on Guam's Tourism 2020 Vision

On February 4, 2014, Governor Eddie Calvo, along with officials from the Guam Visitors Bureau, Guam Economic Development Authority and Guam International Airport Authority, launched the Tourism ...

Looking East: How Japan inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and other Western artists

Looking East: How Japan inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and other Western artists

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Japan's opening to international trade in the 1850s after centuries of self-imposed isolation set off a craze for all things Japanese among European and North American ...

Airline emergency: Should crew be allowed to ignore passengers?

Airline emergency: Should crew be allowed to ignore passengers?

Karen Momsen-Evers, a Southwest Airlines passenger, received a text message from her husband shortly before her plane was to taxi that read, “Karen, please forgive me for what I am about to do, ...

Breitling Jet Team takes off for iconic flight around Statue Of Liberty

Breitling Jet Team takes off for iconic flight around Statue Of Liberty

WILTON, CT - Nearly 129 years after the Statue of Liberty was officially gifted to the United States from the people of France, the France-based Breitling Jet Team, supported by Swiss watch ...

New Chicago hotel opens doors to the public

New Chicago hotel opens doors to the public

CHICAGO, IL and BETHESDA, MD- The AC Hotel Chicago Downtown, owned and managed by Marcus®Hotels & Resorts, will open its doors to guests in the heart of Chicago's thriving River North ...

Southwest Airlines creates new position to oversee governmental affairs

Southwest Airlines creates new position to oversee governmental affairs

DALLAS, Texas - Southwest Airlines today announced it has named a new Managing Director of Governmental Affairs.

Hawaii visitor arrivals and expenditures on the upswing

Hawaii visitor arrivals and expenditures on the upswing

Expenditures for Hawaii's visitor industry have started to stabilize with a boost in spending in March and April of this year.

Big thrills coming in 2016 to two Florida theme parks

Big thrills coming in 2016 to two Florida theme parks

ORLANDO, FL - SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc has announced big thrills for vacationers in 2016 at two of its Florida parks - SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa.

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Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel receives AAA Four Diamond rating

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel receives AAA Four Diamond rating

LOS ANGELES, CA - Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel has been selected as a recipient of the esteemed AAA Four Diamond rating.

Airlines for America names new Senior Vice President

Airlines for America names new Senior Vice President

WASHINGTON, DC - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines, today named Captain Billy Nolen as Senior Vice President of Safety, Security and ...

New global awards program for top-rated hotels announced

New global awards program for top-rated hotels announced

DALLAS, TX - Thanks to reviews written by guests who have actually stayed in the properties, Hotels.com has introduced a new program to recognize hotels that have achieved excellent to outstanding ...

Canadians would rather give up hockey than summer vacation

Canadians would rather give up hockey than summer vacation

TORONTO, Canada - With less than one month until the official start to summer, new data released by Travelzoo reveals 82% of Canadians would rather give up hockey than their summer vacations.

First 242-ton A330-300 is delivered to Delta Air Lines

First 242-ton A330-300 is delivered to Delta Air Lines

The first 242-ton Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant of the A330-300 was delivered today to Delta Air Lines.

Sabre appoints Jeff Fullmer as GM of the Americas

Sabre appoints Jeff Fullmer as GM of the Americas

Sabre Corporation today announced it has appointed Jeff Fullmer as Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Americas for the company's Airline Solutions business.

Jazz reaches new tentative agreement with its dispatchers

Jazz reaches new tentative agreement with its dispatchers

HALIFAX, Canada - Jazz Aviation LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc, announced today that a new tentative agreement has been reached with the Canadian Air Line Dispatchers Association ...

Hawaii tourist attraction damaged

Hawaii tourist attraction damaged

HONOLULU, Hawaii - This morning at around 7:45 am, a US naval ship collided with the dock of a national park attraction in Honolulu, Hawaii, famous for bringing in over 5,000 tourists every day to ...

Utah boasts most expensive hotel in the world

Utah boasts most expensive hotel in the world

NEW YORK, NY - The most expensive hotel in the world is located in Utah, according to a recent survey from Luxury-Hotels.com.

Hampton by Hilton launches Framing Memories Campaign

Hampton by Hilton launches Framing Memories Campaign

MCLEAN, VA - Beginning May 21 through June 19, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand with more than 2,000 mid-priced hotels, is launching Framing Memories, a campaign designed to ...

FAA to fine FedEx $58, 600 for alleged hazardous material violations

FAA to fine FedEx $58, 600 for alleged hazardous material violations

ATLANTA, GA — The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $58,600 civil penalty against FedEx Corp.

FAA to study emotional and mental health of US commercial pilots

FAA to study emotional and mental health of US commercial pilots

WASHINGTON, DC - The FAA is working with the commercial aviation and medical communities to study the emotional and mental health of U.S. commercial pilots.

US economy outlook won't stand in the way of Americans' summer travel plans

US economy outlook won't stand in the way of Americans' summer travel plans

NEW YORK, NY - With the weather finally on the upswing after what was a harrowing winter for many, Americans are undoubtedly looking to make the most of their summers.

Delta adds more services from Seattle

Delta adds more services from Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - Delta Air Lines is adding service from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Boston; Orlando; Pasco, Wash.; and Victoria, British Columbia.

NASA brings science of space down to Earth

NASA brings science of space down to Earth

WASHINGTON, DC - From mega space telescopes to space navigation, NASA is bringing a variety of interactive, hands-on activities and exhibits to the more than 100,000 visitors who will attend this ...

