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Did you get your free Starbucks coffee today?

Did you get your free Starbucks coffee today?

From Argentina to Vietnam, be they residents, visitors, or tourists, someone is always on their way to a Starbucks to grab a cup of coffee at any one of the 21,878 stores around the globe.

Travel weather: Rain to bypass much of US Northeast this weekend

Travel weather: Rain to bypass much of US Northeast this weekend

Rain will bypass a large part of the Northeast this weekend as one storm with chilly air lingers across the north and another storm with rain slices by to the south.

American Airlines Group reports record Q1 2015 profit

American Airlines Group reports record Q1 2015 profit

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines Group Inc today reported its first quarter 2015 results.

Taiwan Tourism Bureau hosts trade show to boost US outbound tourism

Taiwan Tourism Bureau hosts trade show to boost US outbound tourism

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Long celebrated for its culinary, art, culture, and outdoor adventures, Taiwan has been selected as one of the "20 places you should see in 2015" in National Geographic ...

Mobile hotel bookings gaining traction among Canadian travelers

Mobile hotel bookings gaining traction among Canadian travelers

TORONTO, Canada - Booking travel "on the go" is a rapidly-growing trend in Canada and around the world with a reported one in four global transactions being booked on a mobile device across the ...

Government of Canada launches new Ports Asset Transfer Program

Government of Canada launches new Ports Asset Transfer Program

OTTAWA, Canada - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced a new Government of Canada program to facilitate the transfer of 50 Transport Canada-owned port facilities to ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts joins the White House’s UpSkill America program

Starwood Hotels & Resorts joins the White House’s UpSkill America program

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has a rich history of identifying talented entry-level associates and cultivating their skills into increasingly challenging ...

Wynn Resorts stockholders elect ALL Wynn Resorts director nominees at annual meeting

Wynn Resorts stockholders elect ALL Wynn Resorts director nominees at annual meeting

LAS VEGAS, NV - Wynn Resorts, Limited today announced that, based on the preliminary vote count provided by its proxy solicitor, D.F.

OneJet expands network

OneJet expands network

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OneJet today announced that it will expand its network of nonstop air travel service with the addition of two routes beginning in May: Nonstop service from Milwaukee's General ...

NYC hotel owners reiterate support for gay rights, gay marriage and equality for all

NYC hotel owners reiterate support for gay rights, gay marriage and equality for all

NEW YORK, NY - Two prominent gay NYC hoteliers Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass have come out with a strong statement following their meeting with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas this week and in the ...

Airlines to Congress: Funding system for airports is working

Airlines to Congress: Funding system for airports is working

WASHINGTON, DC - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines, testified today before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation ...

Questions asked of US BIG 3 airlines published  -  where are the answers?

Questions asked of US BIG 3 airlines published - where are the answers?

WASHINGTON, DC – OpenSkies.travel today reacted with surprise and concern that the BIG 3 US Airlines have requested "confidential treatment" of their entire submission in response to the ...

Delta Air Lines declares quarterly dividend

Delta Air Lines declares quarterly dividend

ATLANTA, GA - Delta Air Lines' Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share.

US Transportation Secretary Foxx announces LadderStep technical assistance program

US Transportation Secretary Foxx announces LadderStep technical assistance program

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a new technical assistance program – LadderSTEP – that will help seven cities foster sustainable economic ...

Ensuring a better response for victims of child sex trafficking

Ensuring a better response for victims of child sex trafficking

"We are throwing a lifeline to these victims of human trafficking by providing them real resources to help them, to help first rescue them, and then to help them heal.

Nation's mayors to gather in San Francisco this summer

Nation's mayors to gather in San Francisco this summer

WASHINGTON, DC - Under the leadership of US Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and host San Francisco (CA) Mayor Ed Lee, the nation's mayors will convene at the ...

National Amazing Month inspires Americans to say thank you

National Amazing Month inspires Americans to say thank you

BETHESDA, MD - It takes tremendous skill to balance life's demands and juggle the tasks one needs to accomplish every day.

GuestLogix co-founder resigns from corporation director position

GuestLogix co-founder resigns from corporation director position

TORONTO, ONTARIO - GuestLogix Inc. announced today that Tom Douramakos has resigned as a Director of the Corporation.

Southwest pilots join Partnership for Open & Fair Skies

Southwest pilots join Partnership for Open & Fair Skies

DALLAS, TX - The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) announced today that it has joined the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, a coalition of US airlines and airline industry labor ...

Waldorf Astoria joining forces with Harper’s BAZAAR

Waldorf Astoria joining forces with Harper’s BAZAAR

MCLEAN, VA & NEW YORK, NY - Today, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Harper’s BAZAAR launched a year-long partnership that weaves Waldorf Astoria’s 26 resort and hotel properties ...

Air travel system is broken - everyone gets that except airlines

Air travel system is broken - everyone gets that except airlines

WASHINGTON, DC - US Travel Association Executive Vice President Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation hearing on FAA ...

ASTA welcomes new VP of Industry Affairs

American Society of Travel Agents ASTA welcomes new VP of Industry Affairs

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) announced today that it has appointed a new Vice President of Industry Affairs.

Fainted pasengers prompt steep descent, emergecy landing

Fainted pasengers prompt steep descent, emergecy landing

NEW YORK, NY - A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday after three passengers lost consciousness.

February 2015 passenger airline employment data released

February 2015 passenger airline employment data released

WASHINGTON, DC - US scheduled passenger airlines employed 388,983 workers in February 2015, 1.8 percent more than in February 2014, the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation ...