Air Canada invests in improved premium product on its leisure airline

Air Canada invests in improved premium product on its leisure airline

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada today announced a number of product upgrades to benefit customers on its leisure airline, Air Canada rouge.

Severe storms, flooding to continue in Texas and Oklahoma into Tuesday night

Severe storms, flooding to continue in Texas and Oklahoma into Tuesday night

Yet another round of storms is forecast fire up across parts of Texas and the southern Plains into Tuesday night with the risk of severe weather, including flash flooding.

Millennial meeting planner sourcing habits revealed

Millennial meeting planner sourcing habits revealed

TYSONS CORNER, VA - Cvent, Inc, a cloud-based enterprise event management platform, recently surveyed more than 800 meeting planners to understand the generational differences between meeting ...

Axiom Hotel introduces seamless and innovative design to San Francisco

Axiom Hotel introduces seamless and innovative design to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Opening in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square this fall, the Axiom Hotel (28 Cyril Magnin St.) is bringing its vision of contemporary and edgy design to life through ...

Industry veteran to help meet demand for new large-cabin aircraft

Industry veteran to help meet demand for new large-cabin aircraft

DALLAS, Texas - Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to a fleet of private jets, today announced that a 13-year veteran of the private aviation industry, will join the firm as Senior Vice ...

Leading large cabin operator expands to keep up with soaring private jet demand

Leading large cabin operator expands to keep up with soaring private jet demand

LOS ANGELES, CA - Jet Edge announced it has added three new Gulfstream aircraft to its growing aircraft management and charter certificate, including a G550, GV, and GIVSP.

6th Annual Canada’s Best Restroom Contest launched

6th Annual Canada’s Best Restroom Contest launched

MISSISSAUGA, Canada - Have you ever walked into a public restroom that impressed you so much; you had you to take a photo?

Maryland Governor vetoes hotel tax bill

Maryland Governor vetoes hotel tax bill

ALEXANDRIA, VA – After a vigorous campaign waged by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) against legislation that would impose a 6% sales tax on travel agency fees for booking Maryland ...

Sheraton opens new hotel in Phoenix, Arizona

Sheraton opens new hotel in Phoenix, Arizona

MESA, AZ - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, today announced the opening of the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Arizona.

The “mother of all subsidies” for Delta, United and American Airlines

The “mother of all subsidies” for Delta, United and American Airlines

By Kevin Mitchell, Chairman Business Travel Coalition

The American people would be saddened and sickened to learn that some members of Congress not only put their own personal interests before their constituents’ but also can go much further and ...

Authorities: Anonymous threats against four international flights to US

Authorities: Anonymous threats against four international flights to US

NEW YORK, NY - Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners, possibly from the same source, caused a scare on Monday involving four international flights at airports in New York and ...

Fighter jets escort passenger plane to JFK after 'chemical weapon threat'

Fighter jets escort passenger plane to JFK after 'chemical weapon threat'

NEW YORK, NY - An Air France jet heading from Paris to New York has been escorted by US fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip because of a threat against the flight.

Delta providing new angle on airline safety

Delta providing new angle on airline safety

ATLANTA, GA - It is the trend to make airline safety videos more and more interesting and eye catching.

Montreal stores to stay open 24/7 for tourists

Montreal stores to stay open 24/7 for tourists

MONTREAL, Canada – Visitors to Montreal will be able to shop around the clock thanks to a new designation that will allow stores to stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hundreds of dogs to be airlifted in hopes of giving them new forever homes

Hundreds of dogs to be airlifted in hopes of giving them new forever homes

WASHINGTON, DC - For some 150-200 dogs and a handful of cats in Virginia and Alabama, a second chance at life is just a road trip or flight away.

US Senate takes decisive step in support of free trade

US Senate takes decisive step in support of free trade

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority ...

Flooded: Six Flags over Texas amusement park

Flooded: Six Flags over Texas amusement park

No tourists will be on this ride at Six Flags in Arlington, Texas, anytime soon. Parts of this popular visitor's attraction was flooded.

US aging infrastructure: Build, repair and maintain Americas highways and byways

US aging infrastructure: Build, repair and maintain Americas highways and byways

It's not only important for the United States travel and tourism industry, but it's a matter of safety when visitors and US citizens are using US highways and byways.

WestJet's TartanTail takes flight

WestJet's TartanTail takes flight

CALGARY, Canada - Later this month, WestJet will launch service from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Glasgow, Scotland, on board a special version of one of its Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 series ...

MARAD announces funding for air emissions/alternative energy projects

MARAD announces funding for air emissions/alternative energy projects

WASHINGTON, DC - The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that up to $1.3 million in Federal funding is now available through cooperative agreements for projects supporting vessel emissions ...

March 2015 US passenger airline employment data released

March 2015 US passenger airline employment data released

WASHINGTON, DC - US scheduled passenger airlines employed 390,841 workers in March 2015, 1.9 percent more than in March 2014, the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation ...

Enterprise Rent-A-Car results: Rentals slightly decreased

Enterprise Rent-A-Car results: Rentals slightly decreased

The national average length of replacement rental (LOR) decreased in the first quarter 2015 for the first time in two years.

Sale of the Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Sale of the Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., along with its joint-venture partner, today announced that the company has closed on the sale of the Hyatt Regency La Jolla for $118.0 million.

Americans weigh in on Cuba travel and dream destinations

Americans weigh in on Cuba travel and dream destinations

PLYMOUTH, MN - The move to normalize relations with Cuba will have a direct impact on Americans seeking to vacation legally on the island nation – just as they can in other parts of the ...

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