United announces record Q1 profit

United announces record Q1 profit

CHICAGO, Illinois – United Airlines (UAL) today reported first-quarter 2015 net income of $582 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, excluding $74 million of special items.

MSC Cruises continues expansion in North America

MSC Cruises continues expansion in North America

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MSC Cruises, the world's fourth largest cruise line and largest privately-owned cruise company, announced that when MSC Divina – one of the cruise line's most ultra-modern ...

X-47B unmanned aircraft demonstrates first autonomous aerial refueling

X-47B unmanned aircraft demonstrates first autonomous aerial refueling

PATUXENT RIVER, MD - Northrop Grumman Corporation and the US Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) ...

ASTA: Travel agents take stress out of vacation planning

ASTA: Travel agents take stress out of vacation planning

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Most leisure travelers who use a professional travel agent to plan their trip do so because it takes the stress out of traveling, according to a new consumer study commissioned ...

Minister Blaney tables Canada-US preclearance agreement in Parliament

Minister Blaney tables Canada-US preclearance agreement in Parliament

OTTAWA, Canada - Today, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Steven Blaney, tabled in Parliament the signed Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air ...

GBTA: US business travel to grow over next two years

GBTA: US business travel to grow over next two years

WASHINGTON, DC - US business travel volume is expected to increase over the next two years, as the US economy moves into higher gear, according to the new GBTA BTI Outlook – United States 2015 ...

Ottawa prepares for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Ottawa prepares for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

OTTAWA, Canada - Ottawa is one of six Canadian cities gearing up to stage the biggest event in women’s football this summer.

Severe storms to threaten US Southern Plains, lower Mississippi Valley

Severe storms to threaten US Southern Plains, lower Mississippi Valley

A new round of thunderstorms will bring the risk of severe weather across parts of Texas and Oklahoma to the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.

United Airlines aircraft escaped crash

Skywest Airlines emergency landing in Buffalo United Airlines aircraft escaped crash

The pilot declared an emergency this morning. A United Airlines Express passenger flight operated by Skywest Airlines declared an emergency on a flight from Chicago to Buffalo.

Hospitality educational program for US veterans

Hospitality educational program for US veterans

In collaboration with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Kendall College is joining with La Quinta Inns & Suites to expand the reach of its hospitality educational program to help veterans ...

Entering the United States in Chicago with your mobile passport

Entering the United States in Chicago with your mobile passport

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the expansion of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Largest "green" event takes place in Dallas, Texas

Largest "green" event takes place in Dallas, Texas

As the country celebrates the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Dallas-based nonprofit Earth Day Texas gears up for its fifth annual event.

Hotel Opening: The Westin Jekyll Island

Hotel Opening: The Westin Jekyll Island

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the opening of The Westin Jekyll Island, a 200-room, convention-class, beachfront hotel on Georgia's acclaimed barrier island.

AAA partners with Arrival Guides

AAA partners with Arrival Guides

AAA, North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, has partnered with ArrivalGuides to build upon its international destination information for its more than 55 million ...

IATA Cabin Ops Safety Conference to address legacy and emerging issues

IATA Cabin Ops Safety Conference to address legacy and emerging issues

MONTREAL, Canada - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will host the second annual Cabin Operations Safety Conference, May 5-7, 2015 in Paris, France.

Direct flights from US to Cuba offered online

Direct flights from US to Cuba offered online

CALABASAS, CA - First online US travel agency started offering direct flights between the United States and Cuba today.

International Luxury Hotel Association appoints Halekulani COO to its leadership board

International Luxury Hotel Association appoints Halekulani COO to its leadership board

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - The International Luxury Hotel Association, a non-profit professional association for the advancement of the practice and development of luxury hospitality worldwide, has ...

Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley bring Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas

Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley bring Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV - On Thursday, April 23, Elvis Presley's Graceland will bring the authentic Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas for the first time in 40 years with the public opening of "Graceland ...

The world's only fire-proof hotel

The world's only fire-proof hotel

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS

The original Palmer House was built in 1871 by Potter Palmer who began his career as a bank clerk in upstate New York.

Hilton brings Garden Inn brand to Hawaii

Hilton brings Garden Inn brand to Hawaii

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to operate the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Hawaii, bringing the brand to all 50 US states.

Allied Pilots Association welcomes release of Gulf carriers' financial records

Allied Pilots Association welcomes release of Gulf carriers' financial records

FORT WORTH, TX - Allied Pilots Association President Capt Keith Wilson issued the following statement today regarding the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies’ release of financial records from ...

FAA seeks $142,750 civil penalty against GoJet Airlines

FAA seeks $142,750 civil penalty against GoJet Airlines

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a civil penalty of $142,750 against GoJet Airlines, LLC of Bridgeton, Mo., for allegedly ...

Cooldown to invade US Midwest, Northeast this week

Cooldown to invade US Midwest, Northeast this week

After a period of above-average temperatures dominated most of the Midwest and Northeast last week, a complete reversal in the weather pattern will move in this week.

Holland America Line launches new tablet app

Holland America Line launches new tablet app

SEATTLE, WA - Holland America Line has made it easier and more convenient for travelers to tap and swipe their way through the line's Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys with the launch of a new ...

Universal Orlando marks 25th anniversary with concert series

Top-Name Acts Perform as Part of Universal Orlando’s 25th Anniversary Year Universal Orlando marks 25th anniversary with concert series

ORLANDO, FL – Universal Orlando Resort today revealed the lineup for a special concert series taking place later this spring to help mark Universal Orlando’s 25th anniversary year.

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